Lives are on the line when terrorists take over the hospital…The Casualty medical team face their toughest challenge yet when the ED is taken over by religious fanatics hell-bent on avenging hateful racist attacks on local Muslims.
The terrorists’ plan kicks off with an acid attack at a meeting held by an extreme group known as Knights Of The West. But the attack turns out to be a ploy to land the group’s nasty husband and wife leaders, Roy and Denise Ellisson, in hospital and then separate them for assassination!
The worst is yet to come, however. Soon after Roy and Denise (played by former EastEnders star Lucy Benjamin, aka Walford’s Lisa Fowler) are admitted to the hospital’s ED, terrorists posing as patients pull out their guns and start shooting!
The hospital is quickly excavated, but a number of the staff, including Big Mac, Max, Alicia and Louise, are trapped inside.
Desperate to help their colleagues escape, nurse Jacob Masters (Charles Venn) and clinical lead Connie Beauchamp (Amanda Mealing) sneak back into the ED, but end up being held hostage at gunpoint!
Having managed to get his hands on one of the guns, Jacob then finds himself in a terrifying stand-off, just as the police launch an armed forces response and burst into the ED.
In the confusion, Jacob is shot! The nurse’s heroics almost cost him his life as Connie and the team battle to save his life. Afterwards he’s being hailed a hero, but feels more like a victim. However, Connie opens up to him, and the pair become closer. Could love be in the air?