In an episode of Casualty which so easily could have centred around Connie and disregarded all else around such a harrowing turn of events, there were plenty of moments to detract from the seemingly hopelessness of Connie’s secret condition. Here are a few highlights of an episode which really gave us a mixed bag.
- Anita Dobson ~ A fantastic guest appearance from actress Anita Dobson! She played a patient with end stage COPD and played it brilliantly, I also enjoyed the interaction between her character, Naomi and Connie. Given Connie’s recent choices, it was fascinating to watch her taking the side of a patient who wanted to die on her own terms.
- Driving Test ~ Alicia’s much anticipated driving test day arrived and she almost put the mockers on it by driving over her instructor’s foot and being left vehicle-less. Charlie to the rescue, even though it’s a very reluctant rescue and gives Duffy more fuel for visiting a car showroom! Luckily, Alicia can tear up those L plates and Charlie’s pride and joy remains intact. There’s a lovely scene between Mr and Mrs Fairhead too, when Duffy declares that the car can stay.
- Under pressure ~ Ethan is finally let in on Connie’s mystery scans and probably wishes he wasn’t in the know. As Connie looks set to lose her arm due to her avoidance of treatment for her tumour, she blackmails Ethan into performing surgery on her. I expect at some point we’d all be interested to see inside Connie’s head, just to find out how the Ice Queen ticks. I don’t expect any of us anticipated seeing the inside of her arm though. What a superb and intricate scene that was though.
- Watch out, Iain ~ Iain, Iain, Iain! You’re going to lose Lily! There’s a research post going begging which Elle is excited about – although she’s not going for it, however it’s right up Lily’s street. So with Iain going off for a night of Poker with the boys, and Sam… I think we can all see the way this might go. Lily has even learned to play Poker, too, so I felt her pain.
- National Television Awards 2018 ~ National Television Awards Voting Link make sure you vote for Casualty and either Amanda Mealing or George Rainsford (tough choice!).
|Connie Beauchamp||Amanda Mealing|
|Ethan Hardy||George Rainsford|
|Alicia Munroe||Chelsea Halfpenny|
|Iain Dean||Michael Stevenson|
|Lily Chao||Crystal Yu|
|Charlie Fairhead||Derek Thompson|
|Elle Gardner||Jaye Griffiths|
|Lisa ‘Duffy’ Duffin||Catherine Shipton|
|Noel Garcia||Tony Marshall|
|Max Walker||Jamie Davis|
|Robyn Miller||Amanda Henderson|
|Naomi Danes||Anita Dobson|
|Bill Danes||David Sterne|
|Tim Websdale||Keir Charles|
|Nathan Kellet||Ross Anthony-McCormack|