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Death in the ED!

Cal challenges Sam!
Sam has some bad news for aspiring surgeon Cal... due to diminishing budgets his surgical rotation has been cut! (Image credit: BBC / Alistair Heap)

Battle lines are drawn between Sam and Cal in Casualty when someone tragically dies...

The fight is on between junior doctor Cal Knight and Medical Director Sam Strachan in this week’s Casualty. And neither is afraid to resort to dirty tricks to come out on top…

Things kick off as Sam’s severe cost-cutting measures come into effect. With consultants being sent home and locum cover frozen the junior doctors worry how they’ll bear the responsibility of managing the ED without expert help.

They need a leader and charismatic Cal steps into the breach! First Cal attempts to convince everyone to work-to-rule. But Sam doesn’t take the news lying down. He’s got a few tricks up his sleeve and does his utmost to discredit Cal!

Later, however, it looks like Sam’s lost the war for the ED when there’s a tragic fatality. When push comes to shove, will ambitious Cal (Richard Winsor) take down Sam, or will ruthless Sam (Tom Chambers) scupper Cal’s career?

 

Sam has some bad news for aspiring surgeon Cal... due to diminishing budgets his surgical rotation has been cut! (Image credit: BBC / Alistair Heap)

Sam has some bad news for aspiring surgeon Cal... due to diminishing budgets his surgical rotation has been cut!

Cal challenges Sam!

Sam has some bad news for aspiring surgeon Cal... due to diminishing budgets his surgical rotation has been cut! (Image credit: BBC / Alistair Heap)

Sam has some bad news for aspiring surgeon Cal... due to diminishing budgets his surgical rotation has been cut!

Cal challenges Sam!

Dylan is speechless when he discovers his shift has been cut from the rota. He leaves the hospital with a stark warning for Sam – you’re putting lives at risk… (Image credit: BBC / Alistair Heap)

Dylan is speechless when he discovers his shift has been cut from the rota. He leaves the hospital with a stark warning for Sam – you’re putting lives at risk…

Cal challenges Sam!

There are shocked faces all round as the junior doctors learn locum budgets have been suspended in addition to consultant cuts! (Image credit: BBC / Alistair Heap)

There are shocked faces all round as the junior doctors learn locum budgets have been suspended in addition to consultant cuts!

Cal challenges Sam!

Soon Dylan’s words are ringing true when Sergeant Jay Blakeson (Tim Dantay) brings two burns victims into the understaffed ED… (Image credit: BBC / Alistair Heap)

Soon Dylan’s words are ringing true when Sergeant Jay Blakeson (Tim Dantay) brings two burns victims into the understaffed ED…

Cal challenges Sam!

With lives on the line and the ED stretched to its limit Cal tells Sam the junior doctors are on a work-to-rule and won’t be covering the locum’s shifts! (Image credit: BBC / Alistair Heap)

With lives on the line and the ED stretched to its limit Cal tells Sam the junior doctors are on a work-to-rule and won’t be covering the locum’s shifts!

Cal challenges Sam!

Sam takes Cal’s threats seriously and calls a meeting with the junior doctors. Will his attempts to discredit Cal and intimidate Lily, Alicia and Ethan work? (Image credit: BBC / Alistair Heap)

Sam takes Cal’s threats seriously and calls a meeting with the junior doctors. Will his attempts to discredit Cal and intimidate Lily, Alicia and Ethan work?

A tragic death leads to underhand tactics and a police arrest. Has Sam lost the confidence of the entire ED staff? Cal thinks so and calls an all-out strike! Watch Casualty on BBC1 this Saturday at 8.10pm

A tragic death leads to underhand tactics and a police arrest. Has Sam lost the confidence of the entire ED staff? Cal thinks so and calls an all-out strike! Watch Casualty on BBC1 this Saturday at 8.10pm (Image credit: BBC / Alistair Heap)

A tragic death leads to underhand tactics and a police arrest. Has Sam lost the confidence of the entire ED staff? Cal thinks so and calls an all-out strike! Watch Casualty on BBC1 this Saturday at 8.10pm