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Casualty spoilers: Dylan’s failures exposed as Ethan's exit is revealed

Grim faced Dylan has serious questions to answer
Challenging Dylan. The acting clincal lead has serious questions to answer (Image credit: BBC/Alistair Heap)

Dylan Keogh faces a devastating investigation into his running of the ED in Casualty… Connie’s return is coming!

Warning: Contains spoilers about Dylan Keogh, Rash Masum, Will Noble, Archie Hudson, Ethan Hardy and more Casualty favourites.

Will Dylan break during an emergency?

Dylan with police and manager Marina as events at the ED take a sombre turn

Serious charage. Manager Marina doesn't shy away from asking Dylan difficult questions (Image credit: BBC/Alistair Heap)

If the medical staff were leaving an online review for Dylan’s performance as acting clinical lead in Connie’s absence he’d probably get about nine thumbs down.

In Casualty on Saturday 28th December, bundles of raw nerves are touched, as the team are tested during a busy night shift that calls Dylan’s leadership skills into question.

When on-call manager Marina (Cristina Catalina) pays the ED a visit, he has some explaining to do.

A must-see episode for everyone anticipating Connie’s return next week, no doubt setting the tone for her new tenure…

Ethan’s exit revealed

Ethan in ED with Rash behind him

Watch out Ethan! Rash is behind you... (Image credit: BBC)

Elsewhere, Ethan’s feeling sunny side up about bagging a volunteer post in Costa Rica. Rash, however, is unimpressed with the senior doctor’s imminent departure and has a few harsh parting words for him!

Speaking to What's on TV about Ethan Hardy's exit, George Rainsford who plays him, reveals:

"The timing of it's not very well done in terms of Ethan and Rash’s relationship.

"Something huge happens in the ED, which Ethan isn’t responsible for exactly, but certainly there would be an argument that he should stay, help, and sort out some of the issues with Rash. But Ethan decides that his needs are greater at that time..."

MORE: George Rainsford reveals the real reasons behind Ethan's exit

Also this week in Casualty

First look: Faith with Marty and Jade in Casualty

First look: Faith with Marty and Jade in Casualty (Image credit: BBC/Alistair Heap)

We have all the feels for Jacob and Rash, who are both involved in touching patient storylines…

When tasked with treating Tyler Begbie (Sam Retford) an angry and very drunk young solider on leave, nurse Jacob Masters reaches out, as only he can… Can he make a difference?

Elsewhere, stressed Rash struggles to hide his work frustrations while treating Joe (Richard Hope) the father of autistic man, Anthony. As the drama unfolds, Rash and Anthony (Tom Hanratty) learn to trust each other, culminating in moving scenes.

Meanwhile, Jade celebrates her birthday.

Archie anxiously practices her pitch for a method of tendon repair.

Dylan’s head it turned with the sudden arrival of efficient new staff member Faith Cadogan (Monarch of the Glen's Kirsty Mitchell)

And Will Noble (Jack Nolan) turns out to be an important source of support for many of his colleagues…

Casualty is on at 9.20pm.

Elaine Reilly
Elaine Reilly

With twenty years of experience as an entertainment journalist, Elaine writes for What’s on TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite Week and covering a variety of programs from gardening and wildlife to documentaries and drama.


As well as active involvement in the WTW family’s social media accounts, she has been known to get chatty on the red carpet and wander into the odd podcast. 

After a day of previewing TV, writing about TV and interviewing TV stars, Elaine likes nothing than to relax… by watching TV.