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Casualty spoilers: Ethan trapped in living nightmare!

Casualty - Series 34 - EP2
WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 20/08/2019 (Image credit: BBC)

Ethan struggles to cope after the terrorist attack on Casualty, Mason makes his first appearance, and how long can Rash push his grief aside?

Revealed: Casualty spoilers about ED favourites Ethan Hardy, Rash Masum, Dylan Keogh, Duffy Fairhead, and many more!

Ethan crosses a line

Concerned Marty notices Ethan's struggling

Crisis on Casualty. Marty is concerned about Ethan (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC)

Ethan Hardy on Casualty has really been through the wringer in the past couple of years. With his brother Cal’s death, Alicia’s departure and a Huntington’s disease diagnosis to come to terms with, its no wonder last week’s terror attack is having a troubling effect on him.

This week, unable to process what’s happened and haunted by distressing images, Ethan decides to throw himself into work in order to cope. He’s finally on the verge of going home for some much-needed rest when old university friend Theo Laurence (Shetland star Jim Sturgeon) arrives unexpectedly at the ED.

Theo hopes Ethan might be able to help his grown up daughter, Effie, who has been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, get onto a special clinical trial… And soon Ethan finds himself getting emotionally involved!

We can’t reveal much more but, ultimately, Ethan makes a questionable decision in order to help Effie (The Missing's Abigail Hardingham) and Theo. Yet if he’s found out, Ethan could be struck off!

MORE: George Rainsford reveals the reasons behind Ethan's obsession with Effie

Rash struggles to cope

Rash is overwhelmed at work. Will anyone notice?

Rash is overwhelmed at work on Casualty. Will anyone notice? (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC)

With Rash Masum’s grieving father Ashock falling apart after the death of mum Madia, the young medic decides to delay his return to work at Holby ED this week.

Rash’s intentions end up taking a detour, however, when calls in to the ED to tell Dylan in person…

Rash (Neet Mohan) gets roped into helping a distressed mother Hollie (Elinor Lawless) with a gravely ill baby. He also gets stuck looking after new F1 Mason! When his father turns up at the ED, dangerously distracting Rash from this life-or-death case, will reluctant acting clinical lead Dylan be sympathetic or scathing?

Also in Casualty this week…

Casualty - Series 34 - EP2

Victor Oshin is joining the cast of Casualty as new junior doctor, Mason. (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC)

Duffy becomes distressed when she attempts to fill out power of attorney forms alone at home.

Stressed Rash is taken aback by new F1 Mason Reede’s (Victor Oshin) overconfidence. Will they clash as things start to go wrong in the ED?

MORE: Read about Victor Oshin's ED debut here

Meanwhile, Rash ignores girlfriend Gem’s attempts to get in touch with him…

Elsewhere Dylan's unhappy in his position of acting clinical lead... will ED patients and staff suffer as a result?

And finally, doctor Will Noble attempts to support Ethan in his own unique style!

Read our interview in What’s on TV magazine with George Rainsford, who plays Ethan, for more on this week’s dramatic episode of Casualty