Casualty spoilers: Ethan trapped in living nightmare!

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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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab)) 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 (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab)) 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 (opens in new tab)) overconfidence. Will they clash as things start to go wrong in the ED?

MORE: Read about Victor Oshin's ED debut here (opens in new tab)

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

Elaine Reilly
Writer for TV Times, What’s On TV, TV & Satellite Week and What To Watch

With twenty years of experience as an entertainment journalist, Elaine writes for What’s on TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite Week and (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab) 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.