Casualty spoilers: Ethan’s killer lies?

Ethan at work looking perplexed
(Image credit: BBC)

Is Effie’s life in danger because of Ethan’s deception? And Jade has a difficult decision to make in Casualty...

Warning: Contains spoilers about Rash Masum, Ethan Hardy, Jade Lovall and many more Casualty favourites!

Doctoring the truth

Ethan looks guilty and distressed while talking to Dr Chen and Dylan Keogh

Caught red-handed? Ethan has some explaining to do to Dr Chen and Dylan (Image credit: BBC)

Doctor Ethan Hardy’s lies come home to roost when love interest Effie Laurence is stricken with a mystery illness!

The drama kicks off when cystic fibrosis sufferer Effie (Abigail Hardingham) collapses while attending a medical trial for her condition. Previously Ethan (George Rainsford) doctored Effie’s notes stating she was fit for the trial, when really she wasn’t. Since then Ethan has also lied to Effie’s dad, Theo – an old university pal of Ethan’s – and told him Effie was definitely in the active group…

Ethan’s shaken when a seriously ill Effie is rushed to the ED this week. And, as her condition deteriorates, realises he may have put Effie in harms way by lying to get her on the trial…

Read our interview with George Rainsford in What’s on TV magazine to find out more!

Jade’s heartbreaking decision

Jade sits along in her car with tears in her eyes

Jade is thrown when her case worker turns up in the ED (Image credit: BBC)

One minute Jade’s happily teasing nursing pal Marty, the next she’s shocked to her core and questioning everything she knows about herself…

This week happy-go-lucky nurse Jade (Gabriella Leon) is floored when she bumps into her old social worker, Nigel Armstrong (Emmerdale’s Stephen Casey).

He’s at the hospital visiting a client and suggests they meet up for a cuppa later. Jade, however, is reluctant to meet with the man who knows more about how she ended up in care than she does.

Will Jade decide to leave the past in the past? Or find out more about where she came from?

Also in Casualty this week

Paramedic Ruby looks on concerned at stony faced patient Ray in the ED

Ruby soon discovers that Ray does not live up to his name. Can anyone help him? (Image credit: BBC)

Marty and Robyn both are on hand to give Jade advice and support.

Dylan reveals what action he’s taken with Rash after the young medic punched Ethan last week. Will Ethan approve of Dylan’s methods?

MORE: Neet Mohan reveals the truth behind THAT punch in Casualty

Elsewhere, Ruby ends up attending different members of the same family in a complex story revolving around the issue of hoarding. The emotive guest storyline stars Sam Cox (Doctor Who) as patriarch Ray, Thomas Nelstrop (Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as his son Danny, Joanna Bending (EastEnders) as daughter Kate, and Trystan Lennard as her young son Stevie.

Ray turns out to be a tough nut to crack for the Holby medical team. But if anyone can deal with a tricky patient it’s Archie!

Also this week… Marty’s got a hot date. Who’s the lucky fella?

This episode of Casualty airs on Saturday 02 November 2019 at 9.20pm on BBC1

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 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.