Casualty spoilers: Goodbye Iain Dean!

Iain Dean is unsettled by his paramedic pals' reaction to his news
(Image credit: BBC/Alistair Heap)

Casualty paramedic Iain Dean reveals his real reasons for leaving Holby ED to SHOCKED colleagues...

Iain Dean drops TWO  bombshells in Casualty this week. Meanwhile, Dixie drops a clanger. Elsewhere, doctor Rash Masum unfairly becomes the Holby ED whipping boy...

Warning: Contains spoilers about the departure of Casualty favourite Iain Dean!

Time to say goodbye

Jan, Ruby and Dixie mull over Iain Dean's shock announcement in the ambulance station

Jan, Ruby and Dixie mull over Iain Dean's shock announcement (Image credit: BBC/Alistair Heap)

Hankies at the ready as long-serving paramedic Iain Dean (Michael Stevenson) says a fond farewell to Holby after six years of sterling service!

Iain’s attempts to break the news gently to best pals Jan Jenning and Ruby Sparks are scuppered when former boss Dixie accidentally puts her foot in it!

Jan and Ruby are shocked at first to learn Iain’s applying to HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Services), but it’s business as usual when the emergency calls start coming in.

Later, when Iain is faced with some particularly challenging cases that hit close to home, all three women begin to have concerns about whether or not he’s fully ready for an intense new challenge, following his recent battle with depression.

MORE: Michael Stevenson's powerful message to anyone affected the paramedic's recent story

Iain feels betrayed by his friends. Will he open up about how he’s feeling?

Mason taunts heartbroken Rash

Rash struggles to keep his spirits up as pressure mounts from all sides

Heartworm. Grieving Rash becomes the ED's Whipping Boy (Image credit: BBC)

Doctor Rash Masum’s stress levels soar this week when he becomes the ED’s resident doormat.

Senior doctor Ethan Hardy (George Rainsford) dumps his responsibilities on Rash (Neet Mohan) while junior doctor Mason Reede undermines him at every turn. Meanwhile, Rash’s recently widowed father Ashock (Kriss Dosanjh) is still struggling to cope and leaning heavily on the young doctor.

Rash finally loses focus after hearing heart-breaking personal news, leading to a shocking medical error…

Will Rash end up shouldering the blame?

Ethan doctors the truth

Effie in the ED receiving medical treatment

Is Ethan really prepared to risk all for Effie? (Image credit: BBC)

Doctor Ethan Hardy is so determined to get family friend Effie (Abigail Hardingham) on a cystic fibrosis medical trial that he puts his career on the line this week.

First Ethan confesses to Effie that he’s doctored her notes in order to make her eligible on paper. Then he coaches her on what to say during her interview for a place.

Later, Ethan finds himself uncomfortably questioned by someone heavily involved in the medical trial. In a split second he must make a life-changing decision – come clean or continue to lie…

Also in Casualty this week

Victor Oshin as new junior doctor, Mason.

Victor Oshin as new junior doctor, Mason. He makes a career-changing decision this week - for Rash! (Image credit: BBC)

Mason Reede is desperate to impress acting clinical lead Dylan Keogh this week.  Dylan (William Beck) is on the warpath after a catalogue of errors and disregard for his express orders. How how far will Mason go to appear blameless?

Meanwhile, the young doctor's bedside manner raises eyebrows. Specifically Robyn's!

MORE: William Beck backs up 5 solid reasons to be obsessed with Dylan in Casualty

Elsewhere, Iain Dean's second shock reveal this week is bad news for Rash.

Also this week, the guest storylines are on point with a poignant portrayal of the consequences of punishing zero hour contracts. Hannah Traylen (Call the Midwife) powerfully portrays tragic Hailey, who’s desperate to keep her job at the expense of her health.

And there’s a classic Casualty moment involving a foot and a piano. Emmerdale star Emma Davies is captivating as unfortunate Anna, a music teacher who’s fallen on tough times.

Read our special farewell interview with Michael Stevenson in this week’s What’s on TV magazine. On shelves from Tuesday 17 September.



Elaine Reilly
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