Connie suffers new cancer horror as she struggles to conceal illness

Connie Casualty Saturday 2nd December
(Image credit: BBC / Alistair Heap)

Lives are in danger as Connie Beauchamp struggles to conceal her illness

There are heart-breaking scenes in Casualty this Saturday as clinical lead, Connie Beauchamp, comes to terms with the effects of her secret chemotherapy treatment. Reality hits home this week when Connie’s hair starts falling out, as she’s getting ready for work. Devastated and exhausted, Connie (Amanda Mealing) soldiers on, determined to keep up the pretence everything’s fine – but errors in her work start raising eyebrows!

The only person at Holby ED aware of Connie’s cancer secret is Doctor Ethan Hardy (George Rainsford), who’s utterly shocked to see her at work! Recently Ethan’s been covering for Connie and treating many of her patients. But it’s the day of his clinical exams, which means she’s on her own. When the ED is faced with a major incident involving an unexploded device Connie’s tested to her limits…

Will this be an explosive episode for Holby ED's stressed staff?

Will this be an explosive episode for Holby ED's stressed staff? (Image credit: BBC / Alistair Heap)

Later, drained by the strain of the day Connie is desperate to regain control. That night, alone at home she takes a pair of scissors and cuts off her hair…

Will she finally come clean to her colleagues, as her illness becomes harder to hide?

Meanwhile, many of Connie’s co-workers clock that she isn’t her usual brilliant self. Will her closest confident Charlie figure out what’s wrong?

Cometh the hour, cometh Alicia

Cometh the hour, cometh Alicia (Image credit: BBC / Alistair Heap)

Elsewhere, Ethan is flustered when he’s almost late for his clinical exams. Can he refocus long enough to pass?

Also this week, Alicia impresses everyone during the unexploded bomb catastrophe. A new barista catches Max's eye - could he finally be over Zoe? And Elle has a favour to ask Jacob…

Elaine Reilly
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