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Linden is mortally wounded!
Linden is mortally wounded! (Image credit: BBC)

Linden Cullen comes to a sticky end this week when he's brutally attacked and killed by a drug-addicted patient. Before his grim demise, Linden finally wises up to on/off lover Faye Byrne's true duplicity when he realises that she faked her recent urinary tract infection just to gain sympathy in a bid to win him back. The pair have what turns out to be their final showdown, in which Faye begs a furious Linden to forgive her. But Linden offers no more faith in his pregnant ex and spurns her desperate advances. After a miserable shift, things truly go from bad to worse when he later discovers Faye being threatened by Monty, a drug-addled patient to whom the team have denied morphine. Wrestling Monty away from Faye, Linden finds himself at the smashed end of a vodka bottle. The bloody and sudden attack leaves the team devastated when Linden dies from his injuries... Also this week, Frieda is cheered by Oliver's attention, but he's warned off by Penny; Michael finally flips and punches Ric. (opens in new tab)

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 


An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.