Will Lily leave Iain and the ED? It's decision time!

Lily Casualty
Lily has some bad news for Iain - it's a good thing he's sitting down... (Image credit: BBC / Alistair Heap)

It’s decision time for Casualty doctor Lily Chao, who must choose between Holby or Hong Kong…

It’s decision time for Lily Chao. She’s up for a prestigious research post in Hong Kong - a career game changer for the ambitious young doctor. Yet she hasn’t told on-off boyfriend, paramedic Iain Dean, as he’s been giving her the cold shoulder!

Just before Lily (Crystal Yu) attends an important deciding interview, Iain finally lets her know what she means to him – however, his timing is terrible and she freezes during the meeting. Even so, Lily’s still offered the job abroad!

Has Iain (Michael Stevenson) done enough to convince her to stay? Or has his recent behaviour with his ex, Sam (Charlotte Salt) driven Lily to choose her profession over passion?

Sam continues to come between Lily and Iain

Sam continues to come between Lily and Iain (Image credit: BBC / Alistair Heap)

Elsewhere, new junior doctor Rashid Masum (Neet Mohan) joins the ED family. He attempts to exude an air of over-confidence but this is undermined when his mother almost runs over clinical lead, Connie! (Yes, his mother dropped him to work. It’s unconfirmed whether she also made his lunch). This faux pas is followed by series of blunders, each making Rash known to everyone for all the wrong reasons!

Rash manages to make it to the end of his shift - but can he redeem himself?

Rash manages to make it to the end of his shift - but can he redeem himself? (Image credit: BBC / Alistair Heap)

Also this week… Keep an eye on Iain, who desperately pulls out all the stops to keep Lily in Holby – this may involve some romantic serenading! Single mum Robyn tries to decide on godparents for baby Charlotte and Max is determined to make her short list. While Elle’s relationship with Marty goes from strength to strength…

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 www.whattowatch.com 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.