SERIES 30, EPISODE 16 - HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
With high emotion running through Cal's storyline, there was a gentler theme to the continuing thread of Lofty and Dylan's friendship which brought some much-needed Christmas spirit to this week's episode. I'm not sure the ending is one that will be talked about "for a very long time" as suggested by Erika Hossington in this interview, but it was genuinely heart-warming and beautifully played by both Lee and Will Beck.
Synopsis: It's Christmas Eve, and spirits are high in Holby - although not everyone is feeling merry. A nervous Cal takes Charlie with him when he goes to meet his birth mother, but as soon as she enters the room it's clear that she has some kind of serious illness. Angry with her for not contacting him before, Cal struggles to know what to do.
Dixie learns that her superiors are investigating Jess's complaint, and if she apologises it could make things much better for her. But she's determined to do what's right for Olivia, and vows to see this through to the end. Meanwhile, Iain and Rita continue to flirt and Iain accidentally sends a sext to Robyn. But will she guess it was meant for Rita? And Jacob unselfishly gives up his Christmas to be with Connie.
The full episode will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer until Monday 18 January, and there are also some screencaps for your enjoyment! Finally, with my ever grateful thanks to the anonymous editor and my apologies to those of the cast who have hit the cutting room floor, here's the 'Meady bits' edit!
Details of all Lee's episodes can be found at CASUALTY INDEX.
Last updated: 21 December 2015