SERIES 30, EPISODE 23 - HEARTS AND FLOWERS
A weary Lofty, almost falling asleep on his feet (and on a patient!) and over his paperwork ... the pressure starts to build as he apparently struggles to cope with the demands of his new job.
It's a scenario that has been sketched out rather than developed fully, but having read the spoilers for the next couple of episodes, it's easy to see where the writers are taking us. It seems Lee's final episodes before his break from the role to focus on music and theatre for a year or so are not going to be smooth-sailing for the lovely Lofty.
Synopsis: It's Valentine's Day and not everyone's feeling the love - but guess who gets their romantic ending? Grace and Sam are back in Holby. It transpires that Sam's girlfriend Emma hasn't been well and it's now down to Connie to save her life. Grace develops a new respect for her mother when she sees her performing an impressive operation to save Emma, but it's not enough, and Sam arrives to take Grace back to New York.
Ethan is furious with Cal for his deception, and the anger brews as they are forced to work together on a case. A punch-up erupts in resus, and Ethan says what Cal has been dreading. Elsewhere Big Mac becomes an overnight celebrity, Lofty struggles with the management element of his job and Max sets up a date with a Zoe look-alike - but it doesn't go to plan.
The full episode will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer until Monday 14 March, 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: 14 February 2016