SERIES 30, EPISODE 25 - FATAL ERROR PART ONE
We've waited two years for this but finally, a serious storyline for Lofty that has been built up to over several weeks and runs over three episode (quite possibly his last three episodes before his break from Casualty).
With expectations set so high, the reality might have been something of an anti-climax, but far from it - Lee stepped up to the plate and delivered a sensitive, nuanced and entirely believable performance. What a total joy to see. And there's more... click on Next Episode at the foot of the page to see the dramatic trailer for the second part of this double-header next week.
Synopsis: Lofty struggles with the pressures of his new position when he's asked to run the nursing team for the day. Earning a small victory when he steps up and asks a disruptive patient to leave, it backfires when the patient is brought back into the Emergency Department with a life-threatening injury. They manage to save her, but another silly mistake causes agency nurse Diana to receive a defibrillator shock. Lofty is distraught - will he be able to save his career?
Meanwhile, Big Mac attempts to apologise to Noel for his deception, but Noel is having none of it. Has he lost his friend forever? Louise tries to get to the bottom of his misery but he fails to tell her the truth, and ends up popping a few painkillers again.
The full episode will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer until Monday 28 March, clicking on the thumbnail (right) will take you to rather a lot of screencaps and 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: 28 February 2016