SERIES 30, EPISODE 26 - FATAL ERROR PART TWO
In this second part of the big double-header episode which gave Lee his first really big storyline to round off his two years on the show, we see Lofty spiral into ever-deeper torment. His colleagues are supportive but it is he who has to live with the action he now takes and he alone who can find a path that preserves his strong personal sense of integrity.
It was a powerful but nuanced piece of acting from Lee, his body language, his hands and especially his eyes often saying more than he did in words, though they too were perfectly pitched - I am so very glad he will leave the show (for now, at least) with these qualities having been so beautifully displayed.
Synopsis: In the aftermath of the incident that saw agency nurse Diana receive a shock from a defibrillator, Lofty must decide how to explain what occurred in the Emergency Department's official statement. Dylan tells him clarify it was an accident, but Lofty must decide whether he himself should carry the burden.
Meanwhile, Cal falls while looking after Emilie, and the pair are admitted to the ED, forcing Ethan to face his birth-mother for the first time. When it becomes clear that Emilie has pneumonia, and doesn't have long to live, Ethan and Cal must make a life-changing decision together. Medical drama, starring Lee Mead.
The full episode will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer until Monday 4 April, clicking on the thumbnail (right) will take you to a few 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: 10 March 2016