Casualty ‘You Are Your Only Limit’ ~ Episode Review

Connie (Amanda Mealing) Versus Elle (Jaye Griffiths) should have been the title of this week’s instalment of my favourite medical drama. The case which Connie hopes will bring about Dr Gardner’s downfall, however, events taken an interesting turn and the result viewers might have anticipated, did not occur…

Beauchamp’s Baying ~ It’s the day of the hearing in the case against Elle and she is none to confident about the outcome. The odds are stacked against the troubled doctor when Dylan (Will Beck) is backed into a corner regarding Grace’s (Emily Carey) intubation or lack there of. Amira (Poppy Jhakra) is also called to give her account and it doesn’t bode well for Elle, even though the agency nurse gives a fair account. Beauchamp was looking like the champ in this battle.

Seven Years Bad Luck ~ You’d have been right in thinking that Grace had endured enough bad luck, however she may have earned herself seven years of it. Collapsing from a seizure in the ladies toilets after smashing the mirror with her crutches, she is then unfortunate enough to land awkwardly on the glass. Off spurts a main artery once Dr Gardiner (who is first on the scene, coincidentally) has moved the poor kid. Under pressure again? Yes, but this time Elle springs to action and with a ‘paralysed’ Connie standing by, Dr Gardiner performs a life-saving procedure. Has she done enough to prove herself to her nemesis?

Programme Name: Casualty 30 - Series 31 - TX: 11/02/2017 - Episode: Casualty 30 22 (No. 23) - Picture Shows:  Robyn Miller (AMANDA HENDERSON) - (C) BBC  - Photographer: Alistair Heap
Picture Shows: Robyn Miller (AMANDA HENDERSON) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Alistair Heap

Robyn’s Nesting ~ Robyn (Amanda Henderson) has been in turmoil over her capability of being a mother and decides that the answer lies in a robot baby. The young Nurse is quite successful at calming the doll with a rendition of last year’s hit song ‘Lush Life’, however that only proves to be a remedy on a solitary occasion. Instead, Robyn’s maternal instincts are demonstrated with a young male patient who has a doll’s shoe lodged up his nose. She’s going to be an ace parent and I couldn’t help but chortle when Dylan (Will Beck) casually switched the robot baby off.

David’s Drugs ~ David (Jason Durr) has been hyper of late, to say the least. With his white suit and interesting dancing at Duffy (Cath Shipton) and Charlie’s (Derek Thompson) wedding, to his rather hilarious and at times, inappropriate laugh and now he is planning a number of random activities to do with his Son. He has admitted to Robyn that his medication needs to be addressed. He ain’t kidding!

Programme Name: Casualty 30 - Series 31 - TX: 11/02/2017 - Episode: Casualty 30 22 (No. 23) - Picture Shows:  Elle Gardner (JAYE GRIFFITHS) - (C) BBC  - Photographer: Alistair Heap
Picture Shows: Elle Gardner (JAYE GRIFFITHS) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Alistair Heap

Gardiner’s Pardon ~ Elle’s excellent work following Grace’s next life-threatening misfortune saves her job. Even Connie can see that her colleague displayed outstanding capability in the face of adversity. However, Elle may still have her career, but she no longer wishes to be Clinical Lead. Good decision! Who’s going to take that role, I wonder….?

 

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