When the series returned. Tess was chasing a girl named Sammy through a building site, when Tess tripped and fell on a metal pole, going straight through her abdomen. Apparently she has survived the ordeal, with no organ damage.
Alice soon developed a crush on Senior House Officer Guppy Sandhu, but was disappointed that he appeared more interested in Paramedic Cyd Pyke. A recurring joke of her earlier episodes featured Guppy's inability to remember her name. She went as far as to pretend one of the porters was her boyfriend in an effort to draw his attention, however all this achieved was helping Sam to realise that he has feelings for her himself. In Series 20, Episode 47, Alice was dressed up by Nina for her leaving party. After hearing rumours of Guppy and Kelsey sleeping together she left alone, crying.
Alice and Kelsey eventually became friends again, and Alice began to come out of her shell by suggesting a staff game in Series 21, Episode 4, involving the collection of points based on the first letter an illness began with. Tess Bateman eventually caught on and Alice returned to her shy state. After the department was threatened with closure, nurse Ellen Zitek recruited Alice and Kelsey in Series 21, Episode 11 to jump into a water fountain, wearing white T-shirts championing their opposition to attract media attention. Consultant Harry Harper also opposed the move, and Clinical Manager Nathan Spencer persuaded Alice to claim that he had sexually harassed her, in order to sabotage Harry's campaign. Realising she had been tricked, Alice dropped her claim in Series 21, Episode 23, and expressed a wish to leave for the South American rain forest. She was persuaded to stay by Sam. Later in the series, Sam, who suffers from bipolar disorder, ran away from home when Alice incorrectly lead him to believe his mother Tess was having an affair with psychiatric nurse Abs Denham. Although he returned unharmed, he left later that day to travel in Thailand. Alice went after him and kissed him before his departure, confessing her love for him.
In Series 22, Alice has given up reception duties to become a healthcare assistant. The reasons for her change of role are yet to be discussed. On New Years Eve Alice delivered a patients baby after getting stuck in a lift with Adam who was having a claustrophobia attack.
It was revealed that when her husband, Steve, had been sentenced to jail, she had told her children that he had died. When they discovered the truth and he was subsequently released, she allowed them to travel abroad with him to Malaysia. Paramedic Josh Griffiths was her lodger before his departure, however she has a long running romantic interest in Josh's best friend Charlie Fairhead.
Maggie's daughter Joanne returned in January 2008, and Maggie was shocked to see that she was heavily pregnant. Maggie became a grandparent in February 2008, when Joanne gave birth to a baby girl called Lana. She now shares her house with Joanne, Lana, Toby and Ruth.
At the end of the 2008 series Maggie decided to leave Casualty after the shock and stress of the coroners court, where she was framed by Marilyn.
Maggie will return to Holby in early 2009.
Abs entered into a short lived marriage with Ellen Zitek, the half-sister of his love interest Nina Farr. Ellen lied to him over the course of many months about the danger she faced in her home country, and Abs agreed to get married simply to help her get a visa. It eventually became clear however, that Ellen's motives had not been genuine, and she was acting simply out of malice toward Nina. She left for a short period, during which Abs reunited with Nina - however, they were soon harassed by a loan shark to whom Ellen owed £15,000. Abs struggled to keep up with the payments, and not only got beaten up but had items repossessed. However, after being beaten up himself, the loan shark was fatally injured and Abs was free of Ellen's debt. Immigration officials also informed him that they would not be investigating his marriage to Ellen any longer, leaving him free to enjoy his time with Nina.
Once Ellen returned, Abs demanded a divorce. However, she soon revealed she was suffering from cancer, and although both Abs and Nina supported her throughout, several months later she was killed in an unrelated incident, run down by a motorbike, leaving Abs a widower. His relationship with Nina disintegrated during this period, with him first reacting poorly to the revelation she had once had relationships with women and identified as bi-sexual. He then became jealous of her relationship with Greg Fallon, and eventually Nina decided to leave Holby.
In a special Comic Relief episode written by Richard Curtis Abs was participating in a sleep-a-thon and was taken hostage by returning character Megan Roach's grandson who crashed his camper van. Abs was unhurt but for a minor cut on his head
He was shot on New Year's Eve 2007 while out at a night club with Kelsey but he escaped with just a minor injury to his arm. In protest of Charlie Fairhead's redundancy, he called an unofficial work-to-rule, but after a patient died as a result, he realised he'd taken things too far and called it off.
In March 2008, Abs attended his brother's funeral. At the funeral, he was reunited with his old friend Stacey. However, when his friend's drunken behaviour ended in a violent punch-up, Abs was forced to talk to Stacey about the dangers of alcoholism. Later, he revealed to his mother that he wanted to open up a clinic to treat alcoholism.
It has been revealed that Abs will leave Casualty at the start of the new series.
On his first day on the show, we see his lack of confidence, earning him the nickname of Dracula. After making lots of mistakes and messing up on an injection on a patient in front of his mother, one Professor Camille Windsor, he decided to resign. Adam Trueman decided to give Toby one last chance to prove himself by giving him a tricky procedure to do. After pulling off the procedure successfully, he decided to stay.
Since then Toby became more and more confident at his job and at Christmas 2007 he kissed Maggie under the mistletoe for a pound. She then offered him her spare room, which he accepted, becoming her lodger. On 2 February 2008, Toby and Abs Denham found Ruth having hung herself in her room. Toby found it hard to cope being the only F2 around and only just managed to complete a complicated procedure to save a girl's life.
After Ruth's attempted suicide Toby got drunk at a pub with Maggie's pregnant daughter Joanne. When she went into labour, he was forced to deliver the baby himself. The birth was successful and since then Toby and Joanne have become lovers. Toby then took a job in Orthopaedics with Sean Anderson as his boss. He was furious to discover that Maggie had expressed serious doubts in his capability to do the job.
Unfortunately for Dixie, Cyd decided to transfer to another hospital which left Dixie on her own and since then she has formed a close friendship with fellow paramedic Jeff Collier.
In a new series in 2008, Dixie accidentally knocks over a girl named Sammy, Tess Bateman's patient when she was driving the ambulance. She nearly confesses to the girl's mother of what she had done when Dixie mourns the tragedy of the accident when the mother visits her daughter in hospital. It was revealed that she will get a phsychiatrist to help her get over the tragedy.
Charlie himself has brushed with death on several occasions including a shooting, a hit and run involving a stolen ambulance, a pulmonary embolism and an attempted drowning.
Charlie's son Louis once set him up with colleague Maggie Coldwell, who he admitted to having feelings for, however any romance between the pair has yet to develop. At the beginning of series 22, Charlie celebrated his thirty fifth year in nursing. However, throughout the course of the series, Charlie began to have to grapple with childcare issues, as well as the news that either he or Tess Bateman would have to be made forcibly redundant. Although Tess volunteered for the redundancy, Charlie became involved in a fight with a patient and was asked to leave the department.
Charlie returned to the show on 8 March 2008. On 15 March 2008 Charlie helped Adam Trueman bring down a thug who attacked Adam, a patient and a Security Guard. He demanded to Marylin Fox to have better standard of security in the hospital but Marylin reminded him that the hospital couldn't afford it.
In S22 E29, Zoe was promoted to Clinical Lead over Maggie Coldwell, despite being late, and interviewing badly. Maggie was the favoured candidate but Marilyn was determined that Zoe should have the position. In S22 E34, Jessica and Snezana noticed that Zoe was acting coldly towards a teenage patient who had recently lost his parents. When Snezana confronted Zoe about this, she ran off. Zoe later admitted to Jessica that she couldn't have children. In S22 E46 Marilyn blackmails Zoe, asking her to lie in court by backing up Simon's turn of events over Maggie's. If Zoe refuses then Marilyn will tell the board about her affiar with Sean Anderson, and lose her job.She told the truth yes.
In the news series in 2008, Jessica, Sean's wife warns Zoe to back off her relationship with Sean as she broke up with Adam for the sake of her kids.
Kelsey and Alice Chantrey started internet dating and both got dates but it was revealed that Kelsey's date was Big Mac, of which she was unaware. Noel took her out clubbing before Big Mac arrived.
Following his arrival, Adam began to clash with Harry Harper who didn't like his attitude about not caring how patients got their injuries or illnesses and also falsely accused him of setting up the blog Toxic Shark but it was later found to be receptionist TC. When a patient died Adam laid into Harry by saying that he might not have died if the kept his resus in order and updated the equipment which resulted in a major argument, which was eventually stopped by Maggie Coldwell who said that if Adam and Harry both ran the resus then they could have the best success rates in the country. On Harry's last day Harry offered Adam his job but he refused and Zoe got it instead.
Adam was stuck in a lift on New Years' Eve with Alice Chantrey and a pregnant woman in labour named Martha. As Adam suffers from Claustrophobia after an unexplained childhood incident, he suffered a panic attack and eventually forced Alice, with no former medical training, to deliver the child.
At a party, Adam met Jessica Harrison and slept with her. He was shocked to discover that she was the new nurse that started that morning when he arrived at work.
In March 2008 he found a bullying thug attacking his patient. Jessica called Security but with little effect. Adam removed the thug's arm from his patient, but ended up being headbutted to the floor. When the thug started to attack the Security Guard, Charlie Fairhead grabbed his arm to stop him and Adam helped by rugby tackling the thug to the ground despite his mouth injury,causing him and Charlie to be regarded as heroes. This made Jessica get closer to him while she was treating his mouth injury.
In the new series 2008, Jessica broke off her relationship with Adam for the sake of her kids and because she is still in love with Sean. This left Adam heartbroken.
Ruth gave Nadia the catastrophic order to remove the neck brace of a patient who was later paralysed from the neck down. To cover her mistake, Ruth lied to Tess that she had told Nadia not to remove the neck brace. The following day, Nadia resigned and a guilty Ruth confessed that she lied. Fortunately for Ruth, Nadia was happy to resign and take the blame. Ruth accidentally gave a patient a morphine overdose. On 19 January, when a suicide patient died, Ruth opened up and revealed that when she was a teenager, her own mother committed suicide. Ruth believed a seriously ill patient was drunk. Her misdiagnosis led to his death. Ruth was distraught, despite Harry's reassurance that it was not her fault. Afterwards, Toby and Abs by chance found her hanging in her room and called an ambulance. Ruth was admitted to hospital and Harry found her diary.
The diary revealed that Adam had suggested that Ruth shadow the Histology department, so she had taken extra work there after taking a shine to the man in charge, Dr Doom. Working over 60 hours a week, Ruth fell asleep during the day, making serious mistakes and risking the lives of patients. She made friends with a cancer patient called Rachel, who told Ruth she was self absorbed and gave her advice when Ruth revealed her problems with the Histology and Emergency departments. Ruth successfully assisted Rachel's operation despite rudeness from the lead surgeon about histology, Harry Harper and even Ruth's accent. However, Rachel's cancer returned as an inoperable brain tumour and Ruth was shattered when Rachel died. Dr Doom was concerned that Ruth was cracking under the pressure and offered her support.
Ruth misinterpreted his friendly concern as a romantic interest and kissed him. He rejected her, explaining that he was married. Ruth then grew cold towards him and refused his support and friendship. The diary also revealed that her brother was in prison. Harry discovered that the brother was insensitive, since his response to hearing of his sister's attempted suicide was "Good". The death of her patient led Ruth to attempt to kill herself because being a successful doctor was all she wanted from life. Harry, reading her diary, felt that the hospital had failed Ruth and decided it would never happen a second time. Ruth was in a coma for a month, however, Toby witnessed her stirring from her coma on 8 March 2008. She is now living at colleague Maggie Coldwell's house. On Saturday 26 April Ruth attempted to secretly drown herself in the bath after a difficult day at work. Luckily for her, Maggie arrived back at the house in time and she reluctantly decided not to go through with it.
|22x13 24 November, 2007||Big Mac||Charles Dale||Porter|
|22x20 5 January 2008||Noel Garcia||Tony Marshall||Receptionist|
|22x26 16 February 2008||Snezana Lalovic||Ivana Bašić||Paramedic|
|22x27 1 March 2008||Curtis Cooper||Abdul Salis||Paramedic|