Casualty’s COVID episode brought viewers to tears last night (Saturday Jan 2nd) after one of the members of the ED team lost his life to the virus.
Medical drama returned after a three-month layoff and Holby General dealt with the coronavirus pandemic.
Viewers praised the show for its tough piece of reality.
But they were also broken when a key employee died.
What happened in the COVID episode of Casualty?
As a result, Connie was emotional and exhausted as she debated whether to take out a key member of the team’s life support.
At this point, the audience didn’t know which team member they were talking about.
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Before the reveal, they saw a shortage of PPE, staff exhaustion and several members of the ED team suffering from COVID.
The key characters Dylan and Jacob have also contracted the virus.
It got worse in Casualty
However, when both Dylan and Jacob recovered, the receptionist Noel contracted the disease.
And as his situation worsened, it was evident that he was in big trouble.
Connie held his hand in moving scenes by his bed.
Soon she made the decision to turn off his life support machine and let the audience to pieces.
I’m completely gone, Noel 😭😭😭😭😭#Casualty
– Anna (@annataft_) January 2, 2021
– Darren (@EastieOaks) January 2, 2021
Oh no Noel. My heart just broke to pieces. God bless the NHS. #Casualty
– Jacqui f (@ JacquiFletche12) January 2, 2021
Noel has been in an accident for years, he cannot die 😭😭💔 #Casualty
– Katie (@LoverCasualty) January 2, 2021
Connie is soft and nice. I really missed her. I really missed her very much. Holding Noel’s hand … that really makes me cry. Not Noel .. please not Noel 🥺😢 #Casualty
– char (@comefromchar) January 2, 2021
How did Casualty viewers react to Noel’s death from COVID?
One viewer said, “Connie is soft and kind. I really missed her.
“I really missed her very much. Holding Noel’s hand … that really makes me cry.
“Not Noel … please not Noel.”
Noel has been with Casualty for years. He can’t die!
Another emotional viewer said, “Noel has been with Casualty for years. He can’t die! “
I usually never watch #Casualty But today’s show is superbly done. So brutal and heartbreaking, but such a powerful watch. So we have to follow the rules. My heart goes out to everyone who works in the NHS right now. #CasualtyReturns
– Kirsty Herrington (@ KHerrington83) January 2, 2021
– Tom Playz Gamer (@ TomMusgrove11) January 2, 2021
This episode has got to win a Bafta and an Emmy #casualty
– Emma Louise Delaney (@Emma_LouiseMSD) January 2, 2021
“Brutal and Heartbreaking”
Noel’s heartbreaking story was one thing, but viewers also praised the show for its powerful display of the medical staff under pressure.
One viewer on Twitter said, “I usually never watch #Casualty, but tonight’s show is brilliantly done.
“So brutal and heartbreaking, but such a powerful watch.
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“That’s why we have to follow the rules.
“My heart goes out to everyone who works in the NHS right now. #CasualtyReturns ”
Another said, “This episode has to win a BAFTA and an Emmy #casualty.”
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