Template:EpisodeBoxNew"Episode Twenty-Two" is the 1070th episode of Casualty and the twenty-second episode of the 32nd series. It was preceded by "Episode Twenty-One" and followed by "Episode Twenty-Three". The episode was directed by Fiona Walton and written by Michelle Lipton. The episode also features the arrival of F1, Bea Kinsella, played by Michelle Fox.
New COO Avis Baxter arrives to find Holby in chaos. The hospital is at capacity, and a queue of ambulances laden with deteriorating patients is only making matters worse. Alicia is horrified when Ethan tows the management line, stating no more locums or nurses will be made available, and when his decisions result in a serious case of sepsis being missed, and breaks the rules to get the patient - an injured chef - into resus. Meanwhile, eager new F1 Bea faces a trial by fire in the ED after offloading her `uninteresting' patients on old medical school pal Rash, and Charlie's plans to wine and dine Duffy on their anniversary fall short of the mark.