"Kansas" is the 824th episode of Casualty and the 1st episode of the 27th series. It was preceded by "#HolbyRiot - Part Two" and followed by "Cuckoo's Nest". The episode was directed by Nigel Douglas and written by Stephen McAteer.
A local music festival puts thousands of music fans and her team in danger, resulting in some devastating consequences. Sam and Tom are out assisting in the emergency alongside paramedics Dixie, Jeff and Tamzin Bayle. When the festival stage goes up in flames and the crowd rush to safety, the collapse of the exit tunnel adds to the confusion and casualty list. Three of the more seriously injured are rushed to hospital.
Zoe immediately faces a difficult decision when she has to make her first big decision as head of the department with the impossible choice of choosing which patient should get the remaining bed in ITU. Dylan insists his patient should get the bed as she has a better chance of survival. Sam notices when Tamzin asks if Tom is single. It transpires that fake tickets were sold at the festival.