"Love Hurts" is the 876th episode of Casualty and the 9th episode of the 28th series. It was preceded by "The Longest Day" and followed by "The Memory of Water". This episode marks the first ever appearance of Max Walker, portrayed by Jamie Davis. He makes his first appearance working at the ED the following month in the episode "Rock and a Hard Place".
Tess and the team work quickly when a pregnant woman is involved in an RTC. But with the patient's support system breaking down around her and a difficult birth, can Tess overcome her issues and support mother-to-be, or will her clinical error prove too much to bear?