Riders On The Storm was the second episode of Series 8 and the 106th episode of Casualty overall.
Enthusiastic student Helen Chatsworth joins the staff, armed with textbooks and lots of questions. A violent storm sweeps through Holby and a baby is orphaned when her parents are killed in a car crash. Mark Calder is giving Mike and Charlie a hard time as they fight the cutbacks. Mie replaces Norma after she is caught drinking on duty. Other casualties include a policeman hit by flying debris, a father stab by his young son, and two cowboy builders who fell off a roof.