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Series 25 is the twenty-fifth series of Casualty and aired between 4 September 2010 and 6 August 2011. This series saw the arrival of consultant Dylan Keogh portrayed by William Beck in episode 28, and staff nurses Linda Andrews and Madiha Durrani in episodes 38 and 1 respectively. This series saw the departure of consultant Adam Trueman in episode 47, Core training year 1 Yuki Reid in episode 16, Staff Nurse Kirsty Clements in episode 46, Ambulance Technician Polly Emmerson in episode 34, and Staff Nurse Madiha Durrani in episode 47 who joined earlier in the series.


Recurring/guest characters


Episode Series Episode Centric character Original airdate
735 1 "Entry Wounds" Lenny 4 September 2010
In a feature-length episode, Tess requests support staff for the busy emergency department, and is assisted by ward sister Donna Jackson and new nurse Mads, who has difficulty understanding the local accent. Jeff and Dixie treat a patient with a gunshot wound to the arm. When a jogger is admitted who has been shot with ball-bearings from an air rifle, the staff are concerned that the shootings are linked. Lenny attempts to convince a police sergeant, Jack of the link, but is dismissed until a third victim dies from their injuries. The shooter is located to Holby College, and the department is overrun by victims and their parents, including Simone and her mother Camille. With leadership from Adam and Charlie, the staff manage to cope, until the revelation that one of the shooters is inside the department.
736 2 "The Blame Game" Charlie 11 September 2010
The department comes under public and media scrutiny following the shooting incident. With patients refusing treatment, the hospital board require an explanation and Nick tries to find someone to blame. Ruth anticipates the announcement of staffing for a new surgical position she has applied for, believing that her new husband, Edward, will have helped her attain the job. The staff treat a war veteran and young boy with wounds caused by the explosion of a hand grenade. The boy pulls the pin on a second grenade, and the ED is evacuated of everyone but the two of them and Charlie.
737 3 "Chaos Theory" Nick 18 September 2010
Nick instigates a two-hour rule for patients treated in the department, much to the chagrin of the staff. A schoolboy is admitted following a fall while on LSD, followed by fourteen more students with the same symptoms. Simone is re-admitted after falling down the stairs, and nurse Kirsty suspects a psychological problem. Camille dismisses her concerns and is angry with her treatment, causing her to confront Nick about his staff's behaviour. Ruth attempts to seduce Edward, troubled by their lack of intimacy.
738 4 "Only the Lonely" Yuki 25 September 2010
Jordan's new unit opens for business. Yuki and Mads finds that they make a good team. Ruth's marriage problems with Edward continue.
739 5 "Into the Fog" Lenny 2 October 2010
The Department has its cleanliness inspection. Lenny is late for work again much to Jordan's anger but when another negative story hits the newspapers, Lenny discovers that his girlfriend is not who she says she is. Yuki realises that Adam has misdiagnosed one of his patients.
740 6 "Eliminate the Negative" Jeff 9 October 2010
Jeff is about to be given an award for his actions during the shooting at the college but when he then comes to blows with patient his behaviour is called into question. Kirsty clashes with Simone's mother when she is brought back into the department. Jordan's questionnaire brings out some surprising results.
741 7 "Reasons Unknown" Kirsty 16 October 2010
Jeff and Simone face their demons as the truth about the shooting at the college emerges. Kirsty's domestic situation does not appear to be what it seems. Jordan, Adam and Henry attend a memorial service for the shooting victims.
742 8 "Employee of the Week" Charlie 23 October 2010
Baby Megan is abandoned into Charlie's care. Ruth's plan to improve the department leads to fall outs among the staff and as Jay and Polly grow closer, Charlie makes a discovery which could put Ruth's marriage to Edward on the line.
743 9 "No Place Like Home" Kirsty 30 October 2010
An Inspection looms at the department. Kirsty's domestic situation worsens when she collapses from a drug overdose. Zoe advises Mads to keep her head down if she wants to fit in with the department.
744 10 "Hands On" Nick 6 November 2010
The day of the inspection on the department dawns. Jay and Ruth are forced to lie to Jay's grandmother when she is rushed into the ED, but are caught out by the disapproving inspector. With all the staff tied up in operations, Jordan is forced to go against protocol and operate even through he is not supposed to.
745 11 "The Enemy Within" Ruth 13 November 2010
Ruth finds out that Charlie was aware of Edward's affair, and has him transferred out of the department. Kirsty's working day is disrupted by her husband's mind games. Suffering from ME, Warren hides Kirsty's car keys to try to keep her off work. Polly and Jay's romance hits the rocks.
746 12 "Guilty Secrets" Ruth 20 November 2010
The gang confront Ruth about her decision to make Charlie a victim of budget cuts, but she refuses to reinstate him. Lenny visits a woman named Helen and discovers that she is his sister but he then finds that she needs a bone marrow transplant and wants him to be a donor.
747 13 "Truth Will Out" Ruth 27 November 2010
Kirsty's husband and daughter are rushed into the department following a car crash. The ED is thrown into disarray by a patient-flow advisor.
748 14 "Grandiosity" Adam 4 December 2010
Ruth takes pleasure in revealing the results of a time and motion study but when she then plans a trip to the races in order to boost morale, she is sidelined yet again. Lenny introduces his sister to the gang but is forced to face feelings he would rather not face. Jeff returns to work.
749 15 "What Lies Beneath" Jeff 11 December 2010
Jeff takes the law into his own hands. Mads becomes torn between her own beliefs and the department's. Lenny discovers he is not a suitable donor match for his sister.
750 16 "Season of Goodwill" Yuki 18 December 2010
Jordan returns and goes head to head with Ruth over her polices. Lenny and Yuki go to extreme lengths to find a donor for Lenny's sister. When Ruth finds out, Yuki takes the blame and departs to take a research position in Birmingham. Warren's violent colours come back to the boil when he reads a text that Kirsty has sent to Adam.
751 17 "Winter Wonderland" Ruth 27 December 2010
Ruth's sham marriage to Edward continues but when she and his lover James are forced to work together, they clash which leads to a fatal drugs mishap. Kirsty continues to struggle to work with Adam, and Mads and Noel host a Christmas party for all the patients in the ED.
752 18 "All the Time in the World" Nick 2 January 2011
Jordan's decision to get behind the wheel despite being banned leads to a fatal car accident. 2011 gets off to a terrible start for Ruth when she loses a patient on the stroke of midnight and falsely accuses Mads of making a mistake, potentially losing friendship in the process.
753 19 "Epiphany" Kirsty 8 January 2011
Adam uncovers Kirsty's secret but will it come too late to prevent another confrontation with Warren? Jordan is held hostage in a disused warehouse at knife point. Tess worries about Ruth's continued downward spiral when she becomes obsessed with a missing audit book.
754 20 "Altered States" Ruth 15 January 2011
Jay is worried about Ruth when she has flashbacks from her night out clubbing which to the possibility that Ruth may have been raped by the man who Lenny thought was being abused by his wife but is everything as it seems? Jay seeks advice from Charlie Jordan's surgical dreams come true but who will bring Ruth into line now?
755 21 "Choose Your Illusion" Ruth 22 January 2011
Zoe is forced to call Jordan out of a prestigious operation when Ruth finally reaches crisis point when she tries to illegally operate on a patient named Katy who was brought in by Jeff and Dixie but can Jordan and Zoe stop Ruth in the nick of time and what will the consequences be for Ruth? It is Warren and Kirsty's anniversary but their domestic situation finally reaches flash point with disastrous results.
756 22 "A Lion Roars" Kirsty 29 January 2011
The Team deal with the aftermath of Ruth's actions the previous week but when Jordan tries to give a rallying pep talk, it does not go down well leaving Jordan to pick up the pieces. Kirsty's situation finally comes to a head when she makes plans to flee Holby but when she is caught out events reach a climax leading Adam to find Warren at the bottom of the stairs. Jordan, Adam and Tess attempt to save a baby who has been given methadone.
757 23 "Place of Safety" Ruth 5 February 2011
Following Ruth's sectioning to a mental health institution a couple of weeks ago, Ruth wakes up in a sparse room and lashes out at Charlie when he tries to help her. Through the use of flashbacks the events leading up to Ruth's sectioning are recalled, but just who is Mary and does she hold the key to Ruth's recovery?
758 24 "Duty of Care" Jay 12 February 2011
In a crossover with Holby City Jordan goes head-to-head with Henrik Hansen over a patient's treatment. Mads makes a complaint against Lenny when he unwittingly offends her. Jay struggles work and caring for his gran's declining health.
759 25 "Til Death Do Us Part" Kirsty 19 February 2011
Having been found at the bottom of the stairs a few weeks ago, Warren wakes up from his coma but when he finds out that Kirsty wants to leave him for Adam, a final showdown ensues, causing Kirsty to flee but will she live to regret her decision? Jordan is shocked when his old mentor, Miriam Turner starts work as the new joint clinical lead. Jay makes a shock discovery about his health.
760 26 "Boys Will Be Boys" Kirsty 26 February 2011
Adam and Kirsty receive an unwelcome visit from the police who are investigating Warren's accident. Jay confides in Miriam about his health problems but will she persuade him to see a doctor? Kirsty's actions soon come back to haunt her when she slaps Nita and the girl ends up going missing.
761 27 "Less Than Zero" Kirsty 5 March 2011
Kirsty is out of her mind with worry after Nita disappears but when she is injured following a fall and arrives at the hospital, Adam makes a shock discovery. In the aftermath of his health scare, Jay realizes that he's going to have to get his grandmother full time care. Mads and Lenny deal with a very unusual bomber
762 28 "Only Human" Dylan 12 March 2011
Jay finds out that he does indeed have cancer and is tearfully forced to tell his grandmother she's going into a care home. Dylan Keogh makes an interesting start at the ED when he annoys and delights Jordan in equal measure! Ruth escapes from the psychiatric ward in order to go shopping but when Charlie finds out she hasn't been taking her medication, can he stop her from getting arrested?
763 29 "Secrets and Lies" Jay 26 March 2011
Jay deals with a drug trafficker and his girlfriend in the ED, hours before his operation to remove his cancerous tumor. Miriam and Jordan declare war on each other, leading Hanssen to suggest that they both apply for a single clinical lead post. Noel organises a night at the bowling alley and after confiding in Zoe, Mads accepts Lenny's invitation to go on a date.
764 30 "Just Because You're Paranoid" Ruth 2 April 2011
Ruth's recovery from her problems finally turns the corner when she treats a fellow patient and discovers that she's suffering from Lymes disease. Dylan rubs most of the staff in the ED the wrong way with his know-it-all attitude but Zoe soon softens when his persistence over a course of treatment with a patient pays off in spite of him nearly being sued. Ruth's astonished to discover that her old mentor Sarah Evans is a fellow patient in the Psych ward but a meeting between the pair goes wrong when Ruth discovers Charlie's deceit.
765 31 "Starting Over" Jay 9 April 2011
Jay returns from his operation to remove his cancer but things continue to go downhill when his grandmother is rushed into the ED following a fall at the care home but his strange behaviour makes her suspicious. As Mads heads out of the country for her brother's wedding in Pakistan, she and Lenny discover that the path to true love does not run smoothly. Polly decides she wants a career change from paramedic to councellor.
766 32 "A Real Shame" Jay 16 April 2011
As Jay waits for his results to come through he receives a phone call from a fuming Charlie who wants to know why he hasn't visited Ruth recently and when he does visit her he can't bring himself to tell her the truth about his cancer. He then with Miriam's help opens the results and is delighted to find out that he's in the clear. Jordan and Miriam's war continues as the board finally decides who will be the sole clinical lead but who will come out on top-Miriam or Jordan
767 33 "Before the Fall" Kirsty 23 April 2011
Kirsty visits a fire station which is holding a ceremony in Warren's memory but when Nita climbs the tower with a bottle of vodka in hand, the truth about their family history and Warren's death are finally revealed (via flashbacks). Polly's attempt's to heal the rift between Dylan and an unstable patient backfires badly when the patient grabs a Knife which causes a horrific accident for Polly.
768 34 "Momentum" Polly 30 April 2011
Polly has been stabbed in the chest area and is locked in the ED basement. Will the paramedics find her before she bleeds to death? When Dixie and Jeff find her, they take her to resus where Nick Jordon cuts her open to stop her bleeding. Polly sadly dies and Dylan blames himself for her death.
769 35 "Deception" Nick 7 May 2011
In his last shift as Joint Clinical Lead, Jordan is forced to deal with the aftermath of Polly's death the previous week and the staff attempt to keep things together for the sake of the patients. Meanwhile Jordan discovers an 8 year old boy in the hospital who turns out to be Miriam's grandson who is left with a tough choice-her family or her career?
770 36 "A Quiet Life" Mads 21 May 2011
An administration error sees the life of a young boy hanging in the balance and leads to Adam and Tess clashing but should they be pulling together in a time of crisis? Lenny is shocked when Mads reveals that she's engaged but when she and Lenny come close to kissing and she then hails a taxi, has she made a decision that she will regret? Ruth (with Charlie's support) makes a surprise return to the department but during all the chaos, will she fail at the first hurdle?
771 37 "When the Bough Breaks..." Tess 28 May 2011
Tess treats a teenage patient who used to be friends with her son and when it is revealed that he cannot have a new liver due to his drinking Tess takes drastic action but when Henry finds out and forces her to take the blame for another patient's death, she refuses and makes a stand against bureaucracy but will the rest of the department support her?
772 38 "The Gift of Life" Mads 4 June 2011
Following Tess's decision to resign the previous week Linda Andrews who is a friend of Adam's ex-wife joins the overworked staff at the department. Mads is confronted by the man who forced himself on her in a taxi but will she report the incident to the police in the wake of his behaviour.
773 39 "One Good Day" Linda 11 June 2011
Linda struggles to get the team on-side on her first as clinical nurse manager and she is shocked when her one night stand turns up at the hospital with a bombshell. Dylan returns to the hospital for the first time since Polly's death and ends up helping to solve a mysterious patient case.
774 40 "Keep on Running - Part One" Jeff 18 June 2011
In the first of a two part-story, Adam is worried that he is becoming too detached from his patients and tries to give a patient with terminal cancer a dignified death at home but incurs Jordan's wrath in the process. Dixie has reservations when Jeff agrees to let Karl Fontayne shadow them and her fears soon prove correct when Karl's friend turns up at the ED and trouble soon brews.
775 41 "Keep on Running - Part Two" Jeff 25 June 2011
Tess and Linda clash over Linda's management style. Later, Linda misjudges a grieving patient which feigns illness for attention, but fails to realise he is actually seriously ill. Ruth is officially reinstated but when a stroke victim is brought in her confidence wavers and she realises that she has pushed herself too far. Jeff and Karl finally begin to resolve their problems over Polly's death.
776 42 "Rogue" Adam 2 July 2011
Adam tries to bypass hospital rules in order to help a known sex-offender who is admitted into the ED following a beating. Meanwhile, Mads is horrified to learn that her new friend is married to her attacker Ash, while Linda and Jordan clash over the hospital's budget but she finds help from an unexpected source – Jordan's PA.
777 43 "Divine Intervention" Adam 9 July 2011
Adam finds himself in a battle of wills between a man trying to prevent his brother from testifying in court and then the law when he tries to serve moral justice. Dylan begins to get bored of the Clinical Decision Unit but is shocked when a patient turns up on his doorstep wanting a place to stay.
778 44 "Pascal's Wager" Dylan 16 July 2011
A couple who run a pharmacy take dramatic action against a heroin addict who has been terrorising them with shocking consequences. Jordan is furious when he finds out that the girl that Dylan lent a bed to is underage. A terrifed Mads continues to live in fear of her attacker Ash but can Lenny persuade her to go to the police?
779 45 "System Error" Adam 23 July 2011
Adam's moralistic attitude leads to him clashing with Kirsty which ends with the truth about Warren's abuse being revealed to the entire staff in the department. Jordan allows Ruth to return to the department on a probationary period but her first day is anything but easy.
780 46 "When You're Smiling" Kirsty 30 July 2011
Adam finds himself under investigation from Jordan as his past medical errors finally begin to catch up with him after a paedophile is admitted into the hospital. Mads helps to mend the rift between a father and son. Kirsty is given the courage to make a drastic decision about her future by a patient and decides to leave the hospital.
781 47 "Thanks for Today" Adam 6 August 2011
In the last episode of the series, An explosion rocks Holby Airport leaving the entire department stretched to the limit. When Mads finds out that her rapist was one of the victims, will the truth about her attack finally be revealed to the department? Jordan finds out about Adam's illegal actions but is stopped from taking action due to all the chaos. Adam departs from the hospital.
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