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Casualty

Season 21 Episode 12

No Place Like...

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Aired Saturday 8:15 PM Dec 02, 2006 on BBC
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A homeless woman called Jackie is admitted to the ED. However, she walks out, despite being told that she has gangrene in her foot and will lose it if she leaves. Jackie returns to the streets and goes to an internet café when, suddenly, a car crashes into it at high speed. Jackie and a young man are trapped in the rubble and Maggie, Charlie and Josh are faced with an agonising decision – whether to amputate Jackie's leg at the scene or risk both patients dying.

Meanwhile, Maggie agrees to go out on a date with Charlie and Josh looks after Louis. Louis, a handful, falls over and cuts his face. Josh tries to help him but spiteful Louis lies to Charlie, saying that Josh hit him.

Elsewhere, Nathan goes on the radio to gain public attention for the plight of the ED. He is surprised when the rest of the staff are not impressed with his interview and he feels isolated. He decides to put his needs first, and makes a decision about the future.moreless

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  • An episode that makes you realise poverty is not just a thing for other countries

    8.5
    This episode was quite graphic with the whole amputation that Maggie had to do. It was a hard call for her to make and there was friction between Josh and Charlie when they were discussing their options. The episode was praphic in more ways than one. It really made me think about the poverty that some people have to go through. It doesn't seem right for that kid, who can only have been about 8 or 9, should be taking so much responsibility for his mother. At that age he should be out having fun and feel secure that when he gets home he'll have food and shelter. However, I am sure that this form of poverty is nowhere near as extinct as we like to think it is, especially in the heart of large cities like London. as well as this I could appreciate that they were trying to portray drug addicts as people who have lost their way and need our help and support rather than people who jst have a dirty habit. There was a lot of friction between Josh and Charlie in this episode, but I don't really understand why. I know they disagreed on the course of action at the cafe, but that hasn't come between them before. And then Charlie's son says Josh hit him. The thing that seems unfeasable to me is that Charlie and Josh go way back and surely as Josh told him he never touched the boy Charlie should have good reason to believe him. Especially as Louis has had a problem with Josh in a previous episode. He was getting a lot of micky taking from his mates about his Dad and Josh being gay, which they are not. Following this Josh acts out of character by snapping at the ambulance crew who are trying to their part for the campaign to keep the hospital open. Could this be the start of Josh's character going off the rails, as he was snappy in the last episode as well. Still I can't emphasise how surprised I am that Charlie seems to have forgotten years of friendship in a day. Nathan has lived up to his character in a fine display of self servitude. I had thought that they would give Nathan the choice of career and hospital and that he was going to surprise us all and save the hospital. Instead he has done what we should have expected and gone for his career, the exact opposite of what Harry Harper did a couple of episodes again. This is fitting as the two are often displayed as opposite sides of the spectrum. On another development it seems that Charlie and Maggie might finally get a chance to try a relationship together. I think that they should have allowed that storyline to go forwards at the time when Louis set them up ages ago. The Korean doctor set them back but that seemed to me to be delaying an inevitable storyline for a purpose that I have not grasped. Still, despite a couple of surprising actions from some characters I enjoyed the episode. I have never seen an amputation done with what I presume is a metal or diamond wire to cut through bone.moreless
Ben Price

Ben Price

Nathan Spencer (2005 - )

Derek Thompson

Derek Thompson

Charlie Fairhead (1986 - )

Elizabeth Carling

Elizabeth Carling

Selena Donovan (2004 - )

Elyes Gabel

Elyes Gabel

Guppy Sandhu (2004 - )

Ian Bleasdale

Ian Bleasdale

Josh Griffiths (1989 - )

James Redmond

James Redmond

John 'Abs' Denham (2003 - )

Pauline Quirke

Pauline Quirke

Jackie Rogers

Guest Star

Sophia Di Martino

Sophia Di Martino

Shauna Milsom

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Tim Dantay

Tim Dantay

Frank Milsom

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Jack Dedman

Jack Dedman

Louis Fairhead

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