It's time to say goodbye to Duffy on Casualty next week, but not before Charlie faces a devastating ordeal.
Also coming up, Lev and Faith get more tragic news and popular paramedic Ruby is faced with another dilemma. Here is a full collection of the seven biggest stories for next week:
1. Charlie wakes up to a nightmare
He's spent the last few weeks in an unrelenting bad dream, but Charlie is about to wake up to his worst nightmare in next Saturday's harrowing episode.
When Charlie realises Duffy isn't asleep beside him in the middle of the night, his fears grow when he realises the front door is open.
To make matters worse, there has been substantial snowfall overnight and the weather conditions are perilous. And when an initial search of the local area proves fruitless, Charlie reports Duffy as missing to the police.
2. Duffy is in danger
While Charlie frantically searches for his vulnerable wife, his fears are sadly a reality as Duffy is indeed in serious danger.
As a disoriented Duffy walks purposefully through snow, she comes across a young woman unconscious under the bridge and tries to help her.
Sadly, the harsh reality of Duffy’s predicament starts to sink in, and by the time Charlie has had an epiphany over whereabouts, Duffy is hypothermic and in a high-stakes situation.
3. Duffy's exit
While we are not going to give away the exact details of what happens to Duffy it's no secret that next Saturday marks the end of the road, one way or another.
Last year, bosses confirmed that Cathy Shipton was bowing out of her role as Duffy after 30 years, and there won't be a dry eye in the house as her final scenes air.
4. Lev remains in denial
Following the tragic news about their son Luka, Faith grows frustrated when it becomes clear that Lev is in complete denial over what's happening.
With the couple awaiting a more accurate prognosis regarding Luka's brain tumour, Faith attempts to reach out to her husband on the morning of the appointment – but to no avail.
With Lev keen to avoid discussing the next course of action with Luka, Faith is left feeling more isolated than ever. And sadly, her day is only going to get worse.
5. Faith and Lev get more devastating news
Lev and Faith later have their fears confirmed when the doctor informs them that Luka's brain tumour is highly likely to be malignant.
Devastated, Faith understandably breaks down after the appointment – unable to hide her fears for Luka's future.
However, Lev still has his head in the sand and refuses to accept gravitas of his son's illness. Will Faith force him to face up to reality?
6. Ruby makes a decision about Harmony
Ruby is left in a new dilemma when she receives a call from Violette – who claims to be clean – asking if she can see Harmony.
Wanting to think the best of her sister, Ruby tentatively reunites mother and daughter but is shocked to learn that Violette is staying in a hostel. As Violette insists she is ready to be a proper mum to Harmony now, what will Ruby do?
7. Robyn helps Ruby again
Unsure what to do, Robyn discusses the situation with her new housemate Robyn, admitting that Violette's bond with Harmony is undeniable.
Despite her uncertainty, Robyn can't help but reflect on the support and care Duffy has always provided for her and Charlotte – and tells Ruby that Violette can stay with them for the time being.
Casualty airs these scenes on Saturday, February 1 on BBC One.
Digital Spy now has a newsletter – sign up to get it sent straight to your inbox.
You Might Also Like