The following article contains a discussion of themes including suicide that some readers may find upsetting.
Holby City spoilers follow.
Holby City waved goodbye to Lucky Simpson tonight (November 16), as Vineeta Rishi bowed out after a year on the show.
Lucky suffered a devastating spinal cord injury back in September, following a brutal attack by evil Jeni Sinclair.
Unable to see a way forward now, Lucky has repeatedly asked her friend Max to help end her life. When Max refused, Lucky attempted to overdose on her medication.
Tonight's episode saw Lucky readmitted onto the wards after falling unwell in her rehabilitation unit.
Max was concerned to hear that Lucky was still having suicidal thoughts and didn't feel any differently than she did the last time she saw her.
Sacha also urged Lucky to make some changes that could improve her physical comfort, but Lucky refused to take any notice – adamant that she doesn't want to live her life the way it is.
When Louis learned about Lucky's suicidal thoughts, he took a different approach to the others and listened to her request to be taken off the wards.
Once alone, Louis reminded Lucky of the unwavering support she offered him before his transition.
Louis urged Lucky to take her own advice and give her new life a go before making any final decisions.
This appeared to strike a chord with Lucky, who later returned to the ward and told Max she was feeling a lot more optimistic about the future.
Lucky explained that her chat with Louis had reminded her that she is still the same person, and always will be.
On that note, Lucky said a fond farewell to her friends and colleagues at the hospital, and was driven out of the hospital feeling much more positive than she had felt in weeks.
Tonight marks the end of Lucky's stint on the show. She joined the cast in November 2020.
Holby City continues on Tuesday, November 23 on BBC One.
Aspire (https://www.aspire.org.uk) provides practical support to those who have been injured. Their website offers key information for those who are newly injured, and their staff are available to answer any questions that people may have.
Specific mental health support is available via Samaritans on 116 123 (www.samaritans.org) or Mind on 0300 123 3393 (www.mind.org.uk). Readers in the US are encouraged to visit mentalhealth.gov or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
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