Holby City - Kian Madani aftermath explained

Holby City spoilers follow.

Tonight's Holby City episode left us with an agonising cliffhanger as Kian Madani was found lifeless after taking an overdose.

Kian (Ramin Karimloo) struggled to battle his demons after having a distressing altercation with a furious Fletch.

But is Kian dead? And what happens next? Here's our quick (spoilery) guide:

What has happened to Kian?

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

Kian was found at the end of tonight's episode, following the devastating turn of events with Andrei and Evie.

Kian quickly ended up in the firing line when the teenagers were rushed into hospital after being attacked, with Fletch quick to point the finger of blame at his colleague for what had happened.

As we know, Kian has been harbouring Andrei illegally for the past few months, desperate to protect him from a dangerous drugs smuggling ring. However, when Lucky reported Andrei to social services, Andrei fled Holby with his girlfriend Evie – leaving Fletch fearful that he may never see his daughter again.

With Evie's life now on the line, a distraught Fletch lashed out at Kian – touching a very sensitive nerve when he brought Kian's former losses into it. Fletch accused the surgeon of "leaving a trail of bodies" wherever he goes, cruelly referring to the death of Kian's ex-wife and girlfriend Bea.

Struggling to cope, recovering addict Kian was clearly battling with temptation when Jeong left him alone in the drugs cupboard. Fearing he was about to relapse, Kian made a desperate attempt to reach out to Lucky, who ignored his calls following their clash earlier in the day.

The closing moments of the episode saw Fletch find Kian unconscious on the floor, with drugs paraphernalia lying beside him.

Is Kian dead?

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Photo credit: BBC

Although Digital Spy is sworn to secrecy on the outcome of Kian's fate, spoilers for next week have offered an insight as to what's to come.

The official teasers have revealed that Kian's colleagues will be thrown into crisis following Fletch's devastating finding, while Andrei's future will come into question.

As decisions are made about Andrei's future, Fletch has to decide whether to break Evie's heart in order to protect her.

Meanwhile, Jeong will struggle to cope with his guilt – believing he is to blame for leaving Kian alone in the drugs cupboard.

Overwhelmed, Jeong ends up confessing his 'mistake' to Dom, but can he really trust his boss?

Viewers will be able to watch the full aftermath of Kian's overdose unfold when the show returns next week – but it's clear that Darwin will never be the same again.

Holby City spoilers - what happens next?

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Photo credit: BBC

Next week's episode will pick up immediately where tonight's left off, as Kian's colleagues learn of his overdose.

That's not all though, as Ange and Josh are thrown back into each other's path when they team up to save a mum and newborn baby.

Chloe is also faced with an impossible decision, while Fletch struggles to rebuild his strained relationship with Evie. There's also a question mark about newcomer Jeni's true intentions, as she continues to act mysteriously.

Holby City will continue on Tuesday, June 22 on BBC One, at the earlier time of 7.20pm.

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