Holby City may have confirmed viewers' worst fears tonight, as Cameron Dunn received some devastating news about his mum Bernie.
Fans of the soap were already worried that Holby was gearing up to kill off Bernie (Jemma Redgrave) in tonight's (July 16) episode after seeing the official synopsis, and it looks like they may have been right to be concerned, as Cameron found out tonight that his mum was missing in action.
Viewers will remember that Bernie left Holby last year to continue her work in the army, but Cameron (Nic Jackman) found out tonight that his mum had gone missing following an explosion where she was based.
Cameron later broke the news to his mum's ex-girlfriend Serena (Catherine Russell), explaining: "There was an explosion at the airport hospital. He said mum is missing in action."
Considering the huge fan following that Bernie and Serena have, it'll come as no surprise that viewers weren't happy to find out this new twist, and many quickly took to social media to respond to the ending – and also cling onto the hope that Bernie is only "missing", and not confirmed dead.
You do not get to kill Bernie.— NatNat (@nats626) July 16, 2019
You do not.
It's not allowed#HolbyCity
Unfortunately for Cameron, that's not the only tough situation he's found himself in recently as the young doctor has also been a victim of the evil Evan Crowhurst's manipulations.
Thankfully, Chloe Godard (Amy Lennox) did a little bit of digging into her new husband Evan (Jack Ryder) in tonight's episode and made a few shocking discoveries that encouraged her to break up with him for good after discovering his lies.
With Chloe and Evan broken up and Evan's manipulative ways finally being exposed, is it enough for Cameron to get his confidence back, admit his growing feelings for Chloe and prove himself as a doctor?
Or will the latest worry about Bernie prove to be too big of an obstacle for an overwhelmed Cameron to come to terms with, especially given the tough time he's been having lately?
Holby City continues on Tuesday, July 23 at 8pm on BBC One.
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