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"Secrets and Lies" is the 866th episode of Casualty and the 43rd episode of the 27th series.

Synopsis

Suffering from nausea and hot flashes, Nurse Manager Tess suspects she may be hitting the menopause. So when Clinical Lead Zoe personally offers to do some tests, Tess happily agrees. But the results shock both women – Tess’s bloods show she’s pregnant!

Tess is crestfallen as Zoe offers her congratulations because, unknown to her colleague, she’s having a secret affair with married nurse Fletch.

As the day wears on, Tess realises she needs to tell her toyboy lover she’s expecting his child before he heads off on holidays with his wife and their three children! It’s a hectic shift, however, and every time Tess tries to speak to Fletch, they’re interrupted.

Towards the end of the day, Tess gears herself up to tell Fletch the news – when his three kids burst into her office, followed by his wife! Will devout Catholic Tess decide to keep Fletch’s baby?

Elsewhere, Robyn’s natural caring side emerges when she has to look after an elderly prisoner, who has been brought into the ED having had a fall. But the case is more complicated than it first seems

Tom also has a stressful day when he decides to visit is father Peter in prison. Peter reveals the circumstances than led to his adoption as a child. When a fellow visitor delivers bad news to her brother, the man flares up and pulls out a knife - and within seconds, a hostage situation has broken out.

At the hospital, Zoe treats a tearaway teenager who has crashed her mother's car while out joyriding. She has lost the feeling in her legs - but mum seems more concerned with the inconvenience of losing her vehicle.

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