"When Love Breaks Down" is the 834th episode of Casualty and the 11th episode of the 27th series. It was preceded by "Seeing in the Dark" and followed by "Out of the Blue". The episode was directed by Tim Leandro and written by Frank Rickarby.
Amanda returns to the ED, as a teenager struggles to kick a bad habit and a mother-to-be suffers a scare. As troubled teen Angel battles to find the money to pay her friend Christie, she knows time is running out and has to get it by any means possible. Spotting an opportunity with her uncle Spike she begs him for the cash, but unable to pay immediately Angel takes drastic measures, sending her uncle to the ED more than once. Meanwhile Anna is rushed to the hospital after suffering a possible heart attack, but she is more concerned about her baby. Amanda, who was previously saved by Dylan and Sam when a cave collapsed, returns to the ED with her unwell friend Helen. Happy to see Dylan, she plucks up the courage to ask him on a date. Encouraged by Sam, Dylan agrees, but then catches sight of Sam and Tom flirting.