Entertainment 7 Holby City spoilers for next week
Holby City airs surprise exit for Kian Madani
Kian and Jac's relationship hits a huge hurdle when Kian is faced with a big shock.Kian and Jac's secret fling was heating up at the beginning of the episode and Kian was sounding keen to establish their relationship, inviting Jac out for a drink, but a rather more non-committal Jac was left feeling uncomfortable when she began to hear that her colleagues were gossiping about Kian's love life.
Next week on Holby City, Essie is visited by a ghostly Raf, Kian returns and Ric goes head to head with Guy.
Here are the seven biggest moments to watch out for…
1. Essie searches for her purpose
Struggling to process the fact that, a broken Essie desperately tries to search for a purpose to her tragic fate.
Holby City's Fletch set for heartbreak as he discovers a devastating secret about daughter Evie
Will it disrupt his ongoing battle with prostate cancer?While preparing to undergo an important surgery, the director of nursing is left shaken when his teenage daughter Evie (Phoebe French) tells him that she's dropping out of school – something that completely derails his road to recovery and makes him start to question himself.
Determined to find a reason as to why her life is being cut so tragically short, Essie ends up finding hope in a very unexpected place...
2. Raf returns from the dead...sort of
As Essie's sad story takes centre stage again next week, viewers will seeslight break from Holby house style when she's visited by a ghost from her past – her late husband Raf.
who was killed off in a shocking story back in 2017, for next week's special episode.
But in case you're wondering, Holby isn't stretching the realms of reality too much here as Raf will simply be appearing as figment of Essie's imagination in moving scenes that will leave her reevaluating the decisions she's made so far.
With Essie desperately searching for answers, Raf's reappearance tenderly inspires her to focus on love, not hate or anger, for the remainder of her life. Warning: you'll need the tissues for this one.
Casualty returning in July
The BBC have confirmed 'Casualty' is to make a return to our screens next week, after being off air since May 30th.The BBC have confirmed the medical drama will hit our screens again on Saturday July 11th, much to the delight of the show's loyal fan base.
3. Kian is back...
AfterKian returns next week – keen to pick up where he left off, with his colleagues, Phoenix and even Jac. Hmm, something tells us this isn't going to go well.
Sure enough, Kian quickly learns that this is going to be no easy task and immediately terrible after learning of Nicky's heart attack.
Phoenix is the next person on Kian's catch-up list, but the conversation turns tense when the grieving teenager questions why Kian hasn't been returning any of his messages.
After his difficult conversation with Phoenix, there is still one more person Kian needs to see. And this one could be the toughest of them all.
4. ...And he wants to make amends with Jac
Kian should know by now that Jac was never going to fall back into his arms that easily, but he's still under the misguided impression that their friendship is salvageable when he waltzes back onto the wards next week.
Holby City's Nicky McKendrick to be pushed to the limit
Things take a shocking turn tonight.Holby City will air a heartstopping twist in Nicky McKendrick's ongoing story tonight (July 7).
With Jac in no mood to forgive him for fleeing – or for his unsupportive behaviour prior to his exit – Kian is hurt by her cold words and contemplates leaving again.
5. Kian suffers a horrifying attack
When forgiveness from Jac doesn’t come easy, Kian goes into self- destruct mode, with almost fatal consequences.
With Jac refusing to give him another chance, Kian needs an outlet for his anger – and Bea's son Phoenix takes the bait.
Acutely aware of just how much Phoenix is still struggling with his mum, Kian deliberately winds the teenager up, and receives a brutal beating as a result.
Kian is left with horrifying injuries following his attack by Phoenix, but will he be okay?
6. Ric pursues a personal vendetta
that Guy has fallen off the wagon, Ric sets out on a one-man mission to stop him working at Holby, once and for all.
Viewers will know that there is no blood loss between these two, meaning that Guy's return was always going to ruffle Ric's feathers.
However, with Guy promising sobriety, could Ric be barking up the wrong tree here? Or is he bang on the money?
Holby City confirms Joe McFadden is returning for special episode
Raf Di Lucca will be back on our screens for one episode as part of Essie's cancer story.The news may be surprising for fans as Raf was tragically shot and killed in 2017 by Henrik Hanssen (Guy Henry)'s son Fredrik, who had targeted the hospital's staff in a terrifying shooting incident.
7. Essie makes an announcement
Emboldened by Raf's words from beyond the grave, Essie decides it's time to face up to what is happening and bravely gathers the team.
With everyone together, Essie then explains that her cancer has become untreatable and that she's now only having palliative care going forwards, leaving her friends and colleagues devastated. Will the Holby hospital ever be the same again?
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Holby City is going off air for another extended break .
Holby will be back later this year.Although the cast and crew are now back filming, Inside Soap has revealed that Holby City will be airing its last episode for the time being next week (August 11) as it goes on hiatus again.