"Deluge" is the 48th episode of Casualty and the 8th episode of the 4th series. It was preceded by "Victim of Circumstances" and followed by "Union". The episode was directed by Steve Goldie and written by Bill Gallagher.
Charlie tackles Valerie about the bed shortage. Megan is annoyed when a Mrs Curtis, who has just miscarried, spends a whole shift on a corridor.
At a garden centre opening party, the owner Dan’s teenage daughter Trudy gets drunk. They’ve been arguing after he won’t let her go and see her mother. Trudy collapses and is taken to hospital where her stomach is pumped. Megan is hard on the father, as it’s not the first time she’s been brought in drunk. Trudy arrests and is taken to CRASH, where the team manage to save her.
An asthmatic boy, Bruce, gets a tooth trapped in his lung, after he is knocked out in a boxing ring accidentally by his trainer father, Alan. An operation is performed to remove it. Bruce’s mother, Jean, takes the opportunity to tell Alan he is not Bruce’s father, as she had an affair just before they got married. Alan is angry.
An old lady, Mrs Phelan, is found by a BT engineer, with a burnt arm and calls 999. Alex, who is out with the paramedics arrive and find she is afraid of going out of the house, Alex manages to coax her to the hospital. A psychiatric patient, Mr Stepley, comes in shouting abuse and banging his head on the reception desk. He then pushes Charlie and bites Alex – leaving Mrs Phelan cowering on the floor of a cubicle.
Jimmy spends a shift apologising to Julie, after they went out and he got drunk, frightening her. She eventually forgives him. Julie is also upset about her low wage – Valerie offers her promotion, she says she’ll think about it.