"Max" redirects here. For the consultant, see Max Gallagher.

Max Lindsay Gerald Walker[1] is a porter who currently works in the emergency department of Holby City Hospital. He started working at the ED in November 2013 after Robyn made him apply for the job.[2] He married senior consultant in emergency medicine Zoe Hanna in August 2015,[3] although they're currently separated and she now lives in Michigan.[4]

Early lifeEdit

Max's mother is Greta Miller.[5] He had many jobs but he didn't stick at many of them for long, as it distracted from his real passion of making music. He attended university and earned a 2.2 in his BA in tourism.[6]

He came to Holby to be closer to his band and got in touch with his step-sister Robyn when he needed a place to crash. She gave him money for the bus so he could go and apply for a job, but instead he wasted it on gambling.[7] Robyn insisted that he apply for Big Mac's old job as a porter. He did, and was successful.[2]

Time in the emergency department (2013-)Edit

Max started work in the department in November 2013, the month after he had reconnected with Robyn. Towards the beginning of his time in the ED, he flirted with Louise but she referred to him as a leech.[2]

In 2014, he entered a secretive relationship with consultant Zoe Hanna. For around six months they were seeing each other on and off but eventually settled down in February, but she still didn't want people finding out about them. When he gave her a day to think of a reason as to why they shouldn't tell everyone, she failed to do so and she kissed him in reception for everyone to see.[8] In the summer of 2015, Zoe bought Max an apartment for them to live in after she got sick of living like a student with Robyn and Lofty. This caused them to argue and one night Max slept in his car for the night,[9] but they made up weeks later.[10]

In July, Max's organised for his mother Greta to come to Holby to meet Zoe. At dinner, Greta and Zoe found it hard getting along, primarily due to the problem Greta had with Zoe being so much older than Max. During their dinner, Greta asked Zoe if they'd discussed starting a family which led Zoe to leave and return to work, as Max and Greta were both unaware of Zoe's infertility. Later that evening outside The Hope & Anchor, Zoe told Max about her infertility but he replied with a proposal.[5] The following week Tess overheard the news about Max and Zoe's engagement but when Robyn found out it wasn't long before everyone knew. At the end of their shift when they were going to announce it, everyone was waiting at the pub to say congratulations. Although Zoe and Max were confused as to how everyone knew, they weren't bothered.[11]


Zoe and Max at their surprise engagement party.[11]

A week before the wedding, Max asked Lofty to be his best man to which he accepted.[3] On the stag night, Max and Lofty ended up back in the ED after Lofty accidentally injured Max's eye. However, they were trying to be as secretive as possible and narrowly avoided Connie by hiding in a cubicle. After Lofty treated him, Max tried to call Zoe whilst she was out at the club with Rita, Robyn and Greta but she wasn't picking up. However at the club she ended up kissing another man and later slept with him.[12]

They got married on 23 August 2015, which was also Zoe's 41st birthday. During the evening wedding reception, Zoe confessed that she slept with someone else on her hen night. When Max got angry, Zoe fled to Dylan's houseboat across the lake from the marquee. Meanwhile, Max got into a fight with Louis and a patio heater was knocked over starting a fire. One of the embers landed on the boat that Zoe and Dylan were on, and a gas canister was set alight and exploded. By this point, Zoe had jumped into the water while Dylan was still on the boat as Max watched from the edge of the lake helplessly.[3] However, Zoe was saved by Charlie but he later suffered a heart attack.[13] Back at the ED, Max and Zoe kissed whilst Zoe was being treated but he refused to forgive her for her unfaithfulness.[14]

By September, the pair began talking again but Max eventually decided to ask her for a divorce. In January 2016 Max's one night stand, Victoria was admitted to the ED. Zoe began treating her but it was evident to them both that there was nothing wrong with her.[15] Victoria sent Max a box of chocolates on Valentine's day, but he just laughed as he didn't want a relationship with her. On the same shift, Zoe and Max kissed in a cubicle whilst she was treating an eye injury of his, sustained when he accidentally called his Valentine's date Zoe, and his date threw roses at him.[16]

In March 2016, Mercedes Christie arrived in the ED suffering from drug induced fits, and her son Connor came with her. Zoe told Max to look after Connor for the day, and they ended up playing basketball with Jez at the ambulance station.[17] The following month, Connor came to the ED after Shelle turned up at their house asking Mercedes for money. Max once again took on Connor for the day, and called it work experience but Zoe wasn't impressed as it wasn't allowed.[18] Just a week later, Connor fell in a bin whilst trying to retrieve his toy and called Max to help him. Back at the ED, Mercedes was furious that Connor had called Max and not her, and even accused him of being a paedophile but Zoe quickly stepped in and defended him.[19]

In April, Max went with Connor's dad Vince to find Connor after he went with Shelle to her house. Vince was chased away by Shelle's henchman and Max tried to help Connor escape. However, he got himself trapped after falling through the ceiling into Shelle's room where she was growing cannabis. Max went to help him, and Shelle left the house. He called for Zoe's help and she instructed him what to do over the phone, and she drove there to help them. They were able to get Connor back to the ED for treatment, and shared a kiss shortly after.[20]


Max as he arrived at the airport to see Zoe.[4]

The following week, Zoe revealed to Max that she'd been offered a job in America and was leaving later that day. On her final day, she ended up being caught up in a hostage situation and Max ended up having to intervene and go to help her. Once back in the ED safely, Max told Zoe that he intended to go with her to America. However, he later told Robyn and she confronted Zoe about it and told her that she didn't believe that she wouldn't break his heart again. Zoe reconsidered and left for the airport and only then did Robyn realise what an impact her actions had and drove off with Max for the airport. They got there and although Max reached Zoe in time, she told him that she couldn't hurt him again, and that she had to leave without him. They said goodbye as she left for America and he returned to the ED with Robyn.[4]

Following Zoe's departure, she messaged Dylan to ask him to make sure Max was okay.[21] Despite Dylan's attempts to comfort Max, he told him not to and just wanted to get back to work as normal. Despite this, he was still feeling lonely without Zoe which concerned Dylan. As a result of this, Dylan and Max developed a friendship over the following months. When Dylan agreed to take care of his step-sister Rihanna, Max went to help him out.[22]

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Max presenting Charlie's celebrations.[23]

In late August, Max was one of the staff members who was heavily involved in the preparation of Charlie's 30th anniversary party. However, Louise was displeased with both him and Noel after the planned life size ice sculpture of Charlie was the size of an action figurine and the design of the cake hadn't gone to plan. After the party started, Max and Noel presented the celebrations as well as the slideshow of pictures. Following the disastrous helicopter crash outside the ED, Max assisted the medics in dealing with the casualties across the road. Later in the day, many of the staff including Max pledged to stay and help assist with the mess and clean up and he and Robyn said they'd help in bringing the leftover food and drink over from the pub.[23]

In September, Ethan managed to convince Max and Jez to let Alicia move in with them so she had somewhere to stay.[24] However, soon after Max and Jez made a bet of who could kiss her first.[25] Although they found Ethan on their sofa the next morning, they knew that nothing had happened between him and Alicia. However, when Elle made Alicia aware of their bet later that day she planned revenge. In the evening, she took a drunk Max and put him in Jez's bed where he was sleeping naked. She took of Max's boxers and put his arm around Jez.[26] When they woke up the next day, they were both shocked and Alicia kept hinting that they'd slept together without revealing the truth. Max spend the day with Jez as an observer, something which had been planned in advance. However, Max left Jez surprised about how little regret he seemed to have had, but Alicia later told them the truth shortly before her birthday party.[27]

On Christmas Eve, Louise inadvertently revealed the news of Robyn's pregnancy to Max after the rest of the staff found out the night before at the Christmas party. Although she was worried about how he would react, he took it well when she told him that she looked on it as a good thing.[28] On New Year's Eve, Max warned Dylan to be careful around Seb, having heard the allegations that he was spreading.[29]

On New Year's Day, Max and Jez encouraged Dylan to return to work, determined to catch Seb out in his lie. However, whilst trying to record him confessing Jez dropped his phone and Seb went to Elle, angry that his colleagues were trying to catch him out. Despite this, he later withdrew his complaint anyway and left the department.[30] Later in the month, Cal suspected that Max was seeing Alicia after he discovered a cuff-link on her bedroom floor.[31]

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Ethan attacking Max, upon thinking he was sleeping with Alicia.[32]

Towards the end of the month, Cal and Ethan found a secret phone in Alicia's locker and discovered that she'd been sending flirtatious texts to a someone. Wanting to meet the mystery man, they texted him telling him to meet them outside the ED. When Max showed up, Ethan punched him in the face out of anger, thinking that he was sleeping with Alicia. Alicia quickly interrupted and revealed that she was simply playing a prank on Max, pretending to be a hot doctor he'd met on a dating website.[32]

Personal lifeEdit

Robyn Miller is his step-sister, as his mother married her father. He had been dating Zoe Hanna since 2014, and they became engaged in July 2015. They married in August 2015. He ended it with her for cheating, but they shared a kiss on Valentine's in 2016. They shared another kiss in April, with their relationship in more hope of recovering.

By April 2016, the couple had shown signs of getting back together, although Zoe had by this point decided to leave Holby and go for a job in America.[20] She left for the airport without him, and although he caught her up, she said it was for the best that they went their separate ways.[33]


  • Joined the ED as a porter on 16 November 2013.[2]
  • Max used to live in the old student nurses' house with step-sister Robyn, but he loved winding her up as much as he enjoyed being mothered.[6]
  • Max currently lives with Jez and Alicia.
  • Max used to smoke but eventually gave up after Zoe left Holby.
  • Max gained a 2.2 in his BA in Tourism.[6]

Behind the scenesEdit

Jamie Davis has portrayed Max in Casualty since his first appearance in October 2013. He later joined the ED as a porter the following month. For some earlier appearances he was credited as Max Miller.


See also: Character appearances and Category:Max centric.

Max made his first appearance in the series 28 episode "Love Hurts". To date he has appeared in over 100 episodes of the show. Despite this, he has had only 1 centric episode.


  1. "The Road Not Taken" (S29, E26)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Rock and a Hard Place" (S28, E14)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Forsaking All Others - Part Two" (S29, E46)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Hello, I Must Be Going" (S30, E34)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "The Next Step" (S29, E41)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 BBC Casualty - Max Walker
  7. "Love Hurts" (S28, E09)
  8. "Something to Live For" (S29, E23)
  9. "A Moment of Clarity" (S29, E37)
  10. "Heart Over Head" (S29, E38)
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Dark Horses" (S29, E42)
  12. "Mrs Walker-To-Be" (S29, ES3)
  13. "A Child's Heart - Part One" (S30, E01)
  14. "A Child's Heart - Part Two" (S30, E02)
  15. "Shame" (S30, E20)
  16. "Hearts and Flowers" (S30, E23)
  17. "Sweet Child of Mine" (S30, E28)
  18. "Buried Alive" (S30, E29)
  19. "Hopelessly Addicted" (S30, E30)
  20. 20.0 20.1 "Tangled Webs We Weave" (S30, E33)
  21. "Chain Reaction" (S30, E35)
  22. "The Fear" (S30, E42)
  23. 23.0 23.1 "Too Old for This Shift" (S31, E01)
  24. "Fall on Me" (S31, E02)
  25. "Pride Comes Before a Fall" (S31, E04)
  26. "Schoolboy Crush" (S31, E05)
  27. "Party Pooper" (S31, E06)
  28. "Bah Humbug" (S31, E15)
  29. "New Year, New Me, New You" (S31, E16)
  30. "What Lurks in the Heart" (S31, E17)
  31. "Back to School" (S31, E18)
  32. 32.0 32.1 "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" (S31, E20)
  33. "Just Do It" (S30, E24)

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