"Taking Stock" is the 50th episode of Casualty and the 10th episode of the 4th series. It was preceded by "Union" and followed by "Banking for Beginners". The episode was directed by Sue Butterworth and written by Barry Purchese.
Charlie is disillusioned and tries to confide in Megan but she has problems of her own as she faces an interview with the general manager which could result in disciplinary action. A toddler left on his own whilst his mother goes to work, takes some pills and has to be pumped out, and a worried mother's relieved to find he'll be alright, after a stay in hospital. A farmer facing eviction, drives his long suffering wife to despair and she shoots him when he gives her his shotgun, and when the staff fails to save him, she faces a murder charge. A man who had tear gas sprayed in his eyes, is revealed as a rapist not the victim, and is arrested by the police and Megan gets a warning.