"The Facts of Life" is the 139th episode of Casualty and the 11th episode of the 9th series.


A couple and their two young daughters go to visit the woman's parents. The two girls both stray close to a swimming pool while their grandfather is looking after them. Their parents and grandmother go to pick up a new car but their father crashes the car after dropping a cigarette; all three are killed and the grandfather is left looking after the girls. An elderly couple go back to their first house and break into the shed, but it collapses on the man. At the hospital, it turns out he has skin cancer and has decided against treatment. Ash's court case has made the papers and Personnel want to suspend him. He refuses to go without official notification from the chief executive. He helps Eddie out by removing a moth that had become trapped in a woman's ear before being officially suspended.

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