Rash (played by Neet Mohan) had been putting off his plans to travel the globe with girlfriend Gemma Dean (Rebecca Ryan) after her brother Iain Dea
Rash (played by Neet Mohan) had been putting off his plans to travel the globe with girlfriend Gemma Dean (Rebecca Ryan) after her brother Iain Dean (Michael Stevenson) made an attempt to take his own life on Casualty.
Though, Rash’s focus turned to his own family during last night’s edition of the BBC medical drama as his mother was admitted to Holby City ED after an angina attack.
Worrying he needed to put his plans to travel on hold once more, Rash discovered his mother’s attack was brought on because she’d discovered his pre-booked tickets to Vietnam whilst searching his room.
After the pair came to blows, Rash finally told his mother he was going to travel before taking the next stage his medical training, which she happily accepted following a chat with Gem.
Knowing Rash couldn’t put his life on hold to be by his mother’s side, Gem convinced her boyfriend he needed to go and see the world, telling him she would either join him or be waiting for him when he returned.
As the young pair said their goodbyes at the end of the episode, viewers of the BBC medical drama took to social media as they hadn’t expected the sudden exit of Rash’s character.
One fan posted: “Whoever made the decision to make Rash leave, I’d like an apology because you can’t just get rid of my favourite character like that!”
Another added: “Goodbye Rash! Sad to see a great character leave, but hopefully he’ll be back soon!” pre-empting the doctor would be making a return to Holby after his travels.
Whilst a third commented: “I hope he does come back and that Gem and Rash end up together forever. We need a happy marriage on Casualty for a change,” pinning their hopes on the young couple having a long-lasting future.
It appears some fans could have been right as actor Neet Mohan, 33, has reportedly been filming his return scenes and will make his comeback to the ED later this year, according to Digital Spy.
The publication simply said: “Digital Spy can confirm that Neet is already back filming with the show, with his return scenes due to air later in the year.”
Viewers will have to wait and see if Rash is a changed man on his return and what exactly has made him return so early having stated he was going to take a year out to go travelling?
Also, will Gem remain faithful to her boyfriend as Iain’s recovery continues, or will she catch the eye of another young doctor?
Rash’s temporary departure comes off the back of the announcement clinical lead, Connie Beauchamp (Amanda Mealing) will be stepping down from her duties later this year.
Again, Connie’s departure will only be temporary as actress Amanda Mealing, 51, takes a break from the show after her character has been embroiled in several high-stakes storylines since she returned to the series in 2014.
A BBC spokesperson told Digital Spy: “As is common with long-running cast members, Amanda is taking a well-deserved break from filming with Casualty and will return in the Autumn.”
Following the announcement, Amanda recently took to Twitter to assure fans Connie will still be on screens for some months yet.
After the actress posted a short clip on the social media site of her closing the door and bidding Casualty farewell, Amanda wrote: “FYI…we film @BBCCasualty 4 months ahead. Connie will be with you all summer!”
Connie’s most recent storyline has seen the savvy clinical lead take a knock to her confidence following a vicious assault.
Last week, Connie confronted her attacker as it was revealed the widower of a cancer patient who she once treated a year ago blamed the clinical lead for her death.
However, although Connie now knows her attacker, she is still grappling with post traumatic stress disorder. Will Connie finally accept help as it takes its toll on her?
Casualty continues Saturday at 8.20pm on BBC One.