8 Casualty spoilers for next week's Christmas special

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Casualty spoilers follow.

It's the first part of Casualty's Christmas two-parter next week, and we'll be time-jumping from December 2006 to December 2020.

Casualty will be airing two special festive episodes, written by Barbara Machin, as a troubled face from the past returns for revenge, Charlie fears for his health and Iain finds himself in danger.

Here's a full collection of the eight biggest moments coming up:

1.Tess is back

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It's Christmas 2020 (and no, that's not a typo!) and a still grieving Charlie is preparing for the first one on his own without Duffy. He is thrown when Tess, played by Suzanne Packer, arrives, having picked up ED shifts over the Christmas period.

Despite their once-solid friendship, there is palpable tension between the pair and Tess continues to pick up on Charlie's awful mood throughout their shift together.

2. Charlie struggles to cope

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As Charlie's strange behaviour intensifies, it becomes increasingly evident that the COVID crisis is taking its toll on him.

When Dylan announces that they're running out of oxygen canisters, Charlie loses his temper and snaps at heavily pregnant HCA Rosie, who's panicking after hearing that her mum is looking for her.

3. It's 2006 (sort of)

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Yep, next week's episode is extra special (and confusing) as it will flashback to an episode that was broadcasted back in 2006.

That's because, unbeknown to Charlie, Rosie is the daughter of Laura Merriman, who brought Rosie into the ED fourteen years ago demanding treatment. She was revealed to be suffering from Factitious Disorder by Proxy (previously known as Munchausen's).

Desperate to ensure that her mum can't reach her, Rosie panics and reaches out to both Charlie and social worker Adi, but is brushed off.

4. Tess makes a worrying discovery about Charlie

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Back in real (ish) time, Tess uncovers the reason behind Charlie's distraction when she overhears a radiologist asking Charlie to attend a second brain scan.

Regardless, Tess is unconvinced that there's anything to worry about just yet, and attempts to reassure Charlie that his symptoms – headaches, nausea, blurred vision – could simply be due to stress or exhaustion. But as Charlie prepares for his scan, what will it reveal?

5. Rosie has a devastating accident

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Laura admits herself as a patient under a false name, and eventually tricks Rosie into meeting her in the bathroom.

Confronted with her childhood trauma once again, Rosie is devastated to realise that her mum hasn't changed at all, and still believes she did the right thing fourteen years ago.

When Laura mentions Rosie's unborn child and how they can be a happy family, Rosie is frantic. She makes another attempt to reach out to Charlie, but he's too distracted by his own personal problems and doesn't remember her.

The situation intensifies when Laura tracks Rosie down in the stairwell. They have a tense standoff and Rosie ends up falling over the bannisters…

6. New romance for Iain

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Before Iain returned to the ED in April, you're about to find out that Christmas romance blossomed between him and his HEMs partner Chrissie last year (fun fact: Chrissie is played by Michael Stevenson's real-life wife Lauren Crace aka Danielle Jones).

Unfortunately, their happiness is short-lived when they're called out to an RTC at a ravine, where a van has toppled over onto an unstable ledge that could give at any moment.

Determined to help, Iain ignores Chrissie's pleas to wait for backup, and abseils solo down to the van.

7. Iain puts himself in danger

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After reaching the van, Iain is alarmed to find Zamir inside, who appears to be afraid of the driver, Peterson.

Iain secures Zamir in the back of the van and begins to treat Peterson, who opens up about his life as the husband of a refugee.

However, when Zamir objects to Peterson claiming him and his mum are married, Peterson loses his temper and launches himself at the child. This causes the van to collapse through the ledge and tumble down the ravine, with Iain inside. Will he be okay?

8. Marty bonds with Adi

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Social worker Adi will be back next week, when he's called into the ED to find foster homes for abused children of a refugee with COVID.

After they work together on a case, Adi makes a lasting impression on Marty.

Casualty airs these scenes on Saturday, December 4 on BBC One.

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