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Casualty offers first look at special Jan and Gethin episode

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Casualty's first look at Jan and Gethin episodeBBC

Casualty spoilers follow.

This article contains discussion of assisted dying, which some readers may prefer to avoid.

Casualty has offered a first look at the special Jan and Gethin episode, which will see Jan Jenning accompany her ex-husband Gethin West to Switzerland as part of an ongoing storyline about assisted dying.

Fans of the soap will know that Gethin, who is suffering from motor neurone disease (MND), has been asking Jan to help him end his life for a while now.

The upcoming double episode, which will air this Saturday (September 16) on BBC One at 8.20pm, with another episode following at 9pm, will see Jan accompany Gethin to an assisted dying clinic in Switzerland.

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In the emotional episode Jan and Gethin arrive in Switzerland, where they are ready to go through with their plan. Wanting to make the most of the time they have left together, Jan plans a day trip for the pair, while ignoring messages from a worried Teddy.

After meeting with the doctor at the clinic, Gethin is reminded of his options and the doctor tells Gethin that lots of people choose palliative care as an alternative to assisted dying but Gethin tells the doctor he is certain about his decision.

Later that day, Gethin organises a picnic for him and Jan and, after returning to the hotel, the former couple lie on the bed coming to the realisation that, despite their differences, they can still make each other laugh.

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The next day, Gethin is once again asked if he really wants to go through with his plan. When Gethin agrees that it is what he wants, a distraught Jan stays with her ex-husband throughout.

Finally, Gethin is reminded one more time that he can leave and not go through with it - but what will he ultimately decide to do?

Casualty will air these scenes on Saturday, September 16 0n BBC One.

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Casualty has been working on Gethin's storyline with support from the MND Association, which focuses on improving access to care, research and campaigning for people affected by motor neurone disease.

The charity's helpline MND Connect (0808 802 6262) is available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, and 7pm to 10.30pm. Calls are free.

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