Casualty ‘s Duffy has been diagnosed with dementia, and she has been finding it harder to cope as she has slowly deteriorated.
The Casualty cast member had her first day volunteering in care home, and she was left looking after elderly Maisie after she had an accident.
As it hit Duffy that this could be her future, at the end of the episode, she asked husband Charlie to fight for her when she couldn’t fight for herself.
She also said how lucky she was to have him, and seemed to be appreciating everything he did for her.
However, Duffy’s brush with the elderly and vulnerable got viewers emotional as they worried for Duffy’s future.
One fan posted on social media: “Has Duffy even told her kids about her dementia status yet?”
Another added: “Proper sobbing at Duffy, Maisie and the doll.”
A third chipped in: “Casualty was so emotional tonight – I just hope they give Duffy the ending she deserves, when she dies from dementia it is going to be tragic.”
They added: “Also I find it always when people talk about how ‘lucky they are to have each other’ that something terrible happens – please keep Duffy around.”
Is Duffy going to die soon?
She was diagnosed with dementia earlier this year after realising herself she could be ill with the degenerative disease.
The storyline has follows Duffy’s struggles to come to terms with it as she tries to keep helping others while struggling herself.
Casualty continues next Saturday on BBC.