Abused and manipulated by her husband Joel, Ciara finds herself once again in need of hospital treatment. Connie and Robyn try to give her the space she needs to ask for help, but Dylan has his own way of dealing with the situation. He and Ciara make their escape from Joel, but can they get away that easily?
New student nurse Marty Kirkby (Shaheen Jafargholi) joins the staff of the ED, and he and the other newbie Jade Lovall (Gabriella Leon) dont get off to the best of starts with each other. And Louise is distracted by money worries and a difficult patient. Here are all the spoilers to look out for.
1. Ciara is in a very bad way. Joel is keeping up a pretence of being the caring, supportive husband, but his support includes keeping her drunk and its clear the relationship is toxic and abusive. When Dylan rings Ciara he overhears them having a massive fight and he has to intervene.
2. Louise is still having disputes with her landlord and when she goes to the cashpoint she finds her account is almost empty. Then she sees an elderly man being mugged and brings him into the ED.
3. New nurse Marty Kirkby breezes into the ED with a spring in his step and his phone always ready to capture the highlights of his day. Meanwhile, nurse Jade Lovall seems to be starting her ED career the same way that she left Obs & Gynae – by being work-shy and lazy. How are they both going to fit in to the hectic world of emergency medicine? And will they be friends or rivals?
4. The department is at full stretch when an acapella choir from Pontefract comes down with a vomiting bug.
5. Connie tries to get help for Ciara from an independent domestic violence expert. Can they keep Joel – and Dylan – away long enough to allow her to ask for help?
6. All still isnt well between Charlie and Duffy – shes keeping her health worries from him and hes still suspicious and has started answering her phone.
7. In a tense climax, Dylan tries to get Ciara away from the ED and away from Joel, but Joel isnt going to give up easily. The scene is set for a showdown that will leave you desperate to know what happens next.