In the surgical department of Holby City Hospital, surgeons Anton Meyer and Nick Jordan race against time to carry out a heart transplant operation, but first they have to make the difficult choice between two possible recipients, Alan Kenyon and Simon Harwood. Nurses Julie Fitzjohn and Jasmine Hopkins vie for the post of Deputy Ward Sister.
Nick Jordan is put to the test when he is the only cardio-thoracic surgeon available to perform an urgent operation. Jasmine Hopkins has to use all of her diplomatic skills to remake a good working relationship with Julie Fitzjohn. There is a tough new ward sister, Karen Newburn, for everyone to contend with; it appears she and Nick Jordan have a â€˜history'.
Kirstie Collins, who is helping Muriel McKendrick with the trial of a new drug, finds a severe adverse reaction from a patient, and wants to alert the drugs company, but McKendrick warns her against doing so. The staff of Darwin Ward, the cardiology ward, struggle to stop the spread of the life-threatening MRSA infection; suspicion about its origin falls on Nurse Julie Fitzjohn. There's gossip about Nick Jordan and Karen Newburn.
Kirstie Collins catches Nick Jordan in a compromising situation with Ellie Sharpe in a linen cupboard. Nicola Fallon, the girl in a coma, reaches crisis point, and her parents face an agonising decision.
Nick Jordan has to assist Anton Meyer on a heart operation on a new-born baby, but he expresses his reservations to him. Julie Fitzjohn helps a young mother with a heart-breaking dilemma. Meanwhile, the pressure is building on house officer Victoria Merrick, after she saves the life of a patient, Chris Woodhouse, and she resorts to taking drugs at work.
Nick Jordan helps a family to make a difficult decision, but he can't escape a clash with Karen Newburn over their troubled past, as well as an altercation with an ex-boyfriend of Ellie Sharpe's. Anton Meyer and Muriel McKendick are still clashing over the allocation of beds.
The treatment of a young woman, Christine, causes conflict between Anton Meyer and Muriel McKendrick. Nick Jordan is put in charge of a delicate heart operation by Meyer, and has to ask Kirstie Collins to assist, even though it means her missing an exam.
Sunny Sunderland enters a radio phone-in competition, winning a large sum of money - for charity. Victoria Merrick risks throwing away her medical career by continuing taking drugs. Muriel McKendrick finds the ideal recipient for her latest breakthrough in medical procedures - unfortunately, the patient is a former colleague, who passes on some revealing insights into McKenrick's past to Kirstie Collins, much to Collins's delight. Two visiting friends of a young patient, Darren Ingram, deliberately disturb his medical equipment, with near fatal results. When they steal some drugs, they are chased by Jasmine Hopkins, and they stab her in order to escape.
Jasmine Hopkins is operated on by Nick Jordan, but hovers between life and death; it's discovered she's in the early stages of pregnancy. Ray Sykes and Sunny Sunderland find out about cash-strapped Julie Fitzjohn's double life working in a night club. Karen Newburn reprimands her about it, and offers her Hopkins's post temporarily, which she accepts, giving up the other job.
Anton Meyer and Nick Jordan attempt a life-saving operation on board a jumbo jet in a desperate bid to save a pregnant woman's life. Jasmine Hopkins returns to work after her potentially fatal stab wounds.
Two homeless teenagers, deeply fond of each another, create emotional and professional problems for Victoria Merrick. Nick Jordan tries to persuade some of the more attractive members of staff to accompany him to Paris for a weekend.
Nick Jordan & Karen Newburn race to find a donor for a young girl cystic fibrosis patient who needs heart & lung transplant surgery. Meanwhile, the prospect of the Christmas party hangs heavy over Darwin ward.
Nick Jordan's skills are tested when he discovers he is operating on the wrong patient.
Mike Barratt arrives back in Holby City to run Keller Ward, a new general surgery ward. His team are thrown in at the deep end when they are forced to choose between saving the guilty or the innocent after a racist attack.
A mysterious man appears carrying a sick young woman and tries to persuade the sceptical staff to accompany him on a mercy mission.
When Anton Meyer's sister arrives needing a heart operation, he stands to inherit her money if things go awry, while facing the disapproval of her husband. Jasmine Hopkins is inundated with work on her first day as nurse practitioner.
Victoria Merrick discovers that the young woman involved in a car crash has been the victim of a date-rape drug.
A young man with Asperger's Syndrome needs an operation to cure a hole in his heart, but he keeps delaying. The staff try to gain a better understanding of him in order to convince him to have the surgery.
Suspicion is aroused on the ward when a prisoner is brought in under guard having swallowed drawing pins. The nature of his crime divides opinions and friendships between the staff.
Nick Jordan seems to have turned over a new leaf on his first day back on duty, but an argument with Karen leads to a terrible misjudgement that could ruin his career.
Tash Bandara and Kirstie Collins discover the secret behind a girl's mysterious severe stomach ache, and Kath Shaughnessy comes to the aid of the hospital chaplain, Bill Moorcroft, who is struggling with a loss of faith.
A secret love affair exposes a young man's embarrassing allergy, while Jasmine Hopkins deals with a case of mistaken identity that ends in tragedy.
Mike Barratt and his team are at crisis point when faced with a case of the deadly and contagious disease diphtheria when two Ukrainian sisters are admitted. Nick Jordan has to face his negligence hearing on the death of Janice Alexander, which gets off to a very shaky start. Karen decides that their marriage is finished.
When a breast-cancer patient is admitted to the ward, it causes Tash Bandara to worry about her own health. Meanwhile, Mike Barratt has arranged a 24-hour outdoor team-building course for six of the staff.
Mike Barratt leads his team on the team-building course, but he steps on an illegal animal trap and breaks his leg. The others must quickly improvise treatment out in the field, or Barratt could lose his leg, or even his life.
A serious road accident involving a motorbike cuts short the bus journey to work for Jasmine Hopkins & Julie Fitzjohn. Meanwhile, back at Holby City, new cardio-thoracic surgeon Alex Adams and new junior nurse Sandy Harper are immersed in a struggle to cope with the chaos caused by an infection scare.
Victoria Merrick is thrown into the deep end in pediatrics. Jasmine Hopkins's traumatic past helps her care for a patient who's convinced she has ovarian cancer.
When a well-known hospital fundraiser, John Wooldridge, demands a risky operation, Mike Barratt has to decide whether to refuse, or bow to management pressure.
The pressure is mounting for Julie as her trial period as ward sister comes to an end. Difficult patients, incompetent staff and domestic problems all contribute to making this a day from hell. Meanwhile, Steve is proved right when an apparently straightforward case turns out to be something far more sinister.
Sandy makes a play for Adams at the hospital party. Kirstie takes hospital rules into her own hands when she gives an elderly patient an unlicensed drug.
Keri befriends a teenage runaway with a guilty secret. Kirstie performs a dangerous emergency rescue. Victoria teaches a difficult patient a lesson.
Jasmine's involvement with a patient causes a stir on the ward. Mike has to make a difficult decision. Romance is in the air as Sandy plays Cupid.
Meyer faces his greatest challenge when his surgical career is threatened by illness. Is he capable of operating on eminent surgeon and former teacher Ian Richards? Julie is forced to reassess her priorities when her daughter, Rosie, is taken seriously ill.
With her daughter's life in jeopardy, Julie believes that only Meyer can save her. But is Meyer up to the challenge? Stan and Danny set about putting on a show for the children in Otter ward.
Tensions run high on Otter Ward when a major road traffic accident brings tragedy to one family as they face up to the death of their son, and joy to another as they are told that their daughter can have a long-awaited heart transplant. Meanwhile, Dr Taylor gets tough with Keri.
Janice Taylor finds herself at the centre of a legal battle when a teenage girl refuses life-saving treatment. Kath attempts to reconcile an estranged couple.
Tash faces a professional crisis when a patient fails to come round after an operation. Steve and Jasmine confront danger as they hunt for a missing boy. Dr Taylor clashes with an over-protective mother. Keri has to deal with an unexpected visitor to the ward.
Mike's day gets off to a bad start when a politician dies during a routine operation - and when a newspaper reporter gets hold of the story, things go from bad to worse. Alex solves a riddle with welcome consequences for a new mother.
Its a tricky night for the otter ward staff when a young nurse takes it apon herself to take part in a round of the ward with possible tragic concequences. Victoria manages the situation and gets her first ""well done "" from her boss Janice Talyor.
Janice Taylor becomes emotionally involved with a young patient when he demands more than medical help after his mother dies. Victoria Merrick jumps to conclusions when she treats a young teenage girl with amnesia and bruising.
An ex-alcoholic is admitted with a bleeding oesophagus: his wife suspects that he's been drinking again, but is it fair to jump to conclusions? Meanwhile, the staff of Darwin Ward celebrate too hard in advance of Liam Evans's wedding, which does not go according to plan.
Tash Bandara faces difficult personal and professional decisions when her estranged father pays her a visit and is diagnosed with a serious illness. Meanwhile, Liam Evans helps melt the ice between two dancing partners whose feelings for each other are more than just work-related.
Danny Shaughnessy faces a career crisis when he reveals more than he intends to a 15-year-old patient, and Keri McGrath finds herself embroiled in a mother/daughter conflict. Meanwhile, young love on the ward encourages Victoria to reconsider a romantic proposition.
Alex Adams's professionalism is under the spotlight when he becomes irate with a young heart-transplant patient who forces him to confront his past. Dr Anil Bannerjee's competence is questioned when a patient claims to have been awake under general anesthetic during an operation.
When Julie Fitzjohn adopts the role of mediator in an effort to reconcile a dying man with his estranged son, she is soon forced to reflect on her own situation.
The arrival of a childless couple on Keller Ward forces Kath Shaughnessy to face up to changes in her relationship with her son, Danny.
An allegation of professional misconduct pushes Steve Waring to the brink, and his relationship with Jasmine Hopkins is tested when he calls on her for help.
Anton Meyer's absence leaves laid-back Professor Alan Fletcher in charge.
Victoria Merrick is traumatised by the death of a patient.
Victoria Merrick has a tough time when a teenager steals her wallet, and Janice Taylor gives her a dressing down.
Two cases of severe assault are admitted, to different wards, and Steve Waring makes a connection. Meanwhile, the pediatric ward battling short-staffed with the threat of a meningitis outbreak, Victoria Merrick goes missing, as her non-relationship with Guy Morton reaches crisis point.
Alex Adams faces Samantha Kennedy's jealousy and the hostility of colleagues in the aftermath of the shocking news. Martin Bradford proposes to Julie Fitzjohn.
Alex Adams and Guy Morton are forced into uneasy proximity. Jasmine Hopkins has stern words of advice for Julie Fitzjohn when she does not appear to be herself. Miranda Locke is readmitted, with self-harm wounds, and the police take an increasing interest in her. Sandy Harper picks up a mistake by Samantha Kennedy, and suggests the probable cause of a patient's severe symptoms, and eventually gets Julie's commendation. Martin Bradford asks Julie to go to Brighton with him, as he is to get a good new job there, but she is so confused she decides to break things off with him.
It's the day of Julie Fitzjohn & Martin Bradford's wedding, and there's a series of surprises in store for her, including overhearing only part of a conversation of Sandy Harper's saying why she's glad she's leaving. Miranda Locke admits to the police that she knows more than she has been admitting, and agrees to do an identity parade. Emma Waring is admitted to the hospital after a road accident, and it turns out the underlying cause is more serious, which creates a tug of loyalties for Steve, over his feelings for her and for Jasmine Hopkins; then his son sees him and Jasmine kissing.
Mike Barratt considers a transfer to a hospital in New Zealand, to get away from the frustrations of the constraints on his work at Holby. New ward sister Chrissie Williams arrives, and gets off on the wrong foot by being rude to Jasmine Hopkins. One of Stan Ashleigh's schemes accidentally causes a widespread power cut in the hospital, interrupting operations, and trapping Anton Meyer in a service lift with James Campbell, who is becoming increasingly distraught over the death of his daughter, for which he holds the hospital staff responsible, despite Meyer's assurances and the conclusions of the in-house investigation. Victoria Merrick's murderer is identified.
Anton Meyer is seriously injured in a road-rage incident and is brought to Holby for an emergency operation. Mike Barratt's replacement Ric Griffin arrives. Alex Adams plays detective when he realises that the wife of an apparent road injury victim admitted at the same time is driving around in Meyer's car.
Anton Meyer proves not to be the ideal patient and his recovery suffers a minor setback. Alex Adams and Alistair Taylor have a clash of personalities. Keri McGrath finds herself in a compromising position with Liam Evans after Sandy Harper's 20th birthday party.
Keri McGrath is traumitised after her evening with Liam. A father learns of his daughters condition following the removal of a blockage from her airways. An obese patient refuses an appendectomy. Janice Taylor has another session of IVF.
Janice Taylor holds a dinner party to welcome Anton Meyer back to work, his first case badk is a heart transplant patient who has been poorly treated by the system. Janice discovers she is now pregnant to to the latest round of IVF. Alex Adams is jealous when he finds Samantha Kenedy and Ric Griffin together. Word begins to spread about Keri McGrath and Liam Evans.
Keri McGrath's rape is investigated by a tribunal. Darwin Ward is troubled by a manic depressive heart patient. Marjica Ovcar has to bring Luka back for an emergency treatment, even though she cannot pay for the treatment she has already.
Janice Taylor endangers her unborn baby, and Tash Bandara's attempts to save a patients life are met with hostility.
Janice Taylor wants to proceed with another round of IVF treatment immediately, but Alistair is not so sure. Chrissie Williams offers him a shoulder to cry on over a drink, but it leads to somewhat more. Samantha Kennedy gets badly involved with an anorexic heart patient and her over-protective mother. Janice has to tell Danny Shaughnessy not to take too much pity on a struggling single mother, but he is also becoming increasingly involved with Marija's attempt to evade the authorities.
Danny Shaughnessy goes ahead with his wedding to Marija Ovcar, despite his mother Kath being sure it's a big mistake. Sandy Harper wangles herself the role of bridesmaid. Meanwhile, a young patient of Keri McGrath's is discovered to have had a recurrence of her cancer, while her parents argue because of their different views on religion. A woman comes into Darwin Ward with apparent appendicitis, that under surgery is found to be an infection caused by a swab left behind after a previous operation.
Owen Davis confronts Alistair Taylor about his growing relationship with Chrissie Williams, but he claims nothing is going on. A young woman is brought in suffering from advanced liver disease. A woman prisoner is also on the ward, who, when she is fully diagnosed, wants to do something that Ric Griffin is sure will give the medical ethics board a tough decision.
Tragedy strikes when Steve Waring leaves his son to look after his sick mother. On Darwin Ward, a blind man regains his sight after a relatively minor procedure on his lungs, and a cantankerous young homeless man causes problems for Simon Shaughnessy on his first day at work at Holby City, assisting Stan Ashleigh. A heart patient whose son appears not to want the burden of caring for him prompts a spat between Alex Adams & Samantha Kennedy, leading them to explore their personal experiences of caring for their fathers.
Chrissie Williams wakes up with Alistair Taylor in the Taylors' bed. Steve Waring's son is increasingly upset over his mother's death, and skips school to binge drink at home, causing Steve to have a stressful time sorting him out. On the wards, a young man is admitted with acute pancreatitis, but Tash Bandara's sympathy is more limited than the man's father's. A long-distance lorry-driver patient with a heart problem is visited by two women who each think that she is his wife. Marija has to have it pointed out to her than Danny actually fancies her.
Just before Christmas on Keller Ward, David Thomas, a young rugby player is brought in having sustained a bad leg fracture. Sandy Harper takes a fancy to him and stays late to decorate his bedside with extra tinsel. He dies during the night from complications from an unsuspected head injury. Chrissie Williams has to tell Alistair Taylor repeatedly that their affair is over. Janice Taylor finds out that she is pregnant again, but finds Chrissie's badge under the marital bed and sees husband Alistair behaving suspiciously with Chrissie. She confronts him, but he denies it sufficiently convincingly.
On New Year's Eve, Sophie, an ex-girlfriend of Alex Adams, arrives at Holby City, bringing with her a daughter he was completely unaware of. A strong-willed 77-year old, Annie Hackett, coerces Ric Griffin into doing an operation to remove part of her colon, against his advice. Simon Shaughnessy gets very drunk while still on duty, and has to be escorted off the premises by his family. Kath Shaughnessy's suspicions about Chrissie Williams and Alistair Taylor are as good as confirmed. Alex arranges to spend the evening with Samantha Kennedy, and she surreptitiously plies him with more drinks than he was wanting. He leaves temporarily to finish discussions with Sophie, but is then pressured into attending a road traffic accident. While driving back to rejoin Samantha, a child runs out in front of his car too late for him to avoid. He is then given a routine breathalyser on the spot.
Jamie, the child that Alex Adams knocked down, is starting to recover in Otter Ward when he suddenly worsens, needing an urgent operation, but dies in theatre. Blood tests confirm the positive breathalyser, and Alex is charged with drink-driving. Samantha Kennedy becomes increasingly remorseful that she was the one at fault, but still can't bring herself to confess to him or anyone. Dr Gupta's wife gives birth by Caesarian to their fourth child, and first son, in the Holby maternity unit, but almost at the cost of her life. Alistair Taylor prepares to leave his wife for Chrissie Williams, though she continues to consistently reject him. He and Owen Davis end up brawling in the car park, after Owen intervenes to stop Alistair hassling Chrissie. Janice sees them, and finally realises what has been happening.
Ric's Daughter shows up at Holby to ask for money and makes a date with Liam in the meantime, however he promptly cancells on her when he finds out whose daughter she is.
Marija has to make the desicion of going away with her first husband, Goran, or staying with Danny. Sam Kennedy confesses to Chrissie that she got Alex drunk and after seeing his mother's black eye, Danny beats up his father in the car park.
As Owen Davis discovers that his ex-wife is taking his daughter away to live in Sydney, Danny tries to persuade his mother to leave his father.
As Lisa breaks up with Mubbs, Alex prepare for his trial.
As Alex goes to court, Sam still hasn't told him that she was responsible.
Samantha Kennedy vows that she's off men for ever. A young woman with learning difficulties, Chloe Edwards, is in the maternity ward for complications with her pregnancy, and her mother is concerned. Stan Ashleigh's wife collapses in the hospital car park while delivering him to work, and she is admitted to one of the wards for tests and treatment.
Ben invites his parents to dinner with the intention of telling them that he is a homosexual.
Ric Griffin's day goes from bad to worse when Samantha accidentally bumps into his car in the car park and his daughter shows up again asking for more money. He says no and makes her get a job as Owen's new PA.
When Tash's girlfriend shows up at work for a coffee, Tash puts her hand in her bag and gets pricked by a needle. Tash fears for her life and future when she learns that her girlfriend has HIV and Tash might have contracted it. Kath gets into another arguament with Simon which leads to him abusing her worse than ever before and her being admitted to Holby and in need of an operation on her spleen.
As Danny and Father Michael try to set up a new flat for Kath, Steve trys to start a relationship with Lisa but changes his mind.
Tash Bandara finaly gets her HIV results and she is negative.
Philippa Calcutt, a woman with an advanced intestinal cancer, is visited by both a friend from church and her sister, who fears the friend is having an undue influence on her. On the children's ward is an 8-month-pregnant 15-year-old girl with an overbearing mother and a young boyfriend, Dean Flynn - Steve Waring's attempts at advice don't help smooth things for any of them. Samantha Kennedy holds a joint 30th birthday and flat-warming party, even summoning up the courage to invite Alex Adams, who declines. He in fact meets up with Jess Griffin, not knowing who she is, and awkwardly ends up at the party anyway. There, Steve gets into a brawl with an old school-friend Craig Campbell, resulting in a serious injury, and the calling of an ambulance and the police, who search Ric Griffin and find his considerable stash.
The morning after the party, Ric Griffin is released from police custody, and, after an unofficial reprimand from Anton Meyer, reconsiders his application for a lucrative administrative job at the nearby Hadlington private hospital. Janice Taylor is suffering from dizziness, which Owen Davis deduces is anemia, but also the stress of the impending divorce. Teenager Oliver Gordon is in for a check after a fall at home, when Steve Waring finds a lump in his neck. It is an anxious time for his mother, until Ric can do a biopsy. American cardiac surgeon Alan Fletcher returns, with his wife, who is in the final stages of rejecting her transplanted heart. They beg Anton Meyer to use an experimental artificial heart pump to save her life.
A case of the Norwak virus is discovered on Darwin Ward, but Ric Griffin decides to try to stay open and contain the outbreak. At the flat, Liam is disturbed by noise from next door, and going round to complain, finds an unconscious, bleeding woman in the open doorway. A man with a bat ties Liam up, but he is released when the woman comes round. In tackling the man to prevent him harming his son, Liam is badly injured in a fall.
Liam comes round from his operation, and is in pain. It is then discovered he is suffering from Peritonitis and was rished back into theatre. He then finds that he is paralysed from the waist down.
As Liam finds it hard to accept that he will never walk again, Sandy tries to comfort him.
A decision must be made whether a young woman or a boy with down syndrome will recieve a heart that has become available.
Liam returns to find his life turned upside down. A young mother learns that her unborn child is terminally ill and must decide whether to abort the pregnancy. Alex is thrown by the news that Jess is pregnant with his child.
Kath meets up with Fr Michael and makes it clear that she regrets their moment of passion. Devastated, he attempts to take his own life. Meanwhile, Alex pleads with Jess to think about the future and their baby.
Jess gives Alex several opportunities to talk her out of the termination, but he accepts none of them, and Jess goes ahead with the procedure. Meanwhile, her father Ric is busy trying to organise his birthday drinks, oblivious to his daughter's predicament.
Owen has to decide whether the time is right to move back in with Laura, while he struggles to support a prisoner who could be separated from her newly born baby. An old flame of Liam's returns, and he finds himself questioning whether he has a future at Holby General.
Owen Davis is tempted by Chrissie Williams's advances, and the two are soon brought together by a woman forced to re-evaluate her relationship because of deteriorating health. Keri McGrath's past comes back to haunt her when her man-eating mother turns up. Holby City gets sexy when the eligible men are auctioned off for charity.
Mubbs puts a baby's life at risk and endangers his career. The reappearance of an old girlfriend forces Tash to re-evaluate her priorities.
Mary Harrow, a successful novelist who needs two operations, tests the loyalties of Darwin Ward's junior doctors to their senior colleagues. Sam Kennedy's subsequent need to prove her feelings for Ric Griffin to him culminates in an unusual request. Mubbs Hussain gives Keri McGrath the date she won at the auction, but when they get back home, her mother Pam arrives and Mubbs feels awkward in the light of what they had been doing earlier. Parents Kelvin & Marcia Lyme have their desire to adopt a child tested when he is diagnosed with sickle-cell anemia. Owen Davis visits Chrissie Williams at home to tell her he's getting back with his wife, but then proceeds to jeopardise it.
Registrar Diane Lloyd, an old girlfriend of Ric Griffin's, joins the team on Keller Ward, where preparations are nearing completion for Sam Kennedy's wedding to Ric. Owen Davis is getting more involved with Chrissy Williams. Alex Adams takes up the invitation to join the poorly-attended stag night, and Diane suggests moving to the casino next door, where Ric wagers the £20 000 cheque that Sam is giving him to clear his debts. A young man, Gary Sullivan, is admitted to Keller with abdominal pains, which Ric finds is advanced cancer, and is put in a moral dilemma when the patient asks him to disguise the fact that it predates his taking out a large life insurance policy in favor of his fiancÃ©e. Maternity deals with a young mother-to-be who is diagnosed with herpes, and the consequences for her relationship with the father.
Sam Kennedy & Ric Griffin's wedding day dawns, and the final preparations are in hand. But Alex Adams is in a quandary about whether to tell Sam what Ric has done with her money, and what his true feelings for her are. Ric can't summon up the courage to tell Sam, and is beginning to have doubts about the wedding. Sam realises that she wants Alex to rescue her from her situation, but nevertheless goes to the Register Office. Gary Sullivan is found to be in a much worse condition that thought, and he has to find the courage to tell his fiancÃ©e the truth, while she has something to tell him; they decide to get married on the ward.
Alistair Taylor is back at Holby on another temporary assignment, and proposes divorce to Janice who is nearing the end of her pregnancy. On the day after the events of the wedding day, Sam Kennedy confronts Alex Adams about their relationship. Keri McGrath makes a shocking discovery when she walks in on a meeting between her mother and Mubbs Hussein. A woman is brought in after collapsing in the street from a heart condition; her husband, who hasn't seen her for a year, is very keen to see her, and even more so when Alex lets slip that she has recently had a baby. A road traffic accident brings in an injured woman, Liv Woods, and her daughter, Natalie, who is pronounced brain dead; her husband is already there having brought in their other daughter who needs a kidney transplant. Janice has to persuade them to let Natalie be a transplant donor.
Owen Davis's day goes from bad to worse. Sandy Harper is less than pleased when Danny Shaughnessy asks Lisa Fox to move into their flat.
A dying child needs a risky operation in order to survive. However, Sam does not have faith in Meyer's ability to carry out the procedure as he performed it before a little girl died. She voices her concerns to the child's parents who then discharge their son from the hospital. The boy returns in a critical condition. Meanwhile, Janice is thrown into turmoil when her unborn baby is in danger. And Chrissie is forced to care for Owen's runaway child.
The child did not survive the operation and the parents hold Sam responsible as she influenced their decision. Meyer suspends Sam for breaking his trust however Sam does not feel she is to blame and resigns. Before leaving she vows to expose Meyer as she believes his methods are flawed and have caused too many deaths. Meanwhile, Janice and her baby's lives hang in the balance after a traumatic birth. Owen is shocked to discover that his daughter is admitted with severe burns due to Chrissie's babysitting.
As a result of Sam's threat, Meyer's abilities as a surgeon are under investigation by a new heart consultant Tom Campbell-Gore. Adams also begins to question Meyer's judgement.
Chrissie persuades Owen to have a house-warming party and Owen invites her to live with him. The investigation by Tom Campbell-Gore draws to a conclusion. Meyer is exonerated but the conditions are to constrictive for him. He believes that the hospital is more interested in politics rather than giving patients every chance of survival. Meyer decides to leave Holby to work in America developing artificial hearts. He invites Adams to go with him and he accepts. Now that Meyer has left of his own free will this leaves Tom Campbell-Gore able to take Meyer's old position.
Tom Campbell-Gore's first day as consultant on Darwin does not exactly go according to plan as he clashes with Ric Griffin over patient confidentiality. Lisa Fox hosts a family lunch with unexpected consequences. Meanwhile, Danny Shaughnessy and Diane Lloyd find it hard to keep their relationship professional.
The atmosphere between lovers Chrissie and Owen becomes tense, and Owen immerses himself in the case of a pregnant schizophrenic who is reluctant to take medical advice. Ric finds himself in hot water after performing drastic surgery on a budding teenage sportsman in an effort to save his life.
Tempers flare at a staff football match, and Ed Keating's past returns to haunt him. Kath accuses Danny of neglecting his studies to spend time with Diane. Terry Fox struggles to break some devastating news to Lisa.
Steve finds himself under pressure on the new AAU ward when a school trip ends in disaster. Jess gets more than she bargained for during her first day as a student nurse. Diane gets cold feet when Danny asks if he can move in.
Terry Fox continues to ask Kath for a date unil she finaly agrees and Lisa still hasn't been told the real reason why her father is a patient.
Kath's divorce is put in jeopardy when her husband storms into Holby. Primed for food fights and armed with a pink bicycle, Owen is apprehensive about Katie's tenth birthday party, and is relying on Chrissie to be there for them both.
Lisa assists with a home birth in the country, giving her an opportunity to enjoy her new car. However there are problems and Lisa has no choice but to take the woman to Holby. She is Carjacked, and has to perform the birth at the side of the road. Danny and Diane's relationship falters, and a blast from Mubbs's past turns up at the hospital - with disastrous consequences.
Tom has to lay down the law after Ed tries to ensure that a young patient gets a new heart. Danny and Diane's relationship is put to the test when they have to treat a suspicious abuse victim. Ben tries to protect a pregnant runaway with disastorus results.
Jess witnesses a car-jacking while jogging to work and she runs over to help the victim. She kicks one of the perpetrators and they run off. Jess then brings the victim to Holby where Robbie Waring also is admitted with injuries. Danny embarrasses Diane at the party which he persuades her to bring him to where Chrissie becomes the center of attention.
As Tom and Ric both compete for the post of Clinical Director, Toms drg addict brother shows up in need of a heart operation. Diane feels guilty about how she treated him at the party and she goes to his flat to aplogise, only to find him in bed with Lisa.
When Danny, Lisa and Sandy host a Bon Fire night party at their flat, it soon turns to tragedy when a drunk Sandy accidentally sets fire to the flat. Ben has to be admitted to the hospital because of smoke inhalation.
Lisa is furious when she discovers that she can't claim insurance because Sandy hasn't been paying the premium.
Terry Fox takes Kath Shaughnessy into work, his daughter Lisa Fox is less than pleased when she sees them kissing eachother goodbye. Danny Shaughnessy is very shocked and disturbed when he realises that Sandy Harper is reporting for the day shift, she had just worked all night as an agency nurse, so as she can earn the money to repay her former flatmates Lisa and Danny. Chrissie Williams shares his concerns when Sandy is making several minor errors. Tom Campbell-Gore's unofficial patient, Johnjo Kinsell, returns, he was left at A&E. His condition worsens and he is brought up for immediate surgery performed by Ric Griffin. Griffin, and Diane Lloyd are deeply puzzled that someone appears to have already operated on the patient using amateur equipment. He is in a very serious condition, and when Sandy makes another Mistake in her care of him, he has to be rushed back into theatre for another operation, in which he dies. Campbell-Gore then has to explain the death to colleagues, the police
Mubbs Hussein is in trouble after a night out on the town when he seduced a drunk lady, Gina Wilson. The next day she appears at the hospital as a patient in for a hysterectomy, but she begins to have second thoughtsa about the operation. A woman, Parmita Ashar, brings her husband into Holby after he suffers a heart attack, but it is found that she has been Hurt in a rape attack. When Mira, her daughter, arrives, the truth starts show, thanks to help from Chrissie Williams. Owen Davis lays on a big surprise for Chrissie, but she is more interested in Ed Keating.
Kath Shaughnessy and Terry Fox's plans to have a Christmas are wrecked by terrible news. When he starts suffering severe abdominal pains Kath takes him to see Ric Griffin at Holby. Ric takes him to have surgery, only to find that cancer has spread throughout Terry's Body. Lisa Fox eventually finds out the real situation with her father, and vents her feelings towards Kath Shaughnessy to her face. Following Owen Davis's proposal, Chrissie Williams is torn between him and Ed Keating, at least until when a patient, Fran Turner, tells her about her marrige breakdown... and how stupid it was. . Sandy Harper's admirer, Sean Hunt, sends her a big bouquet of flowers, and ends up lending her the money to repay Danny Shaughnessy and Lisa. In Maternity, a case of eclampsia in a woman pregnant by donor insemination leads Lisa into an awkward situation with the husband. Helen Frost, the wife of a major hospital benefactor, is admitted, and when Ric suspects she may be HIV-positive, her husband bec
Terry Fox proposes to Kath Shaughnessy, But changes his mind once Ric Griffin tells him he has terminal cancer. Marty Campbell-Gore comes back to Holby, which leads to a revelation for Tom, his brother. Bob Butler is admitted to Darwin Ward for a leg artery by-pass operation, but things turn out even worse than he and his wife feared. In Maternity, Mary Jenkins has triplets by Caesarian, but a serious problem with one of them is discovered soon after birth. A teenager who is sick of her mothers drug-dabbling antics, wants to be put into care after her mother is admitted with a dangerous reaction to an ecstacy tablet, which was supplied by Tom Campbell-Gore's dodgy brother Marty.
Chrissie Williams and Kath Shaughnessy show their engagement rings to the other staff. Kath is busy trying to arrange the wedding for as soon as possible. An old flame of Tom Campbell-Gore arrives with er husband who needs a major heart operation. Dispite Tom's best efforts and two sessions of surgery he does not survive. Kath is torn because her catholic faith will not allow a second marriage and is upset because the new and very strict chaplain Father Sankar will not bless the marriage. Mubbs Hussein runs the staff chrismas raffle, the top prize of £250 is won by Sandy Harper, a bottle of whiskey is won by Tom Campbell-Gore, who is an alcoholic. Sandy realizes that her new boyfriend Sean who's intentions over his Grandmother Minnie are financial, and he is not the wonderful person she thought he was.
Tom Campbell-Gore's parents turn up at Holby, and his father is pushed into watching one of his sons operations. A pair of lungs become availible but can only go to one of two brothers, the sickest of which is given the chance, he however will not accept, and passes the opportunity to his brother. This is all due to the brother's father liking the younger and (slightly) healthier brother. The changover takes too long and the organs are taken to another hospital. In a fit of rage Tom damages the theatre and blames his problems on his father. Terry Fox and Kath Shaughnessy have to get married in hospital as Terry is too ill To go to the Registry Office. Ric Griffin also has to tell terry that he only has weeks to live.
Holby is getting ready to See in the New Year, But Tom Campbell-Gore has returned to drink. When Ed Keating cathces him drinking before an operation, he stops Tom from operating. Kath and Terry Fox go to Terry's beach house, where Terry asks Kath to end His life, she does eventually and reluctantly accept. Danny Shaughnessy and Lisa Fox are caught in a clinch and Midnight and Chrissie Williams decides to keep her baby.
At her Boyfriend Seans party, Sandy Harper is drugged and raped by Seans friend, Sean gave her the drug in a drink for part-payment to his friend. Lisa Fox and Kath Fox are starting to cope with Terry's death. Lisa doesn't cope well dealing with a couple and their Caesarian-born daughter, who has a potentaly serious condition. Tom Campbell-Gore was selected to perform some pioneering surgery on a heart patient using a new robotic system for Heart transplants. But the strain of having another of his patients die prior to the operation, and having to do the operation while being watched by a group of seinior medics, is too much to handle, and he turns to the vodka (again). Ed Keating finds Tom drunk and covers-up for Tom again, but later Ed gives Tom an ultimatum. The operation is a success and the party of medics leave happily.
Tom continues his drinking habits despite Ed's pleas. Tom is later called into theatre for an emergancy operation where he collapses from severe intestinal bleeding. When Ric discovers how bad the condition of Tom's liver is, Tom's life and career are in Ric's hands. Meanwhile, Owen desperately tries to find a best man for his wedding and ask Ed.
On the night of Chrissie's bachelorette party and Owen's Bachelor party, Sandy is left in charge of the ward and Lisa becomes more suspicious about her Fathers death and calls the police.
On the day of Owen and Chrissies wedding, Chrissie asmits her true feelings to Ed and Owens daughter is aginst the wedding. At the hospital, Kath gets worried when the police ask her questions about Terry's death and they decide that they need to exhume his body.
As the police exhume Terry's body, Lisa has doubts as to whether she made th right desicion. The police start to interview Kath and charge her with Terry's murder.
In a very Intense episode Kath Fox is standing in court on a reduced charge of Assisted Suicide of her husband Terry. Ben Saunders attends a home birth on behalf of Lisa Fox, as a hospital birth has complications. Ben's home birth takes a dangerous turn, and he has to give birth to the baby in the back of an ambulance, This allows Ben to qualify as a registered Midwife. At the Hospital There are a number of power cuts and Mubbs Hussein looses a mother in theatre due to severe bleeding. Tony Vincent spends much of the episode looking for his boyfriend (Ben Saunders) and manages to get cover at work so he can join him later for celebration Drink. However Ben meets up with Greg Townsend, the paramedic from the ambulance and they go off together for a bit. Tony arrives after this has finished so it appears Ben is off the hook.
Sean Hunt comes to Holby to get money from Sandy but when she can't givr it to him, he starts stealing it from patients in the hospital.
Alex's first day back proves to be stressful and Sandy continues to steal from the patients under the command of Sean Hunt.
Sean Hunt continues to force Sandy to steal money for him from the hospital.
It's relationship chaos for the staff at Holby this week. Owen discovers the truth about Chrissie; Mubbs and Jess's secret's out; and Tony wakes up to the reality about his relationship with Ben. In theatre, Ric and Diane try to save Tony's kidney but it's unsalvageable. He's placed on dialysis until a suitable donor is found. Meanwhile, Ben blames himself and feels helpless. To make matters worse, John turns up declaring his undying love but Ben's not interested. Ben confides in Danny about what really happenedâ€”Danny warns him if Tony decides to press charges, he could be arrested for GBH, or manslaughter if he dies. Ben realises the serious implications and takes action: moments later, he tells Diane his decision to donate his kidney and she does a blood test. Is Ben trying to save his own skin? Tony finally wakes up, and is devastated to learn the seriousness of his condition. Ben tells him he's going to donate his kidney and apologises, but Tony's bitter and confused. After another
Secrets and lies abound in Holby City this week. Tension mounts between Owen and Mubbs in theatreâ€”Owen's bitter and confused about Mubbs' recent accusation and takes his frustration out on him. Mubbs further arouses his suspicions when he tries to backtrack out of the revelation and seems nervous. Throughout the course of the day, Owen becomes more paranoid when he sees Chrissie and Ed talking. Sean blackmails Sandy and she resorts to stealing from the locker room but Danny catches her in the act. She explains the situation and Danny tells her she's probably been caught on camera. He sneakily manages to hide the evidence before Chrissie gets her hands on it. Jess, meanwhile, is enjoying giving Ric a guilt trip about her cheap and pokey accommodation. Ric decides it's time to face up to his responsibilities as a parent. When an old colleague offers him the chance to go private and earn more money, he accepts, despite his principles.
Chrissie's homeless, Owen's still fuming and Ben's got some bad news for Tony. Chrissie's been off work for days, and she's alarmed when she returns to find all her worldly belongings in her office. Ed's shocked to learn she's homeless and offers a bed at his but she flatly refuses. Things are less than rosy for Sandy, too. When Sean turns up blackmailing her again, she resorts to desperate measures and steals from a deceased patient. Danny catches her in the act again and tells her enough is enough and lures Sean into a trap. When he's confronted by Danny he scampers off like a coward. Tom pays a visit to the hospital therapist as part of his AA programme. When he fails to admit he has a problem, he's brought down a peg by the therapist and is forced to face up to the reality of his alcoholism. After Lisa's given an ultimatum by Owen to leave maternity, she goes for an interview at AAU. Jess isn't too happy with the prospect of working with her!
Tom's finding his sessions with Dr Forbes extremely therapeuticâ€”he fancies her but he's careful not to disclose too much about his turbulent past. When he plucks up the courage to ask her out, he's interrupted by a phone call. Jess, meanwhile, is determined to sort out everyone's love lives as well as her own. When she sees Diane flirting with Alex, she concocts a plan to wean her off him by fixing her up with Steve. Steve fancies Diane but it looks like both Diane and Jess fancy Alex. Alex's shakes have returned: when Diane catches him taking relaxants, he nervously dismisses he has a problem, further arousing her suspicions. Tension mounts between Alex and Ed again when Alex tells him he's needs to sort out his attitude if he's to continue working with him.
Kaths trial for the assistance of Terry's suicide begins and everyone is surprised when she is charged with murder.
Kath's trial continues with unflattering revelations about the pasts of her and her son. Chrissie gives her a good character reference and she is let off on all charges.
After the crash, Ben and Steve are trapped in a car severly injured. When the medics get to the scene, Ric realises that Steves leg is too damaged to save and they can't get to Ben because Steve is in the way. So Ric deides that Steve needs an amputation. When they get Steve out they can get to Ben but when they get Ben out, they discover that he is too badly injured to save and he dies.
While Kath starts her first day back after the trial, Lisa's Plans to go to Ben's funeral are thwarted.
Lisa's first day working in AAU proves to be difficult and Chrissie can no longer stand living with her mother.
Things get serious for Chrissie and Owen when the pregnancy runs into complications and a new midwife, Rosie Sattar starts her first day of work. Meanwhile, Danny returns from Australia.
Diane discovers that she is carrying the late Steve Waring's baby and requests for an immediate termination.
Alex refuses to take treatment for his tremor until he is persuade to by Diane who is back on her first day after her termination.
On the day of the funeral of Chrissies baby, she asks Tricia to do the planning but asks her and Owen not to come, but they do.
The New health care assisstant Nic Yorke starts on his first day and gets a lot of attention from the female nurses but the only one that really catches his eye is Sandy Harper.
Proffessor Zubin Khan joins the Holby Team.
As Chrisie attends her daughters funeral, Elizabeth Woods is admitted to Holby where the attraction between her and Zubin grows.
A new nurse Kelly Yorke starts work in Keller and Elizabeth Woods is admitted after a suppossed mugging. Her husband tries to convince her to say that Zubin raped her. When she does, Tom suspends him.
While Tom juggles Anita and Diane, Alex has to decide if he should have Charles Merricks operation. Kath gets suspicious when she notices that Elizabeth Wood's Husband won't leave her side and Zubin manages to persuade her to tell the truth.
Charles Merrick operates on Alex Adas and Diane comes along for support. Meanwhile, Sammi Sattar is in for a sperm test to see why they aren't able to conceive.
Tricia is assigned to be Owens PA but she annoys Rosie and Tom tries dating both Diane and Anita and he tries to persuade Anita to turn down the job at Columbia University.
Tom stands up Diane to do something romantic for Anita and Ric's son Leo is admitted with pneumonia and is discovered to have traces of heroin in his blood.
Alex Adams feels more deppressed about his Parkinsons when he attends his father's funeral and meets his estranged family.
Alex Adams returns to Holby and Ric is told unoficially that he is going to get the job of Clinical Director. Meanwhile Owen finalises his divorce papers with a bit of encouragement from Tricia.
As Ric is appointed the new Clinical Director, Mubbs' parebts set him up on a blind date.
Tricia applies to be Ric's PA in order to put some distance between her and Owen. Ric and Zubin become increasingly nervous when it is discovered that the recent enexplained death of Sarah Palmer wasn't due to a faulty morphine pump.
The health inspectors' report is far from positive, so Helen decides to question the nurses over who is responsible for the gross negligence. Kelly brings up her displeasure with the situation during her interview and ends up blaming Kathâ€”who then suffers the brunt of Helen's bullying tactics as she takes her turn in the hot seat. Elsewhere, Rosie attempts to play Cupid for Mubbs, but things go from bad to worse when he invites his date to a lap-dancing club.
Mubbs was out to impress Rubinda who was on a placement shadowing Rosie. He showed off during an operation and put himself at risk of an HIV infection. Meanwhile, Owen asked Tricia to go on holiday and she accepted. Ric thought Kath's resignation was a mistake and reinstated her. However, when Sarah Palmer's father threatened to go to the papers, Ric backtracked and suggested Kath take some unused holiday. Jess was frozen to the spot when a reporter announced that Sandy had won £150,000 on the lottery. Sandy left Jess, Ric and Kelly large sums of cash and generously paid off Lisa's mortgage.Just as Nic decided to tell Sandy he loved her, he heard she'd dropped everything to be with Danny. Later, the staff gathered for drinks to wish their absent friend well in her new life in Australia and toasted ""the one and only Sandy.""
In a neat cossover, the wards of Holby City are bulging with patients from the train crash featured in Casualty's epic season-opener. So, back is Jason, the bitter widowed father of a newborn baby, and we now meet his mother-in-LAW (Anita Dobson). Peter Bowles guests as an old school surgeon whose competance is called into question by Zubin. And Eva Pope playes a professional escort who, it turns out, has Zubin as a client.
Griffin struggles to cope when Keller comes under the spotlight for its recent suspicious deaths. Owen's plan to keep his relationship with Tricia secret is endangered when holiday snaps fall into the wrong hands.
It is Jess's 21st birthday, and Ric is worried he cannot afford to buy her a decent present. But when the cause of the recent Kellar deaths is discovered, Ric is left reeling. Meanwhile, Owen and Chrissie have a good time together.
As DI Jane Archer investigates the recent deaths on Keller, Ric gambles away a small fortune to try and repair his relationship with his daughter. A patient is brought in who needs a gall-bladder operation desperately which has to be done at the Hadlington but her husband hasn't told her that they can't afford it.
As the police invstigations into the suspicious deaths continues, Stan Ashleigh is admitted to Holby with heart problems. In theatre Ric Griffin and Diane Lloyd ignore his requested DNR.
Chrissie finaly finds out about the relatioship between Owen and her mother and after a fight between the two, they both get suspended. As the police investigations continue a forensic psychologist is brought in to interrogate the murder suspects.
Ric is served with a reposession notice as he gambles away more od his money and Nic Yorke is still being held at the police station for the murder of two.
As Jess and Kelly go to visit Nic at the police station, Ric tries to hide his gambling debts and the fact that his home has been repossessed.
Having lost his home, Ric Griffin has been sleeping in his office.
When the police realise that Nic couldn't have been the murderer, he is released. Meanwhile, Rosies daughter is admitted to AAU after overdosing on her mother's iron tablets.
Jess finds out that her father has been sleeping in his office and she insists that he stays with her. Ric defends Kath from the board who want to suspend her and she is arrested.
Kelly wants Nic to run away with her, she finaly tells him the truth.
Nic and Kelly's mother is admitted with severe stab wounds and Nic thinks Kelly is responsible. Kelly promises that she will hand herself in to the police but later she trie to kill her mother again. Kath interrupts her and she chases her through the hospital until they are in a room alone together and Kelly stabs Kath.
Zubin Khan finds Kath bleeding to death in a room and Nic's mother finaly confesses to him.
There's a dramatic start to the festive season in Holby following the gas explosion, which has left siblings Nic and Kelly fighting for their lives. The pair are rushed into hospital, where Jess keeps a vigil by Nic's bedside, while Kelly is rushed into theatreâ€”and for Ric, who knows his colleague is a deranged murderess, this proves a real test of his professionalism, as he resists the temptation to just let her die. On a lighter note, Tom hosts the Holby Christmas bash, where an inebriated Tricia makes a complete spectacle of herself, while ladies' man Mubbs surprisingly opts to give the party a miss and do a spot of babysitting for Rosie instead.
As Nic's condition worsens, he asks to see his sister before she is moved to a secure hospital. When he deteriorates he must be taken to theatre but cannot be saved.
Chrissie and Mubbs wake up together after their one night stand and Ed Keating finds out that his father will be released in a few weeks.
Ric performs a very high risk operation on a cancer patient and Diane thinks that it is for money. She decides to tell Tom about it and Ric is left feeling betrayed by her. Ric later reveals to Zubin that he took on the risk for kicks.
After gambling with the life if a patient, Zubin asks Ric to see a psychyatrist. Jess considers not going to Nic Yorke's funeral.
At Nic's funeral Jess is the only person from the hospital to be there. Nic's mother and a depressed Kelly are also there. Jess visits Kelly after the funeral but it doesn't go very well. When she returns, she receives the news that Kelly hanged herself and she is dead.
After a bad day for Tricia and Kath, Tricia invites Diane and Kath to the bar to get drunk. In maternity a young pregnant woman wants to give her baby for adoption immediately despite the fathers opinion.
Tom and Ed are caught in a dilemma over a transplant, whilst Rosie fears that her relationship with Mubbs has alienated her children. A quirky but handsome new arrival brightens Kath's day.
A shock admission to Darwin finds Chrissie struggling to keep a secret from Ed, and Ric has some surprising news for Jess.
George's condition pushes Ed and Tom's professional relationship to the brink. And Rick and Diane get close over a case.
The custody battle draws near for Rosie. Ed could face Tom's wrath once more. Alarm bells ring for Diane as she talks to a young girl and her father.
Mubbs discovers where he really stands with Rosie. Ed throws out the rule book for his dad. And Diane is working with her new flame.
Keller's new nurse spells trouble for Diane and Owen finds his hands full with her best mate. Jess finds it hard to resist a patient.
Ric does not approve of his daughter's new boyfriend Robert Pullman and Kath and Chrissie compete for the job of Clinical Matron. Ric discovers a rare cancer in Jack Fenton which he thinks he must have contracted from work.
Kath has doubts about taking up her new job and decides to do something different. She has a leaving party at the bar where she tells Lisa about how her father died. Meanwhile, Rosie breaks up with Mubbs and Jess Breaks up with Robert Pullman.
Tom and Ed treat young woman with a strangely high blood pressure and heart problem and Robert Pullman is readmitted with a bicycle accident injury but Ric doesn't belive him.
When Mubbs considers leaving his job, Rosie tells him that she loves him. Tom performs an operation on a high risk patient against Zubins wishes and a woman has a miscarriage which Mubbs discovers is because of her condition.
Diane Lloyd goes to an army hospital to advise on surgical techniques during a live-fire exercise. While she is there a soldier is shot and she must save him. A pregnant woman with a weak heart is in to give birth against Owens advice.
As Ric attends his bankruptcy court hearing, Jess goes home after a stressful day and reluctantly lets Robert Pullman accompany her. Things get violent when he admits that he stole her keys and delibrately caused his girlfriends death. He gets pushed through a window which causes him severe bleeding and he is taken to Holby where Ric operates on him unaware of the situation. Meanwhile in maternity, Mubbs and Owen treat a pregnant woman with syphilis.
The new, almost arrogant registrar, Will Curtis arrives on his first day and he doesn't go un-noticed.
After he tries to get a transplant patient to the top of the list Ed is suspended. Sammi is admitted to AAU with a bleeding ulcer and Rosie goes to see him after Mubbs proposes to her. Cherise Patterson's pregnancy becomes complicated when she shows symptoms related to cancer and she goes into labour during Mubbs' investigations.
At Ed's suspension hearing, Chrissie refuses to cover for him and Tom, Ric and Zubin try to separate conjoined twins. When problems arise, Tom tries to get the permission of the parents to continue but when he fails to he continues anyway which results in him having to resign. Meanwhile, Lisa is offered the position of Ward Sister on Keller.
On the first anniversary of the death of Chrissie's baby, Mubbs tells her that Owen was the father and Lisa Fox starts her first day in charge of Keller ward with her hands full.
The new cardiothoracic consultant Connie Beauchamp arrives and is greated by the not very welcoming attitude of Will who is not very happy that he now has a female boss. And after a day of flirting with Ric, she sleeps with him in his office after which she reveals to him that she is the new Medical Director, making her his boss.
Diane's pregnant sister is brought in to Holby after being in a car crash. As she deteriorates, her and her unborn baby's life are hanging in the balance.
Rosie gets some good news but Mubbs does not seem as enthusiastic about it. Meanwhile, Diane's sister's condition worsens and her baby must be delivered by cesarean. After the baby has been delivered, Joanna dies.
Diane struggles on her first day back after her sister's death. Will's bedside manner needs improving, and Connie digs around in his past.
Ric is shocked when he sees Connie working her magic with Zubin and even more so after seeing her flirting with Mubbs. Meanwhile, Lisa tries to convince Mickie and Donna to stop being so irresponsible.
Mickie and Donna wake up in bed together after their night of passion but it is later discovered that it meant more to Mickie. Meanwhile, Zubin is upset when he finds out that Connie wants operate on a woman who happens to be the wife of an important trust member.
Diane's babysitter calls in sick and Diane is forced to take the baby in to work with her which doesn't go down well with Connie who tells her that she must choose between a child and her career. Rosie and Mubbs make up and Donna and Mickie become friends again.
Connie organizes an evening of cricket for the men in order to build their abilities to work in a team, but they abandon that plan and decide to play some drinking games instead. Meanwhile, a plastic surgeon is treating a patient on the ward and Lisa is forced to evict Donna when she fails to pay the rent.
As Zubin starts making plans for the hospital, Donna confides her problems in Chrissie who is very upset after being set up with Carlos by Tricia. Meanwhile, Diane discovers that Jack's father wants custody of his son.
Zubin and Ric give a lecture at Holby City University which is attended by Ric's son, Leo and his pregnant girlfriend who happens to be a drug addict. She goes into premature labor and the baby must be delivered by cesarean section.
Connie observes Will for the day after receiving numerous complaints from patients about his attitude. The situation is made worse when a patient makes a complaint to the board.
Will's disciplinary hearing puts his career in question but will Connie come to save him? Tricia and Carlos' relationship progresses.
Jess confides in Donna that she has a crush on an older man but Donna is soon telling everyone. Mubbs is not supportive of Mickie's dream to go to medical school and Owen asks Diane to move in with him.
At Ric's 50th birthday party, both personal and professional relationships are tested. Chrissie's attempts to stop Owen's relationship with Diane backfire and Connie proves that she will go to any lengths to prove a point.
a doctor on the wards has tested himself for an STD, Jess instantly worries its Sean as she is having sypmtons herself. when Sean tells Jess he clear Jess goes to maternity to get herself checked out but Mickie delivers some shocking news - Jess is pregnant.
Jess Griffin goes to maternity for her first scan after Mickie and Donna put some doubt into her mind about Sean being the father. down in maternity, Mickie drops a bombshell - Jess is nine weeks along. nine weeks ago Jess was in Paris with Zubin.
Crossover with Casualty; for part 1, see S19E17: Casualty@Holby City (1) Jim fights to help Rosie and the baby to safety. The drug addict leaves Bex for dead but she is rescued and manages to survive. While as the remaining victims of the explosion try to escape, Jim gives up his own life so Rosie can escape the hospital alive.
Chrissie's father mark decides to leave the hospital after he discovers that neither Tricia or Chrissie want him to stay. But later Tricia has a change of heart and decides to tell him he can stay after all, but can't speak for his daughter Chrissie.
Jess notices she's bleeding slightly and is taken to Maternity. she is later rushed in to surgery where she has a reaction to a drug. will she and the baby be ok? Jodie tells Mickie why she doesn't like Will. she later drives to him him causing a lot of scaffolding to fall on to him.
Will was left impaled on a pole and trapped underneath the scaffolding after Jodie crashed into him. Another man, Dermot was impaled by the same pole trapped under Will. Casualty's Comfort arrived at the scene. Meanwhile, Jodie ran off and eventually caught up with Mickie. She lied and said she lost consciousness and her foot slipped. Later, Mickie discovered she'd been deceived and shopped her to the cops. Jess was still recovering from her operation and was surprised when Sean asked her to marry him. Zubin told Jess he wanted to take care of her but Jess wasn't convinved. The fire-fighters moved Will and Dermot together and they were taken to Darwin. Connie fought to save Will and took him off bypass to see if he could sustain himself. Suddenly his condition detoriated and he died.
It is the day of Will's memorial service but, as Connie gives a reading, Will's wife, Susan, tells her to shut up and tell the truth. Susan claims that Connie made Will's life a misery by bullying and harassing him. Later, Holby Chief Executive, Peter, informs Connie that Susan is making an official complaint about her bullying to the board. Peter suggests that Connie resigns quietlyâ€¦ Owen and Diane are back from their honeymoon. Chrissie tells Owen that Diane should know about her husband's infidelity. Later, Owen sees Diane and Chrissie speaking and wonders if Chrissie will tell Diane about their night of passion. Sean talks to Jess about wedding plans, but she says she wants to take things slowly. Sean decides to ask for Ric's blessing. When he receives it, an overjoyed Sean tells Jess the news. He takes out a ring and proposes, but they are interrupted by a patient. Later, Sean pesters Jess for an answer and warns her that he will not wait around for ever.
Jess and Zubin talk and Sean realises she does not love him, so they decide to end their relationship and call off the wedding. Meanwhile, Chrissie persuades Connie to consider Mark for a permanent position, and she says she will interview him that afternoon. Mark says he will go but he later changes his mind and tells Connie he does not want the job. Connie is furious and berates Chrissie. Chrissie storms into the bar where Lisa and Mark are drinking and tells Mark she wants nothing more to do with him. Dominic Fryer starts work as the new teaching consultant but Diane is shocked to see him. One of his students, Emma, turns up, and they argue and she attacks him. Dominic collapses and discovers he has a hernia, so Ric agrees to operate on him later. Diane questions Emma on her relationship with Dominic. She asks if he forced himself on Emma and reveals he did the same to her. Dominic says he wants to be awake during his operation. During the procedure, Dominic and Diane start to argue
Parts three and four of a two-hour "Casualty@Holby City" special aired in four parts over consecutive weeknights. For parts one and two, see Casualty S20E09.
Part two of a Casualty@Holby City crossover. For part one, see Casualty S20E17.
The hospital holds an emergency drill to see how the staff would cope with a terrorist attack, but tensions within the team prove a barrier to them working well together. Lord Byrne puts Joseph under pressure, prompting the young surgeon to overdose on the drugs he has been taking to control his obsessive compulsive disorder.
Tricia learns her operation has been postponed but is shocked to find out how far Mark will go to get her back on the list. Elliot is forced to confront his grief when James turns up at the hospital wanting answers about Gina's death, and Lola tries to juggle the demands of work with interviews to find a nanny for Leanne. Meanwhile, tension mounts between Ric and Abra over the illegal pig's kidney scheme.
Abra attempts to steal some HIV drugs for a patient and he begins to flirt with Kyla. Joseph returns to work after his overdose and works with Elliot who is grateful for the distraction from Gina's death.
Jac impresses Lord Byrne but alienates Joseph while he is at it. But Jac then tries to charm him when she realises she needs him. Abra's kidney transplant patient returns to Holby.
Mark and Tricia's anticipation of their honeymoon is ruined when a furious Chrissie discovers her mother's cancer has returned and demands to know why she wasn't told. Sam gets emotionally involved in the case of a teenage girl with hepatitis C whose parents seem to know little about her medical history, and Matt struggles to fight his growing attraction to patient Nikki
Mark and Chrissie keep a vigil at Tricia's bedside but Diane has bad news for them. Sam attempts to find the truth about Jade when he finds her medical notes are wrong. Lola almost catches Matt with Nikki and he panics.
Enigmatic new consultant Dan Clifford turns up at the hospital and examines the kidney transplant case, while a worried Abra covers his tracks. Elliot is forced to finally confront his demons over Gina's death and Connie reveals she is pregnant to a stunned Sam.
Abra is trying to cover his tracks over the kidney transplant, but Dan makes a discovery which jeopardizes Abra's career even more. Dan suspects that Jac wound up his ex. Connie reveals the father of the baby, shocking Sam while Mark drowns his sorrows.
Dean questions Matt's decision over his relationship with Nikki, giving Matt cold feet. Elliot keeps his feelings over Gina's death to himself. Leanne's father Steve arrives asking for Lola to hand his daughter back, but Lola isn't sure he is telling the truth about giving up drugs.
Mark and Donna end up in danger as they attempt to rescue James. Louise has shocking news for Clifford. Kyla finds herself missing Abra.
Clifford finally has to make the decision of choosing between the two different women in his life. Jac is determined to use whatever method is necessary to gain promotion.
Jac finds out about a job position that is on offer. Elliot catches his son going through his wallet. When Sam leaves Grace with Maddy things dont go to plan.
A patient dies whilst Kyla is drunk on duty. Elliot discovers that Mark really is dependent on cocaine and he threatens to tell Chrissie the truth.
Kyla's problems continue and a nun offers her help. Chrissie declares war on Stuart.
Elliot is in surgery performing a transplant on a music producer. Michael Spence arrives from America to start work at the hospital with a mysterious past he would like to keep hidden. Maria finds her first day as a fully trained nurse a difficult one.
Sam is depressed after finding out what is wrong with himself but he ends up getting some fresh hope. Mark is determined not to use anymore cocaine. Jac is shocked when Michael informs her he knows about her past.
Chrissie is shocked to learn Mark's secret and when Doug and Stuart become involved things turn nasty. Jac decides it is time she took matters into her own hands after an encounter with Michael.
It is the day of James' court hearing and somebody surprises Elliot. Stuart unsuccessfully tries to get back into Chrissie's good books. Maria continues to suffer from a lack of confidence.
Everyone feels the stress as they try to deal with the shootings that happened in reception.
Eliot walks out of the hospital wishing he had never been born after everything that has happened in his life. Then me meets a stranger and who takes him on a magical journey who shows him what a good man he is.
Connie returns to work to find the hospital in chaos following the recent attack and she is determined to restore peace and harmony again.
When Connie is insensitive she starts to loose respect amongst her colleagues. As her injured colleagues return to work she is forced to work hard to regain their respect and save her position on the ward.
Linden Cullen starts work at the hospital and a patient who was abducted 40 years ago is admitted. Despite having chemotherapy Sam is determined to prove that he can still do the job. Ric is furious when he finds out that Michael has struck up an agreement with Jayne to open a new private ward.
After his comatose brother Harry is brought into the hospital for emergency surgery, Joseph finds it hard to cope. Sam operates on a patient with possible Gulf War Syndrome much to Connie's concern.
Chrissie discovers Sam's lost patients' notes in Stuart's locker. Faye talks to Joseph about how her second husband's death effected her.
Stuart gets drunk and then attempts to win back Chrissie's heart but things don't go to plan. Joseph attempts to save his brother's life which Lady Byrne sees.
Stuart thinks he has managed to hide the truth from everyone but Connie becomes suspicious about him. Ric finds himself having money problems.
When Joseph returns to work he learns that Jac might be getting a job on his ward. Kyla finds the going tough without Stuart.
Fay attempts to keep Jospeh in the dark about what is going on. Jac puts her career in danger.
Connie clashes with Elliot at work. Mark is concerned about Linden. Maria tries to sort out her relationship with Sam.
Connie finds life tough as her daughter battles for her life. Donna steps up her efferts to get closer to Michael.
Sam blames Connie for what has happened to their daughter. When somebody from Faye's past shows up Joseph isn't happy. Linden shocks everyone when he reveals something about his past.
Jac clashes with with Robert and Lucy. Maria stands up to Connie. Joseph ponders making changes to keep Faye interested in him.
Maddy is distracted after Clifford calls her and she ends up annoying Linden by making a mistake during surgery. When Donna attempts to get closer to Michael things dont go to plan. Faye isn't happy when Joseph is nice to Jac.
Chrissie hears some bad news about her scar. Maria finds out that Sam's feelings aren't exactly what she thought they where.
When Faye goes to the police station Joseph is suspicious. Donna attempts to seduce Michael.
Jac tries to prove to her colleagues that she can be trusted. When Donna gossips about him, Michael becomes paranoid.
Lady Byrne finds her first day in charge of the foundation tough. Mark feels that Linden is taking advantage of him.
When an old friend shows up it causes problems for Ric. The staff compete to be the face of the Byrne foundation.
Linden is thrust under the spotlight by Jayne. Abra continues to try and cause problems for Ric. Elliot tries attempt to try and solve a funding problem.
Faye beleives that she might be pregnant and Joseph ponders whether she is the woman he really wants to be with. After Daisha is assaulted by her landlord she ends up finding herself having to deal with his mystery injury.
Kyla learns that Abra is back from Africa and has to face some of her demons. Faye has to make some tough decisions about her relationship with Joseph.
Ric is worried by Abra. Maria finds herself in a difficult situation. Kyla is reunited with her son.
Michael managed to revive Max and Connie tells Kyla that he needs surgery. But a decision about surgery can only be agreed when Max's foster parents Lindsey and Andrew arrive. Kyla found out that Lindsey had been out drinking and told Max's social worker that Lindsey was an alcoholic and tried to persuade him to let her have Max back. But Roger wouldn't believe her and insisted Max was better off in his new home. Meanwhile, Michael suspected Abra was a liability after he struggled during an operation. After another operation when pear-shaped and with some persuasion from Ric, Michael agreed to cover for Abra. Meanwhile, Elliot bottled out of a coffee date with Lady Byrne but later apologised and agreed to take her out for a coffee.
Hewson demands the money Faye owes him outside the hospital. Jac has an accident whilst out on her motor bike. Max wants to stay with Kyla.
The Byrne Foundation is launched by Lady Byrne and Elliot. Elliot has doubts about continuing their relationship though. Jac's life remains in danger and Joseph is upset when Fay disappears.
Linden and Joseph decide to try and find out where Faye has gone. They find themselves in Cape Town where some secrets from her past are revealed.
Linden is upset after his wife's grave is vanalised. Michael is out played by Connie and Elliot. Jac tries to win back Joseph's trust.
After a patient dies, Linden finds himself being blamed. Ric's career is in danger by his continued concern over Abra.
Linden helps a mother with conjoined twins even though he is suspended. The team arrange an engagement party for Joseph and Faye. Maddy starts to think that Jamie could be involved in Liam Harris' death.
When Ric goes after the Director of Surgery job he is forced to choose between friendship and ambition. Connie is also determined to get the job. Maddy tries to get Sam to help her prove Linden's innocence.
Abra spirals more out of control. When Maddy tries to help Linden it doesn't do any good. Lola and Faye clash whilst at work.
Abra's problems continue and Kyla end up forcing him to reveal the truth about what happened whilst he was away. Ric finds help from an unlikely source in his quest for the Director of Surgery job.
Linden is determined to help the Korean couple no matter what. Faye has doubts about a future with Joseph. Mark learns that Daisha is expecting a baby and must decide where his loyalties are.
Michael asks an old friend to help the Tan family. Daisha makes a decision about the baby. Ric receives some bad news.
Ric is offered the Director of Surgery job just before he attends his son's funeral. Jac attempts to mess up Faye and Joseph wedding plans.
Jac discovers a big secret whilst looking for dirt on Faye. Jayne finds herself in serious trouble when she has to face the board. Connie might be the only person able to save the day.
The conjoined twins' separation is put into doubt following a surprise discovery. Ric has to make a difficult decision. Maria has an email relationship.
There is a crisi involving the twins. Maddy has to ru the run the AAU without Linden. Daisha has a bad day when she is let down by the father of her child.
The surgery to separate the twins gets under way. Maddy offers Kyla some advise. Linden and Jayne come up with a plan.
The surgery to try and seperate the twins continues. Kyla's love life doesn't go as she was hoping.
Lola starts her new job and runs into an old friend. Ric finds out more about the life his deceased son was living.
Connie gets an unwelcome shock when she discovers John's true identity. Meanwhile, it is Chrissie's first day back, but can she forget the past and move on? And when Faye watches Joseph with a pregnant Daisha, she starts to wonder if he will ever be happy without his own child.
Connie is in turmoil because of her relationship with John, but will she stop seeing him? And, after complications with the venue, Joseph wants to bring the date of his and Faye's wedding forward. What's making Faye hesitate?
Michael's eye is caught by Jac at work. Joseph finds home life tough with Faye but finds it just as tough at work with Daisha.
Joseph tries to deliver Daisha's baby whilst they are stuck in the lift together. Michael has his wife replaced from the surgery team he is working with but her replacement Jamie puts a patent's life in danger.
Things go from bad to worse for Ric during the opening of the newly refurbished Keller Ward when the electricity goes down and a party guest needs treatment. Meanwhile, Faye extracts the truth from Joseph about his desire to have children, and Rachel starts her first day at Holby, finding new friends in Maria and Sam. Elsewhere, anaesthetist Jamie suffers an accident.
Ric learns a drug-addicted patient was his late son Leo's partner. As Sam gets to know Kieron, he comes to realise what sacrifices his son is prepared to make for their relationship. It is Kyla's last day and Max has a surprise in store for her, while Linden begins to lose faith after spending the night at Callie's bedside. Daisha makes a big decision about baby Joe.
Ric's mind is on Michelle and the grandson he never knew he had as he attempts a risky operation on Callie. A meeting with prospective adoptive parents leaves Daisha even more confused about her baby's future, and Maria learns the truth about Sam's relationship with Kieron. Donna sets to work single-handedly saving Christmas when the staff party is cancelled by hospital management.
Struggling to deal with her feelings for both Sam and Kieron, Maria consults a clairvoyant. She is shown visions of her life in the past, present and future, which help her come to a decision. With only Faye offering her any assistance, Donna is missing the nurse's company as she prepares for the Christmas party and begins to doubt their friendship. Sam's bond with his newly discovered son is threatened by his awareness of Kieron's relationship with Maria, but with everything out in the open, the surgeon realises where his priorities lie
Ric agrees to help Michelle stay off drugs when she arrives at the hospital to inform him of social services threats to take his grandson away from her. Donna helps Maria look for a lost patient and allows her friend to take the credit when they find him unconscious. She uses her skills from theatre to keep him alive, but it is Maria who gets the credit. Linden is delighted when Callie finally wakes from her coma and tries to protect her from the truth about the accident and the police, who want to speak to her about drink driving.
Mark calls the police when Daisha goes missing, but as they focus inquiries on him, he begins to fear the worst. Faye tells Joseph their relationship is finished, but Elliot tries to intervene. Michael is still discovering how working with Annalese will affect his personal and professional lives, and Linden realises he has become too involved with Callie and her problems.
After Joseph lets Faye down over the baby's christening he tries to convince her that he can be reliable. Tom, an ex druggie friend of Ric's son, joins the team as a medical student. Mark tries to help Daisha.
Joseph worries that Jac may be pregnant when she complains of feeling sick. Ric battles to save the lives of a security guard and the drug addict who stabbed her while at the same time trying to placate the victim's fiance and the Press. After confessing to his priest about his feelings for an engaged woman, Linden learns Callie knows the truth about the night of the accident
Connie hijacks Ric's attempts to gain the public relations initiative after the murder of the security guard, by planning to perform a high profile operation. Maddy saves the day when the excesses of the night before put Tom under stress, and the opening of the new creche fails to solve Daisha's problems with Joe, so Rachel offers to take care of the infant to allow her a night off.
Ric's initiative for zero tolerance of patients who refuse to help themselves or abuse hospital staff makes it clear to Connie he has no intention of quitting as director of surgery. Joseph continues to be distracted by fears that Jac is pregnant, Maddy suffers after her night out with Tom, and Maria makes use of Sam's car but is upset by the realisation he has no plans to return from America.
Annalese suspects Michael is being unfaithful and rummages through his belongings, hunting for evidence. Ric refuses to treat an obese man as part of his zero tolerance policy, but promises Connie he does not intend to stay long as director of surgery. Daisha's friends throw her a surprise birthday party, and Joseph continues to struggle with his guilt over his night with Jac.
Joseph plots to get Jac permanently out of his life after Faye voices her suspicions that the registrar is pregnant. When Ric admits he has not resigned, Connie is determined to undermine his campaign and suggests one of his patients has surgery instead of following her rival's healthy eating plan, while Daisha feels guilty for failing to notice that Joe has developed an infection
Joseph dreads Jac's impending announcement, certain she is going to reveal details of their night together. Frankie's father confronts Connie when he discovers he has to pay for his son's operation, and Chrissie returns to work as an agency nurse on the private ward. Mark and Rachel worry about Daisha when she fails to arrive for her shift and neither she nor Joe is anywhere to be found.
Michael receives a shock when a nurse he once had an affair with begins working on his private ward. Meanwhile, Linden is forced to put his own feelings to one side as he helps Faye with the emotional fallout of her break-up with Joseph, and Elliot's prodigal daughter Martha returns from Las Vegas with some surprising news. Hari Dhillon, Paul Bradley and Duncan Pow star.
Jayne and Connie test Ric's Zero Tolerance policy when they attempt to get him to treat an overweight VIP patient. Annalese has suspicions about Donna's relationship with Michael.
When the ward is hit by a chemical contamination Jac and Joseph find themselves stuck in theatre mid-operation. They end up talking about how they feel when they are worried that they will not get out alive. Connie wonders what is going on when Annalese disappears from a major operation.
ie is not happy when Michael refuses to back her against Ric. Connie finds out about Annalese's mistake in the Hewitt operation. Martha's attempts to help Elliot and Ben get closer dont go as planned.
Following a patient's death, Michael and Ric attempt to get Annalese to fight to save her job. Elliot risks his job to help his dog.
Tom makes a confession to Ric before leaving. Joseph discovers his sister's secret.
Maddy's career in in danger because of her association with Tom. Daisha has to make an important decision about the baby's future. Connie lets Michael know just how much trouble Annalese is in.
Michael attempts to save his marriage. Chrissie catches Mark out.
Maddy's twin sister Hannah shows up in the AAU needing her help. Donna tries to cheer Michael up. Elliott tries to find out what is wrong with Ben.
Chrissie makes Daisha realise that Mark really loves her. Maddy proves to Ric how good she really is. Connie tries to forget the fact that it is her birthday
Maddy is determined that nothing will stop her getting the promotion that she wants. Maria manages to gain some self-confidence.
Jac takes over an operation from Joseph in an attempt to forget about his upcoming marriage but she soon finds herself out of her depth. Martha is given some bad news.
Faye decides to be honest about everything as her wedding approaches. Faye's parents show up at the wedding unexpectedly. Jac has to run the AAU and takes her frustrations out on everyone working there.
Martha's views on marriage upset Elliott. Faye has to deal with what happened on her wedding day.
Linden finds it hard to forget about Faye. Penny tries to assert herself on the ward as she attempts to compete against her brother. Elliot isn't in the moos to celebrate his birthday.
When Connie tries to warn John about Jayne's suspicions she gets a nasty surprise. When Michael reverts to his old habits Donna is worried. Elliot is worried when somebody from his past shows up.
Michael tries to save both his daughter and his marriage. Jayne finally discovers that her husband has been cheating on her. Elliot is given the opportunity to make up for past mistakes.
Oliver and Daisha clash after he as he lands her in trouble with a patient. Donna finds her father is a patient on the ward.
Donna decides to hide her father's scans until she can get a second opinion. Chrissie finds it hard to keep the way she feels towards Oliver a secret. Penny attempts to impress Connie and Jac on the ward.
Elliot's worst fears are realised at the press conference for his new procedure. When communications break down with Joseph, Faye is left feeling shaken. Ric wonders if he has made the right decision about Donna's father.
As Donna attempts to keep Derek's spirits up on the day of his operation she ends up telling him some home truths. To try and impress the Chairman, Connie tries to distance herself from Jac but ends up realising that Jac is invaluable to her. Oliver tries to prove to everyone that he can be responsible.
Elliot has second thoughts about the pioneering heart operation and Joseph is forced to step in. At the last moment though Elliott realises that he should perform the operation. Donna is forced to say a sad farewell to her father when the decision is made to turn off his life support machine. Chrissie receives an e-mail that Oliver meant to send to Penny.
Lucy is allowed to go home following the success of Elliot and Tara's operation. Tara's contract is extends by Jayne and they work together on a case. After Elliot tells her the truth about his wife's death, Tara considers her future at the hospital. Mark thinks that Chrissie is too old for Oliver. Connie is determined to become the new director of surgery. When she ignores Ric's instructions and operates on a patient he ends up dying of complications caused by the surgery.
Ric finds it hard to contain the press attention and has to decide if he want to be Director of Surgery or just a doctor. Joseph's paranoia about Faye continues.
Connie wants the director of surgery job and is surprised when Jayne uses the affair with John against her. Jayne is able to persuade the board to give the job to Michael before resigning and leaving the hospital. Maria lets Donna down on her return to work. Maria ends up being hit by a car outside the hospital. Joseph finds out that Faye called Linden on the day of the wedding.
Following Maria's accident, Ric tries to save her life. Ric isn't happy when he finds out that Michael is the new director of surgery but they are forced to work together to help Maria.
Chrissie celebrates her birthday and Oliver invites her out for a drink. Chrissie finds out that she is pregnant and decides to have dinner with her father instead of going out with Oliver. A fracture is discovered in Maria's spine. When Maria wakes up she has no feeling in the lower part of her body.
Michael is not happy when Connie undermines him. Connie is given the green light for her robotic surgery project. Donna tries to lift Maria's spirits and tries to get her to make friends with another patient on the ward.
Faye attempts to win over Joseph but when Archie becomes sick and is admitted to the hospital she finds her priorities changing. Linden is confronted by Joseph about the kiss he shared with Faye on their wedding day. Elliot manages to save Archie's life. Maria learns that she could be paralysed for life and that her only chance is an operation which could cost her everything.
When Mark see Oliver flirting with Daisha he is not happy. Oliver learns that Chrissie is going to have his baby but she ends up miscarrying the baby. Ric and Henry Miller operate on Maria. Penny is given the chance by Connie to impress her but she ends up getting side tracked by Elliot.
Maria is determined to stay positive about her future. Connie attempts to impress Vanessa Lytton, the new CEO on her first day at work but she finds it hard to deal with a crisis on the ward. Mark tries to find a new man for Chrissie to date and she thinks he should get a date too.
Faye finds it hard to cope after Archie's condition gets worse. Lauren the nurse who is looking after him makes a big mistake when she administers his medication. Vanessa is introduced to the team by Michael and he lays out his plans for the future. Mark wonders if the wards need a matron but he is soon won over. Judith begins to wonder if Mark is needed though.
Vanessa suspects foul play after Archie suddenly dies. Connie, Ric and Faye are dismissed from the hospital so that there can be a full police inquiry. Mark is able to get Chantelle to confess to Maddy's murder.
Donna finds herself having to deal with Derek's meagre effects and sets off on a trip that ends with her having to confront some serious responsibilities. Joseph is determined to get to the bottom of Faye's suspension and he ends up confronting Lauren. Judith ends up realising that Mark is really needed at the hospital after he saves the day.
Elliot finds it hard to run the ward without Connie. Penny discovers that he is suffering with angina. Vanessa appoints a new locum registrar. Joseph, Faye and Faye's mother attend Archie's funeral. Judith is given bad news about her divorce settlement. Maria returns to work.
Linden's daughter, Holly, comes back into his life after her grandparents learn that she plans to leave college and move out. Jac manages to earn Oliver's respect. Penny decides to avoid Thandie and act on Elliot's advise.
Joseph leaves Thandie and Elliot to look after the ward as he attempts to get his hands on Archie's notes. Chrissie clashes with Judith after finding out that put Mark's job under threat. Oliver realises that he has to accept help something.
Penny's plan to impress Elliot doesn't go the way she hoped. Oliver spots something crucial that Jac has missed when he works on a case with her.
Joseph is determined to prove to both Vanessa and the police that potassium killed Archie. Elliot finds himself loosing confidence in Joseph. When Judith tries to improve the relationship between herself and Chrissie she ends up making thinks worse.
After Joseph accuses Lauren of being responsible for Archie's death he is accused of bullying of her by Vanessa and is threatened with a suspension. After he tells his theory that Archie died after being given potassium, it soon becomes clear that Lauren could be responsible after all. Vanessa manages to disappoint Michael.
Mark offers Judith his support after her teenage son is admitted to the hospital with alcohol poisoning. Elliot accuses Penny of being too close to Scott. Maria attempts to impress Daisha.
Linden and Holly makes plans for Christmas at home together. Their plans are ruined though when Linden's past memories come back to haunt him after Holly gives him a present. Linden tries to deal with not being able to have saved his wife's life. Before shes leaves for the Philippines, Dais ha gets cosy with Oliver. Chrissie announces that she is expecting a baby.
The police arrest Faye for the murder of her son, Archie. Joseph still suspects Lauren of making a mistake over his medication; Thandie realises Joseph is right, and risks her own reputation to get Lauren to confess. Oliver is amazed when Jac lets him help on an exciting operation, saving a patient's life. They are both so hyped-up on adrenaline post-op that they get it on in the locker room together, missing the New Year's Eve party - all photographed by Penny. Having taken Maria for granted all day, Donna realises the man she fancies is gay. Perhaps friends are more fun after all.
Faye is back at work and trying to get on with her day but can't resist confronting Lauren who tries to blame the hospital system for Archie's death. Ric returns from 'gardening leave' with a new relaxed attitude to work, but it doesn't last long when he disagrees with Jac over the treatment of a patient. Chrissie is shocked when a previous one-night-stand turns up at Holby and she has to admit he's the father of her child.
Lauren receives a visit from her mother. In the relatives room Sandra tells the whole story from her daughter's respective. Faye realises she needs to stop blaming Lauren for what happened and release the anger she feels. The board decide not to renew Judith's contract when they need a scapegoat. Oliver tries to stop Daisha from seeing pictures of his dalliance with Jac after they are posted around the hospital.
Linden tries to be friends with Faye again and help deal with her loss. When Faye has to deal with the death of a young child whilst at work she finds it difficult. Thandie hopes to be reunited with Ric but when she mishandles a case at work that no longer seems possible. Maria finds the going tough when she has to run the ward and comes to a few realizations.
Donna finds herself having to make some difficult decisions about the welfare of her young niece. Jac finds herself being to pleasant to Joseph for a change. Chrissie thinks that the new locum George is too good to be true.
Ric wants to get rid of Thandie. He tries to prevent her being considered for a full time post, but realises he would do better biding his time. Penny wants to impress Elliot, but when she gets emotionally involved in a case she compromises herself professionally. Holly upsets Faye and causes trouble on the ward, but Faye eventually softens and they bond.
Penny admits that she had been seeing Scott but denies mishandling the case on the day he is due to have his heart surgery. Penny finds herself having to choose between a relationship with Scott and her career. Jac is determined to prove to Michael that she is the right person for the consultants job. When Oliver lets Jac down she ends up blowing her top at Penny. Dalisha finds out about Oliver and Jac's fling.
(Crossover with Casualty; part one is S24E24: Love Is a Battlefield (1)) In theatre, Elliot struggled to save Charlie's life due to tiredness and being overworked. He looked to have given up when Jordan suggested a new American treatment. Elliot caved in and the new treatment saved Charlie's life. Elliot realised that he needed to take care of his own health. He took the rest of the day off, ignoring Vanessa's reports that needed doing.
Michael could see Connie looked better than ever; immaculate, confident, and on top of the world. However, he discovered that Connie was no longer queen bee in her new job, and saw an opportunity to tempt her back to Holby. He wasn't successful and neither was Elliot. Refusing to return Connie couldn't help but feel guilty about the people she'd left behind.
Thandie and Ric's relationship is put to the test when her brother Moses, who is terminally ill, arrives at Holby. Ric is persuaded to treat Moses in secret, but then Moses takes things one stage further, he asks Thandie to help him die.
Faye tells Joseph their marriage is over. While Faye turns her attentions to Linden, Joseph becomes involved in a major incident in town, making Faye regret what she has done and pray for his safe return.
Joseph appears to self-destruct after he and Daisha find themselves involved in a shoot out. Daisha ends up being fatally wounded. Will Daisha survive this? The team struggle to deal with two major incidents. Michael tells Vanessa that she must remove Toby Geddes or they will lose both Elliot and Jac. As Daisha's life hangs in the balance, Ollie finds it hard to cope.
Joseph works out that something is going on between Faye and Linden and he ends up attacking Linden. Mark finds his loyalty torn between Daisha and Judith and in the process loses both of them. Chrissie isn't too happy when she finds out that Sacha is back at the hospital.
After Daisha says goodbye, Mark has to deal with a difficult shift. After Maria is sent home by Vanessa because of her back injury, Mark decides to try and get her some compensation. Faye and Elliot work out that Linden's injuries were caused by Joseph. After he begins to doubt Faye, Linden decides to end their relationship.
Jac hides the fact from the rest of the team that a new patient at the hospital is her mother. Jac has to break the news to her mother that she is going to need a new kidney. After arriving late for a session, Oliver is determined to impress both Connie and Elliot. New nurse, Roberta tells him a few home truths after he passes Penny's research off as his own. Mark decides to with the claim for compensation for Maria when he learns it could cost her career. Mark resigns after becoming fed up with Vanessa's interference.
After Michael finds out about Mark's resignation he accepts that Vanessa needs to go. His plan doesn't go to plan though when Vanessa makes him look stupid in a board meeting before she leaves the hospital. Joseph apologises to Linden and lets Faye move back into their flat in an effort to sort things out. Not everything goes to plan though and he ends up in somebody elses arms.
Jac attempts to remain unaffected by her mother's situation. After her condition deteriorates though Jac is forced to admit to Michael and Joseph that she's the mother who left her. Jac ends up offering her mother a new kidney. After Chrissie goes into early labour she has to have an emergency C-section. Mark finally learns that Sacha is the father of the baby.
Chrissie finds it hard to embrace Sacha's family especially when his mother, Esther starts talking about wedding. Chrissie ends up telling Sacha they wont be a family but he will always be a father to the baby. Michael, Ric and Joseph battle to save Paula’ when the operation for the kidney transplant hits some problems. After Paula pulls through, Jac celebrates her birthday with her mother for the first time in many years. Michael isn’t happy when Cunningham says he wants him to share the Director of Surgery responsibilities with Connie. Michael attempts to convince him to let him job share with Ric instead
Paula goes missing whilst Jac is caring for her at home. When Jac finds her she also meets also her grandfather and half-sister too. Jac realizes she has been conned by her mother and vows to move forward with her life without her family in it. When Faye finds out she is pregnant she has to decide whether to tell Linden or not
The porters have gone on strike and the hospital has come to a halt. Cunningham is impressed after Mark manages to sort the problem out single handily and he later suggests that Mark should consider applying for the CEO post at the hospital. Connie finds out about Ric and Michael's director of surgery job-share and she tries to get involved with Joseph's research project. Michael realises he has to let Ric in if he is to save his marriage.
Mark still wont apply for the CEO position because he is not happy with the politics involved. When he discovers a patient whose quality of life could be enhanced significantly by new laser treatment he has a change of heart about applying for the position. After Oliver gains a promotion things go wrong. Penny is moved back to AAU after it comes out that she slept with a patient. Maria has to cope on her own when Donna disappears for the whole day.
The hospital finds itself full of patients following a flash flood in the south west of the country. The basement is is danger of flooding. As Connie and Joseph operate on Elaine the back-up generator fails.
Mark finds himsef in demand when everyone turns to him for advice on the emergency flood situation. Donna and Maria are stuck in a lift with a critical patient following the power cut. Connie finds her patient going into crisis in theatre. A visiting doctor supports Penny.
Mark learns that he has got the CEO job and informs the staff that he will be helping out with day-to-day duties as it is his last day. Connie feels guilty after Elaine is diagnosed with brain damage. Donna is determined to prove herself in her new position.
Greg Douglas, the new registrar arrives on Darwin Ward much to Elliot's surprise. When Greg's thinks that paediatrics patient Ben could have his life-saving operation in America with out having to wait it makes Elliot question him. Linden finds out that Faye is pregnant and she tells him she isn't sure who the father of the baby is. Linden offers to stick by her but she still has to tell Joseph.
Greg and Joseph have to retrieve a heart for a transplant but when they arrive at the hospital it quickly becomes apparent that everything is not well. After Elaine dies, Connie attempts to make peace with Kevin but she believes he is out for revenge. After Kevin ends up rescuing her from an attack by an ex-patient's relative Connie's hopes of them sorting out their problems are dashed by Kevin's subsequent character assassination of her. Connie ends up turning to Greg for some support.
Faye discovers that the baby she is expecting is a boy and finds herself caught between Joseph and Linden's opposing views on a Chorionic Villus Sampling test.
Michael is determined to keep his marriage break-up a secret and he throws himself into his work in an effort to forget about it. After he becomes frustrated with a tricky patient he ends taking his irritation out on Elizabeth and Donna. After he looses a patient in theatre, Michel ends up hitting rock bottom. Elliot is determined to raise the remaining funds that are needed to treat Ben.
A complaint is given to Mark about Sacha making inappropriate comments about a patient. After checking up on Sacha's past he discovers he was accused of sexual harassment at the last hospital he worked at. After Mark confronts Sacha, he complains to Michael that Mark has abused his power. Mark remains suspicious about Sacha even after all the charges are dropped. Elliot works out that he has been scammed by Maggie when the laser fails to show up and is then forced to perform a laser-less interim procedure on Ben.
Elliot is finally able to perform Ben's life-saving laser surgery. It is revealed that Elliot paid for the laser himself with the proceeds from his house after the truth about him being scammed by Maggie is revealed. Mark reports the crime after Elliot refuses to call the police. Linden attempts to stop his personal issues with Joseph from affecting his work. Sacha and Jac compete against one another to get a rise out of Elizabeth but Jac takes the joke a step too far.
Kate, a Trust member with the task of allocating funds left in a will, is shown around the hospital by Ric. Ric comes up with the idea of the funds be invested in the NHS rather than Holbycare. Michael isn't happy when he realises that Ric is getting the better of him both professionally and personally sand he ends up announcing on the ward that he and Annalese are finished and that he's having dinner with Kate. Elliot doesn't like all of the attention that his OBE has received.
Linden is fed up with Joseph and his constant involvement with Faye and the baby. Joseph decides that he wants to be present at the birth which results in Linden announcing that he and Faye are moving to Scotland. When questioned by Faye, Linden admits to her he doesn't know how much longer he can go on with things as they are at the moment.Kate turns turn Michael offer to be his date for a charity event and their affair comes to an end. After Michael defends her, Connie ends up agreeing to go with him.
Ric is concerned about some test results and ends up clashing with Michael over the Moyles Fund. The continued sexual tension between Greg and Connie interferes with their care of some patients. Faye ends up alienating Linden by pushing Joseph for a divorce.
With the battle for funds reaching new levels, Michael and Ric both must pitch their ideas to the board. After Ric runs into Annalese their connection becomes more conspicuous by the minute. Greg who is suffering with a hangover has to teach Oliver all day much to Connie's amusement. Penny is pleased to be made the unofficial boss on the Acute Assessment Unit, but her happiness soon wains when she and Frieda encounter disturbed patient.
Greg attempts to make Connie see that they need to be discreet about their relationship. Connie ends up teasing him though in front of a visiting American surgeon. Michael's continued resentment of Annalese ends up seeing him have a night of hard drinking. Linden is not happy when he learns who has been named as the third party responsible for breaking up Faye's marriage.
Ric realises that Michael's break-up with Annalese has hit him hard, after witnessing his increasingly chaotic behaviour. Ric decides to end things with Annalese. Michael continues to feel down. Oliver ends up standing up to Greg over a patient and ends up making a bad error of judgment. Oliver ends up managing to gain Greg's respect though.
Michael learns from Annalese that she has been seeing Ric following their separation. When Michael confronts Ric about the affair he ends up getting a surprise. Penny begins to have doubts about her career choice during her first day as an F2.
Ric ends up resigning from the board and he tells Annalese that she should stay with Michael. Ric finds his life ending up in Michael's hands. Oliver's attempts to please Greg leave him overestimating his abilities.
Frieda is riled by Penny who sucks up to a lazy and arrogant locum called Glyn. When Penny sees Frieda performing a procedure that only a doctor could do she ends up realising that Frieda is a trained doctor. Lady Byrne offers moral support to Joseph as Faye prepares to receive the Lowes test results. The results come back as being negative. After Lady Byrne reveals that she's been making plans for the baby, Faye informs her and Joseph that she wants nothing from either of them.
Jac is made acting consultant on Keller ward but ends up clashing with Ric over a difficult patient. Greg finds out that Oliver has been telling tales to Connie, blaming him for Oliver's botched procedure. Greg comes up with a way to get even with Oliver though.
Linden returns from his religious retreat and he ends up avoiding Faye. Instead he finds himself turning his attention to a young doctor's development. Jac attempts to sort out her problems with her Keller team-mates after losing their trust over the way she treated Ric.
Annalese wants Ric to come stay with her while he is having his chemotherapy. Michael finds it hard to contain his growing frustration after Connie steps on his toes at work. Joseph worries that he is becoming a doormat again after Connie hands over a case to Greg instead of him. Joseph's plan to assert himself doesn't go the way he hoped.
Linden tries to ignore Faye and he tells her that the AAU is no place for a pregnant woman. Faye ends up taking extreme action to try and gain his attention. Oliver's confidence is crushed following another disagreement with Greg.
The relationship between Faye and Linden breaks down as Linden discovers a number of lies she has told in her desperation not to lose him. Michael is called into work on his day off to explain some figures he's lied about in his plans for Holbycare. Frieda is in a good mood after Oliver asks her out for a drink to say thank you for bailing him out.
Connie feels on top of her game, but when the stranger in her office turns out to be the new joint Director of Surgery, Hanssen, Connie is defiant - she doesn't job share. Setting out to make sure Hanssen knows who is top dog, she outlines her visionary presentation to the Board. But when Hanssen publically dismisses her plans, Connie is humiliated. When Connie watches from the wings as Hanssen gathers the hospital together, telling them that there will be tough times to come, she realises a new King of Holby has been born. Joseph can't help but feel compassion for the grieving, pregnant Faye, and dismisses Jac's cynical view of her. But Joseph can't ignore Faye's capacity for manipulation, and is shocked when she tells him Linden is the father of her child. Reeling from this lie, Joseph knows he can not trust Faye, and decides to treat her with kid gloves. Social pariah Michael finds it hard to keep his spirits up when the Spence charm doesn't work on Hanssen. Vowing not to be beaten, Michael sets his sights on selling himself as the saviour of the hospital via Holby Care. But Hanssen has a different plan for him.
Michael basks in the luxury of Holby Care, leaving Penny in the lurch on the frontline on AAU. But with Hanssen arriving on AAU just in time to witness the mess, Michael realises he may have pushed his luck. Will Michael step up to be Penny's knight in shining armour? Connie is shocked to hear that Ric could be made redundant and wants to try and protect him from Hanssen. Connie struggles to fight the system and realises the financial realities the hospital is facing. With the odds stacked against her, will Connie find another solution to save Ric and beat Hanssen at his own game? Elizabeth is sure she'll be on the redundancy list - last in, first out. More nervous than ever in Hanssen's presence, Elizabeth is worried about making a mistake. With Ric's help, Elizabeth may be able to swing things her way, but will it be enough to secure Hanssen's good opinion and secure her job?
Ric is clinging onto work, despite his declining health. His daughter Jess has important news, but he refuses to make time to listen. When his denial starts affecting his work and the people who love him most, can he swallow his pride and accept that he needs to slow down? Sacha is overjoyed that Chrissie is back from maternity leave, and he tries to play the hero at work to win her affection. But he's made jealous by the instant attraction between Chrissie and Greg. Will Sacha just be left holding the baby? Jac warns Joseph not to get sucked in by a grief-stricken Faye. But when he realises Faye needs psychiatric help and is putting their unborn child's health at risk, will Joseph intervene and protect her?
Penny is put out when Michael is completely distracted by a job interview, as she needs him to write her annual report. Ollie mishandles a terminal case, underlining his own repeated unprofessionalism. Elliot, while appalled at the full extent of Ollie's immaturity, covers for him. Donna meets an attractive new agency nurse, Kieran. After an initial spark, things go downhill as Donna becomes suspicious of his laddish ways.
Penny is put out when Michael is completely distracted by a job interview, as she needs him to write her annual report. Ollie mishandles a terminal case, underlining his own repeated unprofessionalism. Elliot, while appalled at the full extent of Ollie's immaturity, covers for him. Donna meets an attractive new agency nurse, Kieran. After an initial spark, things go downhill as Donna becomes suspicious of his laddish ways.
Hanssen warns Connie that cuts still have to be made on Darwin and he ends up putting Elliot in the firing line. Jac feels like she has to be completley indispensable so that Hanssen will be impressed. When she makes a wrong choice in theatre things don't go to plan. Frieda is encouraged by Penny and Michael to come back on to the day shift on a permanent basis.
After Faye goes into labour she refuses to leave the psyche ward which causes Joseph to panic. The baby is in a breeched position and Faye needs a Caesarean performed quickly. Jac ends up getting a call from Joseph asking for help. Chrissie looks forward to her date with Greg but she is worried that its not the right time to start dating again. Donna is determined not to give into Kieran's charms.
Elliot and Connie argue throughout a difficult shift, as Elliot attempts to remain detached from a patient and Connie's father is admitted to Keller ward. When Elliot walks out of an operation, Connie cannot defend him to Hanssen and admits that he has become a liability. Faye is injured attempting to leave the hospital. Joseph halts their divorce proceedings in an effort to support her, and Faye decides to name their son Harry, after Joseph's deceased brother. However, when Joseph realises that Faye intends to return to the psychiatric unit with Harry, he seeks comfort from Jac. The patient Jac almost killed by neglecting his pre-op checks intends to make a formal complaint, and Chrissie panics, believing she is at fault after being set up by Jac.
Connie's father undergoes an operation which proves more difficult than expected. Struggling to deal with his worsening condition, Connie seeks respite in her work. Having completed his surgical rotation on Darwin, Oliver is posted to the AAU. He loses his confidence in theatre and embarrasses himself in front of Michael. Greg is frustrated to be working with Elliot on Darwin, but comes to respect him when Elliot diagnoses an obscure condition. He is shocked to learn of Connie's plan to push Elliot out of his job, and confronts her over her treatment of her former friend.
Chrissie, tired out from looking after Daniel, has to face the board over a mistake Jac framed her for. Sacha turns into Chrissie’s knight in shining armour and she at long last wonders whether he could be her "Mr. Right". Penny gets above her station when filling in as registrar for the shift, upsetting Oliver in the process before coming back down to earth after a talk from Michael. Joseph tries to get Faye re-admitted to the psychiatric ward but she declines. Joseph, left with no choice, decides to invite Faye and Harry to spend Christmas with him, upsetting Jac after promising to spend Christmas with her. Faye makes a mysterious phone call.
Connie faces tough choices when her dad is rushed into Holby on Christmas Day and she is brought face-to-face with consequences of the cuts. Faye attempts to escape abroad with baby Harry, but is forced by Jac to be honest with both herself and Joseph and make an important decision regarding her future.
A new registrar, Antoine Malick, arrives at Holby and immediately rubs Penny and Michael the wrong way. Donna and Kieran's future together looks shaky after Kieran delivers some shocking news to her. Mark abuses his power to save Chrissie's job.
Joseph has it all figured out. He will pull back his hours to spend more time with his infant son, Harry. But when Hanssen offers Joseph a promotion, it becomes more difficult to put family first. Joseph avoids getting sucked back into long hours at the expense of his son when he decides to leave the hospital for good. Sacha has tried everything to get back on Chrissie's good side. He has apologized, bought her shoes, and now he has volunteered to supervise her on her first week after her hearing. But Chrissie is not having it, and Sacha's apologetic efforts sideline his patients, putting their health at risk. When Frieda learns she is being laid off, Penny begs her to consider applying for an F1 position; she has been a doctor before, after all. Frieda refuses at first, but a day under the wrath of the unforgiving Malick may just jumpstart her motivation.
When Elliot discovers Greg and Mary-Claire in a compromising situation, Greg's position is in jeopardy. Greg goes out of his way to prove to Elliot how talented he is, but at the risk of a patient's life. Donna is back on the ward, angry and bitter about Kieran. Her actions alienate her staff, anger Mark, and ultimately cost a colleague their career in Holby. Chrissie and Sacha are getting closer, but Chrissie fears that Sacha still has feelings for her. She distances herself from him, leaving him devastated.
Mark is torn between maintaining his friendships and his duty to the hospital when Hanssen tells him he must drop a consultant from the rota. However, when Elliot bends the rules to help a patient again, the choice appears to have been made for him. Meanwhile, Kieran returns, desperate to win Donna's affections before he leaves for Afghanistan.
After Malick is left in charge of the AAU, Michael thinks that he should use his team. Malick ends up managing to upset everyone and in particular Penny, whose diagnosis and advice he decides to ignore.
When patient Aislinn Marsh tells Malick she would like a consultant rather than a registrar, it soon becomes apparent that this is not entirely the truth when his replacement is Ric. Malick accuses her of being racist and she uses this as a reason to delay her operation by making a formal complaint against him, saying that he was aggressive towards her. Even though this isn't true, it is Malick's word against hers. Therefore Ric tells him that he isn't allowed to operate on her. However in theatre Aislinn goes into crisis and the team need his help. He walks out of theatre and they assume he's abandoning them, although he swiftly returns with a crash team and saves the day.
Jac is back at Holby and out to prove she can be a good leader, she bites her tongue and accepts the offer of mentoring new registrar, Sahira through her first day. But when Sahira proves not only is she a match for Jac but has history with Hanssen, Jac realises all may not be what it seems. Jac knows she has competition - but there's nothing she likes better - bring it on!
Jac has tried everything to get ahead: lying, cheating and manipulating. But Elliot suggests that she is better off just being a team player. Jac takes the advice, and helps Greg with one of his patients. But when the patient turns out to be a candidate for cutting-edge surgery, Jac reverts to her old tactics to lead the operation.
Donna wants to start a new life with Kieran but struggles with the prospect of leaving Ric and Michael and uprooting Mia. Elizabeth and Jess help her find the strength to let go. With the race for Darwin Consultancy looming, Sahira struggles to meet Hanssen's demands and deal with a vulnerable patient. When her little boy is taken ill, Sahira is surprised to find an ally in Jac. When a difficult patient has a phobia of doctors, Frieda is forced to rely on Chrissie, and realises that alienating the nurses isn't the best way forward in her new career.
Penny looses her rag with Ollie when she thinks he's not taking responsibility for landing her in it but when a patient dies unexpectedly, Ollie spirals out of control and admits something monumental about his past. When Greg tires of Sahira throwing her weight around he decides to get her back, by intimating that she can't juggle motherhood with her job. Hanssen is far from impressed when Sahira loses focus in an op and berates her, leaving Greg feeling guilty. Sacha has to do some serious back peddling when he is bamboozled into telling Dan about the first time he met Chrissie. He reveals way too much, and Dan gets the wrong impression of her.
Ric rallies the troops against Hanssen when the latter instructs that all Upper GI cases should be transferred to another hospital. Unwell with cancer, Ric fights on to save his livelihood but when Hanssen learns he's dying, he offers to save his life by removing his tumour. Elliot's efforts to keep a controversial patient's case from Hanssen goes awry and he creates waves when he mistrusts Jac thinking that she was largely to blame for a patient sawing his hand off on her watch. But it's not long before the tables are turned on him and he is stuck in the middle of a storm. Jac's fierce ambition to bag the consultant's jobs gets her into trouble when she goes above Sahira's head, and goes into theatre with a young patient. When the patient dies on the table, Jac has a lot of explaining to do.
As pressure on him mounts, will Ric finally accept he has to go under the knife? Hanssen is insistent that he can save Ric's life in theatre, and puts forward a convincing argument to the team. Ric is less than pleased to find his case under discussion with his colleagues, but Hanssen cunningly manipulates Jess, Ric's heavily-pregnant daughter, into persuading Ric to go ahead with the operation.
It's the day of the consultant interviews. Sahira is tested when a patient, Gary, whom she's previously diagnosed with a benign tumour, is readmitted with serious complications. She soon discovers that the tumour is now malignant. When he demands a second opinion, Sahira turns to Jac, suggesting they operate immediately. Jac disagrees, arguing it is too late. Sahira has to accept this when Elliot reiterates the diagnosis. When Jac tells Gary that his days are numbered, he can't hide his disdain for Sahira. He leaves the ward, taking some drugs from the trolley, and Sahira discovers him slumped at the wheel of his car. She resuscitates him, and is then faced with the challenge of helping explain to Gary's son, Thomas, that his dad is going to die. Consequently she misses her interview slot, and Jac gets the consultant job.
When news of a train crash comes to Holby, Penny leaves to join the team onsite, leaving Ollie with an ultimatum: he must tell Hanssen he failed his exams, or Penny will. Ollie struggles to cope on AAU and gets himself into a sticky situation with a vulnerable patient. But how will that affect his decision to confess all?
Michael is determined to up his game, and not let Penny's death bring him down. In a bid to take a professional risk he aligns himself with an old classmate, but is he selling his soul to make a fast buck?
Greg struggles to reconcile Ellie's bad feeling about the operation in the face of medical arguments to the contrary. Peter remains convinced that surgery is the best option for Ellie, and Greg finds it hard to speak up for her. Greg becomes more isolated when Jac decides to take him off the case. Will Greg do the right thing by Ellie and support her, or remain detached?
Jac tries to secure a consultant's position at Holby, and Dan tries to avoid Malick.
Darwin is on shaky ground, but Hanssen pushes Sahira to get behind the cardiac trauma unit in an effort to save the department and keep her job safe at Holby. After a visit from Sir Fraser, Hanssen chooses to showcase a multi-disciplinary operation. In doing so he ignores the real challenge, and when the showcase doesn't go his way he is forced to make some ruthless decisions about a way forward for the hospital. Chrissie is determined to do better at her studies for the nurse practitioner assessment. She snaps up Malick's offer of help. When Dan hears of their budding friendship he makes an effort to pull her back into his arms. But will Chrissie be so easily swayed? When Sacha hears that Chantelle is no longer required, he offers to be the one to tell her, fearing that Eddi might not have the tact he does. But Sacha soon realises that telling Little Miss Sunshine that she doesn't have a job anymore is not quite as easy as he had hoped.
Sahira is furious with Hanssen for snubbing the cardiac trauma unit before it has even got going. In an attempt to prove its worth, Sahira smuggles a patient into Holby without Hanssen's consent. Hanssen realises just how far she is willing to go to save Darwin, and he realises just how far he is willing to go to keep her at Holby. Dan is keen to keep as far away from Malick as possible. He certainly doesn't want to end up operating with him, so he ignores Malick's advice on his patient. But when the patient gets into trouble, he is forced to face the consequences - or at least the ones he admits to. Sacha can't help but be the nice guy, even if it means losing out for himself. He learns to put himself and his son first, but how will Chrissie take the new Sacha?
Recoiling from Malick's punch, a bruised Dan struggles to conceal the true circumstances surrounding the violent dispute, especially when Chrissie goes to Hanssen with her concerns, leaving Malick resolute that he will not lose his career over this. With his ego bruised by Sunil's dominance in their partnership, Michael sets out to prove his worth. But when he refuses to consult Sunil's expertise on a case, the initial success of his unlikely collaboration with Sahira is short-lived. Sacha is charmed by the attractive daughter of a patient, and gains a more secure relationship in his friendship with Eddi.
With the future of cardiothoracics on Darwin resting heavy on her shoulders, Sahira must ensure the success of the trial. But when she is forced to contend with a less-than-supportive Jac, as well as a series of severely critical cases, Sahira's leadership begins to fracture. Malick, removed from all theatre lists, is convinced he is being informally punished for his run-in with Dan. Confronting Hanssen, Malick is overjoyed to be offered the chance to assist in an important operation. Racing through his ward round, Malick is up against it if he is to make it to theatre in time, especially when a vulnerable patient resorts to extreme tactics in his desperation. Looking for a new doctor to replace Penny, Sacha has to choose between pitbull Shirley and sweet-natured Lulu. But when Hanssen explains Lulu's privileged connections, as the daughter of Sir Fraser, Sacha's objectives are blighted by politics. Despite the running of his 'Doctor Idol' contest with sidekick and fellow judge Eddi, Sacha struggles to maintain an impartial contest.
When Simone is transferred from St James's in a serious condition, Elizabeth forces Ric to do everything in his power to save her. The situation intensifies when Simone indicates that she doesn't want to be resuscitated if anything should go wrong in theatre. Aware that Elizabeth still blames him for his previous interference in the case, Ric must tread very carefully to ensure he does the right thing this time round.
Chrissie gets increasingly frustrated with Dan organising her life, and ends up telling him to back off when he accuses her of letting their personal differences cloud her professional judgement. Despite her denial, she knows she is in the wrong. When a patient has a crisis and Dan is forced to attempt a dangerous CT procedure, will Chrissie be able to put her feelings aside and stand by her man?
When Hanssen demands that a business plan for the plastics ward be on his desk by the next day, Michael is torn between the needs of Sunil and his daughter, Jasmine. When a former patient then turns up with complications following a procedure which Michael performed, will Michael cover his tracks or do the right thing? Lulu's relationship with Michael takes a Fatal Attraction-like twist - Holby style. Lulu is determined to meet Michael's daughter and take things up a gear, oblivious to the fact that Michael is desperate to get rid of her. In her desperation to impress him, Lulu manages to alienate not only Michael and his daughter, but all of AAU. Desperate to get back into Elizabeth's good books, Chantelle steps in to help her with a pervy patient. However while the their mutual dislike of the patient brings them closer together, it also lands them in trouble with Ric when a prank goes too far.
Dan struggles to keep focused while working on a night shift with Stephen, leading to the sloppy examination of a patient. Shaken by this and confused by Stephen's behaviour towards him, Dan makes a life-changing decision about his future with Chrissie. When Sahira becomes overly tired and emotional on night shift, Greg gallantly offers to cover for her. However, when Hanssen finds out what is going on and reads them the riot act, Greg realises the consequences of his actions. Unwilling to put up with the spoilt brat behaviour of a patient, Eddi decides that tough love is the best option. However, when she realises that her young patient is actually very vulnerable, Eddi changes tactics in order to get through to him.
Eddi's emotional involvement in Josh's recovery means that they both struggle with his transferral from Holby. Before he leaves, however, their friendship is threatened by Norah, Josh's girlfriend. When Eddi scares Norah away, how much will she risk to fix the situation? Michael is getting frustrated with Sunil doubting his surgical skill, but his confidence is rocked when a former patient comes in with a leaking implant. Could he have slipped up on yet another plastic surgery, or is there something more sinister going on? Elizabeth has been working non-stop, and Chantelle wants her to relax and have some fun. But when Elizabeth's mother comes into the ward and it becomes clear that her condition is very serious, their plans for a fun night out are abandoned.
Elizabeth struggles to deal with her mother's decision to refuse treatment. She isn't ready for her mother to die; before she can let her go she wants to understand why Simone abused her as a child. Ric and Chantelle offer Elizabeth their support, but are shocked when she makes a life-changing decision.
When Malick hears about Michael's resignation, he opts to spend the day on AAU trying to impress him. Malick and Luc argue over the treatment of a trauma patient with glass stuck in his leg. Malick lets his ego trump his judgement and when things go wrong in theatre, he has to call on Michael for help.
Hanssen and Sahira's professional relationship is tested when she confronts him.
Malick's world is thrown into chaos when an ex-lover turns up at Holby.
Malick's personal and professional lives collide when he tries to save an ex-lover.
Elliot's Ukrainian trip takes a twist when he discovers the real reason for his visit.
Eddi is fragile after a heavy New Year's celebration but Luc is unamused by her attitude.
Greg is stunned when Sahira announces she is leaving. Hanssen alights on a new mission.
Sahira is torn between the two men in her life, while Ric clashes with Hanssen.
Greg tries to keep away from Sahira, but is upset when she reveals she is leaving Holby.
Michael's position as AAU clinical lead is challenged by a new consultant's arrival.
Oliver diagnoses a rare condition. Chantelle's misinterprets Lleucu's good intentions.
Greg's happiness is short-lived when he discovers the identity of the new anaesthetist.
Hanssen has a plan to secure Holby's future as a teaching hospital.
New trainee doctor Tara ruffles feathers with her over-keen attitude.
Sahira is feeling the pressure of working with Greg and Rafi on Darwin. As Greg and Rafi’s friendship grows, Sahira’s relationship with her husband is worse than ever, despite their attempts to be more professional and leave their home problems out of the hospital. When Sahira finally breaks down after a difficult case, it is Greg she turns to, full of remorse for how she has treated him and tormented by her feelings for him. Greg cannot bear to see Sahira so unhappy, what will he decide to do?
When Elliot’s plan to send disused surgical equipment to the Ukraine becomes public knowledge, he has to write a proposal for the hospital board. Will he be able to get Hanssen and the board onside before the valuable machines are taken off to be disposed of, whilst also finding time to treat one of his long-standing patients?
Michael is struggling to accept that Alex is the clinical lead on AAU, made all the more difficult because she is taking all the interesting cases. When a repatriated patient comes in from The Gambia, Michael refuses to be shut out, but his diagnosis and Alex's are completely different. As the patient declines, will the two consultants be able to work together to save her life? Rafi and Sahira are trying to spend some time together, but when Hanssen manipulates Sahira into forgoing a night out with her husband for a tricky operation, Rafi decides that enough is enough. Lleucu is excited about moving in with Chantelle, but she doesn't know that the move-in date clashes with Chantelle's Ibiza holiday. Once the truth is revealed, will the two girls manage to salvage their friendship without alienating their patient?
Sahira cannot believe it when Hanssen takes her off CTU but she is determined not to let him control her. When Rafi confronts her about Greg, she is overwhelmed with the pressures being placed on both her professional and personal lives and begins to wonder if she can cope.
Sahira and Rafi's relationship is looking uncertain, and Sahira faces her toughest choice yet: whether to fight for her marriage, or stick with her career at Holby.
Malick faces up to his new responsibilities both as a teacher and a doctor.
When Greg oversteps the boundaries of the doctor/patient relationship he has to come face-to-face with the demons of his past. Will he be able to confront the truth and help his patient without risking his reputation and his career? With a complaint about a patient's death hanging over him, Malick is distracted on the ward, wondering...
Ric and Keller's new consultant, Serena, clash over a patient's care.
When Ella decides to quit her AAU rotation, Sacha is determined to prove to her that she has got what it takes. But in the face of volatile and edgy patients, will Ella be able to help Sacha when he needs it the most? Darwin is ushering in a new era of technology, and Elliot is under pressure to keep up.
Darwin welcomes the new transplant team, but not everyone is happy to have all the attention on the newcomers. When the opportunity of a landmark operation comes up, will the transplant team be able to rise to the occasion?
Malick finds himself going head-to-head against Serena over a particular case.
Tara risks hers and Ollie's careers to ensure her patient gets a life-changing operation.
Luc is finding it difficult to communicate with Eddi, and ultimately he has to face up to the truth about their fractious relationship. Ollie has to be reminded to keep personal feelings off the ward when he tries to protect Tara by covering for her mistake. Dan has a difficult day, but he finally finds the courage to be true to himself.
In the face of a hospital-wide outbreak, Luc is determined to make up for missing a diagnosis the day before. Elsewhere, Dan's father is admitted as a patient.
With his father on the ward, Dan is finding himself torn between his new relationship with Simon, his duties as a doctor and his father's perception of him. Eddi and Luc are finally together, but when Hanssen offers Luc a permanent contract, he has to decide whether he can commit both personally and professionally. Tara tries to impress Hanssen while completing her duties on Darwin, but when she finally gets the attention from him that she has been craving, it is for entirely different reasons.
Chantelle wants to be taken more seriously as a nurse, and Ric encourages her to speak up more. When faced with a serious ethical dilemma, Chantelle finally finds her voice, but has she gone too far? Michael is furious that he is missing his son's birthday because he has been pulled into work at the last minute. As he battles to pull a downbeat AAU team together, will he realise that sometimes his first commitment needs to be to his family, not the hospital. Elliot's exam results are in and overall he has achieved excellent results. However, when his star student starts doubting herself, Elliot has to step up and give her the confidence she needs to keep studying.
Dan and Simon are thoroughly loved up. This new found happiness even has an effect on Dan's work - he is more confident with his patients and stands up to Serena. However, when Simon is offered a dream job in Leeds and looks like he'll be leaving, Dan's new found confidence flounders. Can he bear to be separated from Simon? Chrissie and Sacha struggle to define their relationship. Their plans for a romantic dinner are blown out of the water when Ella, the medical student from a few weeks ago, is admitted as a patient. Sacha attempts to help Ella, but Chrissie is far more condemning - Ella almost let Sacha die, she can't forgive her. Tara is anxious - she must meet with Hanssen to learn her fate. Will he let her continue to treat patients now he knows about her tumour? Ollie and Tara work together on a former patient of Hanssen's. Ollie is suspicious of Tara's furtive meetings with Hanssen - is she trying to stitch him up?
Tension between Ollie and Tara threatens to affect a heart-breaking patient case.
When Mo goes into labour, she has to face up to the questions and consequences of her pregnancy; but who will support her when her birthing partner is delayed? Serena is struggling to meet targets under Hanssen's watchful eye, and comes up with a scheme that will change the face of the hospital. Eddi is determined to prove to Sacha that she is not in a bad mood about Luc, but is she protesting too much?
Tara is keen to impress Jac and gain her backing for a research project. However, when Jac fobs her off on Ollie the atmosphere is tense, leading Tara to confront Ollie about their 'almost kiss'. The two agree to keep things professional, but will their feelings be so easily ignored? Michael is back from the US and not best pleased with Serena's new initiative. How will AAU cope with the non-referral scheme and is Serena friend or foe? Malick is caught between Serena and Ric. Can he truly deliver a more efficient system without compromising patient care?
Malick struggles with treating a convicted murderer but when he learns his side of the story, he's determined to save him and reunite him with his daughter, despite the patient's refusal to consent. Eddi wants to prove that she can cope under the pressure of the non-referral policy, but her determination to be efficient, and the encouragement of a new locum, leads to her discharging a patient who is seriously ill. Jac doesn't want to help Elliot out with a difficult patient, until Elliot attacks her for her selfishness, and she realises that she can play as part of the team when she wants to.
Mo is back at work after giving up her baby. She insists to Jonny that she is fine, but Jonny is not so sure whether Mo is physically or mentally strong enough to be back at work yet. When Emily, a young farmer, is brought in with serious injuries, the new non-referral system has Chrissie concerned; will her patient still receive the best care possible? She clashes with Serena over getting Emily the right treatment, but earns Serena's respect in the process. Serena mentions there is a nursing position going - she thinks Chrissie would be the perfect person. Will Chrissie leave AAU? Hanssen still needs to get Holby into shape financially. He has hired fresh blood, George, to help him achieve his goals, but will he and George see eye-to-eye on the best way to run Holby? Eddi is annoyed by Chrissie, and grows closer to Max
Michael is ready to throw in the towel on the no-referral policy as AAU reaches breaking point. However, when he finds out that new business manager George Binns is carrying out a financial appraisal on all wards, he determines to buckle down and impress the 'money man'. But, with AAU theatre full, Michael is forced to take desperate action with a patient's care in front of George. What will this mean for the future of AAU? Tara is so desperate to prove she can cope with Jac's brutal regime that she rejects any help from Elliot or Ollie. Her pride then stops her from then admitting she is struggling with a patient's diagnosis, resulting in a routine test going very wrong. Chantelle is struggling to believe she will be the best candidate for the permanent nursing position on Keller. Her confidence is further undermined when an old 'friend' from college turns up as a patient and jealously makes a complaint against her.
Michael is at his wits end with the, now permanent, no referrals policy. Ordered by Hanssen to send a guest patient to another hospital rather than transfer them to Keller, he decides to personally ensure they get there. But when there are no ambulances available, Michael decides on drastic action with devastating consequences. Serena is less than impressed when she discovers that a recovering alcoholic is the primary candidate for a liver transplant. But when it appears that they are no longer suitable to receive the organ, Serena clashes with Ric as she fights for her patient to be given a second chance. Mo is disappointed when Jonny reveals he can no longer go to her family do because of his auntie's birthday. Feeling bad, Jonny decides to try and set Mo up with Mr Thompson (her obstetrician). Mo is furious when she finds out what he's been up to, especially when she realises he lied about his auntie's birthday too
Mo feels isolated from Jonny after he lied to her about seeing Jac. A complicated medical dilemma shows up in the shape of a Jehovah’s Witness who wants a bloodless operation. Mo and Jac can not agree about how best to proceed. Following Ritchie Mooney’s death, Hanssen has closed the non-referral scheme and is demanding answers.
When drugs go missing on the ward Max is quick to cover and absolve Eddi, but Sacha is not convinced and has serious concerns about Eddi's mindset. When a Sickle Cell patient then arrives in need of a heavy dose of painkillers, does Max have her best interests at heart, and is Eddi putting her faith in the right friend? Jac refuses to read Tara's research project until she has solved the guest case, but when it takes longer than expected it interferes with her date with Ollie. Tara realises she will have to face up to Jac. Can she solve the mystery of the guest case and will she have the courage to turn down Jac's help in order to go out with Ollie tonight. Malick naively thinks that his new students will be a breeze, but is thrown when he realises they get to mark him on his ability as a teacher. Malick tries his own techniques, but an old master has to show him the way
Jac is worried that the hospital staff are gossiping about her and Jonny. When she sees Ollie and Mo whispering, she jumps to conclusions and takes it out on Mo when they have to work together on a case. She doesn't need help, and her relationship with Jonny doesn't mean anything. Will Jac be able to admit the truth? Max and Eddi have snuck down to the lab for a moment alone. They are interrupted by none other than Luc. When Luc discovers Eddi has found herself a new man, he is quick to assure Sacha he has only returned for his research documents and will soon be gone. Sacha begs him to stay, telling him they need his help. Can Luc work alongside Eddi after everything that has happened? It is Chrissie's birthday, but she doesn't want a big song and dance, despite Sacha's desire to spoil her on her big day. Chrissie's annoyance mounts as she deals with difficult patients and Chantelle gets underfoot. Will Chrissie be able to see the bigger picture and enjoy her day?
Tensions are high as Ric, Serena, Michael and George await the outcome of the report on Mr Mooney. Serena tries to get on with her day, introducing new streamlined treatment, which brings her into direct opposition with Ric. However, when a case turns out to be more complicated than expected can she bring herself to ask for some old-school help from Ric? Luc continues to struggle to accept Max and Eddi's relationship; when Michael points out Max will be required to leave if Luc commits to staying, Luc makes a decision. However, when Max invites Eddi to leave with him and Sacha reveals that there are drugs missing on the ward, how far will Luc go to protect Eddi? Jac and Ollie are away at a conference. When Jonny and Mo find Ollie's phone left in the locker room, they cannot resist pulling a prank on Tara. But when things get out of hand, who will be the first to break?
Hanssen receives yet another life-threatening phone-call from a mysterious caller; this time, the man has come to the hospital to make his threats real. Not happy with the compensation money he received after his father's death, Nick Mooney takes Hanssen hostage in the back of his van... Jac is in a foul mood and Jonny assumes it is work-related, but he is soon put straight when she tells him she might be pregnant. Whilst he is desperate to know if this is the case, Jac is in no hurry to find out. She finally decides to take the test, but what will the outcome be? When Sacha suggests he and Chrissie tie the knot sooner rather than later for tax reasons, Chrissie is less than happy. Refusing to talk to him, he tries his hardest to make it up to her, announcing his feelings more publicly than he planned. But will this be enough for a demanding Chrissie?
With five days to go until their wedding day, Chrissie and Sacha have agreed to keep it quiet; just them, no-one else. But when Sacha's daughters find out, it's not long before his mother gets wind of it, and after that their secret is well and truly out. With the pressure piling up, Chrissie starts to have serious doubts about marrying Sacha and confides in Malick. With her hen night in full swing, Chrissie can't bear it any longer and leaves - is she on her way to see Sacha to call it off, or will she go ahead with their big day? Eddi is relying more and more on the camoxidan that Max introduced her to, but when Michael imposes a strict drugs signing-out policy on AAU, her supply runs out and she resorts to stealing drugs from a patient. Luc discovers what she's been doing and confronts her, but will he report her, or will he keep quiet and help her overcome her addiction? As Ollie and Tara's relationship strengthens, he accidentally tells her that he loves her. Tara struggles to come to terms with it, but a patient makes her see that they are soul mates. She overcomes her fear of commitment and gathers the courage to tell him she loves him too... albeit in Chinese!
Hanssen is struggling to cope with the fallout from last week's interview. When a patient is then admitted who has contacted the press about his treatment at the hands of the NHS, Hanssen is determined to silence the critics. Tara is paranoid about her own condition when a patient arrives on Darwin and refuses the lifesaving treatment offered to them. Emotionally fragile, Tara lays into the patient as Elliot looks on horrified. Elliot tells Tara enough is enough and goes to see Hanssen, determined to transfer Tara off his ward. After Eddi's drunken behaviour at Chrissie and Sacha's wedding, Luc has taken drastic action, determined to make Eddi face up to her problems.
Eddi is back on AAU and determined to prove she can cope. But when a patient case is too close to home and the pressures of a demanding ward begin to take their toll, Luc's worst fears are realised. Elliot is utterly disillusioned when his artificial heart project, ten years in the making, has a last-minute setback. But losing a patient on Darwin forces him back to his lab, determined to find a solution. It's the day of Chantelle's interview and she is desperate to make a good impression - especially as Charlie Fairhead will be interviewing her! However, one tricky patient case and a terrible interview later - is this Chantelle's last day at Holby?
The arrival of new CT1 Lilah Birdwood causes ripples in the AAU playground as Michael and Serena do battle for her respect. But can Lilah prove herself worthy of their tussle or will she find herself on a plane back to Australia? When Jac is ordered by Hanssen to treat a Board Member's daughter she finds out more than she wanted to. Jac begins to doubt whether Hanssen is the leader she once thought he was, but when the opportunity to nail her colours to the mast presents itself, which way will Jac go? It is Chantelle's first day as staff nurse, but she finds herself the envy of Mary-Claire and when new hunk Rhys arrives on the scene, she is soon drawn into a dispute that nearly costs her professionally.
Pressure mounts on Hanssen, and when the son of his very first patient at Holby is admitted, Hanssen fights to save him and his own career. When Hanssen takes a mysterious call, we are left wondering if events at the hospital are all that define his decisions today. Jonny finds himself in the middle of Mo and Jac over a difficult patient case. As tensions boil over, in trying to please both women Jonny risks losing both. Sacha wants to have one more run at being a consultant, but ends up with more than he bargained for when Michael gives him his patient list. Has Sacha got what it takes?
Ric finds himself being caught between his patient and the future of the hospital as Serena gets ready to take over the running of the hospital in Hanssen’s absence. Jonny is without his sidekick after he and Mo had an argument last week. Michael’s day begins badly with the news that his children aren’t coming home until Christmas and things end up getting worse.
With the new CEO Imelda Cousins due to start work today, Ric becomes determined to keep control of his ward. After Lilah attempts to run before she can walk, he finds himself in the firing line. After a difficult patient comes in, Jac attempts to get closer to Jonny through the case. Luc is forced to come out of his lab after the new CEO demands he return to ward duties.
Imelda ends up taking a shine to Jac and enjoys the fact that she helped cast doubt over Hanssen’s suitability for the job. Jac wants to impress her, but ends up getting drawn into a complicated teen pregnancy case. It’s assessment day for new CT1 doctor Lilah. Serena hopes that today will be her last shift on AAU, and is even more happy after she learns that she’s worked with Imelda before.
Hertzig patient, Aisha, is readmitted to the hospital and Elliot attempts to do everything that he can to save her, but it’s not enough. Tara is really affected by her death and after Ollie confronts her about her overreaction to Aisha’s death, she knows it’s time to be honest about her brain tumour or risk losing Ollie forever. After Ric fails Lilah on an assessment, she wonders if the events of the previous week had anything to do with it.
The atmosphere between Ric and Lilah is strained and after Imelda becomes involved, she only ends up antagonising an already fragile situation. Mo’s boyfriend Albie takes his dying wife to the hospital for treatment. Jonny believes that she shouldn’t get involved but will she listen to him? After a patient towing a yacht shows up on AAU, Chrissie finds herself day dreaming about a Caribbean island Christmas.
Ollie returns to the hospital, having spent time away attempting to research Tara’s condition. Michael is paying extra attention to his romance with HCA, Ramona. Chantelle still has no clue where she stands with Rhys.
A Vegas-bound Ric shows up at the hospital and reveals that he has got a new job in the Pharma-industry. After his expertise is needed on an emergency patient, Ric finds himself being drawn in. Jac finds herself involved in a family crisis as Jonny desperately wants to appeal to her better nature.
As Luc discovers a breakthrough in his research, a patient’s tattoo becomes the gateway to a darker side of him. Sacha attempts to help his friend before it is too late. Lilah is back at work and is surprised to learn that Ric has not resigned. Ollie is worried that Tara’s reveal the previous week has forced her back into her shell.
Jac ends up travelling to Sweden to try and find Hanssen. After she finds out the reason behind Hanssen’s actions, she has to decide whether to follow through with Serena’s instructions or to side with Hanssen. Luc is put on a short leash by Michael following the events of the previous week. Luc is still be haunted by events from the past and despite Michael and Sacha’s best efforts, it looks like he will go off the rails.
Things could not be better between Jac and Jonny, but when she hears that the former 'love of her life' is getting married, she is thrown and jeopardises everything that she cares for. Serena is running Holby like clockwork, but can she hold onto her position even when under threat from a competitor? When Chrissie finds a lump, she is afraid for her health but is reluctant to confide in Sacha.
Jac is feeling guilty after the events of the previous night and wants to put it all behind her. Arthur Digby shows up for his first day on Keller and fails to make a good first impression. Michael is surprised after he finds out about his new F1, Gemma Wilde’s extra-curricular activities.
Malick finds it hard to deal with the arrival of Jake, the son he never knew he had. Ric ends up being forced to give the registrar an ultimatum. Elliot's efforts to help a rebellious medical student don't go to plan.
Michael divides his team over a suspected case of child abuse.
The previous week's child protection case returns to haunt Michael, after Mandy Fairlock is admitted on to the ward, following an arson attack on her home.
Gemma fears for her safety after an ex-patient takes her hostage on AAU. Tara faces her worst fear when she undergoes another scan after suffering another symptom. Malick's determination to keep his private life secret from the rest of the staff may threaten to ruin his relationship with Nathan.
Serena’s mother’s operation is finally scheduled and she is determined that everything will go to plan. Gemma is determined to prove that she is ready to be back at work. Mo turns to Jonny to cheer her up when she is in a bad mood but after he lets her down, she finds herself a new friend in Sacha.
Malick's world is turned upside down when a face from his past turns up at Holby.
Jac gets a second chance to impress Hanssen with her newly-acquired surgical skills
Jac and Jonny's relationship reaches breaking point. Chrissie gets her cancer test results
It is a bittersweet day for Tara, as she is forced to face her demons head on.
A journalist threatens to expose the legal action Serena is taking against the hospital.
When Malick is presented with the opportunity of a lifetime, he struggles on whether to leave Holby for good, or stay with the son that he barely knows. A mysterious figure from Gemma's past shows up, and it seems like her problems will always catch up with her. Ollie is worried that Tara is not thinking straight concerning her upcoming operation.
It is finally the day of Tara's big operation, and Gemma is drawn into a tricky case.
Arthur starts to feel the pressure of being the best junior doctor after winning the F1 award. Everyone is shocked to see Ollie back at work so soon after Tara's operation.
Elliot attempts to help Ollie, but the tension between the pair threatens their professional relationship, especially after the latter's counsellor gets involved. Ric learns that his brief spell on AAU is to be made permanent, causing him to question his commitment to the position.
Malick is given the extra responsibility he yearns for when he is put in charge of a mysterious high profile patient, but as he learns more about her relationship with a serial killer, will he be able to continue treating her? Sacha comes back from a family holiday to discover some serious news about his daughter's health. Jac is stunned when given news that she never thought she would ever hear.
Malick finds himself professionally compromised as he is tempted to make a deal with a murder accomplice in order to find the body of a missing girl. Will he act on his sympathies for the victim's mother or his duty as a doctor? Gemma deals with a patient who thinks she is a vampire, while warding off the charms of posh new doctor Harry. How long will she be able to resist? Ollie's denial about his grief over Tara's death begins to break down, as he contemplates his future without her.
Sacha is determined to be strong and positive for Rachel, hanging all his hopes on the chemo and protecting her from the truth. But when Rachel's chemo results come back, his world is turned upside down. Can he tell Rachel the truth? Jac can't bring herself to tell Jonny about the pregnancy, in spite of Mo's protestations. But when they clash over a young patient, Jonny makes a discovery that means Jac can no longer hide the truth. Arthur's attempt to woo Chantelle with an old-fashioned mix tape goes disastrously wrong when Malick gets involved!
Malick is stunned when he realises that Amanda Layton lied to him. Her deathbed confession wasn't true and her victim is not buried where she told him. But there's worse to come for him, a betrayal by Dominic leads to him being suspended by Hanssen and his career hangs in the balance. Sacha is devastated when none of the family is a match for Rachel's bone marrow donation, until he reminds Chrissie that Daniel hasn't yet been tested. But will Chrissie be prepared to put her son at risk in order to save Rachel? Jonny and Jac struggle over how to deal with her pregnancy and Jonny is amazed when he realises he's actually made Jac cry. But can they overcome their differences and find a way to be parents without being together?
Holby is under the microscope as Amanda Layton's case is heard in the coroner's court. Malick's personal and professional lives are put in jeopardy. Gemma's day goes from bad to worse when she encounters a difficult patient and problems at home. Gemma is forced to seek help from an unlikely source.
As Sacha and Chrissie wait for the results of Daniel's tests, Sacha doesn't feel much like celebrating his birthday. Chrissie tries to maintain a brave face, but even if Daniel is a match, can she put her son through the procedure? Michael's plans are thrown awry when Jasmine gets an earlier flight from America. He's determined to get away from Holby in time, but will he be able to pass responsibility for his patients to Serena? Elliot is concerned about Ollie's behaviour, but Ollie insists he is fine. An unusual case from AAU forces Harry and Ollie to work together - will they crack the case?
Ollie is on the brink of losing all control over his life. When his mistakes threaten to derail the entire ward, Elliot tries to protect him from Jac and insists that Ollie has to come to terms with the loss of Tara, on his own basis. Unwilling to accept anyone's help Ollie encounters Lexi, a Herzig patient, and tries to discover what is causing the Herzig to fail to prove he is still in control. Tensions are still running high between Sacha and Chrissie over Rachel's bone marrow transplant. Chrissie is terrified of losing Daniel, just like she lost Amanda. Can she risk putting her son through a procedure knowing there's a risk he could die? Michael is struggling with the fact he simply can't help his patient Seb. When Seb's father accuses Michael of giving them false hope and retreats from seeing Seb, Michael is devastated. Michael resolves to make one of Seb's last wishes come true.
Ollie is adamant he is fit to work but when his erratic behaviour endangers a patient's life, Gemma has to step in. Will he let her take the fall? Can Chrissie forgive Sacha for lying or is it the end of their marriage? Arthur's patient gives him some life advice, but will he 'grab the bull by the whatsits' and tell Chantelle how he really feels?
Michael struggles to remain impartial as Seb deteriorates and his parents can't be found. Meanwhile Jasmine wants to know if she can stay in England with him, what will Michael decide? When Harry is put in charge of AAU for the day, he and Gemma clash, but will a difficult case make Gemma see a different side to Harry? When Sharon invites Elliot to the opera he readily accepts until Mo, Jonny and Jac point out this may be a date. Does Elliot know what he's getting into?
As Oliver and Harry prepare presentations to compete for the next rotation on Darwin, Oliver reaches rock bottom as he stoops to stealing Tara's work and passing it off as his own. He finally faces up to his grief and his guilt over Tara and comes clean, exonerating Gemma in the process; he then bids Elliot and Holby a fond farewell before heading off to face his future. Harry is indignant to hear how Gemma has been stitched up by Oliver. When an angry patient's relative forces him to look at his own approach to life, he discovers his better side when he offers to renounce his claim on Darwin in return for Oliver clearing Gemma's name. Malick returns, planning to keep a low profile but immediately antagonises a patient and loses his nerve. But a comment from Arthur gives him the opportunity to give his patient a new lease of life - The Malick is back!
Arthur is given new responsibilities now that he is an F2 and put in charge of Keller for the day. As he struggles to work with Chantelle after she rejected his advances, the ward starts to fall into chaos when a family member of a patient goes off the rails. Distracted by Jonny's excitement about her next scan, Jac finds herself on the back foot when a patient she had previously operated on returns to Darwin with new complications. Sacha tries to stay positive as the results of Rachel's bone marrow transplant are due, but unfortunately for him, the world's most pessimistic patient has just entered AAU
Arthur wrestles with his guilt following the mugging as Chantelle insists on returning to work. However Chantelle's determination is challenged by a difficult patient. Mo tries to ignore William's first birthday, but when a familiar patient arrives needing her help, will she be able to maintain her distance? When Harry discovers it's Mary-Claire's birthday, he realises she thinks he's got surprise plans for her... can he wriggle out of them, or will he do the right thing and make her day special?
Tensions are high as Hattie deteriorates and Mo is determined to find a solution at any cost. Hanssen is thrown when his past love, Maja, visits the hospital and Arthur wants to know where he stands with Chantelle after their kiss. Mary-Claire is flying high after her romantic date with Harry, but does he feel the same way?
While trying to discover Charlie's real identity, Chantelle begins to find her spirits lifting in his company; but following their recent kiss, will Arthur be able to keep a lid on his jealousy? When a best forgotten figure from Serena's past comes to work at Holby, she finds her professional and personal lives clashing, but rather than containing the problem the battle lines are drawn immediately. Does she really want to bury the hatchet? Elliot is flying high as his relationship with Sharon grows stronger, but some shocking news threatens to blow them apart. When Elliot is forced to make an emotional decision can he stay true to himself?
When Mo is made to face the consequences of her actions, she starts to question if she has made the right choices. As the pressure builds from all sides, will she stick to her guns? As Chrissie faces her latest scan, who will she lean on for support? And can she and Sacha find the courage to tell each other the truth? When Serena finds out that Edward is attending the same high flyers medical dinner as her, she is desperate to find a plus one, but where on earth will she find someone to agree to go with her?
It's the day of Rachel's fundraiser, and a stressed Sacha struggles to organise the event whilst trying to cope with his damaged relationship with Chrissie. When a patient notices Michael and Chrissie's growing closeness, Sacha becomes jealous and starts to suspect that something is going on between them, leading to a confrontation. Serena is delighted to be performing a difficult operation that will be streamed live to surgical students, but when her mother is admitted to hospital she is conflicted between her responsibilities as a daughter and her professional development. She turns to Edward for advice. Elliot organises a weekend away with Sharon, but when she is offered a fantastic job opportunity in the US, he is torn about the validity of their relationship. When his patient requires a psychiatric assessment, he has to work alongside Sharon and is forced to confront his feelings
Chrissie is nervous about her prognosis consultation while having to deal with the fall out of an RTA on AAU. She becomes emotionally involved with a patient case, reflecting on her own medical health. She reaches out to Sacha, wanting him to come home but then ultimately ends up pushing him away. Elliot is taken aback when the offer is laid on the table of a holiday with Sharon. He's reluctant at first but soon comes round, feeling that he wants to take their relationship further, opting for a three month sabbatical. He's pulled up short when working with Sharon, which makes him question whether he's doing the right thing. Serena feels harassed and tense working alongside her smooth-tongued ex-husband, Edward. He makes light of their unusual work set-up but when she secretly looks through a bag delivered by courier from his wife, she realises that he's been economical with the truth.
There is an emergency when a patient is brought in with an unexploded device embedded in his chest and Harry endangers his colleagues' lives with his maverick approach.
It is the day of Jac's 20-week scan, but she is stunned to find that her baby has complications; can she and Jonny find a way to help each other through their devastating news? Edward encourages Mary-Claire to try and get into Ric's good books, and she finds herself uncharacteristically involved with a homeless patient. But when a mistake is made in theatre, Mary-Claire loses her nerve, but finds an ally in Edward. Arthur learns that being nominated for Doctor of the Year brings its own set of problems - particularly as he finds himself caught between three women.
Jac and Jonny are still in shock after finding out about their unborn baby's diagnosis and are forced to make some tough decisions. Meanwhile, Malick is keen to prove to Hanssen that he can meet his responsibilities as clinical skills tutor. However, will new F1 Zosia prove too much for him to handle? Elsewhere, Chrissie is determined to treat today like any other day, despite the fact she is starting treatment for cancer. But she finds herself making a friend in fellow cancer patient Tim.
Malick's career is on the line after his behaviour last week. However, when Hanssen suggests they work together on a case, will Hanssen be able to lead by example? Chrissie's struggling to cope with cancer treatment, a difficult patient and Daniel's first day of nursery. Sacha's keen for Chrissie to take it easy, but new friend Tim encourages Chrissie to carry on – who will she listen to? Jac is keen for everything to continue as normal after the traumatic events of last week, but an unusual case and a surprising suggestion from Jonny mean there may be more challenges in store for Jac.
Hanssen is still wrestling with his conscience after learning that he is to be a grandfather, and when Chantelle's niceness puts a pregnant patient at risk, he's out for blood. Will Arthur risk his chances of winning the Young Doctor of the Year award to stand up for Chantelle? Meanwhile, Sacha tries to remain optimistic about Chrissie's radiotherapy, but when he confides in Mo, things go too far. Elsewhere, it's Malick's first day on the job as a consultant and it's Serena's birthday - both are in for unwanted surprises.
Hanssen is all set to take Malick in for a complex operation, when Chantelle is taken critically ill. Hanssen is forced to switch operations and try to save Chantelle's life. Meanwhile, Jonny and Jac have to deal with a patient who is literally being fought over by his overbearing mother and spoilt fiancée. Whilst they struggle to contain the family, an old friend of Jonny's swoops in as an agency nurse to assist them. But will Jac appreciate the help?