Ric (Hugh Quarshie) is trying to conceal his life-and-death news from Darla (Naomi Katiyo) who is struggling to make a life-changing decision of her own. Stuck between a rock and a hard place, what will Ric choose?
Essie (Kaye Wragg) is shaken by her encounter with baby Isla’s aggressive dad, who demands information from her about the baby’s mum. He threatens to blow the secret about Isla’s illegal adoption – what will Essie do?
Kian (Ramin Karimloo) recognises the name of an old flame on his ward. The spark is still there, and the attraction is mutual – but will his feelings for her cloud his medical judgement?
Holby City – Tuesday at 8.00pm on BBC1.