Zara deals with the aftermath of the explosion, while Daniel tries to get everyone to speak to a counsellor, with varying results. Rob and Jimmi help a police officer who was part of the rescue team in the explosion, but all is not what it seems.
Kirsty and Rich come to an understanding, Rob treats Karen to a special night, and Emma encourages Luca to talk to Jamie. Ruhma goes on a blind date, meeting an interesting man, but is he all he appears to be?
Zara deals with the aftermath of the explosion, while Daniel tries to get everyone to speak to a counsellor, with varying results. Rob and Jimmi help a police officer who was part of the rescue team in the explosion, but all is not what it seems.
When Rich and Kirsty receive an unexpected visitor, Rich decides to have some fun. Luca is nervous about seeing Jamie again, and Ruhma is on hand at a community event for a miscarriage support group, where the young couple who have helped to organise it find themselves needing support.
Karen's new exercise regime causes a stir at the Mill, while Scarlett's plan to do a runner is jeopardised by a call from the landlady. Fearing that her widowed mother is going off the rails, a woman turns to Jimmi for help – but what is really going on?
Luca returns to face Jamie. Scarlett's plans to get the better of her landlady nearly fall at the first hurdle. When a young man accuses a well-known businessman of sexual assault, Rob finds himself battling powerful forces, intent on scuppering his investigation.
Karen's determination to stay calm and positive hits a snag in the form of Al, while Scarlett struggles with Brian's decision to leave. When two stubborn elderly friends keep secrets from one another, Sid finds himself stepping in to help sort things out before one of them ends up in serious trouble.
Scarlett and Kirsty rub each other up the wrong way. Daniel and Zara keep it a secret that they are set on giving up their partnerships. Luca has a crush on Jamie. Bear encourages two members of the digital literacy group to work together.
Ollie is sent to the army. Kirsty breaks up with Rich, but he is still hopeful. Scarlett asks Zara for an advance, and Ruhma helps a mother understand the perspective of her daughter being a surrogate.
It is Kirsty Millar's first day, and she makes an impression on the staff. Luca helps Karen finally put the heart attack behind her, and Sid has to deal with a patient who thinks she is possessed by the devil.
Zara doesn't know what to do about Izzie's secret, Princess tries to avoid her mother's calls, and Al finds himself unwittingly playing marriage counsellor to a couple who are struggling to adapt to life with a newborn.
Emma struggles to deal with Cassidy's blackmail, and Scarlett worries about Valerie. Ruhma helps three people grieving for their children who died in a bus accident, but she soon discovers all is not what it seems.
Zara finds herself having a difficult conversation with Izzie. Emma confronts Cassidy, but has she bitten off more than she can chew? After persuading Bear to help organise a blood donor drive at the campus surgery, a fashion student is forced to confront some important issues of his own.
Daniel and Zara get an alarming call from the police, while Cassidy gets a break in his case against Nicholas Thorne. A young woman is asked to deliver some important letters, but who is she delivering them to and why?
Mel's actions send shockwaves throughout the station, Princess waits for an important call, and Valerie gets some big news. Scarlett finds herself caught in the middle when a celebrity rapper and his girlfriend are sent to do community payback outside the campus surgery.
Daniel clashes with Izzie, whilst Valerie vows to help a downtrodden mother and her chronically ill daughter. Gareth arrests a teenage arsonist who refuses to cooperate - but things are not what they seem.
Rob is introduced to a new PC, Gareth Lewis, who needs to learn that policing is about people, not blindly following the rules. Al tries to get out of a meeting, while Daniel and Zara need to work out what to do when Izzie has a row with Lisa.
When two female students decide to rent out their spare room, they meet ‘Lump' and soon their lives are turned upside down. Things go from bad to worse for Al, while Izzie is on a mission to ruin Daniel's plans for her.
The birth of a young couple's baby becomes an experience none of them will forget when Princess shadows Ruhma for the day. Scarlett and Emma both find themselves under pressure, while Al meets a family with concerning views.
Rob follows up the arrest of an officer, while Valerie returns to try to get money for her invention with Princess's help. Daniel gets embroiled in a very tricky situation whilst attending a conference at the university.
Jimmi has an announcement that shocks Daniel and Zara. Emma has trouble sleeping. Princess is annoyed to have to deal with an elderly couple, one of whom has dementia, but as she spends with them, she wonders if everything is as it seems.
Valerie supports Al as he faces his greatest fear, while Karen helps Bear deal with the Scarlett situation. Emma witnesses the pressure that the police are under when she tries to help a young PC returning after a suspension.
Al's relief at solving the mystery is short-lived when he returns to the hospital to see Eve. Karen has news for Bear, and Ruhma meets two women who are due to give birth at the same time, but things are not quite as they seem.
Valerie takes Al on the Letherbridge Sprite Trail, with an incredibly valuable prize at the end. Princess has an important meeting with Bear and the partners, and when a vulnerable homeless man claims to have been assaulted by killer robots, Rob and Emma search for the truth.
Bear has some big news about Sutton Vale and is feeling good about his busy day meeting suppliers - but will it end well? Sid is surprised to get a visit from an old flame, but what is she really up to and will the path to true love run smooth?
With Eve in hospital, Al determines to track down the source of the legionnaires' outbreak, while Sid takes Princess on a rapid response shift. Bear tasks the receptionists with an important job. What can possibly go wrong?
Sid is worried about Princess, while Al's plan to take Eve home goes unexpectedly awry. On the day he's due to receive a commendation, Sergeant Liam Walsh finds himself re-evaluating his job, with far reaching consequences.
Valerie volunteers to be a mascot whilst Jimmi wonders what's next for him and Maeve. Diarmud has won the final commission for the Letherbridge sculpture trail, but he is caught in acrimonious differences of artistic opinion with his partner Patsy.
Ruhma visits Valerie to see if she can help her deal with her demons, while Maeve and Jimmi's first date doesn't quite go to plan. Daniel and Zara have to deal with an unexpected domestic incident at home.
Karen spends time with Valerie to help get her through the evening, while Jimmi and Maeve encounter problems with the fuse box at Sutton Vale. Emma goes on a flight of fancy when examining two men, but gets it all wrong.
Princess takes action when Sid makes a decision to move on. Bear gives Scarlett an opportunity to prove herself, but will her day end in disaster or triumph? An eventful shift with a new trainee midwife leaves Ruhma chasing the truth.
The Mill welcomes a new receptionist, while Maeve starts to think there's a common problem with her student patients. Daniel deals with a patient who has an unusual theory after getting a bang on the head.
There's tension between Bear and Princess, and Luca hits Zara and Daniel with huge news. A desperate woman takes a dangerous chance with pills and finds herself in way over her head. Can Rob find her in time?
Emma is home from hospital, but it's Luca who might need aftercare. Hazeem has a secret, and Karen thinks she knows what it is. A patient's access to her children is on the line, but can Al convince her to let him help?
Bear tries to figure out where he's at with Princess. A furious Stuart shows up at the Mill to face Luca. Ruhma helps a young teenager face the unthinkable, and it's Emma v Magda in the physio gym at St Phils.
At Sutton Vale, Zara, Daniel, Bear and Al meet Princess while news of the takeover spreads and not everyone is happy. Karen finds herself trapped when a simple VPAS visit turns into a surreal nightmare.
Jimmi has a crisis of confidence when he meets a suicidal patient. Zara, Daniel and Bear consider taking on Sutton Vale, and Luca heals the strained relationship between a daughter and her apocalypse-obsessed mother.
Hazeem misses his interview, but Ruhma won't let him off easy. Al does his best to make Emma and Zara's feud worse. Bear's day off is hijacked by an estranged son's efforts to derail his mother's house move.
Jimmi tries to reach Tim's partner Rachelle in an explosive joint counselling session. Ruhma fails to hide her growing irritation with Hazeem as she grows closer to Daisha. A sick young woman desperately wants to escape her controlling mother and needs someone to listen to her. Is Sid that someone?
Zara is on the warpath after Emma's radio show, so Daniel must try to broker a truce. Ruhma urges Hazeem to come clean to Daisha, and a chance encounter at the Mill between a recovering drug addict and an engaged patient reveals the devastating impact one lie can have.
Daniel and Zara deal with the fallout from Rowena's diagnosis, and Bear has some advice for Hazeem. Emotions run high when Rob arrests a kid for stealing a bike and finds himself dealing with a cold case.
Jimmi counsels new patient Tim, while Rob has a surprise for Karen that leads to an unexpected adventure. Al meets a mother and daughter whose fear of embarrassment is having a serious impact on their lives.
Emotions run high when Daniel, Zara and Emma meet to discuss Rowena Mitchell. The surprises keep coming for Ruhma. Tweedy has an infected cyst and a dream, but is his dream the same as his pregnant girlfriend Shayla's? Under pressure from Zara, Sid helps them navigate their way through.
It's business as usual at the Mill, and a patient with severe pain needs help, while Ruhma has an unexpected visitor. Bear is excited to meet a genuine champion for ethnic minorities but all is not what it seems.
It's Valerie's big day and the stage is set, but will she make it down the aisle? Meanwhile, Rob has something important to tell Karen. When Daniel makes a complaint about a young campus security guard, he soon realises that there could be far reaching consequences.
As Valerie sobs her heart out, Ruhma rallies the troops to save the wedding. Karen and Rob go mattress shopping, but all is not what it seems. Luca finds himself chasing after a patient who is struggling with his demons at Christmas.
It is the day of Valerie's hen do, and Luca is back at the Mill. Both get more than they bargained for. Rob arrests a family man dressed up as an elf for trespassing, and Jimmi must help assess him at the station.
Imogen's bad luck works to bring Karen and Rob closer together, while Ruhma begins her mums' walking group. One man's trash is literally another man's treasure as Bear thinks of an ingenious way to get his proud Auntie to accept money that she really needs.
Ruhma is inspired to get her mums exercising together, Luca makes a bid to take control of the scandal rocking the Mill, and Sid helps a teenager free herself from a toxic relationship with her mother.
Karen contemplates a radical idea from Maggie to fix things with Rob. Sid and Laurence go skydiving, and Luca encounters an officious police officer when a patient is found dead in suspicious circumstances.
Bear is concerned when the doctors struggle to bring Makeda out of her coma. Luca discovers more is going on behind closed doors when he visits the home of an elderly dementia patient and her grandson.
Daniel discovers that some things in life are inevitable, much to everyone's amusement, while Luca determines to uncover Valerie's secret. When Karen saves a VPAS Patient from a neighbourhood prankster, she meets two incredible people who have more in common than they think.
News of Al's date spreads around the Mill. It's Audition Day – but will Daniel and Brenda find their World Warrior? Sid finds himself embroiled in a family argument when a pair of environmentally-conscious twins reveal some big news to their stubborn mother.
Al is confounded when Starbuck wants to meet in real life. Daniel is under pressure for Environmental Day, and there's a theft at the Mill. Emma helps a grieving family move on when secrets are revealed at a memorial service.
Karen tries to pretend everything is fine with Rob, but she is starting to crack under the pressure. Bear wants to be there for Makeda during her procedure at St Phil's, but a parking attendant with a secret has other ideas.
Shak goes overboard trying to impress a girl, but how far will Ruhma go along with his lies? Meanwhile, the tension between Jimmi and Al is boiling over. Bear intervenes with some cringy management techniques, but there's more going on than Jimmi and Al realise.
When a key witness returns to the surgery, Emma jumps at the chance to get his statement about the night at the warehouse to help Rob. She enlists Valerie's help to try to keep hold of Marvin for the day. Al and Ruhma take part in a bargain-finding TV game show, only to find there's more drama off screen than on.
Emma decides to get everyone together to teach them a lesson in diversity, while Ruhma is somewhat taken aback by discussion of her background. Jimmi has to deal with a very sensitive subject when it turns out a family have deeply hidden issues that need discussing.
Valerie tries to enact a significant event protocol because of a mystery parcel. Ruhma examines some of Al's old antiques, and Sid supervises a younger rapid response paramedic, but nothing seems to go right.
While Daniel and Bear's concern grows for Sid, Jimmi is delighted to welcome a travelling friend who has come to spread some joy. Local bad boys Aaron and Lenny have big plans for the day, but they don't anticipate meeting Rob and Harriet, who are determined to stop them – but at what cost?
Luca's on the hunt for Jonno, but will he able to handle what he finds? Al's IT know-how is needed by an old friend, but can he troubleshoot the difficult relationship between a wildly different mother and son?
It's the day of the big apple sale, but Valerie can't seem to concentrate on it. Lewis is excited to attend the final labour, though Sid isn't so sure he should come. Sid has to deal with a patient who is looking to get back on the dating scene.
Sid makes preparations for the big apple sale, while Karen is excited by the prospect of another foster child. Luca is intrigued when he gets involved with a patient who is undergoing superhero therapy.
It is Valerie's first day of full training as HCA with Luca, but what can possibly go wrong? Luca gives her some dating advice. Rob and Harriet attend an unusual crime scene, and have to work out why a woman is found tied up in the boot of her own car.
Sid needs help to come up with a final Labour of Hercules to raise money, and Emma tries to organise a Sunday lunch with Luca. Daniel gets embroiled in a prison dispute and has to decide how to deal with information he shouldn't have.
Valerie continues on her quest, but a surprise awaits as she follows her next lead. Tensions run high when the team from The Mill face formidable competition on the sports pitch. Will the best team win?
Valerie faces a choice – does she want a medical career or a life of glitz and glamour in showbusiness? A young carer struggles to cope when his nan's obsession with a Stanley Holloway monologue gets out of hand. Can Rob and Harriet help?
Valerie is delighted when Ricky Delaine propositions her, while Rob and Harriet start to bond. When a proud mother faces her own mortality, she opens up a can of worms that threatens to destroy her relationship with her daughter.
Valerie tries to track down the baby from the photo in the mystery box. A new sergeant joins the station, but Rob isn't too happy about it. Jimmi tries to help a young lad with a stammer who has vital information for the police but is struggling to share it.
It's a big day for Valerie, but Karen has forgotten something important. Will she be able to save the day? When a documentary film-maker visits the prison, Daniel helps a young inmate who is struggling to find his way out of the system.
Daniel is in a race against time to get to the bottom of the dodgy dealings at the university. Al discovers the real-life identity of his online chess opponent, and Rob is caught between two brothers as extortion on the Churchill explodes into violence.
Daniel becomes increasingly embroiled in the university hunger strike, despite Zara warning him to stay away. When her mother starts treating her like a stranger, teenager Rosie realises she is locked out of a family secret.
Nurse Luca ruffles some feathers during his first day at the Mill, Daniel is called to campus to help two protesters out of a sticky situation, and a charming woman has an enticing proposition for Valerie.
Al worries that Lily's latest move may have put his mother in danger, whilst Sid and Bear worry that Daniel is having a mid-life crisis. Jimmi helps with the death of a young woman at the university, but all is not what it seems.
Al receives a disconcerting phone call from his mother. Daniel is unimpressed when Zara spreads an intimate secret around the Mill. Al gives relationship advice to a painter and her self-medicating boyfriend.
After Lily lets herself into his home, Al takes matters into his own hands. Karen and Rob struggle to deal with Tom's behaviour, and Emma meets a medical student whose secret experiments have gone too far.
Jimmi's sessions with Tom and Ella cause him to question what really happened to their mother. Daniel is shocked when the identity of a violent prisoner is revealed, and an unexpected visitor gives Ruhma the chance to make peace with the past.
Valerie throws Lily a Bollywood-themed farewell party, Emma's plans for a romantic evening unravel, and Rob and Karen try to convince Tom and Ella to accept help. Sid helps reunite a very ill elderly lady with her most prized possession.
Karen and Rob reassure Tom and Ella after a crisis at school, but the kids are keeping something from them. A cryptic story from a homeless man leads Jimmi to suspect that a senior figure at the police station is corrupt.
Emma has a sizzling date with Aashiq, while Bear and Sid receive an unexpected indecent proposal. Daniel is caught up in wedding day drama when an all-clear from cancer prompts Jen to question whether she even wants to get married.
When a young woman is accused of assault, Rob's investigation uncovers a more disturbing truth. Daniel and Zara get some upsetting news, and Lily has a big surprise for Al, but it's not quite what anyone expects.
Zara has a bright idea on how to broadcast that there is a vacancy, while Ruhma is in for a shock when she discovers why Ayesha isn't at the Mill. When a lonely elderly man loses the will to live, Jimmi gives his son some food for thought.
Ayesha and Bear anxiously await the response when their BAME donor campaign film goes live. Elsewhere, Deborah brings a shocked Daniel and Zara up to speed about Ruhma's houseguest, and Karen helps a woman trapped in a war between her grieving family.
Karen, worried for Jay, gets into trouble when she decides to take things into her own hands. Ruhma gets a distress call from one of her pregnant mothers, and Al is pleased to run into an old flame but begins to doubt her motives for helping an ill worker.
Ayesha is thrown when she wakes in unfamiliar surroundings, Karen tries desperately to find cannabis for Jay, and Ruhma struggles to cope with her suspension, unaware that one of her pregnant mothers is in danger.
Ruhma is pleased to have Zara's support at her review hearing, but will she be allowed back to work? Daniel is concerned when he realises a prisoner is causing trouble so he can stay in prison and help someone out.
As part of Ramadan, Shak and Ruhma volunteer at a renovation project for homeless people, but they both get more than they bargained for when Shak meets a frustrated daughter and Ruhma discovers that one of the workers is secretly sleeping at the project.
Jimmi gets a message from prison, while Zara struggles to tackle Joe's stubbornness. Ruhma pushes the definition of the word ‘suspension'. Valerie visits a care home, but can she help two old army colleagues make peace with each other and the past?
On the first day of Ramadan, Ruhma encounters a face from the past who is supposed to help her with her future. Bear tries to get the team on their feet, while Zara's best laid plans for Joe leave a bad taste in the mouth.
Joe's new friend gives Daniel and Zara food for thought, Emma makes waves on the radio, and Jimmie returns to the police station. Al gets caught between a stroke survivor and his wife, who have very different ideas about his recovery.
As Ruhma struggles at home, she turns to the one person who can't judge her. The Mill's soap dispenser mystery is finally solved, and while covering Ruhma's workload, Emma meets a very demanding pregnant patient who doesn't realise how close her life is to falling apart.
The future of Ruhma's career is in jeopardy while Daniel goes from villain to hero. Bear takes a delivery he hopes will clean up the Mill. When an old man's planned memorial to his late wife is threatened, Sid does his best to make sure he will get to the ball.
Daniel and Izzie disagree on how to approach a situation, while Emma and Jasmine have a tricky conversation. Al gets frustrated with Karen as she sticks her nose in while he deals with an unusual and complicated case.
Things get complicated for Ruhma and Doug as Carrie is taken to hospital. Rob and Jasmine try to work out which of two sisters is telling the truth in an arson case that may be more complicated than it first appears.
Rob warns Al not to interfere in Jimmi's case, Sid is thrown when Laurence's adoptive mum begins to ask questions, and Ayesha helps an ageing grandmother's best friend and granddaughter who clash over her care.
Al and Emma search for a breakthrough in Jimmi's case, while Zara and Daniel struggle to keep their emotions in check. Ruhma tries to get the measure of a young couple who aren't what they appear to be.
A delivery driver's excruciating knee pain leads Valerie and Sid to uncover an uncomfortable truth about her relationship. Daniel's attempt to give Jimmi a reality check doesn't go to plan, and Zara distracts a brooding Emma with a shocking confession.
It's the night of the lock-in at the Icon, and Al is excited. But as soon as he arrives, his expectations are dampened. Jimmi gets a new cellmate who challenges him to a game of cards. The winner gets to ask a question of the loser…
Zara goes into battle for Daniel's job at the prison, and Emma is surprised by the strength of her feelings for Jasmine. Karen and Rob start a new fostering chapter, and tragedy strikes for Al and a homeless mother.
Female police officer Jasmine catches Emma's eye, while frostiness between Al and Daniel continues. Rob gets help from the old guard in solving a hit-and-run case, and Emma tries to calm an angry woman nursing old wounds.
Daniel spends time trying to convince an elderly inmate to see the light. Watching Daniel's video diaries starts to have a powerful effect on Zara, and Ayesha becomes suspicious of Bear's extracurricular activities.
A visit from an old friend forces Karen to confront her past, a foam blaster battle for Joe's birthday party becomes a bit too real, and Bear tries to get in on Ayesha and Valerie's Galantine's Day celebration.
Valerie's DNA results have arrived, but what will they tell her? Ruhma visits a mother close to birth but finds a tricky husband alongside. Rob assists an Intervention Group, talking to youngsters about the perils of crime.
Bear visits Jimmi in prison but fails to disclose their past connection. Ayesha teaches Al a lesson. When an unidentified homeless man is found dead on a freezing street, Emma feels a duty to track down his next-of-kin.
As Zara deals with the effects of her attack, Rob goes on the hunt for Gareth - but will Adam get to his evil twin before the police? Sid's friend Hayley is convinced that a local publican has been haunting her dreams. Sid helps her to discover the truth.
While Gareth conceals his drug addiction to save his career, Daniel and Zara try to outdo each other with ways to help Bear with his dyslexia. Karen helps an elderly couple to make beautiful music together.
Karen is vindicated, Daniel and Zara lock horns, and Emma feels sorry for Gareth. Zara helps a teenager learn the real reason behind his behavioural problems but pokes the hornet's nest with his mother.
Christmas comes to Letherbridge as Valerie and Bear decorate The Mill and Jimmi and Gareth do the same at The Icon. Sid helps a patient who is convinced that his partner is using drugs again, but how can he explain them both having symptoms?
Personal matters threaten to come between Zara and Emma, the new pool car arrives at the Mill, and Daniel confronts Bear. Valerie finds herself in the middle of a crisis between two old friends and their struggling son.
Ayesha's project leads to petty squabbling, a struggling Daniel lashes out, and Al suspects Bear of hiding something. Zara helps a vulnerable widow reconnect with her husband's dog and learns a valuable lesson in return.
Bear and Ayesha have to convince Emma to be their leading lady when they hatch a plan to bring the Smears Without Fears campaign to the masses. Meanwhile, Daniel's therapy session forces him to confront an old demon, and Sid crosses paths with an overworked ambulance driver going to extreme lengths to keep up with his workload.
Daniel seems oblivious to Zara and Karen's concern that Bear is burning the midnight oil. Ayesha guilt trips Emma into helping with her latest project. Al helps a teenager to reveal who has beaten him up, but fighting back leads only to tragedy.
Zara saves the day when Martha has an allergic reaction, but Karen is shocked when she discovers how it happened. Later, Zara has a reaction of her own when she sees who Emma is flirting with. Rob deals with an elderly man who is behaving like a lovestruck teenager.
Daniel lays his soul bare, the Hollins family greet their latest foster child, and Emma is seeing double. Ruhma has to get tough with two sisters who are unleashing years of petty resentment while she is trying to deliver a baby!
Karen prepares for a risky future. Daniel opens up about his troubled past and realises he can't move forward without Zara's help. Ayesha is furious when she discovers her cousin Kayleigh is literally trying to step into her shoes.
Al soldiers on alone at the Icon. Elsewhere, Jimmi has some advice for a troubled Daniel who has just been into battle with Zara again. And an ex-soldier struggling to cope with motherhood puts Emma in a difficult position rather than tell her partner how she really feels.
Ruhma is furious to discover that Heston's memorial bench has been stolen and resolves to track down the thief. Al and Jimmi re-launch the Icon, but have their efforts paid off? Sid tries to help a desperate father who wants more access to his estranged son and is prepared to break the law to make it happen.
Jimmi and Al reconsider their plans when they realise they have forgotten an important date. Elsewhere, Daniel is being 'woke' and Zara is served a large slice of humble pie. Valerie has to think on her feet when she tries to help an elderly patient who is about to be conned out of her life savings.
Becky has had enough and isn't shy about letting people know, Jimmi struggles with the aftermath of his mugging, and Al is offered a rare comic from two suspicious windowcleaners, but is this a bargain or a lot more than he bargained for?
Daniel needs to confront his feelings, and Jimmi finds himself in the unusual role of victim. Ruhma's starter for ten is attending a home birth where the mother is taking part in a live radio quiz despite being in labour.
Daniel confides in Zara when she asks his advice about Adam, who she later discovers has been keeping a secret of his own. Al and Jimmi have an announcement to make, and Ayesha tries to convince a homeless boy to return to his mother.
When Al gets cold feet, Jimmi suggests an unusual way to decide the fate of the Icon. Becky drops a bombshell on Daniel, and Ruhma is accused of negligence by the daughter of a patient she treated 21 years ago.
Imogen dodges Karen, Ruhma finds out the truth from Finn, and Joe's painting is too vivid for Zara. Daniel treats two stand-up comedians whose living arrangements are beyond a joke, especially as one has a direct line to Tony Hancock.
A young artist believes the colour yellow will help him to come to terms with his childhood, but his painful past makes him see red instead. Imogen shares her health fears with Rob, but he has more bad news for her, and will Valerie find the closure she is seeking?
Imogen struggles to open up to Sid about her health fears, Ruhma bares her soul on camera, and Sid discovers the key to helping his troubled patient in a controversial painting and a long-hidden family secret.
Zara joins a dating agency and decides to embrace it warts and all. Sid's discovery leaves Imogen terrified for her future, and Valerie finds herself trapped in a game of cat and mouse with a besotted farmer who recently lost his wife.
Valerie receives an interesting proposal from Immie, Becky has questions about Daniel's past, and Karen drops herself in it. Becky is with a patient making a complaint about Emma - but the patient in question is actually with Emma at the same time. How is this possible?
Zara plays with Daniel like a cat does with a mouse after their indiscretion, Karen has hopes for Imogen and Sid, and Sid has a patient who undergoes a simple procedure but whose lies lead to complications.
Daniel notices that Becky is nesting and feels slightly smothered. Valerie has a difficult decision to make, while Emma spearheads a blood drive at the campus and finds herself in the middle of a story of unrequited love.
Ayesha intervenes to prevent Al from destroying his mum's happiness, Zara is shaken by some news from Daniel, and there's a close shave for Valerie when she becomes entangled in her hairstylist's relationship.
Al takes Eve on a day out, but he is thrown when Ray turns up. Daniel and Becky have a heart to heart, and Jimmi treats a patient who is suspected of a crime, but starts to doubt whether he believes it.
Zara and Emma hope to ignite a spark with a couple of firefighters, Daniel tells Becky he has made a decision about their future, and Ruhma finds herself in a bizarre situation with a pizza delivery man, a porter and a woman who doesn't want a father for her baby.
As Emma's dreams escalate, Zara has a radical idea about how to stop them. Becky puts Daniel on the spot – is he ready to tell Joe about their relationship? Ayesha deals with the fallout when an angry patient ignores the warning signs that his health is in danger.
Ruhma and Jimmi are there for baby Josh when he needs them most. Al gets more than he bargained for when Eve confronts him about his underhand tactics. Daniel becomes collateral damage when he treats a patient who is forced to re-examine her life choices.
A shocked Al discovers his mum has been keeping a secret from him, Josh's parents face a final heartbreaking decision, and Sid tries to help a new dad whose noisy neighbour is pushing him over the edge.
Zara tries to be the bigger person when she finds out about Daniel and Becky's plans. Jimmi and Ruhma resolve to support Theresa and Phil, and Valerie helps her neighbour when his selfless act is tarnished by the ultimate betrayal.
Rob tries to persuade a stubborn Immie to make peace with Karen before she leaves Letherbridge. Ruhma and Alia are shocked after they are confronted by a naked truth. Valerie tries to convince a student who is cheating in more ways than one that honesty is the best policy, but will he listen?
Karen and Imogen clash over matters of the heart, and Emma returns to some surprising news from Zara. Jimmi tackles a debt-ridden father who is prepared to sacrifice his son's future to protect himself.
Zara attempts to move on, Ayesha tries to jog her memory, and the police investigation takes a turn when Shak goes rogue. Ruhma gets a blast from the past when helping a mother in labour, but all is not as it seems.
The life drawing class gets off to a great start but ends in disaster, Ayesha's life is in danger, and Jimmi attends what he thinks is a normal house but ends up protecting one of the Midlands' biggest drug dealers.
Emma is looking forward to her night in with Zara, but is unhappy about an uninvited guest. Daniel opens up to Jimmi, and Ruhma has a tough day at St Phil's, which is made worse by some unexplained noises.
Ruhma tries to convince Sid not to break patient confidentiality rules, Emma and Ayesha get distracted and this leads to an emergency, and an anxious patient needs to face her demons in order to move forwards.
Sid can't get his head around his parent's revelation, a patient comes back from his trip with a few unwanted surprises for his wife, and will an emergency at the Mill build bridges between Daniel and Zara?
Zara is back from her holiday and sees red when Becky reveals Daniel has made a decision without her. Ruhma, Valerie and Karen become artists for the day, and a young girl's stomach ache turns out to be a far more serious case for Emma and Rob.
The new cleaner seems to have made quite an impression on Becky. Meanwhile, Ayesha is excited to start her training but the idea is met with reservations from other staff. Sid talks Al into some love lessons.
Valerie suspects an aged rocker of inappropriate behaviour twoards his carer.
Becky has some exciting news for Tam, while Karen and Rob have an unexpected day as they await a visit from Mikey's mums. When an angry young woman on community payback causes trouble at the campus surgery, Emma and Valerie find themselves involved, but is everything as it seems?
The Mill staff have fun power-posing, while the consequences of Al's call to social services is made clear. Sid is pleased to sign off a minor surgery patient after her final procedure, but why isn't she so happy?
Becky gets some exciting news, while Ayesha and Al find themselves on a challenging case. When an elderly man dies, Jimmi is alarmed to discover that there is a vigilante group on the Churchill Estate – but are they friend or foe?
When Karen meets the Honourable Portia Carrick, a recluse who likes to drive dangerously, she quickly realises that everything is not as it seems. Al and Jimmi larp about in the woods, while Daniel finds that his day of chores isn't a complete waste of time after all.
Emma advises a woman who is stuck between her overbearing mother and her lazy son, but will she take the advice? Zara and Daniel are at one another's throats over a potential replacement to Mrs Tembe, and Karen is a big baby about getting vaccinated.
When Sid agrees to do the medicals for an investment bank, dark secrets are revealed and lives are forever changed. Mrs Tembe is impressed by young practice manager Becky, while Emma is wary when Zara sets out ground rules for a shopping trip.
Ayesha has her work cut out when she suspects a friend's new beau isn't all he seems. An unexpected phone call sends Rob on the warpath, while Jimmi worries about the future of the Mill without Mrs Tembe.
Ruhma finds herself in the thick of it when a new assistant HR manager joins St Phil's and feathers are ruffled. Daniel and Zara's fighting reaches a new level of savagery, while Gordon springs a surprise on Mrs Tembe.
Karen has a controversial proposition for Rob, and Mrs Tembe braces herself to tell Zara and Daniel her news. Jimmi struggles to control his emotions when he thinks one of his counselling patients is making a huge mistake.
Emma tries to see through Zara's mask at a speed spa, and Mrs Tembe has some crushing news for Gordon. Karen tries to stop a jealous son wrecking his mum's new relationship but starts to think that he might have a real cause for concern.
Zara makes a big effort to get her relationship with Daniel back on track, but is it too much too soon? Mrs Tembe has to make a big decision about her future with Gordon. Tensions run high at the police station when Rob arrests a young woman in connection with the missing child of a police officer.
Al decides he is the best person to help Alia with her future plans. Mrs Tembe and Gordon put on a show when they realise they are being spied on, but there is a shock for Mrs Tembe at the end of it. Sid finds himself in hot water when he considers getting intimate with someone and then discovers she is his patient's girlfriend.
Zara reaches her breaking point with Daniel and presents him with an unusual proposition. Karen and Valerie fish for gossip when an unexpected visitor turns up with a surprise for Mrs Tembe. Sid sees an elderly patient who is confused and can't remember how she cut her hand. Sid later discovers the dark truth lies in a bottle of pills.
Ruhma is overcome with emotion as she reminisces about Heston. Is she regretting her recent decision? Meanwhile, Mrs Tembe has something to confess that could jeopardise any plans she might have with Gordon. Daniel and Zara almost put their troubled past to bed, but a stark reminder of someone threatens to destroy the moment.
Mrs Tembe does a talk at the church but struggles with her young audience. Can she win them over? Al extends a hand of friendship to Daniel, but will it be accepted? Rob faces an internal investigation after a serious allegation is made. He insists he has done nothing wrong, but can he prove his innocence?
Sid turns to Ayesha when he struggles to make a decision about his future at the Mill. Ruhma makes an announcement about her own future and then discovers Mrs Tembe has a secret. Al is determined to win a tough challenge. He agrees to be a yes-man for the day but soon realises it isn't as easy as he thought.
Al tries to help a young man understand that in order to move forward with his life he needs to let go of the past. The fallout continues for Daniel and Zara. Mrs Tembe question her relationship with Gordon.
Sid responds to a fight involving a man dressed as Santa and ends up facing a moral dilemma. Zara opens up to someone unexpected, Mrs Tembe has a potentially awkward encounter and Ruhma's plans backfire.
Valerie meets an old friend's new partner, but all is not as it seems. Mrs Tembe visits a son who has recently lost his mother and struggles with his questions, while Zara is starting to feel the strain.
When Emma directs a vulnerable teenage boy to a community hosting charity for the homeless, she reconnects with a former patient whose son ran away from home four years ago. It is the table tennis competition final and the pressure is on. Zara desperately tries to sort things out with Daniel.
When a woman walks out on her bankrupt partner, his attempt at a romantic gesture goes badly wrong - can Jimmi save the day? Lisa arrives and it looks like things might go from bad to worse for Zara and Daniel. Al is worried about Mrs Tembe - but are his fears justified?
Can Al help a vulnerable student stand up to her controlling boyfriend and protect Letherbridge from unwelcome visitors from out of town? Laura and Russell return to the Mill. Zara tries to give Izzie another chance, but her day takes a dramatic turn.
Valerie has to face the consequences of her actions when her attempts to help a neglected teenage art student go awry. Viv is left rattled by an unexpected turn of events when she drops into the Mill to see Mrs Tembe. Zara tries a new approach with Izzie but will it end in disaster?
A fight between Izzie and Zara causes Daniel to suspect his daughter is keeping a secret. Ruhma worries about a young couple prepared to go to desperate lengths to have a child. Valerie's latest fad leaves her colleagues scratching their heads.
When Naomi tells Jimmi she is about to move in with her fiance her life couldn't seem more perfect, but Jimmi thinks it is about time she stopped compromising. Valerie is feeling unfulfilled. Zara is left utterly excluded after Christmas tree decorating goes horribly wrong.
Karen is thrilled that an old friend has lost so much weight, but after attending her diet club she starts to worry that Angela is not as healthy as she seems. The team gear up for the first table tennis match. Shak goes to Daniel with a serious problem.
Ayesha feels out of her depth when she is asked to direct a student allergy play. Zara tries to get through to Daniel about Izzie's behaviour. Al takes it upon himself to get Mrs Tembe in the Christmas spirit.
Emma treats a young kid accused of ferrying drugs, but as she gets wind of a revenge attack, will she be able to get through to him before it's too late? Sid struggles to get the team on board with the table tennis competition. Zara comes to blows with Izzie.
Mrs Tembe deals with a bereft wife who blames The Mill for her husband's debilitating stroke, but who is really at fault? Rob is surprised that Al is coping so well after the accident, but is everything really as it seems? Valerie takes Izzie to her ballet class. Izzie opens up about Zara.
Karen is suspicious when she finds a patient is far from vulnerable. Zara feels taunted by an image of Izzie, but will she sacrifice her own feelings for Daniel's sake? Jimmi finds himself in the spotlight. Sid has a lightbulb moment.
Rob deals with an elderly man stealing ladies underwear. The man sees himself as a modern-day Robin Hood but why is he doing it? Zara is furious about Izzie treating her like an evil stepmother and decides to take back some control. The vicar is left reeling after a shocking confession from Mrs Tembe.
Al deals with a diabetic lecturer struggling with his diagnosis. Another medical emergency prompts Al's past to come back and haunt him. Mrs Tembe's reaction to the idea of a memorial bench leaves everyone stunned. Alia makes a big decision about her future, and Zara is furious after an outburst from Izzie.
Ayesha tries to help a woman with MS, but her efforts are challenged by a husband who is looking for someone to blame. Mrs Tembe is finally back at work but not in the best of moods. Someone needs to have a word, but who will draw the short straw? Daniel issues Zara with an ultimatum.
Sid struggles when his minor surgery patients make him feel inadequate. Will he be able to prove he is up to the job and win them over? Ruhma decides it is the right time for another chat with Al, but what exactly does she want to say? Zara and Daniel bicker over a bus pass, and Ayesha has a plan to get Mrs Tembe back to work.
It is the day of the funeral. As the order of service gets under way, emotions run high inside the church. But Mrs Tembe finds herself unable to enter a place that has always been so sacred to her. Will she be able to overcome her anger towards God and say a final goodbye to her friend?
Zara comes up with a plan to help an autistic man who is desperate to be more independent. The reality of what she must do at the register office is too much for Ruhma to bear, and Karen makes a decision that gives the partners another problem they do not need.
Emma helps a mechanic who is facing a family breakdown. Daniel gets a shock when he visits Mrs Tembe. Karen struggles in her new role at the Mill, and Sid faces Zara's wrath when he does a favour for Ayesha and Valerie.
A mother struggling to bond with her daughter has a breakthrough in therapy with Jimmi as he uncovers an event buried deep in her past that she has been too afraid to face. Ruhma takes the first heartbreaking step towards giving Heston what he wanted, and Alia makes a shock announcement.
Karen struggles with her emotions as she helps a widower and his beloved dog who can't face the idea of moving into a care home. Will Al get the answers he wants when the results of the postmortem and crash investigation are revealed? Elsewhere, Shak tries to get Ruhma to face something she'd rather avoid.
When some of Daniel's patients suddenly question their diagnosis, he suspect someone at the Mill is working to undermine him. A moral dilemma causes Ruhma to wrestle with her conscience, and Al returns to work, but is it too soon?
Sid has to overcome his own emotions when a shared tragedy threatens to push one of his patients over the edge. With Ruhma and Mrs Tembe still reeling, Rob becomes increasingly obsessed with the investigation.
Ruhma tries to support a colleague who is on her first day back after a forced break. Heston rolls out an Iron Lung to celebrate 70 years of the NHS, while things are complicated more for Daniel and Zara.
When a woman comes in wanting to flyer for a lost locket, Sid and Valerie are surprised when they find out what was in it. Zara is surprised when Daniel comes home with a guest, while Al struggles to deal with stopping smoking.
Rob's Halloween night takes a sinister turn when a strange man comes in with a confession and a mysterious object in a bag. There are some spooky shocks and surprises in store for Al's Dinner Winner guests, while Zara and Sid spend an unexpected night together.
With the help of a caring cleaner, Karen tries to help an elderly lady with diabetes who has misplaced a precious clock. Valerie causes confusion when she refuses to accept the clocks changing, while something is wrong with Ruhma - but what?
Daniel finds himself stuck in the middle of a relationship nightmare when he tries to buy a bottle of wine on his way home. Karen and Rob's dinner plans end rather frostily, while things are heating up at Valerie's Dinner Winner.
An overbearing mother is convinced her son is developing Huntington's, but Emma suspects there is more at play. Ruhma admits her hearing concerns to Heston, and Ayesha pulls out all the stops to secure herself a date.
Valerie is mortified when she is accused of stealing a valuable necklace, and helps glam pensioner Norma realise she can't buy people. Rob accepts Heston's help, and after suffering an embarrassing lunch, Ruhma's worst fears are confirmed.
Jimmi promises a Syrian refugee girl that he will find her sister, but his desire to overstep the mark lands him in hot water. Karen nurses Rob through his 'man flu', and Heston manages to cheer Ruhma up with a trip to a camping shop, just not in the way he was hoping.
Heston helps an unfaithful husband try to win back his wife with a vasectomy, but is it too little too late? Daniel buys Joe a present that ends up being fun for all the family, and Ruhma makes an error that puts a baby at risk.
Rob thinks he knows who is responsible for some children being poisoned by an illegal chemical, but he is thwarted by a fake confession. Sid is at the hospital with the two children who are seriously ill after drinking the poisonous substance. Sid is praised for his quick thinking, but will the boys make it?
Al and Daniel play Cupid with two friends who are concealing their romantic feelings for each other, but will their efforts pay off? Sid has to deal with some sick children who have been exposed to a dangerous chemical. Zara's attempt at bribery proves to be a poisoned chalice.
Ruhma is with a young woman who is having a baby for someone else, but some bad news may be about to change all of that. Sid dives in head first when he thinks he and Keziah might have a romantic future. Elsewhere, Joe's heart sinks when Zara and Daniel go overboard.
Emma is determined her dinner party will be anything but boring, but she soon realises you should be careful what you wish for. Elsewhere, Sid crashes into an unexpected situation and James finally gets some news, but is it what he wanted? Meanwhile Rob decides to take control of his own future.
Mrs Tembe faces a difficult decision when she meets a war veteran being deceived by his daughter and a charity volunteer. James has a job opportunity, but will he be able to hold his nerve? Elsewhere, Zara and Valerie are both determined to do whatever it takes to win.
Heston takes on an overprotective mother and brings two young people together with the help of some Verdi concert tickets. Emma is intrigued when a local businessman invites her for a drink. Elsewhere, Jimmi struggles to dampen Valerie's enthusiasm and Ayesha finds herself in hot water with Leo.
Valerie gets held up at a cafe when a teenage girl's attempt to stand up for herself takes a dangerous turn. Karen faces the consequences of her protest for James. Over dinner Emma and Jimmi wonder if the attraction is still there between them.
What should have been a simple home visit lands Sid in the middle of a love triangle, causing chaos for him in the Minor Surgery Unit. Karen holds a protest for James, but has she taken it too far this time? Elsewhere, Zara makes a decision which surprises Daniel.
Whilst on a VPAS visit, Mrs Tembe discovers the patient is no longer in need of help, but her son is. Karen and James take a step closer to getting a diagnosis, and Valerie helps Shak avoid his mum when he turns up at the campus with an embarrassing issue.
James tells Karen the heart-breaking story of what life was like for him on the streets. At the station Rob is tasked with finding a homeless man who has gone missing after being attacked while he slept.
Daniel gets hooked into an interview with a student and ends up going viral for all the wrong reasons. Karen's concern for James continues, and Ayesha finds herself drawn closer to Leo when she gets an insight into what his job means to him.
Al soon wishes he hadn't got involved when he follows a trail laid out on a patient's phone. Mrs Tembe has to deal with the possibility of losing staff, while Karen returns from holiday to less than good news.
When a young carer is accused of murdering an elderly man, Rob and Emma try to seek the truth. But do they trust the carer or the local gossip who is known for making false allegations? Daniel becomes a target when Al and Jimmi see an opportunity for mischief, while Ayesha steps into the lion's den that is Sutton Vale Medical Centre.
When Ayesha bumps into an old school friend at the Mill, she grows increasingly concerned about her behaviour, but what is she hiding? Daniel tries to canvas opinion on his potential new venture, while Mrs Tembe spends the day firefighting as the threat from Sutton Vale grows.
Heston turns investigator when an eccentric homeless man, an old acquaintance, leaves him a rather unusual task in his will. Daniel receives an unexpected proposal, while Mrs Tembe decides it is time for affirmative action against Sutton Vale and recruits Sid, but will it all go to plan?
A chance encounter on the street leads Valerie to ask herself some deep questions, but will she take the plunge? Mrs Tembe meets Mr Smail, her equivalent from Sutton Vale Surgery, but is he friend or foe?
It is a big day for Donna, a cleaner at the university, but her mean boss is determined to ruin it for her - can Jimmi help her achieve her dreams? Ayesha needs ideas for her next date with Leo, but only Valerie has any suggestions. Heston sets himself a personal challenge when he attends a minor surgery course with Sid - can he do it?
When Ruhma is accused of incompetence in the delivery suite, she starts to suspect that all is not what it seems - but is she right? Leo takes Ayesha on a date with a difference, while emotions are running high for Daniel and Zara when something important comes up.
Emma is baffled when an old friend tells her he has travelled back in time to this moment for a very particular reason. Sid brings Heston's grand plans for the minor surgery unit down to earth, and Ayesha gets proactive in an attempt to lift her mood, but she feels a whole lot better after a visit from Leo.
Al's fury over the sugary drinks ban on campus lands him in hot water, but with the help of student April they manage to come to a compromise. Heston puts his plans for the minor surgery unit in place. Ayesha works with Leo on a case but misses a vital piece of information that puts a child in danger.
Sid helps a cuckolded husband with more than one pain in the back to deal with. Karen is worried about James, and Alia demands answers from Tarks. But Tarks has a few home truths of his own to offer as he tells Rob he is ready to reveal what really happened on the night of the hit-and-run.
Mrs Tembe helps a grieving mother and daughter get to the bottom of a mystery key, with the help of a medium who seems to be doing more harm than good. Zara and Daniel come to blows about having more children, and as the real culprit of the hit-and-run becomes clear, Alia decides to take matters into her own hands.
Joe outwits Daniel and Zara. Elsewhere, Heston is arrested while his family look on in horror. Addison lists the evidence they have and it isn't looking too good for Heston at all. Back at home there are further shocks in store for Ruhma. Later, Heston does confess to something and Addison is now convinced they have the right man.
Rob and Addison question their new suspect. The suspect denies running Tarks over and claims to have an alibi but won't say who it is. Are they protecting someone? Meanwhile, tensions are also running high at the Carter house, and new accusations are made. Ruhma and Heston now wonder if Farah is actually guilty - maybe someone here did it after all.
The Carter family are questioned individually about Heston's missing car and who put Tarks in hospital. By the end of it the police are no closer to the truth, but then Alia admits she has been lying. Ayesha's night out with a new friend ends with the police being called out - and someone gets arrested.
It is Penny's last day and Al thinks a few party games are in order. Elsewhere, Tarks finds himself in grave danger when someone decides he should be punished properly for what he did to Alia. Valerie ignores Emma's advice and then learns the hard way that she can't always have her cake and eat it too.
Ayesha and Penny explore an unusual way to make work more fun but are caught in the act by Mrs Tembe. How will she react to it? Elsewhere, Ruhma breaks down after she discovers Alia's terrible secret. Al helps a patient deliver devastating news to his girlfriend. But their unorthodox way of telling her backfires in spectacular fashion.
Mrs Tembe gets the letter she has been waiting for, but will it be good news? Elsewhere, Alia has a shocking confession to make, and a furious Shak is determined to do something about it. Karen is expecting to see a VPAS patient struggling after a major stroke but is shocked to discover she is coping well - maybe a bit too well.
Alia is furious with Tarks, and Daniel and Zara reach stalemate as they are both determined to get what they want. Emma helps a talented female chef find the confidence to put her dreams and career first.
Zara throws Daniel a curveball when she finally admits what's been on her mind. Elsewhere, an upset Alia wants to tell Ruhma the truth about what's been troubling her - so what's stopping her? When a patient's death exposes a terrible, long-held secret, Sid tries to help the grief-stricken family uncover the truth.
Valerie takes the theme of red very seriously as she hosts the mother of all period parties. And the ladies take their frustrations out on a rather unusual pinata! Meanwhile, Heston's man-to-man talk with Shak has an unexpected outcome. Zara empowers a teenage girl with Down's syndrome to tell her father she has reached an important milestone in her life.
It's jeans and jumper day at the Mill and Mrs Tembe goes into battle for Heston's room, but will Zara and Daniel outmanoeuvre her when they play their trump card? As the search continues, Rob makes a shocking discovery which brings the investigation to a tragic conclusion.
Alia makes a momentous decision about her relationship with Tariq. Penny decides to host a period party and Daniel and Zara make plans for a Jeans and Jumper day at the Mill. Rob attends the scene of a carjacking and, to his horror, discovers there is more than one victim - but where is she?
Valerie continues to hero-worship Penny, and Heston's reaction to the news that Daniel wants his consulting room brings out the fight in Mrs Tembe. Penny meets a couple whose marriage is threatened by a secret - can she help them without breaking patient confidentiality?
While Mrs Tembe and Ayesha welcome someone new to the Mill, Jimmi says farewell to Amanda - but will she take the money? Sid has a dilemma when he realises two of his patients are connected and breaking patient confidentiality would help resolve their issues.
When a henpecked man hears alarming news from his elderly mother, he sets out to save her and tries to enlist help from Zara, but who is it who really needs saving? Ruhma and Alia get distracted from a day of housework and revision, Jimmi drops a bombshell on Amanda, and Mrs Tembe finds hope.
Ayesha's plans for a girly day get waylaid when her friend's fiance finds something unexpected in a customer's loft. Sid is on a mission, while Daniel recruits Emma to his cause and they decide to stage an intervention with Jimmi - but will they succeed?
When a celebratory lunch with his girlfriend goes awry, an easy-going man is confronted with an opportunity to make some big changes to his life. Heston gives Alia a driving lesson, while Jimmi searches desperately for Amanda.
Sid helps a teenager who makes a shocking discovery when searching for a bone marrow donor. After seeking advice from Al and Emma, Jimmi starts to realise that seeing Amanda again might not be a good idea.
Ruhma helps anorexic Lisette come to terms with giving up her baby, and mum Jan learns that it's not too late to give up on her daughter. Mrs Tembe and Daniel fight to persuade the rest of the staff to give up their waste-paper bins, and after a challenging shift, Amanda finally admits everything to Jimmi.
Amanda tries to help a man to grieve after losing his son, but concealing her own problems only succeeds in pushing him further away. Mrs Tembe tries to get Al on board with being more environmentally friendly, and Karen helps James pick out his new accommodation.
Heston accuses a local theatre director of being defamatory in a play about sexual harassment, but he comes to discover that there is more than one victim here. Zara is determined to make a success of Joe's school project with the help of some bourbon biscuits, and old emotions resurface for Jimmi as Amanda settles into his flat.
Emma's taxi ride takes an unexpected turn as she encounters an overbearing father struggling to give his daughter the space she needs. Mrs.Tembe puts a new sustainability plan into action, and Rob and Karen are worried about how James will cope with his first shift at the garage.
Ruhma finds herself trapped on the outreach bus with a prostitute who has gone into labour and is experiencing a psychotic episode. As Ayesha tends to another medical crisis, Mrs Tembe makes a drastic decision. And Daniel discovers what a small world it is.
Zara is determined to get back to normal, but is it too soon? Amanda gets a frosty reception on her first day, and Jimmi has some sage advice for a miserable Al, but will he take it? Sid has to negotiate with a grieving paramedic who refuses to treat a depressed patient he blames for his brother's death.
Daniel thinks his approach to getting Zara back on track will be a walk in the park, but is he right? Valerie's day trip out is no picnic, and Al is confronted with some harsh truths. Meanwhile, Karen puts Heston in a difficult situation after his consultation with James.
Zara is desperate to conquer her demons but finds herself in a losing battle with them. Emma fights Valerie's corner, and Karen has some new concerns about James. Jimmi is determined to get to the truth when the suspicious mother of a bipolar patient thinks her son is being groomed to do something terrible.
Sid's good intentions are misunderstood, and he finds himself in the line of fire again. Valerie has a tough decision to make, and Al gets some home truths about his underhand behaviour. Heston, Mrs Tembe and Ayesha meet a troubled homeless girl with a rare mental health condition on the outreach bus, but can they help her?
Something in the post has a strange effect on Zara, and she finds herself treading on eggshells all day. Elsewhere, Al is in a good mood and looking forward to a visit from someone special, but who is it? Rob visits a woman with schizophrenia who has a strange obsession with eggs and claims she can hear babies, but is she just imagining things?
Will Jimmi give Amanda the benefit of the doubt, despite the reservations of his friends and colleagues? Fired up after the pyjama party, Valerie decides to do some volunteering, and Ayesha gets some news about her bus initiative. Zara meets a young man who is putting his own life in jeopardy in a desperate attempt to make amends for a terrible crime he committed.
James finally has his interview with the army, while Jimmi is shocked to find a significant figure from his past at the Mill. Heston deals with a paramedic who receives some surprising news which throws her plans for a new life abroad into jeopardy.
Mandy finds everyone full of sympathy for her injury, and the winner of the pitch deals with the fallout from the sore losers. Rob tries to help an elderly man when he discovers a local criminal has set up home in his house.
It is pitch day at the Mill, but will a last-minute contender throw a spanner in the works? Elsewhere, a cash flow problem makes someone's day go from bad to worse. During a run in the park, Sid gets caught up in the search for the mysterious park poet.
Mrs Tembe pulls out all the stops to have the campus surgery ready for its grand re-opening, and Emma's new bed and breakfast guest proves to be a familiar face for someone at the Mill. Can Ruhma help a promising trainee midwife who does something that could jeopardise her career?
Mrs Tembe gets taken hostage while visiting a potential alternative site for the Campus. Ayesha suffers from self-doubt in the face of Heston and Al, while Daniel and Zara have to do their own housework after their cleaner falls ill.
Sid attends an incident in a car park but then has to deal with a daughter who doesn't want to be with her father. Mrs Tembe and Daniel continue to be at odds, and James tries to help Rob out - but without the desired effect.
Zara is angry when her car is stolen, and she tries to track down the culprit. Jimmi takes on the university vice-chancellor, while Karen and Rob's new foster child arrives, and he causes them some concern.
Heston is curious to meet up with an old friend from his exclusive racquet club, but is all as it seems? Valerie looks to Sid for help, while Daniel and Ayesha unexpectedly find themselves playing together.
Daniel is concerned when he thinks a child is at risk from one of his patients. On day two of the course, the team get a chance to air their grievances - with each other. The campus surgery comes under fire.
A new receptionist turns Sid's head while they deal with an unusually fluffy patient, but a growing and unexpected threat faces the campus surgery. It is day one of the conflict resolution course, and Zara is determined to keep her cool - but it is not going to be easy.
Jimmi counsels a man who vehemently disagrees with the public way his partner's mother is dealing with her own grief following a murder. While Ayesha struggles to deal with Valerie's insomnia, Zara, Emma and Al are on a mission.
Daniel attends family court and talks about Joni's present situation, but his words don't go down well with her mother. To make things worse, Joni's dad is desperately clinging on to the past. Meanwhile, the judge has made her decision about Joni's future.
Daniel continues to listen to his doubts when he gets a call about Joni. Rob lends an ear to Ruhma at the police station, but why is she there? Meanwhile, Al comes to the rescue when an elderly patient refuses to hear the truth.
Daniel is determined to get to the truth about Lou but ends up making things worse when he gets Joni alone. Rob and Jimmi wonder if truth is stranger than fiction when a body is found in an orchard. Meanwhile, something doesn't quite ring true for Ruhma.
A disturbing conversation with Joni's father makes Daniel question what he knows so far and robs him of his peace of mind. Mrs Tembe is ready to throw the book at someone when she has to deal with a theft at campus, and Ruhma feels like a fraud when she judges a book by its cover.
Daniel is determined to support his transgender patient, but Heston thinks he is overlooking the one person he should really be talking to. Ayesha meets someone who can't cope with any loud noises, but Sid thinks there could be a medical explanation. Emma listens helplessly as her latest B&B guest shares a heartbreaking secret.
Daniel's heart goes out to a family in crisis when he meets a young transgender patient. Al finds Jimmi's home truths hard to swallow, and Mrs Tembe gets an unexpected gift. Sid's troubled patient is rapidly losing weight but refuses to talk. Sid is determined to intervene even if the truth is too hard to deal with.
Jimmi is perplexed by a seemingly innocent young man who is desperate to be arrested. Can he unearth the man's true crime? It is Mrs Tembe's team-building day, and for once she encourages clowning around.
Ayesha invites herself to the Icon with Ashley, but it is answers she is after, not profiteroles. Daniel hunts all over campus for a student who has stolen something very precious to him - his identity.
Heston experiences some computer rage while Sid volunteers to find the cause of the virus affecting the Mill. Karen encounters a cowboy searching for the man who shot his father. Can she intervene before it hits high noon?
Could Al's solution to the IT problems have actually worked? Surely it can't be that easy, or can it? Will Ashley be able to control his feelings for Valerie when he is enlisted to help at the Mill? A trip to the library makes Ayesha realise life really is stranger than fiction.
Daniel finds someone to fix the IT problem, but is he really the right man for the job? A VPAS visit teaches Karen to not judge a book by its cover. On his way to work, Jimmi comes across a crashed car, but identifying the victim is not as straightforward as he thinks.
The crisis continues and all hopes are pinned on Al, but a flash inspection from the CQC sends sparks flying. Having said farewell to the Mill, Ben faces another challenge at his new job. When two ladies go into labour at the same time, Ruhma discovers they have much more than that in common.
With the computer system still down and staff struggling, Daniel goes on the PR offensive. Elsewhere, Emma needs Jimmi's help to counsel a distraught houseguest. The IT crisis has a catastrophic outcome for one of Sid's patients.
A power cut sends the Mill into crisis, and to Ben's horror a certain someone comes back to work earlier than expected. Heston treats a stressed-out head teacher battling a health crisis and a power struggle with an ambitious colleague.
Valerie nervously makes preparations for the PPG meeting. Al receives some alarming news from his mother. Ben is star-struck when a professional footballer comes into the Mill and asks for his help - but what is really going on?
Eve invites a stranger in. Jimmi's counselling session with Valerie takes a serious turn when she receives some worrying news. On his first day at a dog rescue centre, former medical student Remy Briscoe soon finds himself in competition - with Sid.
Rob helps Karen deal with the infestation. Ayesha and Valerie make a decision. Al has an entertaining chat with his mum. Emma gets more than she bargained for when she meets a handsome man at a neighbourhood meeting.
Karen and Valerie finally discover the source of their itching. Heston plans a surprise for Ruhma - but not everyone is happy about it. Jimmi deals with two young police officers who accidentally crash their car, but is there more to the story than meets the eye?
Karen has an annoying itch which is affecting her work - can Valerie help find the solution before it gets worse for everyone? Ayesha takes a huge risk for a young patient. And Sid struggles to help a difficult patient with anxiety.
Ruhma's meeting with a wedding photographer does not quite go to plan. Jimmi counsels Ben. Daniel is caught in the middle of a troubled marriage when a man suffering from excessive sweating comes to see him.
Ben upsets Will's plans for the future. Elsewhere, Heston puts himself in danger again to unmask the truth about Liam but struggles to find the evidence to back up his suspicions. Zara gets caught up in a life or death situation involving a woman who has no future and another one who has stolen the past to get what she desperately wants.
Heston decides it is time for a heart to heart with Liam, but will he get the answers he so desperately seeks? Elsewhere, Ben's heart is in his mouth as he makes a big announcement. Ruhma puts her heart and soul into helping a troubled young man who fears for the future of his relationship and unborn child.
Heston is a man on a mission, but finding Liam is no bed of roses. Elsewhere, love is definitely not in the air for Zara, but things are starting to blossom between Will and Ben. Sid meets a receptionist who claims she has a gift for matching strangers, but Sid is furious when she goes too far playing Cupid with his patients.
Heston is finally found, but have the drugs he has been force fed caused any serious damage? Elsewhere, Ben tries to open up to Jimmi but struggles to acknowledge his deepest fears. A man arrested in connection with a missing girl refuses to talk, despite the evidence against him. Rob later finds her but is she still alive?
Ruhma is forced to report Heston missing when he doesn't come home. Later, Ruhma is hopeful when Rob tells her about a possible CCTV sighting of Heston, but will he still be there? Rob investigates when an underage girl goes missing and there are similarities to an old murder case. Is there a serial killer on the loose?
Ben gets a frosty reception from Karen when he tries to make her more comfortable at work. Heston plays detective, but he is out of his comfort zone and soon finds himself in grave danger. Al tries to help a vicar who has lost her faith and a man who believes he is a robot. There seems to be a connection, but what does it all mean?
Ben has to deal with the fallout from yesterday, but can he forgive Will? Meanwhile, Ruhma tells Heston to leave the investigating to the police. Ayesha grows concerned for a sleep deprived mum, convinced she is hiding the true cause of her symptoms.
Heston tries to get a lead on the viper case by winning the trust of a user - will she give him what he needs? Al wants to check on a terminally ill patient, but first he needs to convince his daughter to let him in the house.
Emma unwittingly puts herself in danger, but will Ayesha come to her rescue? Daniel's patient has an embarrassing problem which is getting him kicked out of bed. Can Daniel help the man save his marriage, or is it too late?
Jimmi tries to get over his awkwardness with Ben to help him with an important speech. Ruhma has a harrowing experience when she is thrown in at the deep end on her first day at the Home Office Detention Centre.
Jimmi gets a shock when Will brings home his new love interest. Elsewhere, an overheard conversation leaves Heston feeling out of touch. Sid attends a DIY class and a case of mistaken identity means it's more than just his shelf that falls apart!
Heston shadows on an FME shift and witnesses the full horror of Viper for himself, and Emma gets a shock when her first home B&B guests reveal their unusual lifestyle. Karen gets an invitation from a lonely elderly neighbour, but will she be too late to the party?
Valerie is floored by everyone's reaction to her healthy-eating regime, and Jimmi has a knock-out lunch with Erin. Zara pulls no punches with a young boxer who feels her medical condition has left her on the ropes.
Ben tries to put his own stamp on the Mill, but one thing stands in his way - Zara. Emma is suspicious of Jimmi's motives when he suggests Will and Erin as trial house guests. Rob gets caught between two neighbours when he follows up a report of a missing woman.
Daniel and Zara visit Emma's as a test, while Rob and Heston attend the men's group and have to deal with an unexpected issue. Valerie tries to help a patient move on after the death of her sister, but the patient has an odd obsession with a coral necklace.
Mrs Tembe introduces her replacement - and not everyone thinks it is a good idea - while Ayesha advises Jimmi on how to deal with Will. Karen visits a patient with dementia, but the daughter is convinced that there is not a problem.
Mrs Tembe loses her temper with an author from Botswana who has a secret but hides behind a shield of indifference. Meanwhile, Daniel sees a man with a heart condition who is also hiding a secret but running out of time. Elsewhere, Rob is undercover for a drugs operation and discovers his main suspect has a bag of pills burning a hole in his pocket.
Karen and Valerie's lunch plans are spoilt when Mrs Tembe springs a surprise on them, and Jimmi's nephew visits the Mill. Heston is suspicious when he thinks a patient has lied about the death of their daughter.
When Daniel abandons Zara's home cooking for a night out with an old mate, she has little sympathy for his hangover the next day. But what did happen last night, and why does Daniel feel so sick? Will he ever remember? While Ruhma struggles to accept Besa's imminent deportation, Jimmi finds himself welcoming a visitor with some trepidation.
In Liverpool, a young nurse apprentice has a truly emotional day before making a life-changing call for help. A baffling meeting with Al leads Emma and Jimmi to share their experiences of living alone.
Jimmi finds himself under siege, while Ruhma is feeling the pressure as an anxious Karen and Ayesha fear for their jobs while they await news of Rob's investigation. When she finds a vulnerable young man outside the police station with something truly shocking in a bag, Emma finds herself torn between protecting the young man and the police investigation.
Rob starts to investigate Ruhma's connection to Besa, while Emma says farewell to Sid. Jimmi has an eventful evening when he attends a photography competition with a young friend whose dedication to the truth causes havoc.
As events spiral out of control, Ruhma struggles to protect Besa while Ayesha is determined to help Sid move out of Emma's house. Zara deals with a difficult patient whose lies put her in the firing line, but is there something more going on?
Al reveals the real reason he has been volunteering for evening shifts and presents a strong case for why they should be stopped. Meanwhile, Ruhma tells one lie too many and tips Valerie over the edge. Ayesha is troubled when an old friend suspects her younger brother has been coerced into a relationship - with an older man.
Al offers to cover the evening shift for the second day in a row and insists he is just being nice, but has he got an ulterior motive? Rob and Karen have to say an emotional goodbye. Al has to think fast when Valerie finds herself in danger as a patient high on codeine threatens her.
Emma is left disappointed when Sid makes an announcement. Al has a huge change of heart about the new working patterns, and Ruhma's secrets are almost exposed. Sid sees a patient who could get a kidney transplant, but she might have a chest infection. Does this mean it can't go ahead?
Jimmi feels the pressure but the Christmas video is finally revealed. Ruhma feels the strain with Besa and finds herself running out of time. Barry spends the day performing good deeds for others but is then humiliated in front of the staff from The Mill.
Daniel cannot wait to get involved with the Christmas plans, but Zara clearly feels differently. Ruhma makes a horrific discovery about Besa's past and risks her own future to help her. Valerie learns the hard way that not everyone can be helped.
Zara has a revelation about the murder case. Ayesha discovers just what Ruhma has been up to. Emma starts off supporting a patient during her PIP assessment but ends up playing counsellor to the assessor.
Zara starts to wonder just who she can trust as she faces grave danger. Ayesha wants to know why Ruhma is behaving strangely. Al discovers 'Goldilocks' has been eating his porridge and sleeping in his bed.
Zara makes a difficult decision for the good of her family, but will it jeopardise her safety? Sid has an idea for some festive fun. Two women clash over a missing £20 note - can Valerie help unravel the mystery?
Zara confronts Daniel for not supporting her, but can he give her what she needs? Rob tries to bond with new dad Austin. Heston is called upon by a seriously ill teenager to help make a life-or-death decision.
When Ruhma reveals a secret to Sid, he makes a decision about his future, but what will Emma make of it when she finds out? Al and Eve have a good day together until she says something that stops him in his tracks. Ayesha helps a golfer with a bad toe get back in the game to save his marriage from the competition.
Zara and Daniel get cabin fever and confront DI Stanton for putting their family at risk. A forgetful Emma misplaces something important, and Al gets a worrying phone call from his mum. Heston discovers a student whose amazing ability to remember every detail of his life is actually a rare medical condition.
With Lily's condition worsening and the baby's birth imminent, Austin realises there is someone he needs to call. Meanwhile, DI Stanton is forced to take drastic action to protect Zara, Daniel and Joe. Valerie helps an old friend who is faced with a relationship dilemma.
Austin visits Lily for the first time since her placement, and he isn't keen when he finds out Rob is the foster father. LaToya's time on remand is fractious, and she confides in one of her fellow inmates.
Al visits his mother for an early Christmas meal, while Rob is put in a position he would rather not be in. Ayesha deals with a patient who is uncommunicative, and when she visits him she finds herself in a dangerous situation.
Mrs Tembe has to deliver some unwanted news to the practice, while Karen faces an immediate concern with their new foster child. Rob has to deal with two brothers who aren't communicating with their mother.
Al goes to talk to Mrs Tembe, and the result is most surprising, while Rob and Karen's shopping trip is interrupted by a call from social services. Zara attends a funeral of a patient and has to deal with the fallout.