Ayesha visits an OAP who's having trouble with her decorator and keeps dolls in her garden for the Night Children living there. After Heston gives him an ultimatum, Jimmi and Daniel go and see Anthony.
Zara gets really drunk when her and Daniel's party goes from bad to worse, what with their neighbour scratching their wooden floor, none of her posh friends turning up, and the chef serving some horrible food.
Sid visits an OAP who's manic dog attacks the TV repair man. Daniel and Anthony play golf with one of the Kings Green partners. Heston's getting bored with his new healthy lifestyle, and gets a shock from Ruhma.
Mrs Tembe is feeling down at Kings Green, and has to deal with a lot of badly tempered staff and patients. Emma sees pregnant Rhiannon Davis, but gets some shock news about her from Ruhma. Ayesha has a suggestion for Sid.
Al, Sid and Jimmi go to quiz night at the Icon, where Jimmi moans about Anthony. Zara and Daniel go to dinner at Anthony and Trish's. Heston entertains a passionate old flame, an evening which gets interrupted by her jealous younger lover.
Zara sees a man with insomnia who'd rather sleep and dream of his dead wife. Heston, Jimmi, and Emma all voice their concerns about the merger to Daniel. Karen wants to foster a Treehouse kid, much to Rob's shock.
Daniel sees an old lecturer friend and his new, very young, very pregnant girlfriend. Heston and Ruhma visit the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Emma speaks to social worker Jane about Rhiannon and her first baby.
Heston returns to the Mill. Valerie's worried about Mrs Tembe's return and whilst getting cake for her bumps into a woman in a motorised mobility scooter who says she's Shirley Bassey. Rhiannon returns for a check up.
Sid sees a girl who's asthma is getting worse, as her parents are divorcing. Al uses Zara and Daniel's house for an interview with Letherbridge Life magazine. Mrs Tembe wants to introduce a paperless system at the Mill.
Sid's attempt at making curry for Emma and Ayesha doesn't quite go to plan. Jimmi deals with Alec, who has punched his foster carer. Karen drags Rob to a Foster Care evening. Ruhma asks her kids about moving in with Heston.
Karen discovers that child-like Ray, who turns up with bleeding feet, is listed as missing. Mrs Tembe has a rough first day as Practice Manager. Emma and Ruhma visit Rhiannon who thinks she's having contractions.
Emma, Ruhma and Rob attend a Child Protection Case Conference with, among others, Rhiannon, Paul and Social Worker Jane.There are major differences of opinion though, on Rhiannon's suitability to keep her baby.
The partners are surprised by Mrs Tembe's suggestions at her first partners meeting. Out shopping for a dress, Ayesha gets involved with a fur protester. Jane is still determined to remove Rhiannon and Paul's baby.
Rob gives evidence at the Treehouse trial though gets into trouble when the defendant absconds. Karen and Valerie are unhappy at the new work Mrs Tembe dumps on them. Jane takes Rhiannon's baby into temporary care.
A homeless hostel closes putting the likes of Cam and Shazia on the street. Schizophrenic Cam has a job interview which goes horribly wrong. Al begins his walk to Lichfield, but soon ends up in a pub where he saves the landlady's life.
Pregnant Shazia tells journalist Tommy how she became homeless. Al wangles his way into a Bollywood class to get some food, and spends the night in a bed store. Shazia ends up at St Phils with severe pains.
The Mill opens up its doors to the homeless, much to Daniel's shock when he sees Dave. Karen helps Al out after he loses his boots, wallet and with his mobile dead. Tommy's found dead in the river. Shazia is rushed into hospital.
Zara tries to help Andrew from becoming homeless, after his mum dies and he's evicted from their home. Dave, Shazia and Cam find a new squat. Al convinces Kirsty to sing at Lichfield Cathedral, and visits the home of Erasmus Darwin.
It's Saturday morning, and after a stag night, Sid finds himself at the Mill, naked and wearing a mask. Unfortunately Valerie and Karen are in, doing a job for Mrs Tembe, with Daniel soon to arrive as well.
At St Phils, Rob and his partner Simon guard rogue cop Daisy Murray after an arson attack, but is she safe? A tired and pressured Mrs Tembe makes a decision regarding the self service check in machine.
Emma deals with recently widowed friend PC Talbot and accusations made against him by bereaved Mrs Gunn. Jimmi has dinner with Mrs Tembe and hears her very noisy student neighbours. Karen and Rob attend a foster meeting.
Al gives a talk at the University, and deals with a randy lecturer who's talking legal highs to 'get down' with the kids. Heston talks to Shak about his plans for Ramadan, and Ruhma about her planned fast.
Heston goes to court to defend his old friend and dementia patient George, who's being tried for stabbing a man. Mrs Tembe asks Valerie to help publicise the upcoming charity fair. Daniel and Ruhma have a barney.
Ayesha sees Jenna, who's looking after her sister following a severe car accident, and who won't leave the house. Al unveils a new patient feedback machine, complete with silly noises. Daniel and Ruhma make peace.
Emma deals with boring Martha Bates who's awaiting her test results and is having problems looking after her student niece. Zara tries to interest Mrs Tembe in moving. Ruhma visits Rhiannon, Paul and the baby.
Mrs Tembe faces a dilemma when it turns out that the new cancer research facility has been funded with dirty money, and the opening is beset by aggressive picketing students. The security detail is also heavy handed, much to Barry's alarm.
Emma deals with a case of police bullying between PC Dave and his probationer Kate. Then Emma gets called to a personal and shocking infant death. Al tries to 'help' Mrs Tembe sell her house the easy way.
Rhiannon, Paul and Emma deal with the death of baby Nicholas. Rob pulls Emma off the case as he and Jane think she's too close. Heston learns all about Ramadan as he joins Ruhma and the kids in their fasting.
The autopsy report is more damaging than anyone can imagine. Emma is very upset when she discovers the truth about baby Nicholas' death. A reporter is also on her tale. Daniel has some bad news regarding Valerie.
Ruhma sees a couple expecting twins, but discovers a serious problem. Zara continues to squabble with both Daniel and Marion over Joe. Mrs Tembe's having a very bad day. An outraged Emma goes gambling.
Al sees a sick girl, and discovers she has taken some of her mum's iron pills. Marion tells Daniel about her affair, then has some good news for him and Zara, she's going home. Valerie misunderstands regarding a job at the Granger Clinic.
Leyton's mother turns up after 18 years. His father also has a secret degenerative disease. His mother has a secret of her own though. Emma keeps gambling, and Alia and Shak are determined to find their dad.
Valerie and Sid attend a local arts project, but are soon in trouble when they are kidnapped and find themselves part of an interactive art project based on the 7 deadly sins, and streamed live to the internet, watched by a certain Zara.
New father Chris drags Jimmi in to see his wife, but it seems his mother is more the problem. Zara has some tough advice for Karen at her foster medical. Shak and Alia track down their father's brother.
Emma treats Lilia, a Russian woman who claims to be married to Jake Butterworth but Jake denies this, saying that she is the cleaning woman for himself and his son Niall. However Niall explains that she is indeed Mrs Butterworth, exposing an unpleasant trick on the part of Jake. Mrs Tembe realizes that Valerie has lied about her new job and Rob persuades Ruhma that her children should see their father - but in a public place.
Karen meets an old friend Rita, a cleaner hoping to embark upon an adult study course though her tutor Julian Darby feels that she is not up to it. When Karen and Rita's husband get involved Rita's secret comes out. Meanwhile Ruhma is relieved and Alia and Shak disillusioned when their father fails to meet them and Valerie, unhappy with her job as a canvasser for a cancer charity, is offered administration work.
On her first day working for a recruitment agency Valerie is able to help ex-nurse Julie Babbitt whose age and length of time out of the job market has gone against her finding employment. At the same Valerie begins to wonder how honest her new employers are. Ruhma meanwhile agrees to meet Zaroon but tells him why she had to leave her brutal husband and asks him not to contact her family again.
Ayesha fears for the mental state of pregnant Sarah Garrod, who carries a meteor around with her, claiming that it tells her what to do. Then Sarah's husband explains a past tragedy which has caused his wife to act as she does. Al gets the results of his glucose test and something of a shock whilst Ayesha and Emma invite Jimmi to the casino with them.
Mrs Tembe is angry when young businessman Marcus Buxton almost runs over her friend, lollipop lady Janey but relents when she hears his side of the story. Karen and Rob celebrate their having been approved as foster parents but are unexpectedly interrupted whilst Emma and Jimmi get cosy at the casino.
Valerie becomes aware that the recruitment agency is operating a scam, charging poorly-qualified doctors for a fee and attempts to trap its MD Dylan Harvey with a secret recording. Emma admits unashamedly to her one-night stand with Jimmi whilst Al picks up a rare comic book collection in a junk shop, where he witnesses a seemingly respectable middle-aged woman swindle the owner's cocky layabout boyfriend - before discovering that he has also been rooked.
After a hospital patient in the care of Dr Shevchuk, whose suitability Valerie had questioned, almost dies Valerie decides to gain further evidence to prove illegal activity at the agency and takes it to Rob. Meanwhile Zara crosses swords with electrician Colin Cropper who has come to do repairs at the surgery but ends up healing the breach between him and his son whilst Emma does not take kindly to Daniel's advice to stop gambling.