Al sees Lottie, who is very erratic and wants to be taken into care. Jimmi helps Heather look into her Uncle George's family history, though has a fit when she starts on his. Zara takes Joe to the library.
Whilst investigating a hit and run, and burglary, Rob and Howard find one of the toys stolen from Zara's. Ayesha joins Emma, Niamh and Heather for their pajama party games night where Heather has a shock announcement.
Mrs Tembe investigates when she meets a young girl who thinks she's an Angel and may be being held at the local convent against her wishes. Heather gets a shock when he ex, Phil, finds out about the baby.
An old friend of Niamh's turns up wanting to stop over, but brings her 15 year old boyfriend along too. Rob and Karen go house hunting with Barry's agent friend, though are shocked to see how young, gorgeous and female she is.
Ms Wilson turns up at the Mill with her camera. She's been complaining about the Mill for years, so Howard calls for her liaison officer. It's Sid's first day, but he talks far too much. Ayesha has a flat pack wardrobe delivered.
Niamh deals with Sylvia Blim, though is worried about her ragged appearance and bad cough. Her daughter says she's very rich and owns many businesses. Zara asks Al to look at Joe. Jimmi gets worried when he can't reach Heather.
Heston is amazed when carer David Moss begs him not to tell his visiting girlfriend Sue that his mother has just died upstairs as he fears Sue will abort her trip to an Italian cookery school if she finds out. However his efforts to prevent Sure from meeting the undertakers end in disaster and nearly split the couple up. Al is worried when he is unable to contact Jimmi but Zara is pleased when specialist Dr Michael Burnett takes her concerns over Joe seriously.
Karen pops round a friends for lunch only to find her with another man. Then her husband turns up. Al convinces Jimmi to go round to Bryn's house. Zara takes Joe to the park, and bumps into Dr Burnett and his daughter.
Howard coaxes Ayesha into representing the Mill at the local Young Carer Awards, where she meets Jackie and her carer, son Tom. Michael asks Zara a lot of personal questions at their latest session with Joe.
Sid goes to see a patient of Jimmi's who has cancer, but soon gets off on the wrong foot. Michael invites himself round to Zara's, and brings a picnic. Jimmi's back at the Mill, though he's a bit quiet and miserable.
Rob and Emma deal with Norman, who turns up at the police station with cuts on his face, saying that he's a psychopath. Howard tries to talk to Jimmi. Sid and Al are confused when they see signs of Zara being happy.
Al gets caught up and held a knife-point at the corner shop by a Muslim girl looking for happiness. Michael turns up at Zara's with a bottle of wine. Emma, Niamh and Ayesha have a wine tasting night, and end up getting drunk.
Mrs Tembe welcomes a new member to the Church refreshments committee, though she's a bit blunt in her views. Daniel returns from Australia, though he and Zara spend most of the time arguing about Joe. Rob and Karen have a declutter day.
Rob and a young PC stumble across an elderly couple who have been tricked by a conman burglar. It's games night with Emma and Niamh, and Ayesha brings out the Tarot cards. Zara and Daniel try, and fail, to have a night in without arguing.
Zara and Daniel continue to argue after she spent the night at Michael's. Sid and Karen get the brunt of her mood. Mrs Tembe does her back in when picking up a cigarette, though still insists on holding the surprise fire drill.
Al and Niamh attend a friend's wedding. The nasty 15 year old daughter of the groom, Lucy, almost ruins it though, by getting drunk, spiking the drinks of the bride's younger son, and hitching up with an older boy.
Sid joins a patient at a jujitsu class, and helps fix his shoulder when he dislocates it. Daniel and Zara try to sort out their differences at a revamped Icon Bar. Al helps Mrs Tembe when her back goes while in a toilet cubicle.
Karen visits an elderly ex neighbour, who's moving out of her care home and who introduces Karen to her long lost brother. Zara tries to get Daniel to read Michael's research. Mrs Tembe is forced into seeing a chiropractor.
Niamh sees a woman, post hysterectomy, who's trying to revive her husband's sex drive, only to find him in bed with another man. Karen and Rob's move doesn't go smoothly. Jimmi, Zara and Daniel bicker over a problem patient.
Rob and PC Dutta get some info after breaking up two fighting woman, which leads them to the 'Birdhouse' and a murder victim. Sid and Ayesha have a date at a posh restaurant. Mrs Tembe enjoys a visit to her chiropractor.
Now in her new home Karen finds the couple next door, Lily and Matt, extremely irritating with their over-friendliness and double entendres - not to mention Lily's penchant for policemen in uniform - so she is relieved to hear that they are moving soon. Meanwhile Zara requests a year off to look after Joe, facing resistance from both Howard and Daniel, whilst Ayesha and Sid get cosy.
Niamh bumps into an old friend at a conference who's dark past is about to catch up with her. Howard and Emma get lost on the way there and get stuck in a muddy field. Daniel has a go at Al about his diagnosis of Joe.
Jenny and Matthew find Adam dead after a drunken night of games. Jenny convinces Matthew, who fancies her, to hide the body, but double crosses him when the police arrive and arrest him for the murder.
Al deals with a man who suffers from premature ejaculation and doesn't want to tell his fiancée or have sex until after they're married. Howard tells Emma about the '40 day date' thing. Mrs Tembe gets embarrassed with Mr Kit.
Two young PCs arrest a famous footballer for refusing to supply a breath test and being violent. During a surprise test from Zara, Heston notices her slap Sid's hand. Emma accuses Howard of not being committed to the 40 day date.
Zara and Daniel have a difference of opinion when they have a meeting at Joe's daycare centre. A worried Karen goes round to see cancer patient Mrs Wilkie. Emma is upset at Howard as he seems to have given up on the 40 day date thing.
Niamh sees Roy, who's been playing a game of 'It', or 'Tag', for 26 years and it's getting in the way of his new relationship. Zara has an official chat with Howard and Jimmi over Sid's accusations. Daniel speaks to Al about Joe.
Having shown prospective buyer Angie Rudd around her house widow Pam Winters is shocked to find that the garden gnome in which she kept her late husband's ashes has been stolen. She calls the police but it is her son Luke who eventually helps her solve the mystery. Meanwhile Emma and Howard consider ditching the dating rules after their night together whilst Zara finally apologizes to Sid.
Whilst assisting medical student Darby Knowles run a sunburn awareness stall Ayesha and Sid notice that Darby is perturbed that her girl-friend Lisa may have a melanoma. Together they discover the cause for her concern as well as dissuading her from giving up her studies. Mrs Tembe and Howard meanwhile work out a resolution after Zara has called Heston a racist and the two doctors refuse to compromise.
Mrs Tembe receives threatening phone calls from the disturbed Kyle Cleaver, who bears a grudge for a previous slight but is helped to unmask him by Niamh's young brother Sean, who has come to visit her. Elsewhere, as news of the forty day date regime circulates throughout the practice, the cynical Jimmi expresses doubt as to whether Emma and Howard have any future as a couple.
Daniel is involved in a road rage incident with irate Don Prentiss, who has just been sacked but when they go to the police the two act together when the station officer collapses. Howard is taken aback by Emma's candour at the therapy session whilst Ayesha perplexes Niamh with an observation about young Sean.
Rob arrests Leon Bevell for selling drugs to Emily Cruz but is puzzled that elderly Doris Whiting also appears involved. In fact Doris is Emily's grandmother and a long term user for whom she is providing heroin. Sean admits to Niamh that he is gay whilst informing her that their mother has disowned her for helping send her criminal father to jail and Zara and Daniel prepare to take Joe to a specialist in London.