It's Elizabeth's birthday and with it springs an impromptu visit from her long estranged and mentally disturbed mother Simone. Ric becomes concerned about Elizabeth after Simone has an incident and after Elizabeth takes her home it still has grave concerns. Meanwhile, Sunil and Michael's domination of the theatre rooms enrages Jac when she cannot operate where and when she wants to. So she goes digging and finds the link between Sunil and the company supplying the plastic surgery parts. Threatening to tell all who will listen she forces Michael into a corner and he comes out fighting with a document that silences her - management are planning to move cardiothoracics to St James's. Elsewhere, Sasha works with two very temporary nurses - Eddi and Chantelle - on the same day that he gets an inspection from Hanssen. After they pass inspection he offers Eddi a more senior role in AEU.