Two young Glaswegians come to Holby looking for their mother. The younger one is brought into casualty when he is beaten up in a backroom gambling club, having found his mother there. She is a gambling addict, incapable of a relationship with her children.
Nurse Sam, who has just won £200 playing pool, helps them with the fare back to Glasgow. His boyfriend, however, is disappointed to miss a celebration meal out.
An old lady slips out of her residential home and goes home to her flat. There she has an accident with decorating equipment. Without her knowledge her husband has gone to live with another woman, renting out the flat. Devestated she tells Jude she would like to sleep, but never wakes up.