Simon takes speed when he has a tough day at work.After run-ins with both Lara and Jim, he goes AWOL. Lara and Abs find him passed out at home after taking sleeping tablets. A discarded packet of speed is lying by his side. Lara begs Abs to keep quiet.
Jim is covering as clinical director and annoying everyone by trying to implement systems he learned in America. He discusses abolishing the three-hour rule with Holby’s chief executive, Helen Grant, but Charlie is furious with Jim’s intended changes and confronts him.
Abs returns to work following his beating. Tess notices confidence is low and suggests he finishes his shift early.
Meanwhile, Luke turns up in the department, bored during suspension. Bex asks him to do some filing to distract and he asks her out for a drink as a thank you.
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