Ruth begins the morning on a high, jogging into work and arriving exhilarated. Later, though, her confidence is knocked as Toby completes a medical procedure that has eluded her, and another patient dies. Abs and Maggie are both very concerned about Ruth and she struggles to deal with her feelings. She seems to be back in the dark place where she was before.
Meanwhile, a disaster occurs as a son throws petrol on his father, causing an explosion which injures him, his father and his mother.
Elsewhere, on the local Farmead Estate, a young boy staggers home with leg injuries and calls an ambulance. When the emergency call comes in, Curtis recognises the address and is troubled. Curtis and the boy appear to know each other, and another side of Curtis threatens to emerge, despite his protestations that he has changed. Later, he lays flowers at a grave.
Later, Alice is with her boyfriend, walking home after their date and planning another. They kiss, but Alice pulls away. As she enters her house and sees her mother, it becomes clear why she is so reticent.
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