With Isaac Mayfield still making his presence felt around Holby, could Dominic Copeland be tempted back into the arms of his abusive ex?
When Dominic Copeland’s abusive ex, Isaac Mayfield, returned to Holby recently with his sick father, Dom made a pact with Isaac that he would provide the best care for Jon, who doesn’t have long left to live.
Dom (David Ames) knows Jon has signed a living will not to be resuscitated if his condition deteriorates, so Dom does his best to make Jon comfortable. Stricken Jon reveals a nasty streak, though, when he quizzes Dom about he and Isaac’s past relationship – and suggests Dom drove Isaac to abuse him!
Later, Jon’s struggling to breathe but when he manages to say: “Keep Me Here” Dom knows he wants to tell Isaac something before he dies. So Dom breaks protocol to try and keep Jon alive, until Isaac can get to Holby.
When Isaac arrives, however, he’s none too pleased Dom’s ignored Jon’s living will, denying his father a peaceful death. But it seems there’s no love lost between father and son…
Later, Isaac suggests Dom – who’s on a downward spiral after finding out husband Lofty (Lee Mead) has cheated – wouldn’t have made such an effort to keep his dad alive if he didn’t still have feelings for him.
Isaac reminds Dom how ‘exciting’ they were together; he knows Dom misses what they had. As Isaac leans in towards him, will Dom fall for his charms?
Meanwhile, Hanssen gets a shock when Sara, the girlfriend of his late son Fredrik turns up with his grandson, Oskar. Sara claims Oskar is sick and that medics in Sweden won’t help her. Hanssen enjoys bonding with Oskar as he tries to diagnose what’s wrong with him. Will they soon be spending a lot more time together?
Also, Chloe gets the go-ahead from Jac to pitch a research project to hospital bigwigs for funding. During the presentation, however, she suffers a major panic attack. Has she blown it?
Holby City continues on Tuesdays at 8pm on BBC1.