Jess returns to Holby after a month’s travelling and is soon told about her dad’s new fiancée, Thandie. Jess tries to speak to Griffin about her concerns but he won’t listen. Lola refuses to get involved but that doesn’t stop Jess from putting her in the firing line. Later, when Griffin orders Lola to stay out of his business, a heated argument ensues.
Lord Byrne tells Jac that they were spotted by Diane at the hotel and wonders who else might know. But Jac’s more worried about her career and gives Lord Byrne an ultimatum – a consultant’s job elsewhere in exchange for her silence. But Lord Byrne becomes sidetracked by Lola who’s keen to know more about her enquiry. And just as she’s told it will take six weeks to complete, Lola suffers a massive heart attack.
When Jade develops complications following her abortion, Sam and Maddy smuggle Jade into the hospital and manage to get her seen without arousing suspicion. Later, the police turn up at the hospital looking for Jade, and Sam and Elliot are forced to lie to protect her. When the cops reveal CCTV evidence of Jade assaulting a man and leaving him for dead, Sam’s conscience makes him hand Jade in.