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Following weeks of uncertainty at Holby, the staff are hopeful that things are on the up, starting with the hotly anticipated arrival of Professor John Gaskell (played by former Doctor Who star Paul McGann). He comes to Holby with quite the reputation, having reversed a motor neurone condition in a patient using stem cell research. The staff are feeling optimistic that this finally means good things for Holby.

With Gaskell around, one person who needs to be on her A-Game is Jac Naylor. But, as the day progresses, it’s obvious the usually steely surgeon is experiencing great emotional turmoil. When it all gets too much, Jac decides she’s finally had enough of Holby. But, as she goes to leave, she’s confronted by someone she knows, someone who intends her ill…

*Continues Thursday on BBC1 at 8.00pm…