Did Diane commit suicide?

It’s the day of Diane’s funeral and, before the service, Diane’s mother Carol finds Ric in the hospital chapel and gives him a letter that she found in Diane’s flat. Ric is disturbed to read that his engagement to Thandie made Diane focus on what’s wrong with her life.

After the service, everyone gathers for Diane’s wake in the hospital bar. Diane’s parents become angry when they are approached by the train driver who killed Diane, but when he reveals that Diane didn’t try to escape from the car she was driving, Ric concludes that Diane actually tried to kill herself.

Elliot discourages Ric from mentioning this theory to Diane’s parents. But when Ric makes his speech he decides to say what he’s really thinking: that Diane committed suicide and that he should have done more to support her. Furious at Ric’s suggestion, Diane’s father Oliver punches him.

Connie visits her estranged father in a London hospital and, unhappy with how he’s being treated, persuades him to come to Holby. Returning to her family home to collect an overnight bag for him, Connie is shocked to find that her old bedroom is a shrine to her success and she realises that her parents have always been proud of her.

Back at the hospital, Connie encounters Sam with Grace. Realising the importance of family, Connie says that she’s happy for Sam to spend more time with his daughter. Connie resolves to spend more time with her dad.