Nathan is desperately trying to contain a leaking sluice pipe and is relieved when Stitch agrees to work a double shift. When Selena fails to spot that a woman with acute abdominal pain has arsenic poisoning, she admits that she’s not thinking straight as she’s booked in for an abortion that afternoon.

Nathan tries to talk Selena out of having the abortion, but keeps getting called away because of the sluice pipe and, when it eventually bursts, an frustrated Nathan realises that Selena has already left for the clinic. Maggie isn’t able to tell him where she’s gone leaving Nathan to drive around Holby until he spots her car. Nathan tries in vain to get into the clinic – just as Selena is called in for her appointment…

Meanwhile, Stitch wows everyone by saving two patients at once. Nathan returns, having failed to stop Selena, and Maggie applauds him on finding such a skilled consultant. But Nathan gets a shock when he goes to Stitch’s office and finds him taking cocaine. When Nathan threatens to report him, Stitch reminds Nathan that as it was him who gave him the job, he’d be the one looking foolish if this got out.

Also, Jeff puts himself up for a transfer so that Dixie doesn’t move Greg away from Cyd, and Guppy discovers that a religious patient has been poisoning herself by drinking ‘holy’ water.