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Back at the hospital, the tension between Rachel and Hugh increases when Rachel refuses to listen to Hugh’s advice, and a patient’s life is put in jeopardy. Hugh skilfully takes control of the situation, and with Rachel’s help, they luckily save the patient, reminding them that they make a good team.

However, Rachel is beginning to get more fed up with Kim over his preoccupation with Kit and baby Archie. When she discovers a photo of the pair of them in his wallet, she flips, telling him she’s sick of taking a backseat to his other family. Upset, she turns to Hugh for support, but he seems distant.

Confused, Rachel asks Hugh what’s going on, and is taken aback when he confesses that he’s in love with her.

Unconscious from his drinking binge, Lucas is rushed to hospital to have his stomach pumped. Meanwhile, Matilda is furious with Tony, but after a few words with Kit, manages to forgive Ric for the part he played in Tony’s lies. And when Matilda, Lucas and Kit make it clear they can’t continue living under the same roof, dejected Tony moves out and takes refuge at Irene’s.

*Screened on RTE One, Tuesday August 21*

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