Series 21, Episode 34 airs Tuesday 20th August at 20:00 on BBC One.

Essie’s life is thrown into turmoil when a distressed stranger turns up claiming to know Raf. Taking advantage of Essie’s good nature, a pact is made. Will it change Essie’s life forever?

Xav notices more and more mistakes being made by Ric. Despite Donna thinking it a bad idea, Xav decides to confront the old surgeon. Despite his outrage, does Ric know more than he’s letting on?

Nicky feels that others on the ward are better than she is. To boost her confidence, Kian gives her a tricky patient to diagnose. Can she use this new-found confidence to handle trouble-maker Evan?