Series 21, Episode 41 airs Tuesday 8th October at 20:00 on BBC One.

Ric is trying to conceal his life-and-death news from Darla who is struggling to make a life-changing decision of her own. Stuck between a rock and a hard place, what will Ric choose?

Essie is shaken by her encounter with baby Isla’s aggressive dad, who demands information from her about the baby’s mum. He threatens to blow the secret about Isla’s illegal adoption – what will Essie do?

Kian recognises the name of an old flame on his ward. The spark is still there, and the attraction is mutual – but will his feelings for her cloud his medical judgment?