Essie (Kaye Wragg) attempts to continue as normal as she starts chemotherapy. She brushes aside other's concerns but confides in Fletch (Alex Walkinshaw) when they both face difficult decisions.

Can Essie balance it all, or has something got to give?

Guy (John Michie) feels the pressure on his first day as his infamous past is dredged up. A big case offers him the chance to prove the doubters wrong, but mistrustful Ric (Hugh Quarshie) is reluctant to let him operate.

After losing out on the Kestrel contract, Jac (Rosie Marcel) is hungry to prove that Darwin is still the best, but is concerned that her attraction to Kian could be an unnecessary distraction.