Ruth has an interview to decide if she'll be fully reinstated as a doctor and, as usual, she seems supremely confident. But when a young stroke victim is brought into the ED, Ruth buckles under the pressure. Has she tried to walk before she can run?
A disapproving Tess and a hungover Linda clash over their very different management styles. Linda is determined she's in the right, until a run-in with a grieving patient forces her to reassess her attitude.
Meanwhile, Jeff continues to mentor tearaway Karl, despite everyone considering him a lost cause. Could Karl help Jeff face his guilt over Polly's death?