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Doctors spoilers: There's BIG trouble for Karen Hollins...

Doctors, Karen Hollins
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Karen is not impressed as foster teenagers, Tom and Ella continue to spin their lies on Doctors. But will she regret confronting them about their behaviour?

Karen Hollins (played by Jan Pearson) is becoming increasingly worried about her foster son, Tom Robson's (Max True) aggressive behaviour on Doctors (1:45pm on BBC One, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings)

Tom and his teenage sister, Ella (Lily-Mae Evans) came to live with Karen and her policeman husband, Rob (Chris Walker) after the murder of their mum.

But something still doesn't quite add up about the day their mum died and their dad was sent to prison.

Karen is suspicious after Tom claims counsellor, Jimmi Clay (Adrian Lewis Morgan) suggested a prison visit to see his dad would be a good idea.

When Jimmi denies giving out such advice, Karen decides to confront the siblings about what's going on.

But as the pair continue to spin more lies, Karen tries to reason with them.

And then things take a SHOCK turn...

Meanwhile, things are still a bit awkward between Emma Reid (Dido Miles) and Valerie Pitman (Sarah Moyle) after their BIG fallout over dishy chef, Aashiq Sawney (Raj Ghatak).

Doctors, Emma Reid, Valerie Pitman

Doctors, Aashiq Sawney

Emma and Valerie continue to clash over Aashiq on Doctors

Valerie is not impressed when Emma gushes to Karen about her romance with Aashiq.

Later that day, Aashiq turns-up at the surgery with a big bunch of flowers and during a shopping trip goes on to woo Emma with a gold bracelet!

Hmm, it's too bad that Emma doesn't know about the secret Aashiq is hiding from her...

Elsewhere in Letherbridge, Rob visits a carehome to investigate, after resident, Edwin Thomas (Richard Hope) claims to be a secret agent and wants to get a message to MI5!

Edwin has become suspicious about manager, Nancy Davies (Suzann McLean) and a mysterious man, Martin Blake (Lindon Alexander), who he believes is a Russian spy!

Doctors, Martin Blake

Is mysterious Martin really a Russian spy on Doctors?

Since nobody believes him, Edwin decides to runaway from the carehome and get proof that Martin is up to no good.

Is Edwin just letting his creative imagination get the better of him?

Or could he actually be telling the truth?

Doctors continues every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 1:45pm on BBC One

Simon Timblick
Simon Timblick

Simon has long been a fan of soap operas, and especially loves OVER-THE-TOP plots involving evil twins, hair-pulling catfights and natural disasters.

Anyone remember the Sunset Beach earthquake/tidal wave?

Or when Krystle Carrington got locked in the attic and replaced by look-a-like Rita in Dynasty?!


Simon has written for a variety of TV and childrens’ magazines/websites including Inside Soap, Nickelodeon, What’s On TV, Radio Times, Metro, Girl Talk, Disney Girl, Toxic! and Digital Spy.

He has reported LIVE from the red carpet at The British Soap Awards interviewing glammed-up stars from soapland, and hosted a Facebook LIVE session for Metro with Home and Away legend Ray Meagher (Alf "Stone the flamin' crows!" Stewart) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aussie soap.


Simon is also co-author of The Treasures Of Coronation Street (Carlton Books)


And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.