Doctors spoilers: Is Ayesha Lee in denial about her ordeal?

Doctors, Ayesha Lee, Valerie Pitman

With no evidence to back-up her fears she was raped, surgery nurse Ayesha puts on a brave face and tries to go about business as usual

Last week, Ayesha Lee broke down in her friend Valerie Pitman's arms after she feared her drink was spiked at a bar during a night out and she was later sexually assaulted.

Trouble is, a police and medical investigation hasn't turned-up any evidence of rape and Ayesha's memory of that night are still fuzzy. Not knowing the truth is just as bad as knowing the truth.

Valerie is worried as surgery nurse Ayesha gets ready for work at The Mill as if nothing has happened. But when Valerie tries to convince her to take the day off, Ayesha makes it clear she just wants to get on with everyday life.

But it soon becomes clear Ayesha is struggling to focus on her job. And when she's suddenly hit by a SHOCK flashback, she decides enough is enough and decides to call her university friend, Hannah Marshall, to see if she can remember anything important about their night out together...

Meanwhile, at the partners' meeting, practice manager Becky Clarke drops a bombshell when she reveals she's having doubts if working at The Mill is the right place for her!

Could Becky's sudden change of heart have anything to do with the fact she recently hooked-up with Dr Daniel Granger?

Daniel feels guilty that Becky might quit her job because of what happened. But he's in for a pleasant surprise when Becky later turns up at his place and admits she can't stop thinking about him... leading to a kiss!

Doctors, Becky Clarke, Daniel Granger

Becky and Daniel can't stop thinking about each other (Picture: BBC)

Elsewhere, Sid Vere tries to get to the bottom of a medical mystery when a man, Steve Swift, believes his mum Annie Emberley was diagnosed with cancer without his knowledge.

Doctors, Annie Emberley, Lyn Emberley

Has estranged daughter Lyn returned just in time to get back in her mum Annie's good books? (Picture: BBC)

But things are not what they seem, and the plot thickens when Annie's estranged daughter, Lyn suddenly reappears on the scene, attempting to help her mum during her 'dying days'...

Doctors continues weekdays at 1:45pm on BBC One

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.