Karen Hollins is scared to be left alone with foster teenager Tom after he attacked her on Doctors. But could Tom also be to blame for his mum's death?
Karen Hollins (played by Jan Pearson) is still in terrible pain, after being physically attacked by foster teenager, Tom Robson (Max True) on Doctors (1:45pm on BBC One, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings).
When Karen's policeman husband, Rob (Chris Walker) catches her taking the painkillers she stole from Jimmi Clay's (Adrian Lewis Morgan) office at the surgery, she has no choice but to admit what happened with Tom.
Rob is furious and gets straight onto social services to report Tom's violent behaviour (opens in new tab).
But when Rob confronts Tom and demands to know why he attacked Karen, Tom turns on the tears and Rob starts to feel sorry for the lad.
However, Karen won't be fooled by Tom again.
The worried mum starts to wonder if Tom's violent behaviour also led to his mum's death...
Meanwhile, Al Haskey (Ian Midlane) thinks he's had a lucky escape after FINALLY breaking-up with fiancee, Lily Walker (Verity Rushworth).
But Al's in for a surprise, when Lily turns up at the surgery and tries to convince the medic to give their relationship another chance!
Surgery receptionist, Valerie Pitman (Sarah Moyles) couldn't be happier to see Al squirm, since she thinks he has treated Lily very badly.
But when Valerie realises Lily isn't handling the situation well, she decides to try and help.
Is this the last Al will be seeing of heartbroken Lily?
Elsewhere, Zara Carmichael (Elisabeth Dermot Walsh) is checking out the facilities at a local Letherbridge gym.
Zara sees personal trainer, Marsha Morton (Katharine Bennett-Fox) clash with her boss, Kelvin Fleck (Edward Kelly) over changes at the gym.
But when Marsha suddenly has to rush to the toilet, Zara senses something could be wrong.
And she's right.
Later, when Marsha visits Zara at the surgery, it appears the fitness trainer could be pregnant!
However, Marsha is not at all happy with the news when she realises WHO the father must be...
Doctors continues every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 1:45pm on BBC One
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)
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