Doctors spoilers: Zara Carmichael supports DEVASTATED Daniel Granger
In the aftermath of Becky Clarke's heartbreaking news on Doctors, a devastated Daniel Granger seeks comfort with Zara Carmichael...
Just when it looked like Becky Clarke (played by Ali Bastian) had found her happy-ever-after with boyfriend Daniel Granger (Matthew Chambers) on Doctors (1:45pm on BBC One, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings), something terrible has happened...
As Becky and Daniel both struggle to process the heartbreaking news, surgery practice manager Becky attempts to put on a brave face and return to work at The Mill.
However, Daniel worries it's all too soon after what has happened. But he's given some comfort when Becky agrees to speak to midwife Ruhma Carter (Bharti Patel) about what has happened.
But it's a lot for Daniel to deal with too. So when he and estranged wife Zara Carmichael (Elisabeth Dermot Walsh) discuss whose turn it is to take their young son Joe for the weekend, Daniel admits what has happened to Becky and is grateful for Zara's emotional support.
Meanwhile, it's day two of the beer brewing course for Al Haskey (Ian Midlane) and Jimmi Clay (Adrian Lewis Morgan).
Unfortunately, Al continues to behave badly and sets out to deliberately annoy their "hipster" teacher Otis Hegseth (Tom Shepherd).
But when Al pushes Otis too far, will Jimmi's patience with Al also run out, risking their business partnership?
ALSO, it's Halloween and things take a spooky turn for Valerie Pitman (Sarah Moyle) and Ayesha Lee (Laura Rollins) when Valerie becomes convinced her dead cat Geoffrey is trying to commuicate with her from beyond the grave!
So she turns to help from patient Ava Sturridge (Norma Atallah) who claims she is a medium and can hold a seance to contact dear 'ol Geoffrey!
Doctors continues weekdays at 1:45pm on BBC One
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