Karen's traumatised by her old self

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Karen reawakens from her latest sedation just as Zara arrives, but Karen seems not to recognise her. Zara asks Karen a few questions: Where is she? What's her name? When Karen answers with her maiden surname, Zara then asks: 'What year do you think it is?' Karen answers: Why, it's 1984, of course!

Rob knows this sort of memory loss isn't uncommon after head trauma but Zara says there's no way of knowing if it will come back. Rob tries to remind Karen they are husband and wife but, in a panic, she asks him to leave. Zara tells Karen the year is 2013 - and she's not 18 any more. Karen's in denial but Zara makes her look at her hands - these are not the hands of a teenager.

As she looks in a mirror, Karen breaks down when she sees herself - 30 years older than she remembers looking. After having Karen re-sedated, Zara's surprised when Karen's son Jack turns up. The pair get a coffee and return to find Rob again by Karen's side. Zara repeats the uncertain prognosis to them both and encourages Jack to take Rob back home: there won't be any further news. Rob leaves, shattered.

Meanwhile, it's the evening of Jimmi's date with Jas, and both are anxious: he calls her up to double-check she eats everything he's cooking, while Jas tries to gauge the right amount of make-up to use. The pair enjoy a sweet - if slightly stilted - dinner. As they're preparing dessert, they share a tentative kiss, which grows into a bigger one...

Also, Daniel agrees to be the ringside doctor for a martial arts bout and comes to suspect one of the fighters is not in the peak health he claims.


Victoria Wilson
Feature Writer for What’s on TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite Week and WhatToWatch.com

With over 20 years’ experience writing about TV and film, Vicky currently writes features for What’s on TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite Week magazines plus news and watching guides for WhatToWatch.com, a job which involves chatting to a whole host of famous faces. Our Vicky LOVES light entertainment, with Strictly Come Dancing, Britain’s Got Talent and The Voice UK among her fave shows. Basically, if it’s got a shiny floor, she’s all over it! When she’s not watching TV, you might find Vicky in therapy… retail therapy that is!