Ruth is pregnant!
When super-efficient Ruth starts losing concentration at work, her partner Jay realises something's not right. Still keen to keep their relationship a secret, Ruth confesses privately Jay that she’s worried her Bipolar medication is no longer working. Worried Jay tells her to talk to Jordan, but when Ruth explains her symptoms to her doctor, he comes up with an explanation she hasn’t considered - she may be pregnant! A test confirms Jordan’s suspicions. But Ruth characteristically shuts down and refuses to discuss the development with her partner. When a retired couple, David and Caitlin come into the ED, however, Ruth begins to have a change of heart. David is dying and has only weeks to live but his wife Caitlin refuses to let him go. Fortunately Jay has forgiven Ruth for aborting their first baby and is excited at the prospect of them having a child together. After years of being an on/off couple, he thinks this is just what they need to seal their relationship. Elsewhere, Dylan and Sam put aside their differences long enough to diagnose a teenage mum with a mystery condition.
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Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix.
An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.