Zack starts to become suspicious that he’s Jez’s son when he notices just how many differences there are between them. So he takes it upon himself to apply for a DNA test. Meanwhile, Matt goes to visit his new daughter, Martha. She’s on the mend and seems to be getting better by the day. However, Rosie has some news for him that threatens to turn his whole world upside down. She tells him that she’s fallen for Dr Alex – one of the doctors at the hospital where Martha’s being looked after. He’s just been offered a job in Bristol, and she says that they might be moving down there – and taking Martha with them. Matt is absolutely distraught. Then, when a fire alarm goes off, Josh starts acting really strangely. As all of the other pupils file outside, he begins punching the glass and breaking several of the fire alarms around school. Cut and bloody, he hides in a room by himself. Tom and Nicki are incredibly worried, and when they find him, he seems very distressed. Nicki suggests that Tom takes his son to the GP, and when he does, it’s bad news. The doctor says that Josh is displaying the symptoms of a psychotic breakdown, and that if it persists, it could be schizophrenia. Zack gets the results from the DNA test, which reveals that he is indeed Jez’s biological son.
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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.