Last week, wife-beating Warren crossed the line with long-suffering wife, Kirsty. This week she prepares to flee his violent clutches and take daughter Nita with her. The day begins with a terrified Kirsty secretly hunting out Nita's passport and hiding it. Warren is still simmering after her disappearance the night before, when she ran off to Adam's after a severe beating. Enraged, Warren's convinced she spent the night with Adam and menacingly makes her promise never to leave him. But this time Warren's gone too far and Kirsty's determined to escape... During her shift at work, Kirsty accidentally bangs her head, opening a pre-existing wound, and Tess insists on sending her home for the day. Spying her opportunity to leave Holby for good, Kirsty subtly says her goodbyes to the staff and slips an explanatory note in Adam's pocket. Back at home with Nita, she hurriedly packs their things. Warren, however, comes home unexpectedly and catches her in the act! Already on the edge, Warren completely loses it when a worried Adam rings Kirsty. Adam races to Kirsty's, but a violent confrontation is already underway. But when he arrives, Warren is lying lifeless at the bottom of the stairs... Elsewhere, the team are devastated that they failed to notice the extent of Ruth's mental health problems. They try to think of ways to let her know they're thinking of her, when Jordan comes up with an idea.
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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.