Doctors spoilers: Will Karen Hollins survive?

Doctors spoilers, Karen Hollins, Luca McIntyre
Karen Hollins is rushed to hospital after her SHOCK collapse when Doctors returns to BBC Daytime after the Christmas break. (Image credit: BBC)

The fate of Karen Hollins (played by Jan Pearson) hangs in the balance when Doctors returns to BBC One after the Christmas break (1:45pm - see our TV Guide for listings)...

The BBC daytime drama ended with a SHOCK year-end cliffhanger before Christmas, when surgery receptionist, Karen, suddenly collapsed after a confrontation with sacked trainee GP, Princess Buchanan (Laura White).

But as Karen lies unconscious behind the Reception desk, help arrives from an unexpected visitor.

It's surgery nurse, Luca McIntyre (Ross McLaren), who is back from his around-the-world travels!

Luca intends to surprise the surgery staff with his return.

But instead he finds The Mill is deserted... OR is it?

Meanwhile, policeman Rob Hollins (Chris Walker) is at the Police Station when he receives an alarming phone call from Luca.

Rob leaves work and rushes to the hospital to get an update on Karen's condition.

WHY did she collapse?

And will anyone discover the truth about Karen's confrontation with Princess?

Doctors spoilers, Princess Buchanan

Is Princess to blame for the terrible turn of events on today's episode of Doctors? (Image credit: BBC)

Doctors spoilers, Karen Hollins, Rob Hollins

Rob fears the worst for Karen after her collapse on Doctors... (Image credit: BBC)

Meanwhile, Al Haskey (Ian Midlane) remains unaware of the MEDICAL EMERGENCY happening at the hospital.

The GP is ready to settle down for a delicious Indian takeaway, when he finds himself having to deal with his own medical drama...

Al is alarmed when the takeaway delivery driver, Krish Paswan (Kammy Darweish, who played student Naveed Haider's dad on Channel 4 comedy-drama, Ackley Bridge), arrives in a terrible state!

WHAT has happened to Krish?

Al insists on cleaning-up Krish's injuries and then invites the down-on-his-luck man to join him, having ordered far too much food!

Al becomes engrossed as Krish opens-up about what has been going on in his life...

Doctors spoilers, Al Haskey, Kris Paswan

Al helps a troubled takeaway delivery driver on Doctors. (Image credit: BBC)

Elsewhere in Letherbridge, Leah Milne (Mufrida Hayes) is puzzled when she finds a MYSTERY pair of diamond earrings at home while she is cleaning.

She calls her husband, Julian (Robert Maskell) for some answers.

But she gets more than she bargained for when she discovers he's not on his planned business trip to Paris... but lying in a hospital bed instead!

WHAT's going on with Julian?

And will he come clean about the diamond earrings?

Doctors spoilers, Leah Milne, Julian Milne

Is Leah's husband Julian keeping a SECRET from her on Doctors? (Image credit: BBC)

Doctors continues Monday to Thursday at 1:45pm on BBC One. 

All the latest episodes are also available to stream through BBC iPlayer

Simon Timblick

Simon has long been a fan of soap operas, and especially loves OVER-THE-TOP plots involving evil twins, hair-pulling catfights and natural disasters.

Anyone remember the Sunset Beach earthquake/tidal wave?

Or when Krystle Carrington got locked in the attic and replaced by look-a-like Rita in Dynasty?!

Simon has written for a variety of TV and childrens’ magazines/websites including Inside Soap, Nickelodeon, What’s On TV, Radio Times, Metro, Girl Talk, Disney Girl, Toxic! and Digital Spy.

He has reported LIVE from the red carpet at The British Soap Awards interviewing glammed-up stars from soapland, and hosted a Facebook LIVE session for Metro with Home and Away legend Ray Meagher (Alf "Stone the flamin' crows!" Stewart) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aussie soap.

Simon is also co-author of The Treasures Of Coronation Street (Carlton Books)

And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.