Julian takes Sandra's daughter Laura to the circus. While they are watching, a trapeze artist falls and badly injures himself and Julian is forced to step in to treat her; Josh and Jane see Laura with him. A pregnant woman named Annabel is brought in after being beaten up by her boyfriend Nick. A couple named Russel and Hettie accompany her: She is acting as a surrogate mother for them. Annabel reveals her own children were taken into care after she beat them and she now wants to keep the baby, prompting Hettie to lose interest in adopting her child. Julian is frustrated when Simon has deputy receptionist Jenny transferred and wants to cut the number of doctors in the department.