On the local Farmead Estate, a young girl goes back to help a boy in an underpass. He was being beaten up by bullies, but her father made her walk on by. In an altercation she is injured and left semi-conscious. Stacey, a passing drunk, finds her and carries her along the road, where the police take over. As the team prepares to treat her in ED, Adam and Zoe are at loggerheads. Zoe arrived late, but is aware of Adam's earlier mistake. She blames him and his lack of procedure.
In the midst of their arguing, Nick Jordan enters the ED. He hands over his jacket and bag to reception, authoritatively strides through the double doors into resus, and expertly takes command of the situation; bringing the order and procedure previously lacking. Zoe and Adam receive a verbal dressing down from Jordan. Ruth is bowled over by the power and leadership that Jordan exhibits. Meanwhile, Abs is concerned about Stacey, who is vomiting blood.