Holby City will air a special episode for the 75th anniversary of Holocaust Memorial Day next week, which will see Sacha receive devastating news.
Also ahead on the wards, Cameron is thrown into unknown territory, while Nicky's mum piles on more pressure.
1. A special episode for Holocaust Memorial Day
Holby will be breaking away from its usual house style again next week, as the show pays tribute to the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Plans for the special episode were first revealed in Digital Spy's exclusive interview with producer Jane Wallbank last summer, with regulars Sacha and Essie due to play a integral part of the story.
Last August, Jane said: "We are also in script stage for a very special episode the BBC has asked us to do for Holocaust Memorial Day as it will be the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, and the pre-existing family background with Sacha and Essie plays into that. It's set in the hospital but we do play with the format to delve into history a little."
2. Sacha gets devastating news
Sacha will be given a devastated blow when his great aunt Maria is admitted to the hospital on the 75th Holocaust Memorial Day.
With Maria extremely unwell, Essie and Dom rally round and support a heartbroken Sacha – as he keeps vigil by her bedside.
As Sacha desperately tries to on to the hope that she might pull through, it's clear that Maria – who, poignantly, is a Holocaust survivor – is deteriorating rapidly. Can Essie support a devastated Sacha through his grief?
3. Three's a crowd for Cameron
Cameron still on cloud nine over his tentative romance with Chloe, but faces a new setback when he fears she's trying to put him back in the friend zone.
As Cameron tries to arrange a romantic date with Chloe, he's frustrated when she invites their fellow flatmate Nicky along too.
Cameron is pleased to get Chloe on her own later on, but their evening doesn't go as he hoped when she rejects his attempts to get passionate.
4. Cameron sees red...
Cameron's day takes a difficult turn, thanks to a stabbing victim and her nervous boyfriend Owen.
Feeling irritated over their lack of transparency, Cameron begins to lose his cool with the pair as he tries to get to the bottom of what's happened between them.
Unfortunately, Cameron's slightly aggressive questioning leaves Owen feeling pressurised and he is soon bolting out of the hospital.
As Cameron runs after him, he is horrified to realise that Owen has also been stabbed. And that's just the beginning of the drama...
5. ...But soon faces a life-or-death situation
When Cameron gets stuck in a lift with Jason and Owen, he faces a high-stakes situation.
With Owen's condition intensifying – and help too far away – Cameron is left with no other choice than to fly solo and perform surgery on his own.
6. Cameron forces Jason to keep a secret
After pulling pulling off a risky procedure in the lift, Cameron faces his third dilemma of the day when it comes to Jason.
Although Jason heroically and bravely steps in for Cameron during the surgery, he then faces some rather huge repercussions if anyone were to find out.
Acutely aware that Jason isn't insured or authorised to to perform medical procedures, Cameron is left with the unenviable task of urging him to keep quiet later on.
Despite knowing that his seniors at the hospital can't find out what he did, Jason is left distressed when Cameron also explains that the same rule applies to his wife Greta. Will Jason listen to Cameron, or is he facing punishment?
7. Nicky is feeling the pressure
With her financial pressures mounting, Nicky takes an out-of-character move when she calls in sick to work in order to moonlight at another hospital.
Unfortunately, Nicky's problems only intensify later one when her troubled mum Tracy turns up and admits that she still hasn’t paid off her debt to the man in the car crash.
Piling on the demands, Tracy also tells Nicky that she’s been getting threatening phone calls and doesn't know what to do, leaving the doctor to make another risky decision in a bid to help her.
8. Max has a challenge for Ric
When the hospital comes under more scrutiny thanks to some distasteful press, Max orders Ric to find out who is responsible.
Not wanting to fall under suspicion himself, Ric agrees to investigate, but will he uncover the truth?
9. Essie takes a chance on love
It turns out Essie's decision to cut ties with new boyfriend Ben is a short-lived one as she's having another change of heart next week.
Fearing she gave up on Ben too soon, Essie takes a chance and gives their romance another chance – devastating her smitten friend Sacha in the process.
Holby City airs these scenes on Tuesday, January 28 at 8pm on BBC One.
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