Titre original : Absolution
Amid rumours that the Observation Ward is to be closed, a middle aged woman's rushed in from the airport and found to be a drug smuggler, who has swallowed the assignment, which has to be removed quickly and Charlie and Dr David Rowe are at odds about calling the police. Laura tries to commit suicide in a church, after confessing the baby she's expecting is her brother-in-law's. As the staff battle to save her, her husband's found and shocked to find out about the baby which she's loses. David has to deal with an irate husband who objects to him examining his wife's breast and when Charlie makes an undeserved remark, he puts him in his place. A patient who looks like Peter causes Duffy to freeze and has to ask Cyril to take over and then receives a reprimand from Charlie, but when she explains, he takes her to the church where he's buried and she lays his ghost to rest.