"'At First I Was Afraid'" is the 784th episode of Holby City and the 50th episode of the 17th series. This episode marks the last appearance of Elliot Hope.


In the run-up to one of the most important days of Elliot's prestigious career, an unexpected case arrives on Darwin and forces Elliot to make some tough decisions. Should he take the path of least resistance or follow his heart?

Tasked with the mission of getting Arthur back on to the straight and narrow by a disapproving Hanssen, Dominic whisks Arthur away. However, in revisiting his past, Dom is forced to confront issues of his own. Can Arthur and Dominic both face up to their demons, and will their friendship survive?