"Going the Distance" is the 880th of Holby City and the 41st episode of the 19th series.
Essie is worried that she is falling short as a foster mum to Parker, but determined to take all the responsibility herself, she is reluctant to accept any help from Raf. Working together on a sensitive case involving a mother and son, their fledgling relationship is tested - can Essie trust Raf to help her connect with Parker?
Bernie tasks Donna with keeping an eye on Morven during her first day back at work. Morven throws herself into the diagnosis and treatment of her patient, but can she accept the life-and-death nature of her job after all she has been through?
Jac is at a low ebb when Matteo depresses her even further by assigning Damon to her on his assessment day. However, despite a shaky start, Damon triumphs under her tutelage and, energised by his success, she makes a demand of Hanssen to get her career back on track.