"Happy Families" is the 2nd episode of Holby City and the 2nd episode of the first series.


Kirstie falls out with Nick after he sleeps with theatre sister Ellie Sharpe. Julie and Jasmine also fall out, as Julie is jealous of her friend's promotion to ward sister and believes herself to have been the more deserving applicant. Consultant Muriel McKendrick makes plans for a new drugs trial, and accepts Kirstie as her assistant. New SHO Victoria Merrick struggles with her patients, one of whom chastises her for her lack of people skills. Ward clerk Paul Ripley is caught kissing a comatose patient, and hands in his resignation after being attacked by her father. Nick's wife Karen Newburn begins working at the hospital as a ward sister, and the two clash professionally.