When Mitch's cousin Paul is confronted with the pain of watching his lover, Hannah, trapped in a nightmare of a permanent comatose state, he is determined to become her full-time carer. But her parents have other ideas. Paula sees a glimmer of hope that Max's delinquent father Michael will become involved in his life after saving a little boy from a car fire. However, when she pays him a surprise visit on the Ward she gets a very different answer. A patient who refuses to terminate a life-threatening pregnancy for religious reasons sparks conflict for Terri with both Charlotte and Mitch. Rumours start as Bron spots her ex-fiance Ben leaving Matt's birthday party with Paula. Terri and Mitch are mortified when their 'news' is unexpectedly announced to the ward.