Jac (played by Rosie Marcel) has had to deal with one of her former college rivals, Kian Madani (Ramin Karimloo), reappearing in her life as the new surgeon at Holby City.
With her former nemesis wanting to put the past behind them, Jac will surely be hoping for some easier times on the horizon on the BBC medical drama.
Little does she know, she is soon to come face-to-face with former lover Joseph Byrne (Luke Roberts) and his troubled wife, Faye Morton (Patsy Kensit).
After 10 years away from Holby, Joseph and Faye will be making their way back to their old haunt for a special episode to commemorate the medical drama’s 20th anniversary, following the events of the crossover event with sister show Casualty earlier this year.
The last time the trio were seen together, Jac had managed to convince Faye to give custody of her’s and Joseph’s young son Harry to the father after the desperate mother was planning to flee the country with the tot.
After Faye left Holby, Joseph struggled being a working father at the hospital and in the midst of a romance with Jac, he ended the relationship to accept a job overseas, leaving the surgeon heartbroken.
When Jac comes face-to-face with the pair later this year, it’s sure to be an awkward reunion but they will have to put their difference aside as the trio are faced with a dramatic series of events.
Tasked with saving the life of a dying patient, the trio’s complicated relationship will come back to the surface, but will they be able to focus enough on the situation in hand and put the best of their skills into practice.
Speaking of returning to the wards of Holby, Joseph Byrne star Luke, 41, said in a statement released by the BBC: “It’s been an absolute joy to slip back into the surgical scrubs, see so many familiar faces and reconnect with the likes of Rosie Marcel, Patsy Kensit, Jaye Jacobs, Bob Barrett, Guy Henry, Hugh Quarshie, Belinda Owusu and Alex Walkinshaw to name but a few of the mega talented folks working on the wards.
“Holby City ticked all of those boxes when I had the good fortune to join the cast in 2005. For five years it provided me with a much-needed community of artists and technicians who always made me feel at home. It really was like a family.”
Joining Luke will be Patsy, 51, and speaking of her comeback, the former Emmerdale actress added: “It’s a great honour to be asked back. As soon as I got the script I sat down and read it as fast as I could, which shows what a gripping episode it’s going to be.
“Faye has changed quite a lot, it’s very feisty and there are lots of surprises! It’s also really exciting to be working with Rosie and Luke again; we always had a fantastic time together on set and that’s not changed at all.”
Teasing what’s to come from the episode, executive producer Simon Harper said: “Holby’s 20th anniversary year continues apace with the return of these two huge, iconic characters after a decade away.
“Continuing our current trend to go off format where story earns it, this unique episode concentrates entirely on this classic Darwin trio with all their past tensions and rivalries bubbling to the surface, leaving poor Fletch having a lot of catching up to do!”
Viewers will be able to see the scenes unfold this autumn but in the meantime, another former character made their shocking return in last night’s instalment.
After weeks of speaking with a mystery man on a dating app, Dom Copeland (David Ames) made the unsettling discovery the person in question was his former and abusive ex, Isaac Mayfield (Marc Elliot).
Hoping Dom would help him get the best treatment for his ill father, it seems Isaac could be up to more trouble as former EastEnders star Marc Elliott, 39, teased more twists and turns for his return plot.
Speaking with Digital Spy, Marc explained: “There’s a question mark over Isaac’s relationship with his father, and what exactly that has entailed.
“Dominic and Isaac’s relationship is also extremely complicated, and that’s what the writers and the story were trying to look at during my time back there.”
Holby City continues Tuesday at 8pm on BBC One.