When Janet gets called in to Gill's office to explain a cheeky email that she's sent to Rob, she's adamant that it wasn't from her, and mortified that Rob will think it is - especially since she's already embarrassed him in a moment of madness. But if Janet thought this was the worst the day could throw at her, she couldn't be more wrong. The story of the week involves the suspicious death of care home resident Gerald French. When daughter Catherine raises concerns about the level of care her father had been receiving, Scott and Bailey are sent in to investigate. And when cripplingly shy trainee, Rosie, is discovered slapping a resident, she is devastated to find that her charismatic mentor doesn't have her best interests at heart.
Two female detectives, one motherly, the other emotionally immature, have varying levels of success applying their eccentric outlooks on life to their police cases and private lives.