Maia and Nicole start to date following Nicole's hesitation after learning Maia is a killer.
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Billing hoped the relapse was realistic saying; "Initially, I did a lot of reading, as well as speaking to a couple of people directly affected by MS. It's not my fault! Oh, or this other time, a truck crashed into the hospital reception and killed approximately half the cast in one go. Maia's youngest sister Tania Jeffries Faye Smythe arrived as a nurse at the hospital and Maia was shocked to learn she had a brother, Hamish Flynn Phil Brown who arrived to work for the hospital. When Alice's boyfriend Ethan Owen Black discovers Maia's secret, he publicly humiliates her and gets her suspended from work. She was the show's first lesbian regular character and longtime love interest for Maia Jeffries Anna Jullienne.