Dom was the friend of Sarah Sugden Jr., whom she met in hospital in August 2018. Sarah introduced Dom to her family but Dom suddenly collapsed and was rushed into surgery. Dom made a full recovery and Sarah visited him a few days later. He tried to show Sarah that she couldn't be afraid of the operation but to no avail, until Faith Dingle gave her a good talking to. Sarah reveals she has feelings for Dom and her family encourage her to tell him, but Sarah is devastated when she gets dressed up only to find Dom with another girl.