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Preserve the Romance

Season 5, Episode 1: Season Premiere

In the first episode of season five, Dr. Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes) is struggling to come to terms with fatherhood. The baby boy born to him and his estranged partner, Louisa Glasson (Caroline Catz), is about to change their lives dramatically. Doc Martin had planned to resume his high-flying career as a consultant in London. He had packed his bags and moved out of the surgery to make way for the new GP, Dr. Di Dibbs (Joanna Scanlan). However Dr. Ellingham begins to have serious doubts about the competency of the new GP after she misdiagnoses a patient, and dishes out prescriptions for totally inappropriate drugs. Dr. Dibbs realizes she has to go, and Dr. Ellingham agrees to resume duties at the surgery until a replacement GP can be found. With all the upheaval the doc is unprepared for a devastating personal blow with the death of Aunt Joan.

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Perish Together as Fools

Season 4, Episode 3

Doc Martin is shocked to find Louisa and aunt Joan knocking at his door hours before his office has opened. Louisa has had a medical scare and wants Martin's reassurance that everything is fine with the pregnancy.

P.C. Penhale, still officially the world's worst policeman, gets an unexpected visit from his older brother Sam. Martin notices that Sam has some problems with memory and coordination, and realizes that there's a slight possibility that he has a rare genetic disease.

 

 

 

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Driving Mr. McLynn

Season 4, Episode 4

Louisa calls Martin to her new home after she has a dizzy spell while moving furniture. The doc urges her to slow down and is appalled to discover that Louisa has interviewed for her former teaching job.

Aunt Joan is involved in a car crash with the McLynns, an elegant elderly couple. When P.C. Penhale rushes to the scene and tries to impose his authority, he's ignored by both drivers. Martin later finds Mr. and Mrs. McLynn behaving oddly, and makes an astonishing diagnosis.

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The Departed

Season 4, Episode 5

Martin heads to London to meet with Robert Dashwood, who's leading the selection process for the prestigious surgeon job that he's applied for. Pleased that Martin has finally conquered his debilitating blood phobia, Robert is confident that he'll be hired in no time.

On the train back to Cornwall, the doc is annoyed to be seated next to one of his patients, a sheep farmer named Jim Selkirk. Jim falls asleep slumped onto Martin's shoulder, but never wakes up. He ends up dying of a heart attack.

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Midwife Crisis

Season 4, Episode 6

Martin and Louisa's new midwife don't exactly see eye-to-eye when it comes to baby care. In fact, Martin is dismissive of her profession.

The doc's cognitive behavioral exercises to overcome his blood phobia have been paying off; he's able to draw blood from P.C. Penhale without filching. Martin visits aunt Joan at her farm and breaks the news that he intends to become a surgeon in London again. She's supportive, but urges him to tell Louisa. He misses his chance when Louisa overhears Edith congratulating him that he got the job.

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Do Not Disturb

Season 4, Episode 7

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