Portwenn Online
A Magical Cornish Village
Doc Martin is
Sh*t Happens
On their first attempt at a date, Martin is
waylaid by Mark and watches as Louisa goes
back into the pub after handing him his
requested glass of water.
Martin or Louisa
Look Back
Of All the Harbours in All the Towns
Martin watches Louisa walk away after she
almost clocks him with her surfboard.
Blood is Thicker
Martin watches Louisa walk down the stairs
after catching her gossiping with Mark Mylow's
Louisa watches Martin walk away in the pub
after insulting him when she suggests that
Mark's sister might be able to help him with
his blood phobia.
Out of the Woods
Louisa goes to Martin's surgery to give him a
piece of her mind about his treatment of Mark
when he refused to be his best man.  After
she leaves, Martin doesn't look at all
chastised as he looks at the closed door.
After Martin returns from the woods and
saving Mark's life, Louisa tells him that she
was worried about him. Stewart interrupts
what looks like it might be a nice moment and
Martin watches Louisa leave with a look that
says the he has just missed a chance.
On the Edge
This is a "double look back".  After Martin
catches Louisa on the Platt, gives her a
birthday card and then invites her to dinner,
they are interrupted by the unexpected arrival
of her father.  Louisa introduces the two men
to each other and Martin excuses himself.  As
he walks away, you can see him look back at
Louisa (just above Louisa's head) and then
Louisa turns her head to watch him walking
City Slickers
Just before they are interrupted by the
Oakwoods, Martin and Louisa are on the
back patio.  Martin is staring longingly at
Louisa and it seems to unnerve her, so she
goes inside to get the starters.  Martin gazes
at her as she is walking into the house.
Martin and Louisa have an argument in the
schoolyard about the safety of vaccinations.  
Louisa gets the last word and storms back
into the school leaving Martin staring after her
with his mouth open.
Louisa and Martin have joined forces to
confront the Oakwood parents, but as they
walk back by her cottage they both realize
that the burning badger smoke has
permeated their clothing.  Martin says that he
is going to change and Louisa says that she
also need to change - that she "stinks".  
Martin simply says, "Yes.  Goodbye.", leaving
Louisa a little miffed as she is about to enter
her cottage and she looks back at him as he
walks down the hill.
This is actually a "triple look back".  Martin is
standing with Louisa outside her cottage as
they discuss Sam Oakwood's horrible
parents.  Martin tells Louisa that she would
make a lovely mother.  Both of them are a
little shocked at Martin's words, but just then
he is summoned by Anthony Oakwood
because Terri has burned herself.  As Martin
walks to their cottage next door, Louisa
watches him walk away.  She then looks down
with an almost giddy expression on her face
as Martin turns and looks back at her just
before he walks in the door.  Louisa again
looks back at him just in time to see him
disappear into the cottage.
Cats and Sharks
Louisa arrives at Martin's kitchen door one
morning to give him her notes for the
christening.  He asks about who will be
watching the baby that day since he thought
he saw James with the pack of girls the
previous day.  Louisa gets annoyed with him
and says that, of course, her mother will be
watching him, as she did the day before.  He
stands at the door and watches her walk
Martin has finished the surgery on Louisa's
mother and Louisa and James will accompany
her to the hospital in the ambulance.  Louisa
asks Martin if he is sure that her mother will
be okay and he assures her that she will be
fine.  As Louisa starts into the ambulance,
she looks back and Martin.  Martin watches
her intently as she walks up the ramp into the
Always on My Mind
After Martin passes Louisa and Danny sitting
on the bench, she watches his back as he
continues down the hill.
Louisa watches Martin leaving the school
after he gives her a lecture about wasting his
time with non-emergencies.
As Martin is getting home from treating Phil
Pratt, Louisa walks by.  She stops and
inquires about Phil and then they confirm that
they will be meeting in the pub that evening.  
Martin watches her walk down the hill and
then has a hint of a smile as he turns to go
into the surgery.
Driving Mr McLynn
After lecturing Louisa about working too many
hours and trying to do too much, Aunt Joan
hustles Martin out of the cottage while Louisa
glares at his back from her perch on the sofa.
Martin runs into Mr Branning in town and tells
him that he does not support Louisa's bid to
be elevated back to head.  He says some
insulting things about Louisa's coping skills,
not realizing that she has come around the
corner behind him. Louisa just glares at him
as she walks by, guiding the children back to
school.  As she heads down the street, he
watches her leave and then she turns back to
him to give him another hard stare.
In the last scene of the episode, Martin is
standing in the doorway of Caroline's hospital
room to check on her.  He sees Danny and
Louisa sitting with their backs to him and
Danny's hand massaging Louisa's back.  
Louisa senses something and turns around to
see him there.  Without saying a word, he
turns and walks out of the room.  Louisa
watches him walk away, looks down, starts to
look back again, but quietly turns back to
The Departed
Louisa scowls as she watches Martin walk
away from attending Theo Wenn in the
chicken coop.  (Probably because Martin has
just matter of factly said that he was locked in
a cupboard all the time as a child.)
Martin encounters Louisa outside the Wenn
house for the second time and they have a
short discussion about parents taking
responsibility for their child.  Martin appears
to have a small epiphany at this and wistfully
watches Louisa walk into the house to deliver
Theo's homework.
Gentlemen Prefer
After Louisa helps Martin to find the sick child
who needs medical attention, she watches as
he leaves with mixed emotions on her face.  
At Elaine's dad's wedding, Martin is standing
at the church door when Louisa walks up.  He
starts to compliment her and she walks right
past him and into the church.  He stand there
staring after her.
Martin walks into the church and tries to
ascertain why Louisa is upset with him.  She
tells him that it's over his treatment of Roger,
but there is no time for discussion because
the ceremony is about to begin.  Martin steps
into the pew behind Louisa and stares at the
back of her head because he is confused
over her outrage.  During the procession she
sneaks a couple of peeks back at him.
As they are walking into the reception, she
discovers that he did see Roger in the
hospital and the two men now have
developed a bond of respect.  As she goes
into the tent, she looks back at him and he
watches her all the way into the tent.
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
Martin (wearing his loupe) watches Louisa
walk out of his consulting room after she tried
to talk to him about their two week wedding
anniversary.  He then matter-of-factly returns
to his clock.
After returning home from the concert and
finding Mike has rearranged their kitchen,
Louisa tells Mike that they have found
someone to watch James, but after he leaves
tells Martin that he will have to figure out a
solution to the babysitting problem.  She then
purposely messes up the pens that Mike (and
Martin) had so precisely arranged on the
table.  Martin watches her walk out of the
room with a befuddled look on his face.
In the morning, when Louisa can't find her
paperwork, Martin suggest that maybe she
should get her work done at school.  Louisa is
annoyed with him and glares at his back as
he leaves the room.  This happens just as
she is picking up the baby's bottle that Martin
has filled but not tightened the top.  The milk
is splashed all over poor James' face.
After Dennis and Karen storm out of the
dinner party, Louisa snipes at Martin about
how the evening ended.  She blames him for
inviting them in the first place, but he
responds that he did it for her.  She isn't
buying it and walks out of the room with
James, leaving Martin even more befuddled.
The Tameness of a Wolf
After Martin's haemophobia has returned, he
is deep in thought as he brews his espresso.  
Louisa leaves for work and says goodbye to
Martin, James and Mike, but Martin doesn't
seem to hear her and she looks curiously at
him before walking out the door.  Martin
suddenly realizes she has left and looks over
to the door but she is already gone..
Louisa has had a rough day and can't get
James to eat.  When Martin tells her that Mike
got him to eat a large breakfast and even
bigger lunch, Louisa bemoans the fact that
she has to leave him with Mike during the
day.  Martin points out that he told her she
went back to work too early and she glares at
him as he walks out of the kitchen.
Perish Together as Fools
Martin is on his porch enjoying his espresso
when he spots Louisa walking up the hill.  She
sees that he has spotted her and tries to
make it look like she was walking that way by
mistake.  He watches her walk down the hill
with a perturbed look on his face.
After Martin checks that all is okay with the
baby, they each start to say something to
each other while standing in the waiting room,
but nothing comes out.  He stands there and
watches her leave and she does a half turn to
look back at him but then follows Aunt Joan
out the door.
Happily Ever After
After the cancelled wedding, Martin stands on
the porch of the surgery and watches Louisa
walk down the hill.
Gone Bodmin
After Louisa changes seats on the plane to
get away from Martin, she sneaks a peek
back at him.
When Martin is called back to the interview
room by Chris just as he is telling Louisa to
see a doctor that day, she starts to walk
away, but turns to look back at him.  Just as
she does that, he also turns back to look at
her and runs his head right into the half open
When Martin and Louisa are having their
slightly flirty conversation at the fair, he rudely
brushes past her to talk to Gilbert and she
turns around and watches him walk away with
an annoyed look on her face.
When Martin stops to stare at Louisa through
the school window after his car is towed back
to the village, she sees notices him as he is
walking away and turns to watch as he strides
down the hill.
As Martin is staring out his window across the
harbour, he makes the decision not to leave.  
He marches out to the porch, saws off the
stick holding the "For Sale" sign and throws it
over the cliff.  He walks to the front door,
looks back over his shoulder at the school
across the harbour, and with a slight smirk on
his face firmly closes the door.
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The Portwenn Effect
Louisa watches Martin walk away after he
declines her invitation to the dance.  This is
one time she really checks him out.
After Martin sees Louisa and Mark dancing
and he misunderstands what's happening
between them, he turns and walks out of the
hall.  Louisa catches the look on his face
before he turns and has a look of dismay on
her face as she watches him leave.
When the villagers start to disburse after
Stewart stops destroying the birdhouses,
Martin watches Louisa walking away with
Mark.  After a few steps, Louisa sneaks a look
back at Martin.
Louisa watches Martin walk away after he
refuses her help with his warning to the
sunbather outside the pub.
Martin watches Louisa walk away after they
have a contentious discussion on his porch
about his blood issue.
Martin watches the taxi drive away after
Louisa has thrown him out.