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QUOTES
Martin
Pauline
Martin
Is she slurring?
Caroline?  Is Jude Law fit?
What?
Julie
Martin
Julie
Martin
No.  Look Doctor.  Um, I came here to register, you know, and…
That's what we're doing.
I mean, I've been to the library, and I got a card in five minutes.
Well, congratulations.  If you get smallpox, I'm sure a good book will be a great comfort to you.  
Pauline
I know.  I know.  Poor bloke.  Having to put up with that boozed-up old trout flirting with him on live radio.  It's disgusting.  
She must be 40 if she's a day.  Makes me want to throw.  
Mr Cooke
Sorry Doc.  I know I smell.  People keep saying.  I can smell it myself sometimes.
Martin
Mr Cooke
All right.  Uh…could you open your mouth?
Are you quite sure Doc?  
Mr Addo
Martin
And you recon these will work, do you?
No.  I just prescribe them for fun.
Caroline
Martin
I said, I don’t have time today.  I mean, can't you just fix me the bloody prescription?
"A," I'm not in the habit of "just fixing" prescriptions, bloody or otherwise.  And "B," I'd like to see you.
Passer-by
Caroline
I wouldn't park there luv if I were you.
Really?  If I were you, I wouldn’t come out in daylight, luv.  
Martin
Mr Cooke
Martin
Mr Cooke.  As your doctor…
Doctor?  What do you know?  You're frightened at the sight of blood.
I know you stink to high heaven.  
Louisa
Martin
Louisa



Martin
Louisa

Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin

Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa


Martin
So, how are you?
How's your new job?  You first.
Yeah.  Yeah, great.  But it's…but it's hard, you know.  Sometimes I feel like a fraud, somehow.  Like the governors will
suddenly realize the huge mistake they've made, and I am, in fact, completely incompetent.  But, uh, I expect everyone
feels like that, don't they?  I mean, not, not you, obviously.  Because, uh, well, you're a proper professional.  That's why
I'm here, actually.  Um, could I ask you for some professional advice?
Of course.
Yeah.  Well, the thing is, there's this friend of mine.  I think she might be drinking too much.  And, um, she's having a
hard time at the moment, you know?
Right.
And she's asked me to meet her later for a drink, and I'd just appreciate some help with, well, how to tackle it.
Well, don't meet her for a drink for starters.
Yeah.  Fair point.  But say, technically speaking, how many units are too much?
Does it matter?  You obviously think it's too much or you wouldn't be here.
Um, Martin.  Um, I'm asking you to give me a hand here.  Carol...no, my friend, needs help, and I don't know what to do.
Well, if your friend is the person I think she is, judging by my dealings with her, then I don't think she wants any help.
No, I know.  But doesn't that depend on how you give it?
Well, I don't know.  How do you give it?  If I give people advice, they seem to want a prescription.  Or if I give them a
prescription, then they want advice.
Well, surely there are no fixed rules.  You just have to feel your way and listen to your patients, I guess.
Ah, right.  THAT hadn't occurred to me.
Martin.
What?
What am I doing wrong?  Whenever I try and, and, con...connect with you, you just, uh, close down.  Then I start
doubting myself, when maybe it's you who should have the doubts.  And then maybe you'd be more approachable, and
people would want to listen to your advice.  Apart from it helping you in your job, it...
Well, if you're so conversant with the finer points of my job, then you won't need my advice on what to say to your
alcoholic friend, Caroline, when you meet her for drinks.  
Caroline
Bert
Did you have a question Bert?
Yes I did, as it happens.  My question is for you actually, Caroline.  What time are you driving home today?  Not being
funny.  I just wanted to make sure I'm not gonna be on the road when you are.  
Martin
Mrs Tishell
Martin
Mrs Tishell
Martin
Mrs Tishell
Martin
Mrs Tishell
I understand you had a patient of mine in yesterday, and you refused to give her some fluconazole?
Oh, Doctor.  I'm sorry, I…Oh dear.  It's the fifth time she's had it, and I know you don't like…
Absolutely.  And you should not give her fluconazole without a prescription.
I don't need to apologize?  
No.  And feel free to refer her back to me if she's not happy.  I'll review the situation when I've seen her.
Oh, Doctor.  Would now be a good time to look at those journals together?  I could make a nice cup of tea and a pasty.
No.  I have surgery.  Good morning.
Homemade.
Radio Station Tech
Caroline
Radio Station Tech
Caroline
Caroline?  You okay?
I'm fine. Just leave me, would you?
Come on, it's okay.  Everyone knows Bert just spouts hot air.  Lots of hot air so you don't notice you've got no hot water.
That's not true, actually.  He did get hot water through once.  Into Bruce Hanson's downstairs toilet bowl.  
Martin
Caroline

Martin
Do you often find yourself getting annoyed with people who observe or criticize your drinking?
Oh!  That's it.  I've had enough.  Who the hell do you think you are, asking…inappropriate questions about something I
have not even consulted you about!
So that's a "yes" then, is it?  
Pauline
You're such a people person, aren't you?
Danny
Louisa
Danny
Louisa
Danny
Louisa
Danny
Louisa
Danny
Louisa
Danny
Louisa
Danny
Louisa
You remember?
When we all got sent to the headmaster after we bundled what's his name into that wheelie bin?
And then, and then that thing on the lid so he couldn't get out.  God forgive us.  Do you give detentions?
No, not really.  Well, I sort of try not to.
I only did that thing to Martin because he kissed you.
Did what?  Has he said something?
Who?
Martin.  You just said…Didn't you just say…?
Martin Ferry.  In the wheelie bin.
Oh, oh!  Oh, that Martin.
So, that's why you've been so cool with me.
Well, I've hardly been cool.  And anyway, nothing ever actually happened.  It was...nothing.
Really?
No!  Really.  Honestly, it...it... was...moments.  And, and not even that.  It was, um...A moment.   
Martin
Pauline
Martin
Pauline
Martin
Pauline
Martin
Where are you going?
Vernon's on his way back.
Oh.
According to the Care Bears, he's just as bad.
Well, you can’t just leave.
I'm going to get an aromatherapy burner and some oils.
Good idea.  
Mr Addo
Martin
Mr Addo

Martin

Martin
Those tablets you gave me are rubbish.  I'm still coughing up the Yangtze River.
Well, you've only just started taking them.  They're antibiotics.  You're meant to finish the course.
Oh, sure.  I read the newspaper.  Don’t you think I know what drug companies do, yeah?  Paying you to test out their
drugs on people like me?  Bringing you computers, free lunches.
Just finish taking the medication I prescribed you.
(Martin takes a call)
Right Mr Addo, I'm happy to say I'm gonna cut short our consultation.  Go home, take the tablets, drink plenty of fluids,
and lap up the contents of your moronic newspaper.  
Martin
Danny
Martin
All right Caroline.  I'm gonna give you an injection.
I'm saying a prayer for you Caroline.
Just a little prick.
Martin
Mark
Mark, you have a problem.
You're right there Doc.
Mr Bosman
Martin
Mr Bosman
Martin
Mr Bosman
She's in there.  Bed 4.  Still bloody-minded.  There's no cure for that, I suppose.
No, I'm afraid there isn't.
You're the wrong person to ask anyway, aren't you?
Mr Bosman!
No, no.  Sorry.  It was a, it was a joke.
Martin runs into Mr Branning in town and he asks Martin if what he heard from Stu is true - that Martin is against the appointment of Louisa
as the new permanent head of the school.  Martin tells him that it is true and he goes on to tell him that very few women have the mental and
physical capacity to work full time and bring up a small child.  He finishes by saying that with the best will in the world, Miss Glasson is not one
of them.  What Martin doesn't realize is that Louisa has come up behind him with the students she is leading back to school and she has
heard the insult.  Martin turns and sees her and they exchange a hard stare.  Louisa marches toward the school while Martin stands there
watching her leave.  As he turns to go in the opposite direction, Louisa turns back to glare at him.
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Trivia - S2E4
Aromatherapy
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Literary Reference - Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses scent to alter a person's mind,
mood, cognitive function or health.
Connecting the Episode Title to the Storylines
This episode is all about odors, pleasant and otherwise.
The main story is about poor Mr Cooke, who smells so bad that he comes to the surgery early so he doesn't
disturb any other patients.  But Martin and Pauline must deal with him and they are both driven to rush to open
windows to get fresh air.  Pauline actually goes to purchase aromatherapy oils and candles to try to help the
situation when he is in the office.  When Martin has exhausted his options, he is set to send Mr Cooke to the
hospital when they discover the odor is coming from the bag he carries everywhere - his missing bird Freddie!
Everyone suspects that Caroline has a drinking problem because of the way she is slurring her words and
because of the way she is acting.  The sense of smell comes in the first time with her when Martin is examining her
and smells liquor on her breath.  But she had only had one glass of wine to toast the birthday of someone at the
station.  When Mark gives her a breathalyzer test and it comes out positive, Martin goes to the police station to
draw her blood for examination.  While there, he notices a varnish scent, which Mark has also noticed, but doesn't
connect it to Caroline.  While talking to a colleague about Mr Cooke's odor, it hits Martin that the varnish scent
could be an indication of diabetes in Caroline, and the blood test confirms his suspicions.
Mark meets Julie and is convinced that the use of his special after shave containing pheromones is what has
drawn her to him.  Two different times in the episode, we see him with the small spray bottle which he thinks will be
his advantage in romancing her.
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Original Broadcast:  Dec 01, 2005

EASTER EGGS - The episode title is "Aromatherapy" and there are lots of areas of the storyline that have to do with odors.  In the very first
shot of the episode, in the first frame, we see Martin walking to the kitchen counter smelling the canister of coffee as he is about to make his
first cup of the morning.

ACTION MARTIN - When Martin goes to Caroline's house to give her the insulin she needs, when he isn't answering the door he states that
they need to break in.  Over Louisa's and Danny's objections, he finds a piece of slate and breaks the window in the door so he can reach in
and unlock the door.

HAEMOPHOBIA - When Martin goes to the police station to draw Caroline's blood for a test, he holds his breath as the blood starts to fill the
tube in the needle.

LOOK BACK - 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 Caroline.

MRS TISHELL - Martin goes to see Mrs Tishell about Caroline's attempt to get another dosage of fluconazole.  At first, Mrs Tishell thinks that
he is upset with her for her refusal, but he tells her that she was correct in refusing to give Caroline the medication.  Mrs Tishell is relieved that
she did the right thing and is emboldened to ask him to sit down with her to review the latest journals.  She offers him tea and pasties.  He tells
her he has surgery and takes his leave.  As he walks out the door, she quietly says, "Homemade."

NICE MARTIN - After the confrontation in his office about her drinking, Martin is very gentle with Caroline when he comes to the police station
to draw her blood.  He asks her if she is all right, but she is dismissive of his concern.  After drawing the blood, he tells her that she is not well
and asks if he can do some more tests while he is there.  She tells him that he is no longer her doctor, but he still tries to convince her to let
him examine her.  She refuses and he offers to drive her home.  When they pull up to the house, he looks at her with concern, but before he
can say anything she lurches out of the car and into the house.  

RADIOS - Old radio that we haven't seen previously on Martin's kitchen table in the morning.  He is listening to Danny on Caroline's show.

RADIOS - Classic radio that we usually see in the waiting room on the windowsill, on top of the file cabinet, or on top of the cabinet next to the
file cabinet is now sitting on Pauline's desk as she is also listening to Danny and Caroline.  Later in the episode it is back on the windowsill.

RADIOS - Old radio on the counter in Mrs Tishell's shop, listening to Caroline a few days later.
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MARTIN & LOUISA
As Martin is about to enter the grocers, he sees Louisa greet Danny on the street and give him a peck on the cheek.  He stands there in the
doorway, not able to move and not able to take his eyes off the pair.  A woman trying to get into the shop finally puses into him and breaks
the spell and he goes into the shop.  A few minutes later, he is leaving the shop and sees Louisa and Danny walking toward the school with
the plants they have purchased.  Again, he stands there staring at them and looks like someone has pulled the rug out from under him.  This
time it is Mark's Jeep coming around the corner and honking at him that breaks the moment, although he sees that Mark has Julie in the Jeep
with him and he seems to be wondering what his problem is when Mark has this pretty woman riding around with him.
Not long after he saw her on the street, Louisa comes up to the surgery as Martin is shooing the dog out of the building. Martin asks how her
new job is going and she explains that she sometimes wonders if she is really up to the job.  She thinks maybe everyone feels that way in a
new job, but not Martin of course, because he is a proper professional.  She then tells him that she has come for some professional advice.  
She has a friend who she feels is drinking too much and wonders how to approach the subject.  Martin immediately realizes she is talking
about Caroline because he has the same concerns.  The conversation quickly degenerates, probably because Martin is still stinging after
seeing Louisa and Danny together.  The last time they had bumped into each other was right after he overheard her telling Mark Mylow's
sister about his haemophobia - another conversation that did not go well.  This conversation eventually turns to the subject of giving advice
and Louisa angers Martin by trying to point out that his patients might be more inclined to take his advice if he would just listen and be more
approachable.  Martin says that if she is so conversant with the finer points of his job, then she doesn't need his advice on what to say to
Caroline, and he stomps off back into the surgery.
Danny has come to the school while Louisa is watering the plants in the classroom.  He remembers that they served detention in this room
when they were in school and they both recall it was for pushing a fellow student into a wheelie bin.  As they continue with the small talk,
Danny tells Louisa that he only did that thing to Martin because he kissed her.  Louisa is shocked and asks if he has said something?  Danny
asks who she is talking about?  She says, "Martin.  Didn't you just say?"  Danny then says it was Martin Ferry who they pushed into the
wheelie bin all those years ago.  The penny drops for Danny and he tells her that now he understands why she has been cool to him.  Louisa
protests that she hasn't been cool.  And that anyway, nothing actually ever happened.  It was just moments.  A moment, really.
Martin is at the hospital to check on Caroline, and as he stops in the doorway to her room, he sees Louisa and Danny sitting side by side at
her bedside with their backs to him.  He watches while Danny puts his hand on Louisa's back and slightly massages her back.  Martin, again,
seems shocked at the sight of them together once again, and looking very "together".  He stands there stock still with a look of devastation
on his face.  Just then, Louisa turns and sees him standing there and she slightly shrugs her shoulder to remove Danny's hand from her
back.  Martin continues to stare at her for another few seconds, and then silently turns and walks slowly out of the room.  Louisa is a bit
flustered, looks down, starts to look back, and then quietly looks back at Caroline.  We see a very fragile looking Martin walking down the
hospital corridor.  He looks like he has closed down his emotions and we watch his back as he mechanically walks toward the exit.
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