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Trivia - S2E7
Out of the Woods
Original Broadcast:  Dec 22, 2005

ACTION MARTIN - Martin runs down to the beach to save the young boy who has stopped breathing after being stung by a weaver.

ACTION MARTIN - Martin bravely enters the woods looking for Mark to try to save his life.

ACTION MARTIN - He falls down into a ravine.

ACTION MARTIN - And then has to climb out wearing only one shoe.

FOOD - Pauline is eating a pastry at her desk when she tells the boy to pick up the gum he placed under his chair.

FOOD - Pauline is eating a sandwich at her desk when Louisa walks in to talk to Martin about his treatment of Mark.

HAEMOPHOBIA - Martin gags when Stewart shows him that he is bleeding all over his floor.

INTERRUPTIONS - As Louisa is telling Martin that she was glad he was there to save the young boy on the beach from the weaver sting,
Pauline runs up with Al calling about Mark's snake bite.

INTERRUPTIONS - As Louisa is telling Martin that she was worried about him out in the woods, Stewart comes out the door and says he is
bleeding all over Martin's floor.

LOOK BACK - 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.

LOOK BACK - 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.

RADIOS - Radio on the windowsill behind Pauline's desk.

RADIOS - Radio on the back shelf in Al's fixer-upper house.

RUDE MARTIN - Martin gets right into the dog's face and loudly tells him to go away - several times.

RUDE MARTIN - When Mark asks Martin to be his best man he simply says, "No", goes back into the surgery and shuts the door, leaving Mark
bewildered on the porch.
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Mark
Martin
Mark

Martin
Mark
Doc, Julie and I are getting married, as you know.  
Yes.  
Thank you.  All a bit of a rush.  Julie doesn't want to wait.  I don't mind.  Less time to change her mind.  Anyway, I was
wondering.  Will you be my best man?  
No.
Oh.
Bert
Al
Bert
Al
Bert
Oh!  Good God.  
Needs a bit of work.  
You could say that again.  
Oh, careful of that floorboard.  It's um…Well, it's not there.  It's a fixer-upper.  
A fixer-upper?
Pauline
Sam
Pauline
Sam
Pauline
Hey.  
What?  
Chewing gum.  Put it back in your mouth or in the bin.  
You're kidding me, right?  
Don't make me get out from behind this desk.  
Martin
Sam
Martin
Sam
Martin
Sam
Martin
Sam
Martin
Sam
Martin
Sam
How did it happen?  
I don't know.  It was just a sting.  Looks like a bugger, yeah?  
Stings are usually caused by something.  What was it?  
I don't know.  
What time was it?  
I don't know.  
Where were you?  
I don't know.  
Right.  So you were stung by something you didn't recognize, at a time you've forgotten, in a place you can't
remember.  
Yeah.  
Good.
Mark

Al
Mark
Don't worry about the stag do.  Got it all planned.  Heading out to the woods, sleeping rough, under the stars.  How's
Saturday sound?  
Uh, Saturday…  
That's a date then.  All men together into the great wilderness.  
Louisa
Martin
Louisa



Martin
Louisa
Martin

Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Martin.  A word.  
Yes.  I'm sure you're aware that unless it's an absolute emergency, it's not a great use of my time…  
Yes, well I would consider this an emergency of sorts.  Now you might not think you're a part of this village but you are,
like it or not.  We're a small community, almost a family, and sometimes people feel a little bit put out by the way you
are.  And sometimes people feel that you just don't care, and I think that it's about time that someone told you that.  
Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got a job to get back to...  And I didn't say what I was talking about, did I?  
No.  
No.  Well, I bumped into Mark this morning, and he's quite upset.  
Well, I'm simply not qualified to be his best man.  Apart from the fact that he's the local policeman, I know absolutely
nothing about him.  
Precisely, because you never bothered to ask him anything.  
Precisely, because I'm not remotely interested.  Are you?  
Martin.  Mark likes you, and you've upset him...  And by the way, Danny is doing very well.  Thank you for saving his life.
You're welcome.
Mark
Martin
Mark
Martin
Mark
Martin
Mark
Martin

Mark
Martin
Doc, I just wanted you to know I've asked Al to be my best man.  
Oh, uh, good, good.  
But you're coming to the stag weekend.  So, best pack your canteen.  
What?  
The canteen for the whiskey.  
Uh, no.  
You'll have a grand time.  
I won't.  Trees, grass, starry nights, back to nature.  It'll be good for your soul, Doc.  Insects, lying on the ground, being
woken by birdsong, bad food, worse hygiene, and men singing.  That's not good for my soul Mark.  
That's a no then Doc?  
Yes, it is.  
Mark
Al
Mark
Al
Mark

Al
Ah, morning.  
Yeah, it is.  It's here anyway.  Where is everyone?  
Uh, yeah.  We had a few call-offs.  
A few?  
Well. Danny's still at the hospital, and Dave, John and Robin are up at the old quiz-master final up in Bodmin.  And as
for the Doc, well, he's just the Doc, isn't he?  
Yeah.  So, uh, it's just you and me?  
Pauline
Always knew you had that community spirit deep down in you Doc…very deep down.  Stop by my stall.  I'm doing henna
tattoos and hair braiding.  I'll give you a discount if you're nice to me.  
Al
Mark
Al
Mark
So what exactly are we gonna do?  
You know, things.  Man things.  
Like, uh, wrestling?  
No.  Not unless you really want to wrestle.
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
My kids did these.  
Ah.  It looks like a horse.  
No, it's a church.  
Church?  It's not very good, is it?  
It was done by a 4 year old.  
Looks like a horse.  
Al
Mark
Al
Mark
We've been here before.  
That's a typical rookie mistake there Al.  
Yeah we have.  Yeah.  Yeah.  I remember that tree.  You said it looked like your dad.  
Ah.  Must have taken a wrong turn.  
Al
Mark
Al
Mark
Al
Mark
Reception's rubbish here.  I'm gonna have to move to find some, okay?
Okay.  You should sing so I know where you are.  
Sing?  
Yeah.  Uh, that song from "Titanic".  
Uh, what about, um…"Grand old Duke of York"?  
Okay.  
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
I'm glad you were here.  
Well, that makes a change I suppose.  
Well, of course I'm glad.  
Louisa
Martin
Pauline
Stewart.  Stewart can help.  He's the ranger for that area.  
To be honest, I'd rather not be guided by someone who's best friend is a six foot squirrel.  
Yeah, maybe he's short a few sandwiches, but if anyone knows that area...
Martin
Stewart

Martin
Stewart
Martin
Stewart
And how are you Stewart?  Haven't seen you for awhile.  Still taking your medication?  
I spend most of my days by myself.  Bit like solitary confinement, really.  Just me and my thoughts, week in, week out.  
It's wonderful.  
And what about, uh, your friend?  What's his name?  The big squirrel.  
Come on doc.  I don't see Anthony anymore.  
Good.  That's good.  Sounds like you made a complete recovery.  
Yeah, I threw him out.  He was taking me for granted.  
Stewart

Martin
Stewart
I mean essentially with moors this large and so many different woodlands, well, you could drive around for a week and
we still wouldn't find them, you know?  It's your classic needle in a haystack situation, basically.  
There they are.  
Oh, right, great, fantastic.  Knew we'd do it.
Martin
Stewart
Why do you need a shotgun?  
Well, don't worry Doc.  It's not loaded.
Julie
Pauline
Well, I hope I don't have to cancel the wedding.  The church is booked and everything.  
If you're worried about your deposit, you can always switch to a funeral.   
Stewart
Martin
Stewart
Martin
Stewart
Martin
Stewart
Martin
Stewart
It's the poachers.  I'm sure of it.  They're waiting for us.  You know, we should take the offensive, catch them off guard.  
No Stewart.  We have to find Mark.  
Mark will be fine.  This is England.  People don't die in the woods.  
Stewart, focus!  Which direction is Mark in?  
I'm trying to apprehend criminals here.  He's a policemen.  He'd want that.  
Stewart, which way?  
That way!  
Thank you!  
Tosser.
Al
Stewart
Where is the doc?  
Well, I mean, we came from that way.  So, logically, the Doc must be… Yeah, somewhere else!  
Louisa
Julie
Louisa
Julie
Pauline
Where the hell are they?  
I need a cup of tea.  Anyone else?  
No, thanks.  
Okay.  
She's taking this well
Stewart
So, uh, basically just keep going straight.  Uh, when you get to the clearing, turn left.  You can't miss him.
Al
Stewart
Al
Stewart
Al
Stewart
Al
Stewart
You're gonna have to go ahead and get the Doc.  I can't move him fast enough.  
What, me?  
Yes, you!  
Well, can't you do it?  I mean, it's not as if Mark's going anywhere, is it?  Ha, ha.  
Just…  
You know he never invited me to the wedding, don't you?  
Ohhh.  
I mean, it's fine, you know?  I'm busy.  I couldn't have made it anyway.  
Stewart
Martin
Stewart
Martin
Checkmate.  Hey you!  Put your hands where I can see them!  
Stewart?  
Don't move!  I mean it!  Don't take another step or you'll be in a world of pain.
Stewart, don't shoot me!
Martin
Mark
Martin
You're very lucky Mark.  
Is that cause I'm getting married?  
Yes, Mark.  
Stewart
Ohh!  I haven't been to Portwenn in awhile.  I think I might pop into town, check out the, uh… Actually, no, it's too many
people.  I think I'll go back home.
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Stewart
Martin
Stewart
Martin
Louisa
So, did you have a good time then?  
Oh yes, yes, plenty of fresh air, mantraps, poisonous snakes.  All quite charming.  
I was…  Well, I was worried.  
So was I.  Yeah, his condition was almost…Well, it was.  It was critical, yeah.  
No, I know.  I mean, I was worried about you.  
Doc?  
In a minute Stewart.  
Right. It's just I am sort of dripping blood all over your floor.  
Ohhh.  Uh, excuse me.  Sorry.  
Yeah.  
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Literary Reference - The closest guess is that it refers to the stage musical "Into the Woods".  This musical is
about a group of fairy tale characters and one of the main set of characters is a baker and his wife who are
infertile. (The episode after this one has a storyline about Mark's infertility and the episode after that has a main
character who is referred to only as "The Baker". ???)

Although the creative team behind Doc Martin has dismissed any fairy tale aspects to this show, fairy tales come
up over and over again.  In fairy tales there are often children getting lost in the woods (Mark, Al, Stewart, Martin),
getting into all sorts of trouble (snake bite, lost, falling down a hill, poacher trap), and eventually being reunited
with their waiting families (Louisa, Pauline & Julie waiting on the surgery porch).
Connecting the Episode Title to the Storylines
Louisa and Martin's relationship looks to be starting to come out of the woods.  Louisa is very worried about Martin
while he is gone, tells him that when he returns and he is taken aback by that revelation.
"Out of the Woods" seems mostly to be a phrase used in medicine.  It means a patient has been to the brink, but
now the outcome is likely to be good.  Mark's condition after the snakebite was certainly grave, but Martin got to
him in time and he was now out of the woods.
Mark especially, but also Al and later on Martin and Stewart were able to make it out of the woods - literally.
Doc is out of the woods about having to be Mark's Best Man when Al agrees to take the position (although Martin
wasn't out of the woods with Louisa about his refusal until he redeemed himself by saving Mark's life)
Julie's true feelings about Mark come out of the woods in her behaviour during the time that Mark is in danger.
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MARTIN & LOUISA
Louisa walks into the surgery waiting room and tells Martin she needs a word in the consulting room.  She is a bit angry with Martin and
chastises him for not being a part of the community.  As she is about to leave, she realizes that she hasn't made it clear what she was talking
about (Martin is standing there looking a bit bewildered).  She tells Martin that Mark is upset because he was rude to him when Mark asked
Martin to be his Best Man.  Martin blusters that he is not qualified to be Best Man since he barely knows Mark.  Louisa points out that he has
never tried to get to know him.  Martin counters that he is not at all interested in getting to know Mark.  Louisa's parting shot is that Mark likes
him but that Martin has upset Mark.  As she exits the consulting room, Martin shrugs and seems unfazed by Louisa's speech, but as he starts
to sit down at his desk she opens the door again and thanks him for saving Danny's life.  After she leaves, he says, "You're welcome" to the
closed door.
Louisa is hanging a banner for the School Fair and Martin walks by.  She tells him that Al will be Mark's Best Man but that it still doesn't
excuse Martin for how he acted.  She asks for his help with the banner.  He continues to help her around the fair area and when Louisa
mentions that she has to get the tools back to Danny, Martin makes a snide comment about him.  Louisa asks him for some additional help
and they seem to be working well together and then Martin insults the painting of one of Louisa's students.  Just then, a young boy has an
emergency on the beach and they run down to assist him.  After a harrowing few minutes, Martin is able to give him an injection and he starts
breathing again.  As Martin and Louisa are walking back up from the beach, she tells him that she was glad he was there.  Martin says that
makes a change, but Louisa starts to say that of course she was glad, when Pauline runs up with the phone and an emergency situation with
Mark and Al in the woods.  
After Martin gets lost in the woods, finds Al and Mark and saves Mark's life, they return to the surgery and their three women waiting on the
porch (Louisa, Pauline and Julie).  As they all pile into the surgery and only Martin & Louisa remain on the porch, she tells him she was
worried.  He misunderstands and she clarifies that she was worried about HIM.  Martin seems a little stunned by her admission and he tries to
put off Stewart, who is calling to him from inside the building.  He continues to stare at Louisa and seems about to say something to her but
Stewart is going on about bleeding all over his floor so he has to deal with the problem at hand.  He apologises to Louisa and she motions
that she understand and walks off the porch toward town.  Martin stands in the door and silently watches her leave and then looks back at
her again as he enters the surgery to attend to his walking wounded.
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