.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Trivia - S3E3
City Slickers
Original Broadcast:  Oct 08, 2007

ACTION MARTIN - Martin chases Sam Oakwood down the hills of Portwenn after he catches him keying cars.

FOOD - Louisa removes the starters from the fridge just before their evening is interrupted.

FOOD - Terri Oakwood is making her "green soup" when Martin comes to check on Sam.

HAEMOPHOBIA - Martin gags at the sight of blood on Mrs Averill's tissue.

INTERRUPTIONS - Martin and Louisa's dinner at her cottage has just begun.  He has just told her that she looks very...busy and she seems to
understand what he really meant because she says, "Thank you."  Just then, there is a knock at the door.  It is the new neighbors, the
Oakwood family, and their evening together is suddenly over.

INTERRUPTIONS - Martin comes by the school to tell Louisa to watch for signs of TB symptoms in her pupils.  She points out that he could
have phoned her with the information, but he says that he was passing by.  He sits on top of a student desk across from her and looks like he
is settling in for a chat when the door opens and students stream into the classroom.  

INTERRUPTIONS - Martin and Louisa are standing outside her cottage door discussing the horrible parents Sam has been burdened with.  
Martin has just shocked not only Louisa, but himself by saying that Louisa would make a "lovely mother", when Anthony Oakwood shouts for
him to attend to Terri, who has just burned herself with the green soup.

LOOK BACK - 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.

LOOK BACK - 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.

LOOK BACK - 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.

LOOK BACK - 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.

LOUISA STANDING UP - Martin has confronted the Oakwoods over Sam's vandalism (not to mention the burning badger).  Anthony tells Sam
that some people are precious about their possessions.  Louisa jumps in and says that Martin is not being "precious" about his possessions,
but that Sam needs to learn the difference between right and wrong.

RADIOS - In the office area of the police station, Joe has a black portable radio on the windowsill.

RADIOS - In Joe's living area of the police station, there is a smaller, silver portable radio on top of a cabinet (upper left of the screen).

RADIOS - There is a radio on the cabinet under the windowsill behind Pauline's desk.
.
RUDE MARTIN - Martin and Louisa are off to a somewhat good start to their evening at her cottage when they are interrupted by the Oakwood
family, who worm their way into staying for a meal.  Martin tries to converse with both halves of the couple, but he finally cannot take any more
and announces to Louisa that he is leaving - using a very vague, and frankly rubbish excuse.  She confronts him the next morning, but he
doesn't seem to understand that leaving her to entertain those horrible people on her own was rude.

RUDE MARTIN - After standing in the smoke of the burning badger, Martin and Louisa walk up to the door of her cottage.  Martin smells the
sleeve of his jacket and says he needs to go home and change.  Louisa smells her sweater and says that she does too - that she stinks.  
Martin simply says, "Yes.  Goodbye"  Louisa looks crosseyed at him as he walks away.  He just doesn't get it.
.
Portwenn Online
A Magical Cornish Village
Doc Martin is
IN
QUOTES
Martin
Mrs Averill
Martin
Mrs Averill
Martin
Mrs Averill
Martin
Mrs Averill

Martin
You're coughing a lot.
Just got rid of a cold.
Right.  Any other problems?
I've lost my cat.
That's not a medical problem, is it?
Hmm. I'm very tired.  I can't sleep without him.
All right.  Come on.
He's called Tom-Tom.  You know, I wonder if he's been kidnapped.  You read about people stealing cats for scientific
experiments.
I don't.
Mrs Averill
Pauline
Mrs Averill
Martin
Mrs Averill
What is it dear?
I'm a qualified phlebotomist.
Well done.  Oh, that is good.
You any idea what a phlebotomist is?
No, but if you can get a certificate for being one it must be important.  
Mrs Averill
Martin
Why don't you tell me all about it while we have a cup of tea?
There's no need.  She's already told you about it.  
Martin
Mrs Averill
Martin
Mrs Averill
Martin
Are you a smoker?
Not really.  I don't inhale.
Then you won't miss it so much when you give it up., will you Mrs Averill?  Put those in there.
Don’t have many pleasures left in life.
You won't have much life left unless you stop being so stupid.  
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Hi Martin.  Come in.
Thank you.
I thought we'd eat outside.
Really?
Don't you want to?
No, no, no.  If you do…
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Would you like some wine?
No thank you.  I don't drink.
Really?  Not even on special occasions?
Is this a special occasion?
Well, maybe "special" is the wrong word, but it's not exactly something we do every day, is it?
Well, I certainly can't remember the last time I ate a meal in someone's back garden.
It's not that unusual Martin.  People have barbecues all the time.
Oh, I see.  Hot dogs and hamburgers.  That what we're having?
No.
Uh, you...you've got new neighbors.
Yes.  Do you know Mrs Averill?
Uh, yes, yes.  She was in my surgery today.
Really?  Well, she used to live there.  But her husband died a couple of months ago and she couldn't bear to stay
without him.  So she sold it to this family from London, and she's bought a smaller place now up by the...up by the -
whatsit.  I'll just go and fetch the starters.
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Can I help you with anything?
No, I'm fine.  I can manage.  Did you see the dolphins this afternoon?  There were two of them - just outside the harbour.
I'm busy with patients all day.
Oh, that's a pity.  So you didn’t see them then?
No. .....  Louisa.
Yeah?
You look very...busy.
Thank you.
(knock on the door) Not expecting anyone, are you?
No.  Only you.  I'll get rid of them.  
Terri
You can only just see the harbour from here.  Aren't we lucky Sam.  We can see the sea!  
Louisa
Anthony

Louisa
Anthony
Terri
Anthony
Martin
Anthony
You've just broken my bowl.  Aren't you gonna say something?
Oh, we don’t like to draw attention to the consequences of Sam;s actions.  Not unless there's some sort of development
potential.  Mainstream parenting's not really our thing.
But my bowl's in lots of pieces.
Well, I'll buy you a new one.
Or I could stick it back together.
I'm worried that we're sort of making this a child-centric moment.
"Child-centric"?
Yeah, we're focusing too much on what he's just done.  
Terri
Mrs Averill was doing her B&B back then.  We just fell in love with Portwenn.  And when we heard Mr Averill had popped
his clogs, we couldn't believe our luck.  
Terri
Martin
Being such a small village I expect you knew him pretty well?
No, I only met him once.  To confirm that he was dead.  He was.  
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
I'll be off then.
What do you mean?
Um, I've got to do that thing that I mentioned.
What thing?
Uh, didn't I mention it?  Uh, anyway.  I..I'll see myself out.  
Anthony
Pauline
Anthony Oakwood.  Just moved into the cottage up on the hill.
That you bought off Mrs Averill for 220,000.  Mr. Huntley, the estate agent, was celebrating in the pub.  Yeah.  He
bought everyone a drink.  
Anthony
Pauline
Anthony
Pauline
Anthony
Pauline
Can I see the doctor?  This week if possible?
You can see him right now.
Oh, don't have waiting lists in Cornwall?
Normally, yes.  But Mr Hill just cancelled.
Oh, lucky me.
If you say so.
Anthony
Martin
Anthony
Sorry you had to leave so early last night.  We had a very good time.  Well, until Louisa got one of her migranes.
She doesn’t get migranes.
Really?  Well she did last night.
Anthony
Martin
Anthony



Martin
Anthony
Martin
Anthony



Martin
Anthony
Martin
Anthony
Martin
Anthony
Martin
Anthony
Martin
Ever spoken to a psychologist?
What about?
Interesting story.  About a year ago, I was supposed to be writing an article for "UK Psychologist", but I was blocked.  I
went out to dinner with some friends.  A bloke there didn't say a word all night.  Just sat there watching us joking,
laughing, getting pissed.  Turns out this bloke was a very successful lawyer.  A very successful lawyer with Asperger's
Syndrome.  You know what Asperger's is, right?
Yes, of course I do.
Bad communication skills.  No sense of humour.  Doesn't make friends.
Can you fill in this form please?  Starting with your full name and date of birth.
This bloke game me an idea for my article.  Can people with Asperger's have normal careeers?  Answer - yes!  Title -
"You Don't Have to be Mad to Work Here."  The thing is, Martin, I think that there's a book in this.  Now I'm always on the
lookout for people with Asperger's doing difficult jobs.  Doing them very well.  Marie Curie showed symptoms.  So did
Thomas Jefferson.  So I'm not saying you're in bad company.
I beg your pardon?
I mean, I can't be sure about you until we've had a proper conversation.
Full name and date of birth.
Don't you want to talk to me?
I want your full name and date of birth on that form.
Tell you what.  I shall fill this in outside and then we'll have a little chin-wag when you're less stressed.
I don't have little "chin-wags" Mr Oakwood.
It's Dr Oakwood.  Um, I do have a PhD in psychology.  Oh!  We're both doctors.
But only one of us has a waiting room full of patients.  
Aunt Joan
Martin
Aunt Joan
Martin
Aunt Joan
Martin
Aunt Joan
Martin
Aunt Joan
Martin
Oh Martin!
Hello
Martin, look here.
You've scratched your truck.
No.  Someone ELSE has scratched my truck.
Oh, you probably drove too close to the hedge.
Oh, don't be ridiculous.  I…I've been keyed.
If you say so.  I have a sick child to see.
Oh, don't let me stop you.
I won't.
Louisa
Mr Elliot
Martin
Mr Elliot
Louisa
Mrs Elliot
Martin
Mr Elliot
Louisa
Martin
Mrs Elliot
Mr Elliot
Martin
Mr Elliot
Martin
Mr Elliot
Martin
Mr Elliot
Martin
Mr Elliot
Louisa
Martin
Mr Elliot
Martin
Mr Elliot
There really is nothing to worry about.
Then why'd you call the doctor?
The boy passed out.
"The boy" has got a name.
Well, Elliot passed out Mr Clyde.  Then I saw he had this rash on his face.
Oh, my God!
It's nothing to get excited about.
Well I'm sorry if we're making a fuss.
I was worried it might be measles.
It's not measles.  It's slapped cheek.
Someone hit my son?
I hope you found the boy who did this.
It wasn't a boy.
He was hit by a girl?
He wasn't hit by a girl or a boy.
But if someone slapped his cheeks...he...  You're not accusing me?
Erythema infectiosum.
And what's that supposed to mean?
That is the name of the infection from which your child is suffering.  It's very common.
Common?
No, no.  He's not saying that you're common, Mr Clyde.
Slapped Cheek syndrome is very easy to catch and pass on through the air or saliva.
Now what you saying?  Someone spat at Elliot?
Spitting's a possibility, yes.  Or somebody might have kissed him or licked him.
What kind of school are you running here?  
Aunt Joan
Joe
Aunt Joan
Joe
I've got a damaged vehicle.
I promise you, as soon as I can, I will be right there to report the crime.
And catch the criminal?
That could happen.  
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Did you get home okay last night?
Yes, I did.
And you slept well, did you?  You didn't lie there feeling guilty?
What do you mean?
Louisa
Martin

Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa

Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa

Martin
Louisa
Martin


Louisa
Thanks for looking at Elliot.  I thought we might have had a measles epidemic on our hands.
There's not much chance of that.  Almost all the children I've seen have been jabbed for MMR.  There's only two or
three mothers left in the village who haven't seen reason.
Maybe they're scared.
Nothing to be scared of.
Well, there's autism.
No there isn't.
Martin, a friend of mine took her son to the doctor.  He was nearly 2, perfectly healthy.  They gave him the jab, and he
changed overnight.  Just shut down completely.
Oh, because of the MMR vaccine?
That's what she thinks.
Is she very stupid?
Look, it stands to reason that giving a child three viruses at the same time must increase their chance of some kind of
reaction.
"It stands to reason?"
Martin, I have read about the studies linking MMR to bowel disease.
Well, there was one so-called study, but that's been refuted by people who actually know what they're talking about.  
And the hysteria that stopped people giving their children the MMR vaccine has actually caused an increase in cases of
measles, which is a horrible disease.
Thank you, doctor.  
Bert
We've got to concentrate on our brand image.  Now, when we get to the cash & carry, with the mineral water, then we
slap the labels on it with the restaurant logo.  Now that, you see, that is called "unified branding".  It reminds the
customers where they're eating, so they want to come back again, eh?  You see, a quality logo will give you a quality
venue.  
Mrs Averill
So, is it going okay with the phlebiology?
Mrs Averill
Pauline
Oh dear.  It's always worse when me throat's dry.  How about a cup of tea?
I'm fine, thank you.  
Martin
Enjoy your polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons.  Just don't come running to me when you die.
Martin
Aunt Joan
Oh God.  Look at my car.
Oh dear.  Been driving too near the hedge?
Joe
Martin
There's nothing to worry about.
I think having an agoraphobic policeman is something to worry about.  
Martin
God knows, there isn't enough for you to do in this village.  But on the rare occasion, like when somebody has their car
vandalized for instance, it would be nice to think that we had a policeman who could at least leave the police station and
go and deal with it.  
Martin
Anthony
Martin
Anthony
Martin
Anthony
Martin
Anthony
Martin
Anthony
Martin
Anthony

Louisa
Anthony
I just caught your son vandalizing cars in the village, having previously had a go at mine this morning.
Okay, when you say "vandalizing"…
Scraping a key along the side.
Oh, I wish he wouldn't do that.
What?  He's done it before?
Yeah, it's no big deal.
Well, excuse me if I sound a little "car-centric," but I think it IS a big deal.
Well, I mean, you have insurance, don't you?
That's not the point!  Your son is a delinquent and I want to know what you plan to do about it!
Well, in front of you, nothing.  Go to bed Sam.
Right.  Well you'll be hearing from PC Penhale or a police officer.
Well there's no need to get the police involved.  I'll just have a quiet word with Sam and explain to him that some people
get a little precious about their possessions.
Sorry, but I don't think that Martin's being "precious."  Sam need to learn the difference between right and wrong.
Oh, that's a little bit of a grey area though, isn't it?  
Terri
Oh, just stop it!  You've ruined the moment!
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Unbelievable!  Uhhh.
All right?
Yes, thank you.  I'm fine.  I hate cats.
Me too.  Mrs Averill's cat.  Doesn't know it's moved.  Nasty little thing.
Badgers, cats, dogs.  This village is like a petting zoo.  Oh well, uh, I need to change.
Yeah, me too.  I stink.
Yes, goodbye.  
Mrs Averill
Pauline
Mrs Averill
Is the doctor free this morning?
No.  Fraid not.
Never mind.  I can wait.  
Martin
Aunt Joan
Would you like an espresso?
Oh, do you have any instant? ... I'd love an espresso.  
Aunt Joan
Martin
Aunt Joan
You're going to grass him up?
I'm not grassing him up.  The man's a public servant and he's unfit for purpose.
Yes, yes.  Well, you're probably right.  I just wonder whether it wouldn't be kinder to treat him rather than simply report
him.  He has a phobia, as do many people Marty.  But some of them carry on working.  No one seems to mind.  
Martin

Mrs Averill
Martin
Mrs Averill
Martin
Mrs Averill
Why are smokers always surprised when they're ill?  Why do they think they're going to be the lucky ones who live to be
100?  Did you think you'd make it to 70?
I'm 75.
80?
My mother smoked a pipe until she was 93.
And then she died?
No.  She lost her pipe.  
Pauline
Martin
Pauline
Martin
Do any of your scooters come in pink?  When you say "cherry red", how pink is that?  Mmm.
Next patient please.
Hang on a sec.  I'm gonna buy a scooter with my winnings.  Do you think pink is a good idead or is it a bit too…
Mrs Brown.
Mrs Averill
Martin
Mrs Averill
Martin
Doctor, have you got me test results yet?
Yes, they came in an hour ago.  I just thought I'd keep them to myself.
Really?
No.  Of course not.  When they come in I will call you.  
Joe
Martin
Doctor.  I came on foot.
Congratulations.
Joe
Martin
Joe
Martin
I'm not trying to bribe you.  That wouldn't help.  Would it?  What are you doing?
I was just gonna ask Pauline…
There's no need to involve anyone else at this stage.  I didn't actually offer you money.
I don't have your patient notes.  I was gonna get them.  
Joe
Martin
Joe
Martin
It's just…this policing business.  It's my life.  Did you ever think about a vocation for yourself, Doctor?
Yes.  I wanted to be a doctor.
Where d'it it all go wrong, eh?
It didn't.  
Joe
Martin
Joe
All I want right now is to be the best policeman in Portwenn.
You're the ONLY policeman in Portwenn.
You're just saying that.  
Martin
Joe
Martin
Joe
Martin
Joe
Martin
Joe
The question I have to ask is, can you carry on doing your job whilst undergoing treatment?
Absolutely.
And you're aware of the effects of cognitive-behaviour therapy?
I don't know what it is.
Right.  But you're still sure that you could carry out your duties whilst in the thick of it.
Yes
Huh.  Well, you're either very confident or stupid.
Well, we both know I'm not stupid.  
Mrs Averill
Martin
Mrs Averill
I didn't think people got TB now.
It's still quite common in London.  And abroad.  Have you traveled lately?
I went to Delabole last week to see Rocky Balboa.  Is that where I caught it?  In Delabole?
Mrs Averill
Martin
Mrs Averill
When I'm in hospital…
Yes?
Will I be allowed to smoke?
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
You'd better keep an eye out for pupils with possible symptoms.
Would you like me to warn the parents?
Yeah, it wouldn't do any harm. TB's pretty rare around here.  Unless you're a cow.
You could have told me all this on the phone.
I was passing.
Right. Um.  I'd better teach this lot.
Well, I've a lot to do myself.
Oh, Martin.
Yep.
How long does it take for a child to develop TB symptoms?
Why do you ask?
Well, we had to send Sam Oakwood home this morning.  He was coughing and he looked really awful.  
Martin
Anthony
Has your son been jabbed for TB?
Uh…Have we let someone inject him full of poison?  Well, strangely, no.  
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin

Louisa
Martin
Louisa
Martin
How's Sam?
Marginally less irritating than his parents.
No one could be that irritating.  Has he got TB?
Yes, I'm pretty certain.  It's unusual to get it from a cat though.
A cat?
Mrs Averill's cat. It'll have to be put down.
Shame.
Mmm.  Yeah, the boy should make a full recovery from the TB.  I can't do anything about his disastrous upbringing
though.
I do feel sorry for Sam.  Having a mum and dad like that.
Mmm.
But maybe we're not being fair.  I mean, we're not parents, are we?
You'd make a lovely mother.  
.
.
Literary Reference  - City Slickers is the title of a 1991 film starring Billy Crystal about a group of New York City
friends who go on a cattle drive in the western US to be "cowboys" for a couple of weeks.  The Urban Dictionary
describes a "City Slicker":  A person raised in the city and accustomed to life there.  This often leads to naivety in
certain matters, and sometimes unusual prejudices.  Of course, this describes Louisa's new neighbors quite well.
Connecting the Episode Title to the Storylines
Of course, the Oakwood family is a classic example of a "city slicker" family moving to a small, rural village.  They
think nothing of (as strangers) barging into the next door neighbor's home at dinner time and inviting themselves
to share in the meal.  This is probably not something they would do in London, but they assume that in a small
village this is perfectably acceptable.  They have decidedly "big city" ideas about child-rearing.  They seem to
have a sense of superiority over the villagers - including Dr Ellingham.  They also don't see anything wrong with
burning a dead animal on their patio when there are neighbors nearby.  This might have been acceptable if they
lived out in the country on a large piece of land, but certainly not in a crowded village.  They are unaware of the
rural concerns about wild animals and the diseases that they carry.
Mr Elliot sees Martin as a city slicker even though he has been living in the village for a time now.  When Martin
says that the ailment that their son has is "common", Mr Elliot sees that as an insult to a villager from their big-city
doctor.  Martin has no clue that he has insulted Mr Elliot, but Louisa, as a lifelong villager, understands his reaction
and attempts to defuse the situation.  
Penhale's agoraphobia and narcolepsy are seen by Martin as reasons to sack him - or at least take him off the job
while he is being treated.  As a city slicker, he thinks there will be a whole line of people waiting to take his place,
but the reality is that in such a remote area they may find that they have to do without any coverage for a time.  
Also, in a small village such as Portwenn, solutions are often found to help their neighbor.  Aunt Joan understands
these concepts, but she needs to spell them out to Martin (and in very personal terms) to make him understand.
.
.
.faceccccccccccccccccc
MARTIN & LOUISA
Martin arrives at Louisa's door for their dinner date.  She invites him in and tells him that she has planned for them to eat outside.  He is
surprised, she asks if he is okay with it and he seems to reluctantly agree.
Louisa offers Martin wine, but he declines and she suggests it's a special occasion.  When Martin questions this she says that this is not
something they do every day.  Martin does agree that he doesn't often eat in someone's back garden and asks whether they will be having
hot dogs and hamburgers?  While Louisa talks about her new neighbors, Martin can't take his gaze off her face.
While Louisa is getting their starters from the fridge, Martin offers to help.  Louisa asks him if he saw the dolphins earlier and he tells her he
was busy with patients all day.  The conversation is a bit stilted, but Martin is again gazing at Louisa from across the room as she moves
back and forth in the kitchen.  Martin says her name and she turns to look at him.  He sputters out, "You look very..." and he pauses for
several seconds while Louisa stops and looks across at him.  He finally finishes up with, "...busy."  Louisa lowers her eyes, smiles, and says
"Thank you."  It seems that they were on the same wavelength this time even though Martin was not able to say what he was thinking.  Just
then, there's a knock on the door and the moment is over.
Martin has spent a little bit of time each with Anthony and Terri Oakwood, but he just can't do it anymore.  He leaves Terri on the patio and
walks back into the kitchen where Louisa is talking to Sam.  As he walks by Louisa he tells her that he is off and he has to do that "thing".  
Louisa asks what "thing" and he says, "Uh...didn't I mention it?  Uh...anyway.  I...I'll see myself out."  Louisa is not amused.
Louisa has called Martin to the school to check on a student because she fears he may have measles.  Martin determines that it is not
measles, but a common infection.  When he tells the boy's parents (who have just arrived) that it is common, the father takes offense and
thinks that Martin is calling him or his family "common."  Louisa manages to defuse that bomb, but when Martin tells the parents that he may
have gotten the infection from someone who kissed him or licked him, the parents are outraged.  They turn to Louisa and ask her what kind
of school she is running.  Louisa glares at Martin in exasperation.  
After seeing to the sick child, Martin and Louisa are walking through the school hallway.  Louisa asks him if he got home okay last night.  He
says he did.  She sarcastically asks if he slept well?  If he didn't lie awake feeling guilty?  Martin has no idea what she is getting at.
After running into Sam and sending him off to his next class, Martin and Louisa walk out into the school yard while Louisa tells him about her
concern that the sick child had measles.  Martin assures her that it shouldn't be a concern since most of the children he sees have been
vaccinated.  They get into a discussion about the safety of vaccines.  Louisa understands some parents' concern that the vaccines might not
be safe, but Martin is completely dismissive of that notion and launches into a speech about the increase in measles because of idiotic
parents who believe the studies that have been proven to be flawed.  The conversation ends abruptly when Louisa says, "Thank
you...Doctor", turns on her heel and strides back into the building, leaving Martin watching her with a frustrated look on his face.
Louisa is on her patio and sees Martin chasing Sam onto the Oakwood's patio.  As Martin is demanding to know why Terri is burning a
badger on her patio, Louisa comes running up because the smell is wafting all over the area.  Martin then tells Anthony that he is there
because he caught Sam vandalizing cars - including Martin's car.  Anthony dismisses the actions of his son, using his new-age theories
about child-rearing.  When he tells Martin that he will talk to Sam in private and tell him that some people are a little too precious about their
possessions, Louisa steps in and defends Martin from the accusation.  Martin and Louisa stand united in telling the Oakwoods that they
need to take responsibility to teach their son right and wrong.
As they walk away from the Oakwood's patio, Martin trips over Mrs Averill's cat and sputters that he hates cats.  Louisa agrees that she does
too.  Martin looks at her in surprise almost like he is seeing her in a new light.  As they continue walking, he mutters, "Badgers, cats, dogs.  
This village is like a petting zoo."  As they reach Louisa's door, he smells the sleeve of his suitcoat and says that he needs to go home and
change.  Louisa smells the sleeve of her sweater and says that she does too - that she stinks.  Martin simply says, "Yes.  Goodbye." and
walks away.  Louisa seems a little miffed that he simply agreed with her statement and looks at his retreating back a couple of times before
entering her cottage.
Louisa and Martin walk into her classroom together and Martin is telling her that they need to watch for any signs of TB in her students, since
he just diagnosed Mrs Averill with the disease.  Louisa asks if she should notify the parents and he agrees that it would be best.  Louisa sits
down at her desk and coyly asks why he didn't just phone her with this information?  Martin takes a seat on top of one of the student desks
across from her and says that he was passing by.  He looks like he is settling in for a chat with her when all of a sudden the door opens and
her students start to stream into the room.  She tells him that she needs to teach the class and he stammers that he has lots to do himself.  
She stops him before he leaves and tells him that he might want to check on Sam, since they sent him home earlier that day.
Louisa is arriving home from school when she sees Martin leaving the Oakwood's house and she asks after Sam.  While they stand in front
of the door to her cottage, Martin tells her that Sam is marginally less irritating than his parents.  Louisa says that she does feel sorry for
Sam, having the type of parents that he does.  But she then admits that maybe they're not being fair since they are not parents.  Martin says,
"You'd make a lovely mother."  Louisa looks at him, startled.  It slowly dawns on him what he has just said and his whole face opens up.  Just
then, Anthony calls to Martin to come quick because Terri has scalded herself with the green soup.  It takes both of them a second to come
back to earth and understand what Anthony is saying.  Martin looks into her face one last time, she nods to him, and he walks to the
Oakwood's door.  Louisa is still processing the conversation when Martin looks back at her before entering the Oakwood's house.  Louisa
looks over toward their door and catches a glimpse of his back before he disappears.  A small, shy smile comes over her face and she turns
to unlock the door to her cottage.
.
.
.
..
.
.
Click thumbnails for full sized pictures
.
.
WARDROBE
.
.
.
.
.
.
..
.
.
RECEPTIONIST
.
..
Click thumbnails for full sized pictures
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.