Martin is dismissive of her profession, and the two of them do not hit it off.
Martin finds that cognitive behavioral exercises are a great help with his blood phobia and he is able to take blood from P.C. Penhale without reacting. Martin visits Aunt Joan at her farm, and breaks the news that he is intending to become a surgeon in London again. She is supportive, but urges him to tell Louisa.
Martin and Molly have their final stand-off when Louisa develops a temperature which Molly tries to sooth with herbal remedies. Martin is furious when he discovers this — believing Molly’s homespun ideas are seriously endangering Louisa’s health.
Edith has big news for Martin that Louisa overhears — Robert is going to offer him the prestigious surgeon’s job in London.
About Doc Martin:
Martin Clunes (Men Behaving Badly) is DOC MARTIN, the brash doctor Martin Ellingham, whose blunt opinions and tactless manner cause mayhem in a small Cornish community. Ellingham – once a celebrated London surgeon – flees from his position after developing a phobia to blood. After retraining as a general practitioner, Ellingham gets a job in the beautiful but sleepy village of Portwenn replacing their deceased local doctor. But his abrasive personality doesn’t exactly mesh with the pace of life in Cornwall. In this fourth season, “Doc Martin” continues to deal with the strange cases and stranger personalities of Portwenn. He deals with the mysterious illnesses and odd events that plague the town, including the strange death of a local sheep farmer, a paranoid and constipated school headmaster, a visitor with a rare genetic disease, and the unexpected pregnancy of a person very close to the good doctor.