Doc Martin: Season 3, Episode 4

The Admirer (15 Oct. 2007)

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Martin confirms to his aunt Joan that she suffers from osteoporosis. When she begins to have a relationship with someone much younger than herself, Martin has great difficulty accepting the... See full summary »



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Martin confirms to his aunt Joan that she suffers from osteoporosis. When she begins to have a relationship with someone much younger than herself, Martin has great difficulty accepting the fact, but she insists that she is having fun and has no intention of stopping. Carrie Wilson clearly has her sights set on Martin, much to Louisa's annoyance. PC Joe Penhale throws a party for himself. Al Large returns home after having been traveling for a awhile but it may not have been the holiday he makes it out to be. Written by garykmcd

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Joan Norton: I am going to continue to see Edward. It won't last forever and it certainly isn't true love, but it's what I want. So get used to it.
[she storms off]
Dr. Martin Ellingham: [shouting after her] Osteoporosis and sexual intercourse on kitchen tables don't mix!
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It's hard enough to believe that Louisa can tolerate him....
25 April 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Love is in the air in this episode...and both are very unexpected. First, Aunt Joan is unhappy about learning she's got osteoporosis and her sadness is assuaged in the form of a young man who is interested in her and her elderly body. Not surprisingly, Martin is a bit embarrassed when he walks in on them in the act!! Secondly, the other case involves Martin...and he's not the least bit interested. A very nice looking lady who runs the nearby inn is inexplicably smitten with the Doctor and keeps coming to see him for obviously feigned disorders. But because Martin is completely clueless when it comes to relationships, he doesn't seem to understand what is happening. As for Louisa, however, she has noticed!

This is a strange episode--mostly because these pairings are odd. In spite of its oddness, the show is enjoyable--particularly with how Martin is able to put off this amorous woman once and for all!

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