Doc Martin: Season 5, Episode 6

Don't Let Go (17 Oct. 2011)

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As Maggie regains her memory and aims to leave Portwenn,a desperate Joe tries to impress her into staying by being assertive. Louisa returns to school where the children fall prey to a ... See full summary »


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As Maggie regains her memory and aims to leave Portwenn,a desperate Joe tries to impress her into staying by being assertive. Louisa returns to school where the children fall prey to a mystery illness which Martin links to dementing caretaker Mr. Coley,who has inhaled carbon monoxide fumes and cleaned the school floors with fertilizer. When the confused old man climbs onto the school roof Joe sees it as his chance to impress Maggie by rescuing him but humiliates himself by getting stuck and it is Martin who saves the day. However Louisa is annoyed to find that Martin has arranged a date for James's christening without telling her. Written by don @ minifie-1

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In regard to the previous "mistake". Doc Martin called the character by multiple names, because he didn't really care about the name of Mr. Coley. It is not a character error, but rather directly in character with Dr. Ellingham. See more »


[first lines]
Ruth Ellingham: [eating a chicken dinner in Ruth's kitchen] So, who's going to look after the baby while you're at work?
Louisa Glasson: My mother.
Dr. Martin Ellingham: If she remembers to turn up.
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Martin continues to annoy Louisa....
30 April 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The main plot in this episode involves Police Constable Penhale and his ex-wife. She now knows that she's had a memory loss and is divorced from Joe and you slowly realize why she left him--he's a complete weenie and a wimp. So, he tries pathetically to convince her he isn't--by arranging to have folks have fake confrontations with him. Then, she'll see him behave manly and want to stay. Oddly, this does work...for a while.

Additionally, Louisa is at her wits end. A lot of kids come down with poisoning at school and Martin cannot identify the cause at first. And if this isn't bad enough, Martin keeps telling her how to discipline the kids and tells her they're all ill-behaved monsters! And, to further alienate himself from her, Martin arranges for a christening without telling her first!

This is a pretty typical sort of episode though not quite as memorable as many from season five. Worth seeing, though.

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