There are rumours about Martin's plans to leave the village circulating. Pauline confronts Martin after she is worried about her future. Ted is taken to the surgery by Joan after she suspects he might have had a heart attack. Martin attends a medical conference where Edith is to give an important speech. After a bloody accident at the conference Martin becomes really convinced that he could make things work in London.
Make an appointment with the brilliant but socially awkward and neurotic Doc Martin. When Martin develops an aversion to blood, he abandons his career as a celebrated London surgeon and becomes the only doctor in a sleepy small town where his tactless manner soon has the whole town in an uproar.