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Season Finale. A Salvation Army member arrives in Portwenn to try to trace a missing woman, Danny asks reluctant girlfriend Louisa to move in with him, and PC Mark Mylow's medical check has a shock result.
Al learns of Bert's financial problems, but thinks he may be able to help out. PC Penhale is on the trail of a vandal. Tensions between the Doc and Louisa continue to mount, and matters aren't helped when Eleanor decides to hire a local girl to look after the baby.
A flu bug hits the school, forcing Louisa to recruit Bert and Al to cook the lunches and to ask the Doc to look after the baby. Mrs Tishell's husband returns and announces that he wants to retire to spend more time with her and this, combined with her self-medication, convinces her that the time is right to take what she sees as her rightful place in the Doc's life.moreless
The baby is giving Doc and Louisa sleepless nights, and things aren't helped by the new receptionist who - after a late start on her first day - seems far too energetic. Bert starts to suffer from dizzy spells, and Aunt Ruth's neighbours cause her trouble. When she goes to confront them, it sets off a chain of events that involve both Dr Ellinghams.moreless
Mrs Tishell returns to Portwenn, and Louisa is understandably worried. PC Penhale goes on a survival course to try to gain membership of an elite police unit but his luck and skills prove as lacking as ever. Bert seems to be having more luck in the romance department than his son.moreless
Al pitches yet another business plan, but circumstances lead to his presentation being a wash out. However his luck eventually turns. Martin confronts his mother about her motives and decides to go after Louisa, which turns into a race against time when he notices her brain scan: she shouldn't be flying...moreless
The Doc's Aunt Ruth arrives for the funeral and learns that she has inherited the farm while the Doc finds out that one of the pall bearers isn't up to the job and that Aunt Ruth may well have some medical problems of her own. A couple of days of working with the Doc and trying to cope with their baby leave Louisa exhausted and desperate to find a new receptionist for the practice.moreless
Louisa insists on the Doc taking baby James to play group, with predictable success.
Aunt Ruth moves into town, but has problems with the property and her neighbour. Both Bert and Al face problems with their love lives.
Kids at the school are getting sick - could it have something to do with the caretaker's increasingly erratic behaviour? PC Penhale realises that he is going to have to change his ways if he is to convince Maggie to stay in Port Wenn. Louisa and Martin seem unable to agree on anything, leading her to make a devastating decision...moreless
The truth about Mike's time in the army comes out, sending PC Penhale on a mission. Mrs Tishell begins to warm to the Doc again, though his relationship with Louisa comes under even more stress. An accident leads to a shocking announcement from Louisa.
As Louisa and the Doc's wedding approaches, the villagers wonder if the couple will actually tie the knot this time around. And if the wedding does go ahead, the chances of the honeymoon being a success seem slim...
The battle for the control of the pharmacy heats up, but when Jennifer receives some news Bert decides he has to act. Meanwhile PC Penhale starts an asbestos scare in the village.
The Doc's sleeplessness affects Louisa, and she cracks when she learns that his haemophobia is worse than she thought. When it seems things couldn't get worse, Martin's mother arrives with sad news.moreless
The Doc and Louisa are still struggling with getting the baby to sleep, but when Louisa's estranged mother turns up she seems to have the magic touch. Both Bert and a rival restaurant owner have big money-making plans for the inaugural Port Wenn Fun Run.
Ruth has a secret admirer, but finds the attention unnerving. Bert isn't amused when one of Louisa's pupils writes a scathing review of his restaurant in the school newsletter, claiming she suffered food poisoning after a meal there.
The Doc upsets the new child minder, but Louisa isn't impressed by the replacement he finds. The two of them hold a less-than-successful dinner party, and PC Penhale also attempts to make new friends.
PC Penhale is shocked when his ex-wife turns up in the village, especially as she thinks they are still married. Bert takes drastic steps to keep the restaurant's cash flow going. The Doc and Louisa are running out of time to choose a name for the baby, and Louisa discovers her mother's real reason for returning to Port Wenn.moreless
The Doc finds his return to London delayed by the birth of his son, and then again by some sad news. Meanwhile he butts heads with his replacement, a newly-qualified doctor whose diagnoses he doesn't agree with...