Doc Martin

Season 2 Episode 1

Old Dogs

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Nov 10, 2005 on ITV
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Season Premiere. Dr Ellingham visits an elderly patient in the villiage, but has to contend with her irate son, who turns out to be one of Louisa's ex-boyfriends. Things become even more complicated when he meets the new receptionist and sees a patient who claims he was injured while being mugged but refuses to give a statement to the police.moreless

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  • Season Two's opening episode introduces us to the gorgeous Pauline Lamb & the annoying Danny Steele,both of whom will make an impact on the good doctor during the season.And we meet Eddie & Gloria Rix & discover the games people play!moreless

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    The episode begins with a dream sequence featuring Martin & Louisa & this will set the tone for the new season as Portwenn's most unlikliest couple spar & joust their way through Season Two.



    Meanwhile,one of Louisa's old boyfriends,Danny Steele,arrives in Portwenn to oversee the movement of his mother from her own home into Hightrees Retirement Home.Initially it seems a more of a convenience for Danny,who lives in London,than a choice Muriel Steele would want to make.However,by the end of the episode Muriel seems happy enough at Hightrees & asks Danny to make it a permanent move.



    Danny & Martin clash right from the beginning,initially over Martin's assesment of Muriel's condition & although Danny's attitude softens Martin's dislike for Danny only increases once he learns of his & Lou's (Louisa) earlier relationship,which Danny seems keen to rekindle.



    Elaine's cousin,the comely Pauline,who previously worked in a Vet's office,seems way more efficient when she fills in as Martin's receptionist after Elaine moves to Pompey,but Martin wants to advertise her job anyway.



    And Martin also has to deal with Eddie Rix who has had over a dozen serious injuries in a year but both he & his wife Gloria refuse tests to see if there's a reason why he is so accident-prone.They both know the reason & it's only when Martin is called to their home in response to an emergency call that the doctor is let in on their secret life.To liven things up in the bedroom,Eddie & Gloria have taken to some rough'n'ready parlour games! All in a day's work for Doc Martin.



    Although this episode has its silly moments,it does deal sensitively with the issue of getting old & the choice of independent living-to move or not to move.And the addition of Pauline & Danny to the cast will make life in Portwenn even more interesting.Stay tuned!moreless
David Christian

David Christian

Bob

Guest Star

Elaine Claxton

Elaine Claxton

A&E Receptionist

Guest Star

Julia Deakin

Julia Deakin

Gloria Rix

Guest Star

Selina Cadell

Selina Cadell

Mrs Tishell

Recurring Role

Tristan Sturrock

Tristan Sturrock

Danny Steel

Recurring Role

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