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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 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.
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
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
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.
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.
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...