The drama about a curmudgeonly country doctor and his patients in Cornwall returns for a seventh series. Martin is back in Portwenn but without Louisa, who is taking some time out with her mother in Spain. Martin is left wondering if she will ever come back to him, but in a bid to give his marriage another chance he is scheduled to see a therapist, Dr Rachel Timoney. Meanwhile, Al is fretting about his half-decorated B and B, while Steve Baker, the man supposed to be helping, is busy organising a lifeboat exercise. When the time for the exercise comes round, the mock rescue becomes all too real, and Martin is out at sea as the time for his first therapy session approaches.