Constable Ken, jealous regarding teacher Lisa, warns doc that having accepted home-baked cookies from a minor girl patient practically constitutes engagement under village customs, and she keeps stalking him. It's obvious to the surgeon that Koert Joosten, who comes courting his widowed aunt again decades after he left for Hongkong, has a serious cardiac condition, which changes his story. Hunky plumber's son Gus repairs the surgery's ICT and is kissed and rudely ordered to date Kim without permission to call her girlfriend.
To Martinus's horror, his embarrassing blood-phobia becomes the talk of the town. Plumber de Groot even mounts a fake gushing wound crisis to make fun of doc in the pub. The local radio even feeds a generally spreading fear that his medical performances wold be dangerously hindered. When teacher Lisa calls him to examine junior genius Bas van Deurse, who fainted after a gym fall but is suspected of malingering, their unsolicited layman opinions infuriate Martinus, who refers them to hospital, where nothing serious is diagnosed. At night, Bas has a grave crisis, which the repentant MD now recognizes as life-threatening spleen crisis. The helicopter is too far and the ambulance late, so improvised emergency is the bright knave's only hope. In hospital, the source of the rumor becomes clear.
Theo verdenkt de Duitse handelaar in chemische toiletten ervan een handlanger te zijn van de diplomaat. Zodra Willem de twee vindt in een verlaten bos probeert Theo Willem wanhopig van zijn verhaal te overtuigen. Bij Willem reist de vraag of Theo niet een onschuldig iemand vasthoudt.