Everyone who encounters ‘Dr. Love’ immediately forms the same opinion about him. They like him, and they believe that he can cure them, though the premise of this particular medicine is a little unconventional. He claims to collect all aspects of love and bottle them, to be used in healing a myriad of ailments. For the most part it really works, however, Dr. Love is not exactly who he claims to be.
He has experienced a terrible trauma that he carries with him wherever he goes, and which surfaces sporadically and causes him to be uncharacteristically evil. When he recalls the time that he was jilted at the altar aged just 17, he finds himself replacing his prescribed love potions with the poisonous extractions from the darker side of love; jealousy, lust, obsession, control etc. The effect of this is to actually make his patients sicker. He does feel guilty about this afterwards, but he just can’t stop himself. Usually he follows an evil episode with weeks of exceptionally kind and charitable actions and he almost forgets what he has done.
It is Moltar, the wise fortune telling mole, who intuitively knows what the doctor is up to. But it isn’t this exposure that changes him. He finds his eventual salvation in the arms of his dear friend Lord Elgar. Though it was obvious to all around them, both birds had absolutely no idea that their long and enduring friendship would wind it’s way into their sleeping hearts.