Season 6 Episode 1 of Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife: Pain and Terror

A battered wife tries to free herself, only to find that the 60s weren’t too kind to women seeking a divorce. There’s change afoot at Nonnatus as Julienne is unceremoniously demoted in favour of the hard line Sister Ursula, Cynthia battles trauma, and Shelagh gets some very unexpected news. Continue reading Call the Midwife: Pain and Terror

Call the Midwife: Heartbreak

1364044632074Previously on Call the Midwife: Evangelina returned, and it turns out she had a pretty bad stroke while she was gone, so she decides not to handle newborns for the time being. In even more sobering news, two babies—Cottingham and Mullucks—were born with deformities. Mullucks’s mother seriously stepped up and is fiercely determined her daughter, Susan, will live as normal a life as possible, but Baby Cottingham was too severely damaged to survive for long.

Shelagh and Turner talk about how popular the Pill is and how much it sucks they can’t prescribe it for unmarried women. Yeah, god forbid unmarried women have any control over their reproduction or sexuality. Hussies. Good thing the government’s there to keep the ladies pure, right?

Tessie, a woman who practically has ‘pushy’ stamped on her forehead, stops for a chat with Violet and Fred, accompanied by her son, Mitchell. Mitchell’s just back from a failed stint in Australia. He seems like a nice guy and is doing ok, he’s got a job at the tool factory. His mother hustles him along to Tom’s house for ‘a consultation’, only to find Tom’s in the vestry. They find him in his undershirt trying to fix a heater. Tessie briskly explains hat they need to organise a wedding quickly, because Mitchell’s got a fiancée on the way, as well as a baby. Tom explains that it takes three weeks to read the banns, but Tessie’s in a hurry, because this young woman’s fairly far along, and she wants these two married as soon as the boat docks.

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Call the Midwife: A Dark and Stormy Night

Patsy and Winifred meet a patient in episode 7 of Call the MidwifePreviously on Call the Midwife: Evangelina went away to listen to the sound of silence for a while, Barbara and Tom began dating, Trixie started attending AA.

It’s very early in the morning. Julienne prays, Patsy wakes up in Delia’s bed and then sneaks back to her own, Barbara goes to the window to wave to Tom as he leaves for very early priestly duties. He looks up and waves back to her. Aww.

A heavily pregnant redheaded woman who looks super worn out goes to work the locks for the barge her family lives on. She faints and her husband calls into the cabin for his daughter, Lou, and tells her to go help her mum. The two of them hurry towards the woman, Daisy.

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Call the Midwife: Secrets and Lies

Shelagh and Dr Turner enjoy their staycationThe Nonnatuns, assisted by the Turners, host some sort of afternoon tea for the elderly folks of the neighbourhood. The girls complain about one totally gross old man who keeps sexually harassing them. A woman named Mrs Hills arrives with some cockles for everyone to share and the girls invite her to sit, noticing that she’s quite pregnant. Trixie’s surprised, since no word of any pregnancy had reached them, despite the fact they delivered the woman’s four other children. She says she’s going to have the baby in hospital, since she’s an older mother and they want to keep an eye on her.

Patsy hands Timothy a key and cryptically discusses some plan that he, she, and Shelagh have hatched together. He’s sent inside for more cream and finds his dad having a snooze on the sofa inside Nonnatus. He wakes his dad and tells the doctor he really needs to have a holiday.

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