The Mulluckses are back! It’s time for Susan to get some prosthetics, but her father’s getting in the way. Meanwhile, Crane accidentally almost kills a kid. Continue reading Call the Midwife: Wrecked
Fred and Violet take in an orphaned relative with Down’s Syndrome, and serious dental hygiene finally makes its way to Poplar Continue reading Call the Midwife: Bite Point
Shelagh waits for news, Tom reveals a big secret, and a desperate mother-to-be faces a difficult decision Continue reading Call the Midwife: Holding On
Ursula’s rules endanger a newborn, Trixie returns with strange news and Turner gets an ultimatum Continue reading Call the Midwife: Stay of Execution
Hopeful mothers and rebellion against a petty tyrant rule this (very prescient) episode Continue reading Call the Midwife: A Little Hope
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
Most of the cast heads off to a remote hospital in Africa, where they all deal with the heat and a heartless landowner and get to be completely awesome Continue reading Call the Midwife: Step Right Up
Previously 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.
Previously 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.
Previously on Call the Midwife: Trixie apparently started developing alcoholism following her failed engagement to Tom, Fred proposed to Violet Gee, and Patsy and Delia dreamt of a life together.
Patsy and Trixie get ready for their day while JVO talks about how mirrors see everything: our hopes, our dreams, our disappointments.
Fred brings Violet to Nonnatus for an engagement celebration, she wondering if she was being too extravagant bringing cut flowers. He tells her to just relax. She admits she’s nervous and he reassures her that Nonnatus is just one big happy family.