Prejudice in various forms causes trouble in this episode of Call the Midwife. It leads to a near-tragic accident, causes a rift in a family with a handicapped daughter, and threatens to end a budding romance.
Call the Midwife is now slated for nine seasons, while Home Fires was abruptly cancelled after two. The two dramas share some similarities - both based on a book, both focusing on the lives of women in mid-century Britain - so what explains their opposite trajectories?
In the last ever episode of Home Fires, we are left with some huge questions that will never be resolved. Does an unexpected catastrophe leave anyone dead? Do two awaited joyful occurences end well? Will an abusive marriage ever end? We'll never find out.
The Cuban Missile Crisis hovers over everyone's head like a terrifying fighter plane, as Valerie deals with an unfamiliar cultural tradition that affects a woman's pregnancy and the sisters try to help Sister Mary Cynthia as she transitions out of the mental institution.
As the finale of Home Fires approaches - it airs this Sunday at 8:00 pm, and is the last episode ever of the series - revisit all of the content we've posted around the show, from recaps to a quiz to a timeline of period dramas.
Right at harvest-time, Steph is in danger of losing the farm and endangers her own life trying to save it. Alison becomes more suspicious of dealings at the Barden factory while Frances is forced to confront her husband's affair head-on.
Sister Winifred takes up dental hygiene while Trixie deals with a patient who's terrified of the dentist. After a vulnerable young man with Down syndrome endures a tragedy, Fred and Violet struggle to help him and find him a new home.
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Frances tries to erase Peter's affair from her life, the Campbells receive some good news but Dr. Campbell delivers an upsetting diagnosis to the Brindsleys, Laura finds a new occupation, Pat's affair reaches a crisis, and Teresa goes on a date.
Numerous mothers contend with the loss of a child in various forms, while Shelagh's pregnancy comes to a crisis. The Nonnatans search for a new midwife, Dr. Turner and his son's relationship deepens, and a "chariot race" enlivens Poplar.