When Leonard witnesses a robbery with his new companion Hilary, they become essential sources for Sidney and Geordie. A murder soon turns up – how is it connected? Sidney sinks into depression while Geordie contemplates the future of his romantic relationships.
When Rose's younger sister comes to visit, she causes a stir in Moybeg. Michael thinks she's a loose cannon, Emma finds her a wordly aunt, and Rose a rival and confidant. Vera carries a tragic past but is eager to enliven her future with Captain Dreyfuss.
Tennison's morality is pitted against her loyalty when a police raid is botched. The detectives are closing in on Julie Ann's killer, but not before hearing a tragic tale from her parents. The Bentleys' scheme continues, but complications are accumulating.
A widespread illness at the village cricket game suggests an attempt at poisoning that soon involves two Pakistani brothers and a family that are pillars of the community. Extramarital relationships lead to an argument between Sidney and Geordie.
When tragedy strikes Moybeg, both Michael and Francis begin to believe that they are to blame, having caused it through their own lapses. Meanwhile, Rose's increasing distrust of her husband leads her into slowly deepening intimacy with Captain Dreyfuss.
Jane Tennison is eager and avid, but her male superiors expect little from her except for her to do their dishes and serve them tea and biscuits. But one detective does recognize her abilities, and she is soon swept up in the investigation of a murder of a seventeen year-old girl.
As Sidney and Geordie investigate the murder of a doctor, Sidney begins to receive ominous warnings in the form of phone calls and a dead crow. How is he connected to the crime, and why is he being targeted, with Amanda's new baby Grace thrown into danger as well?
When Francis is witness to a poaching case, he and the Coynes are drawn into the legal drama and Rose makes a surprising decision. Barney tries to endear himself to Emma but is overshadowed by a gentlemanly young medical student.
Sidney and Geordie are back, and in fine fettle. As Amanda nears the end of her pregnancy, Sidney must determine how to navigate his relationship with her. Meanwhile, when a groom never shows for a wedding, the two detectives investigate his disappearance.
The proximity of an American airbase to the small Irish town of Moybeg causes inevitable tension between the locals and airmen. It doesn't help that a dashing young lieutenant takes a liking to Emma Coyne, and that her mother is attracted to a Captain.
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?