Call the Midwife

'Call the Midwife' Recap: Season 6 Episode 8

Sister Winifred (Victoria Yeates), Nurse Crane (Linda Bassett) and Nurse Dyer (Jennifer Kirby) have a surprise for their colleague  (Photo: courtesy of Neal Street Productions 2016)

If I were to use one word to describe this week’s season finale of Call the Midwife it would be “emotional." Whether brought on by hormones or resulting from events both tragic and joyous, if you didn’t cry during this episode you may not be human. It was jam packed with sentiment and served as a lovely gift for those fans who endured the dark days of Sister Ursula earlier in the series.

‘Call the Midwife’ Recap: Season 6 Episode 7

Probably the most respected midwife this season, Nurse Crane (Linda Bassett)  (Photo: Courtesy of Neal Street Productions 2016)

At one time or another most parents have experienced the pain of seeing their kids bullied or excluded, but the families featured in this week’s episode of Call the Midwife have got long-term struggles on their hands. In a related story, one of our most committed midwives undergoes a serious crisis of confidence. And Trixie learns that caution can be mistaken for dishonesty.

As always, if you want to peruse last week’s events before moving on, you can find that recap here.

'Call the Midwife' Recap: Season 6 Episode 3

Nurse Gilbert (Charlotte Ritchie) peddles to her next appointment  Photo: Courtesy of Neal Street Productions 2016)

In this week’s episode of Call the Midwife, Sister Ursula’s obsession with efficiency contributes to a near fatal oversight. The Turners' maternity home faces the threat of closure and Shelagh suffers a dangerous setback in her miraculous pregnancy. Finally, a sorely missed member of the Nonnatus crew returns to Poplar, but brings with her troubling questions about another of their number.

If you feel a bit fuzzy about where we left off last time, you can get up to speed with our previous recap here.

'Call the Midwife' Recap: Season 6, Episode 2

Shelagh Turner (Laura Main) to the rescue (Photo: Courtesy of Neal Street Productions 2016)

The new season of Call the Midwife continues this week, as the regime of Sister Ursula goes on; the confiscating of candy from an elderly nun being just one example of her new, lean approach. The troops, however, are getting a bit mutinous. We’ve always known that the Nonnatus family is completely dedicated to their patients and their community. But when their new leader decrees that they concentrate on the nursing aspect and basically abandon their other support functions, the ladies are just not having it. Also this week we meet two couples who face uncertain times and call on the midwives to help them navigate the challenges.

'Call the Midwife' Recap: Season 6, Episode 1

The Midwives are back circa 1962. (Photo: Courtesy of Neal Street Productions 2016)

Welcome back to Call the Midwife Season 6!

Rest assured there's going to be a measure of heartbreak and hardship in store for us in the months ahead. So grab a cocktail of your choice (Grasshopper or Brandy Alexander with condensed milk for a velvety, luxurious taste, anyone?) and if you're feeling the 1962 vibe, let's review the highs and lows of this week's Call the Midwife episode.

Get Your First Look at 'Call the Midwife' Season 6

Spring is almost here – which means it’s just about time for a brand new season of popular period drama Call the Midwife!

The new season premiered in the U.K in early January, and will begin its U.S. run on April 2. It will run on local PBS stations around the country through May 21. It’ll be paired with the final season of period drama Home Fires for a night of solid television all around.

'Call the Midwife' Renewed for Three Additional Seasons

The cast of the new "Call the Midwife" holiday special.  (Photo: BBC/Neal Street Productions)

In good news you might have missed during the Thanksgiving holiday: popular period drama Call the Midwife is going to be sticking around awhile. The BBC announced last week that the series has been renewed – not just for a single additional season, or even two, but three.

The medical drama follows the story of a group of nurse midwives and nuns who care for the residents of the economically disadvantaged neighborhood of Poplar. Call the Midwife, of course, is so much more than that though – really digging into the personal stories of all the different women involved. (It’s also great if you happen to need a good cry for whatever reason.) 

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