Call the Midwife Recaps

'Call the Midwife' Recap: Season 6 Episode 5

Sister Winifred (Victoria Yeates) teaches dental health.  (Photo: Courtesy of Neal Street Productions 2016)

One thing leads to another on this week's Call the MidwifeTreating a maternity patient with serious dental issues results in romance for Nurse Franklin. The Buckles take in a young man with special needs who has nowhere to go and, in the process, we also discover that what the Mother House calls a “place of greater safety”, is nothing of the sort for Sister Mary Cynthia.

'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.

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