‘Call the Midwife’ season 4, episode 7 review: Fred’s proposal; a switched-at-birth crisis

Call the Midwife -As we start to near the end of “Call the Midwife” season 4, we feel ourselves at present happening a rather mixed reaction for a variety of reasons. This is a show that continues to provide those moving scenes and storylines that you have come to enjoy, but there is something missing.

Let us start with what was the happiest announcement of the night: Fred is getting married! This story, and his proposal in many ways, was reminiscent of the end of “Downton Abbey” season 5 with Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes. It is to be seen if we are even going to see the wedding. He is a man of simple means, so we cannot really see the show completely blowing this out of proportion very much.

Now, the sad stuff. Finding out that your child is not really your child? Devastating. This is what happened tonight to two sets of parents, who learned that their kids were switched accidentally at birth, and one of them in Deborah is going to require an enormous amount of love and care due to an emergency surgery that needs to be done on her. This story did have a few surprising twists along the way.

Also tonight, we had the story of Gert, a woman who spent so long caring for her husband in need, she forgot along the way to care for herself. This was painful, but there was a reasonably sweet ending here, as well.

As rough as tonight was at times, it did have an air of positive feelings and hope near the end. Maybe this is what we ultimately take away moving into the finale rather than any specific moment of devastation. Grade: B+.

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