The fifth season of “Call the Midwife” is now just mere days away from premiering on the BBC, so what better time than right now to start to preview what is coming up in the weeks ahead?
When the series begins, one of the characters who will see making a big change right away to her life is Trixie. At the end of season 4 she was succumbing to her addiction issues, but she is now seemingly in a better place working part-time as a fitness instructor while continuing her work as a midwife. Is everything as chipper as it seems, though? There are many positive attributes to Trixie’s new gig, but Helen George teases to the Express that this hobby may have more in common with her past obsession than she would be willing to potentially admit at first:
“Trixie goes the way of a lot of addicts, from one thing to another, almost to the point of obsession … But the bigger story is about celebrating the female form in every shape and size that it comes in. It’s about independence for women this series and about women finding their voice.”
As the feminist movement starts to take shape you can see more of this throughout season 5, but just as everything else within the world of Poplar, don’t expect any significant change to surface right away. This show has a tendency to take its time, and to paint a picture that is a reflection of the time period. It may be next to “Mad Men” when it comes to preserving subtlety and authenticity more so than anything else.
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