Call the Midwife has a way of ripping out your heart. With that, you had to see what happened at the end of Sunday night’s new episode coming. Emerald Fennell’s character of Patsy received some terrible news about her father, and she had to make a decision as to what she wanted to do — stay at Nonnatus House and be immersed in her ordinary life, or find a way to travel out to be with him during this terrible time. In the end, she decided to head to Hong Kong, leaving the life that she knows behind … for at least the time being.
Now, let’s get back to the question that we first raised within the title of the article: Is Patsy leaving? Are we officially at the end of the road when it comes to Fennell on the series? It is fair to wonder the question, but the one thing we’d advise you to remember is that she’s still got a life in Poplar. Her friends are there, and the same goes for her job. This is without even mentioning her relationship with Delia, the woman she loves and the woman she’d do just about anything for.
In the end, we have to think that we will find a way to see Patsy come back on the show again at some point before we get to the end of the season. Even when this episode first aired in the UK, there were quotes out there saying you would see her again.
There are reasons for this particular story decision — Fennell in real life is a published author, and has quite a bit on her plate. She had an opportunity during the production of this season to go off and polish off some other things. Call the Midwife has a large cast, so there will be plenty of other characters to get some time in her stead in the near future.
Overall, we do hope you enjoyed Call the Midwife season 6 episode 2 very much, especially the emotional, heartwrenching storyline that threw Shelagh at the center of a complicated case. Even though she may be expecting a child, that did not slow down or stop her from getting involved. You can view our full review of this episode over at the link here.
Meanwhile, be sure to visit our Call the Midwife archive in order to uncover some additional news when it comes to the series! (Photo: BBC.)