Moving into next week’s Call the Midwife season 6 episode 3, you are going to have an opportunity to view a landscape that is in so many ways different than the one that you saw just the installment before. After all, remember for a moment that Patsy Mount is gone. She departed at the end of tonight’s episode, and you are left to wonder precisely where the show is going to go from here.
Here’s your answer — forward. It may sound rudimentary, but this is a series and a world where everyone just has to press on, and get on to the next thing. You have to keep moving forward, since if you were to ever stop for longer than a moment or two, the world would pass you by and you wouldn’t be able to help the mothers who need you. That’s why the members of Nonnatus House will not spend too much time thinking about Patsy’s exit. (Hopefully, they will get to see her again before too long.)
Ready to get some official details now regarding what is coming up next? Then we suggest that you check out, courtesy of PBS, the official synopsis below:
“The winds of change are blowing through Poplar, as a new government paper calls for the eradication of small hospitals in favor of large general hospitals. Dr. Turner and Shelagh are informed that an inspection of the maternity home will decide its fate.
“Sister Ursula has her own anxieties about the efficiency of Nonnatus House, so she introduces a new 20-minute rule for all antenatal and postnatal house visits. Barbara struggles the most with this, as she is drawn into helping a first-time mother from the Chinese community. It soon becomes apparent that the shortened visit might have allowed a serious oversight. With the future of the maternity home hanging by a thread, serious questions are raised over Sister Ursula’s suitability for her role.
“Meanwhile, Sister Monica Joan has started disappearing for long periods of time and there are growing concerns for Sister Mary Cynthia’s whereabouts.”
Clearly, Sister Monica Joan is in a bad place — as a matter of fact, she’s been in that place almost ever since the attack last season. This is something that she is going to have to work through, and we wonder if Sister Ursula is the right person to help her.
For some other news when it comes to Call the Midwife, including some further reaction to this episode, be sure to head over to the link here right now! (Photo: PBS.)