We knew that she was a hero before this — during this episode, though, we were reminded of this more so than ever before. Phyllis found herself trapped after rescuing others to safety, and this put Barbara eventually at the mercy of both the firefighters and Phyllis herself. Luckily, she made her way out of the fire in one piece — she did suffer from a great deal of smoke inhalation, but she did somehow found a way to survive.
In the aftermath of this fire, Barbara found herself in a position where she wanted to help with the victims. It was a lot of responsibility for her given that she was already struggling to fulfill what she thought were the necessary roles of wife and mother already, but we know that Barbara is the sort of person who will do whatever she can to help others. She and Nurse Crane took it upon themselves to do everything that they could in order to provide clothing, love, and care.
Here’s where things started to turn south — in the aftermath of everything that she’s been taking on as of late, Barbara has not been altogether successful when it comes to helping herself. As a result of this, she is struggling physically and is in need of desperate medical care.
Sister Monica Joan’s success
Only a show like Call the Midwife can make us gleeful over something like the results of an eye surgery — yet, here we are courtesy of Sister Monica Joan! The surgery was successful and in the aftermath of that, we’ve got an opportunity to see her move forward and be happy. She was very afraid of having this surgery but in the aftermath of that, it proved to be very much worthwhile.
Valerie and Lucille took it upon themselves in this episode to lead a class to help young women better understand their bodies. Their intentions were great! Yet, at the same time it was pretty clear that not all of the women in Poplar appreciated their efforts.
Another lovely Call the Midwife episode, and we’re pleased that it was also one with real stakes. We know that the series could’ve killed off Nurse Crane and it’s wonderful that they didn’t. Granted, for all of the gratitude we’re handing to them here, why did they have to throw Barbara into so much jeopardy?
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