Call the Midwife season 8 episode 3 continued with some of the biggest themes of the season, whether it be adapting to change or the struggles that so many of us are becoming increasingly aware of thanks to getting more information.
It was also about trying to resolve a conflict that comes out of surprising places. That brings us to the emotional story of one Sister Julienne, who found herself in the middle of a rift between a mother and daughter who both happened to be pregnant. This was a most unusual circumstance, but one she had to take on the challenge of trying to resolve.
In the end, though, we saw the two able to work through some of their issues, mostly because of the joy of parenting and a better understanding of each other. The mother had forgotten what was important in life — being family and being close to each other.
For Dr. Turner tonight, he found himself in an almost impossible situation of trying to keep a woman alive aboard an ambulance, one that was moving so fast that it may have been impossible for him to actually achieve his goal. In the end, he was not able to help her. Not everyone can be saved in this job and in the aftermath of what happened, Trixie was emotional. This case was another reminder that the help that the midwives give some of their patients is only temporary and there is only so much that can sometimes be done. This also meant that the story had to be shifting towards focusing on those who were left behind, whether it be the spouse or the baby.
So were there some more personal stories within the episode tonight? Well, Trixie had to prepare much of her Keep-Fit class for a routine performance. The problem was that one of the women who was set to take part was the woman who previously died in the episode. She and her group ended up giving a performance in her honor, with Valerie doing her part to step in and help. They wanted to make sure that this was doing in honor of her rather than it just being an especially sad affair.
Call the Midwife season 8 episode 3 delivered a story that was certainly different than almost any other that we’ve seen this season — it was somber in tone as it focused mostly on the struggles of women who simply are not getting the health that they received. There were still some of the show’s trademark moments of hope within the episode, but they were scattered amidst a story that also focused on some of the harder times.
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