March 19, 2014

Favorite Quotes of the Week!

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March 09, 2014

Call the Midwife 3 - Episode 8 (season finale)

As this episode began, it was not at all surprising to see a terrifyingly pale woman who had just given birth. This isn't a programme for the squeamish (a group among whom I count myself), each week presenting a different birth-related mishap, which luckily turned out all right more often than not. 
This episode was more concerned with some of life's other big moments. Chummy's Mummy, Lady Brown was not doing well, but didn't want to end her days in hospital, and the Turners pursued adoption. Unfortunately, however, Call the Midwife is also a programme where a double-booked Church hall counts as an event, but perhaps this provided necessary light relief in an episode full of drama and strong emotion. 
There were very tender and moving moments as Chummy and Lady Brown's very much imperfect mother-daughter relationship reversed the programme's usual uncomfortable births to an uncomfortable death. Particularly affecting was the subtlety of the scene where Chummy reluctantly manicured her mother's hands, just before she passed away. 
Since her return, Jenny hadn't seemed as enamoured with midwifery. This episode, being widely publicised as the actress Jessica Raine (Jenny)'s last, saw her realise that a change in careers to palliative care was what she wanted. As if the irony of a midwife wanting to work with dying patients was lost on us, Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter) kindly spelled it out for us. By the end of the episode, it was clear that Jenny had fallen out of love with midwifery, and set off on her new path. 
In a way that seemed to mirror real life, Jenny cycles off on the new bike bought by the others at Nonnatus House, and the good luck cards which adorn the table seemed to wave actress Raine off on her endeavours in Hollywood, too. I'm sure all fans of Jenny Lee the midwife will be watching her next acting moves. 

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March 02, 2014

Call the Midwife 3 - Episode 7

The biggest excitement of this week’s Call the Midwife (BBC One) was the welcoming of Jenny (Jessica Raine) back into the capacious collective bosom of the nurses and nuns of Nonnatus House. Jenny had been away to rest and recuperate following the death of her boyfriend three weeks ago. And Sister Evangelina (Pam Ferris) wasn’t alone in finding her absence painful. Some of us despaired of her ever returning at all. But barely was she back five minutes, when she announced she on the move again – on secondment to the maternity ward of the London Hospital. Her new lilac uniform had mutton-chop sleeves that made her look capable of vertical take-off and landing.
Elsewhere the Poplar air was thick with frustrated romance as pixie-haired Trixie’s (Helen George) clerical squeeze Tom (Jack Ashton) asked her out, only to back off when she wanted to go dancing. Possessed of two left feet, he turned – as any sensible curate would – to handyman Fred (Cliff Parisi) for advice and soon found himself tripping the light fantastic… just not with Trixie.
As for Chummy (Miranda Hart), she got rather a shock when her Mater (Cheryl Campbell) arrived in town from Madeira, and announced she’d left Pater. Frankly, Mater was a gorgon of such stone-faced ferocity it was hard to believe her marriage had lasted as long as it had. But, of course, there was an explanation for her horridness that went even deeper than abysmal snobbishness. Which left us pondering whether it was better to have a horrid posh mother, than no posh mother at all.
Postpartum psychosis filled the slot marked “interesting medical condition of the week” as a new young mother (Sophie Rundle) took a dislike to the saintly Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter) – a sure sign that she was wrong in the head. It wasn’t long before she was exposing her infant daughter to serious danger while trying to protect her from “the germs, the germs”. The cure – electroconvulsive therapy – looked almost worse than the ailment, but it was worth it in the end, apparently, as a tearful reuniting of mother and daughter brought things to a happy close.
But not as happy as Jenny’s decision to abandon the London Hospital, having found its heartless, modern regime not to her taste. “How did care become so lightly valued?” she asked, in a remark that predicted a 50-year trend. No matter, her continued presence in Poplar is secured for now, at least. Phew!