We are still reeling after last night’s episode of Call The Midwife. The shocking episode left viewers stunned with one of the show’s biggest plot twists to date.
The show has heavily featured the horror of backstreet abortions this series, raising awareness about the desperate and terrifying lengths women had to go to if they had an unplanned pregnancy.
Backstreet abortions were taking place all over Poplar, but the midwives were unsure about who was carrying out the horrific procedures which cost many women their lives back in the 1960s.
Oh my god Call The Midwife has excelled itself today. I was not ready for that at all. I’m shook. pic.twitter.com/sl3Uro7ELe— Alice Morgan (@alicemorgan_94) February 24, 2019
Towards the end of last night’s episode, Valerie received a phone call saying her gran needed urgent help.
Valerie and Trixie arrived at the local pub to discover that Valerie’s gran Elsie was one of the backstreet abortionists.
Elsie begged her granddaughter to help after one young woman's procedure had gone wrong.
OMG THAT CALL THE MIDWIFE TWIST— Philippa (@Sketterss) February 24, 2019
Viewers were left in a state of shock after Elsie’s horrendous secret was revealed.
They took to Twitter to express their horror: “Actually stopped breathing for a moment. I’ve been wondering for the last few weeks if they would ever find who was carrying out those back street abortions but never saw that coming.”
One wrote: “Jennifer Kirby's acting is always on point, but that last 10 minutes of the show? God that pierced my soul.”
“Omg #CallTheMidwife was not expecting that. My heart is still thumping,” another said.
Another added: “Completely distraught at the scene over the pub. Poor, poor Valerie and what professional compassion and composure from Trixie.”
A preview for next week’s episode sees Valerie and Trixie discussing whether they should report Elsie to the police or not.
The final episode of Call The Midwife airs on Sunday, March 3 at 8 pm.
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