The 5 big questions we need answering in the Call The Midwife season finale

It’s a bitter-sweet time to be a Call The Midwife fan right now. While we have what appears to be an explosive series finale to look forward to , this Sunday marks the end of season eight.

The series, which started just after Christmas and concludes on 3 March with its eighth episode, has gripped viewers with emotional storylines, earning praise for tackling the issue of women seeking back street abortions at a time when the procedure was illegal in England.

Season eight has also given us our fair share of romance, with Nurse Lucille meeting possible love interest, Cyril . We were introduced to Nurse Valerie’s grandmother Elsie, who turned out to be hiding a shocking secret .

It’s fair to say there’s been a lot going on. Ahead of the Call The Midwife series 8 finale, these are the burning questions we REALLY hope get answered. What will happen to Elsie?

Episode seven saw Val and Trixie step in to treat a woman who had undergone a back street abortion at the hands of Valerie’s gran, Elsie. It was revealed Elsie regularly does this, charging a small fee to make the women feel as though they’re in a more legitimate situation. She said her reason for doing it is because she sees many women struggling to feed their children and living with domestic violence and believes she’s helping them by terminating unwanted pregnancies. Trixie and a heartbroken Val discussed that Elsie would need to be reported to the police and a preview picture for episode eight shows her in what appears to be a cel l. Will she be convicted? And was she the person who carried out the abortion that ultimately killed Jeannie earlier in the series ? Will Valerie forgive her grandma?

Val is clearly devastated that her grandma has been carrying out unsafe abortions and didn’t accept Elsie’s explanation for her actions at the end of the previous episode. With more time to talk, will Valerie be able to see the situation from her grandma’s view and potentially forgive her? Is May really going to leave the Turners?

At the start of the series the Turner family fostered May, an orphan from Hong Kong, and she settled right in, becoming inseparable from Patrick and Shelagh’s daughter, Angela. The family grew to love the little girl, making it incredibly hard when a few weeks ago they were told a new adoptive family is ready for May to move in with them. The Turners clearly don’t want her to leave, and viewers are hoping that won’t be the case either. Will May be able to stay with Patrick and Shelagh after all? Will Lucille and Cyril make things official?

Ever since season eight introduced mechanic Cyril, it’s been incredibly sweet watching him bond with Nurse Lucille. Despite a rocky start thanks to Sister Monica Joan using creative license when describing his job title (she told Lucille he’s a pastor), the pair have grown closer and Cyril even attended church with Lucille. They’ve been taking things slowly, but before the end of the season will we see them reveal their true feelings for each other and take their relationship to the next level of official status? Is Nurse Crane going to make a full recovery?

Mid-way through the series, Nurse Crane was left hospitalised due to sciatica, pain associated with the nerve running down the lower back all the way down to the feet. We’ve seen glimpses of her in hospital, telling the nurses there now to do their jobs best in typical Phyllis fashion, but we’ve not been given too much information about how she’s doing. Outwardly she seems okay, but we’re still having flashbacks to Barbara’s shock death in season seven and we’re REALLY hoping we’re not about to be upset again. Will Phyllis make a full recovery?

Call The Midwife season 8 concludes on Sunday at 8pm on BBC One.

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