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S02E04 is the fourth episode of Series 2 and the 11th episode overall of Call the Midwife. It originally aired on 10 February 2013 in the UK and 21 April 2013 in the USA.


Returning from her stint at The London Hospital, Jenny and Sister Evangelina assist at the birth of the Robert’s baby, who is born with spina bifida.


Reverend Applebee-Thornton comes to stay at the convent whilst his house is being prepared. He is taken by the shy nursing assistant Jane and asks her out but she is nervous and stands him up. Later she admits to him her unhappy past.

Main Characters[]


Jenny Lee
Trixie Franklin
Cynthia Miller


Sister Julienne
Sister Evangelina
Sister Monica Joan
Sister Bernadette


Frederick Buckle
Patrick Turner

Guest Characters[]


Ruby Roberts


Jane Sutton
Reverend Applebee-Thornton
Douglas Roberts
Jacob Milligan
Mrs. Peacock

Songs featured[]

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#1 Douglas: "She's turned her back on my flesh and blood."

#2 Ruby: "If I held him, I think I might die with the sadness. Why did they save him?"

Jenny: "Life is never without hope."

#3 Jane: "I’ve been scared as long as I can remember. I used to sit bolt upright in bed and scream. My parents sent me away. Life for me is full of fear but I want you to know that I really wanted to come to the dance with you but I was too scared."

#4 Rev. Applebee-Thornton: "It was in the silences at the dinner table that I felt my parents’ hatred for each other, so I grew accustomed to filling them. I talk so that I won’t know what the silence holds."

#5 Mature Jenny: "It had been the biggest gamble of Douglas’ life, but the dividends paid were high, and beautiful. The Roberts’ baby defied all odds and thrived beautifully."


Jane and Applebee


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