S02E04 is the fourth episode of the second series and the 11th episode overall of Call the Midwife. It originally aired on 10 February 2013 in the UK.

Overview Edit

A friend of Chummy's named Reverend Applebee-Thornton comes to stay at Nonnatus House and soon gets on everyone's nerves. Meanwhile, Jenny and Sister Evangelina deliver a baby with spina bifida, and Sister Bernadette plays matchmaker.

Plot Edit

Cheery vicar 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 and starts to come out of her shell.

Jenny and Sister Evangelina deliver Ruby and Douglas Roberts' third child, a son with spina bifida, who needs special attention. Blaming herself Ruby sinks into a depression and Jenny, to Sister Evangelina's disapproval,takes on childcare duties. However the offer of a place in a home for physically disabled children makes the young couple face up to their responsibility.

Characters Edit

Midwives Edit

Jessica Raine as Jennifer Lee

Vanessa Redgrave as the voice of Mature Jenny

Helen George as Beatrix Franklin

Bryonny Hannah as Cynthia Miller

Nuns Edit

Jenny Agutter as Sister Julienne  Pam Ferris as Sister Evangelina Judy Parfitt as Sister Monica Joan Laura Main as Sister Bernadette

Patients Edit

Leanne Rowe as Ruby Roberts

Other Edit

Dorothy Atkinson as Jane Sutton

Jason Watkins as Reverend Applebee-Thornton

Cliff Parisi as Frederick Buckle

Jamie Thomas King as Douglas Roberts

Jennifer Aries as Joyce

Songs featured Edit

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Trivia Edit

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Quotes Edit

#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."

Gallery Edit

Jane and Applebee

References Edit

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