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"Call the Midwife" Episode #2.3 (TV Episode 2013) - Plot Summary Poster

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(2013)

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  • Hesitant nursing assistant Jane Sutton arrives at the convent as Jenny is seconded to hospital work, meeting Jimmy, who, to her surprise, is one of the patients. Arrogant surgeon Aubrey Tracy misdiagnoses Jimmy and an operation is required, where Jenny acquits herself well. She also sees that Tracy is himself ill and he resigns. Meanwhile aggressive twins Meg and Mave Carter - both married to the hen-pecked Sid - arrive at the clinic as Mave is pregnant. However they eschew modern medicine for old herbal remedies and, following a bleak tarot card reading, the over-bearing Meg scares her sister into refusing hospital admission. Ultimately Mave senses that she needs professional care and allows the midwives in for a home birth - where a new generation of twins is born.

  • Jenny is sent to the London hospital as a surgical nurse and finds that her friend Jimmy is a patient. He's going ahead with his wedding plans and the surgeon, Aubrey Tracey, diagnoses his abdominal pain as premarital jitters and sends him home. Jennifer's first encounter with Aubrey in the operating theatre is unpleasant and the imperious surgeon gives her short shrift. When Jimmy, who was misdiagnosed, returns for an emergency appendectomy she realizes Tracey is making errors. Jimmy survives but Jenny feels compelled to do something. Cynthia works with identical twins Meg and Mave Carter, one of whom is pregnant, though the staff have some difficulty telling them apart. The women are very dependent of one another and skeptical about medical care in general. Mave, the pregnant one, seeks help over her sister's objections. The shy and somewhat nervous Jane Sutton, a medical orderly, arrives at Nonnatus House.


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