‘All Creatures Great and Small’ finale recap: What happened in Season 2 Episode 6?

The second season of All Creatures Great and Small concluded in the UK tonight!

Based on author James Herriot’s much-loved collection of stories, Channel 5’s popular drama series chronicles the heartwarming and humorous adventures of a young country vet in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1930s.

Season 2 will air in early 2022 on PBS in the US.

Watch the trailer:


Nicholas Ralph is back as James Herriot, alongside returning regulars Samuel West (Mr. Selfridge) as Siegfried Farnon, Anna Madeley (Deadwater Fell) Mrs Hall, Callum Woodhouse (The Durrells) as Tristan Farnon, and Rachel Shenton (White Gold) as Helen Alderson.

They’re joined by Miranda star Patricia Hodge as Mrs. Pumphrey, taking over the role from the late Dame Diana Rigg.

New guest stars include James Fleet from The Vicar of Dibley as Colonel Merrick, and Dorothy Atkinson (Housewife 49) as Diana Brompton.

Here’s a plot recap for the sixth and final episode of Season 2, ‘Home Truths’, which aired on Channel 5 at 9pm on Thursday 21st October 2021:

As Chamberlain heads to meet with Hitler in Munich, James prepares to face his parents and give them some difficult news.

Meanwhile, the prospect of a return to war acts as a timely reminder to make the most of life while you can.

But James’ agenda is derailed by an emergency with the Alderson’s pregnant mare, Candy.

James hopes that he can show his parents why the Dales mean so much to him.

He also introduces them to Helen, hoping that they will love her and understand why living in Darrowby is so important to him.

Tristan remains at a professional crossroads but when Mrs Donovan’s dog ends up in an accident, he learns a valuable lesson which helps him make a decision about his future.

All Creatures Great and Small is available on DVD on Amazon.