‘Call the Midwife’ finale recap: What happened in Season 9 Episode 8?

The ninth season of Call the Midwife concluded in the UK tonight.

The BBC’s hit period drama series about a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London is back with eight brand new episodes.

Here’s a plot recap for Season 9’s eighth episode, which aired at 8pm on Sunday 23rd February 2020 on BBC One:

Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter) decides it is time to take matters in hand, when a letter arrives from the council saying that they will cut funding to Nonnatus House and no longer pay for their accommodation.

After an unsuccessful meeting with the council, Sister Julienne broaches the subject with the rest of the team and a forthright Nurse Crane (Linda Bassett) goes with Sister Julienne to try and tackle the issue with Violet (Annabelle Apsion) at one of her open sessions as a local councillor.

Violet seems more on the side of the council than the Nonnatus House team at this point, but later comes up with a window of opportunity to give them one chance to put their case in person to the council.

At clinic, Nurse Crane meets and cares for heavily pregnant, bohemian Bonnie (Ruby Thomas), not married but committed to the baby’s father, Eddie (Thomas Howes).

Nurse Crane suggests that with Bonnie’s headache it may be wise to come into the maternity home until the baby arrives.

Meanwhile, Petra (Kitty Archer) and her mother Ada (Sue Elliott-Nicholls) make hasty plans with Violet for Petra’s wedding to come forward – now that Petra is unexpectedly in the family way.

Season 8 is available on DVD on Amazon.