‘Call the Midwife’ recap: What happened in Season 9 Episode 3?

The ninth season of Call the Midwife continued 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 third episode, which aired at 8pm on Sunday 19th January 2020 on BBC One:

Lucille (Leonie Elliott) is seconded to St Cuthbert’s when a ward Sister is off sick.

Lucille will supervise the pupil midwives and brush up on her hospital care.

While there, Lucille experiences hostility from a mother to be, Connie (Hannah Onslow), who is begrudgingly on bed rest because her waters have broken early. Connie’s attitude feels like racism to Lucille, but she powers through to give Connie the best care she can.

Nurse Crane (Linda Bassett) goes to the school to give the new pupils their inoculations and is concerned to meet two brothers, Rahul (Ahaan Gupta) and Jalal (Gaavan Kharbanda), who are new and come from Sylhet in East Pakistan (Bangladesh).

It is unclear which jabs the boys have had and Nurse Crane takes it upon herself to speak to their parents.

The incubator fund has stalled, and Shelagh (Laura Main) enlists Violet (Annabelle Apsion), Trixie (Helen George), Sister Frances (Ella Bruccoleri) and Valerie (Jennifer Kirby) to put on a charity fashion show for the community.

The girls must think of an exciting theme to drum up interest from the locals, otherwise there’ll be no money raised at all.

Season 8 is available on DVD on Amazon.