‘Call the Midwife’ Season 12 finale recap: What happened in Episode 8?

The new season of Call the Midwife concludes in the UK tonight!

The finale was originally meant to air last weekend, but the show took a short break due to the BAFTA film awards.

Following 2022’s Christmas special, a twelfth season of Call the Midwife has been airing on Sunday nights on BBC One.

The eight brand new episodes are set in 1968, and they’re due to premiere in the US this spring on PBS.

Watch the trailer here:

The BBC’s long-running period drama series about a group of nurse midwives in the East End of London celebrated a decade on air last year.

Familiar faces in Season 12 include Jenny Agutter as Sister Julienne, Linda Bassett as Nurse Phyllis Crane, Judy Parfitt as Sister Monica Joan, Helen George as Nurse Trixie Franklin, Leonie Elliott as Nurse Lucille Anderson, and Laura Main as Nurse Shelagh Turner, with Vanessa Redgrave once again providing the voice of narrator Jennifer Worth.

Also returning are Megan Cusack as Nurse Nancy Corrigan, Cliff Parisi as Fred Buckle, Annabelle Apsion as Violet Buckle, Zephryn Taitte as Cyril Robinson, Daniel Laurie as Reggie Jackson, Stephen McGann as Patrick Turner, Georgie Glen as Miss Higgins, and Ella Bruccoleri as Sister Francis.

Joining the cast this year is Rebecca Gethings as newcomer Sister Veronica.

Here’s a plot recap for Season 12’s eighth episode, which premiered on BBC One at 8pm on Sunday 26th February 2023:

Nonnatus House is abuzz with excitement as the countdown to Trixie and Matthew’s wedding begins.

Whilst Sister Veronica has appointed herself in charge of organising the wedding gifts, Trixie’s brother, Geoffrey Franklin, arrives from Malta and immediately starts arranging the perfect hen do.

However, the approaching nuptials cause stress levels to escalate as a catalogue of small and great disasters threaten to spoil the day.

Dr Turner, Shelagh and Timothy are first on the scene of a fatal car crash.

Dr Turner experiences the biggest test of his career as they race against time to save a precious life.

Meanwhile, Nancy considers her future, and Sister Julienne hatches a plan to save Nonnatus House once and for all.

Season 11 is available on DVD on Amazon.