Jenny visits pregnant Molly Brignall who is submissive to her abusive husband Ritchie even though he has driven a wedge between her and her mother Marjorie. Molly gives birth in hospital but discharges herself early at her husband's behest. The consequences are disastrous though at least it lets Marjorie into her grandchildren's lives. Sister Evangelina and Trixie have to scale a precarious rope ladder on a Swedish ship,whose captain's daughter Kirsten is about to give birth. The nun dislocates her shoulder so that Trixie - successfully - carries out the birth. She is,however,horrified to learn that Kirsten has been used as a prostitute to keep the crew happy and she gives the young woman the strength to leave the ship and lead her own life. Chummy meanwhile considers mission work in Africa.
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Did You Know?
The ship's crew members speak Swedish and Finnish. When Sister Evangelina climbs on the ship you can hear the crew members say in Finnish "varovasti" multilple times which means "careful". The man who gives the daughter a cross around her neck says in Finnish: "Pidä itsestäs huolta siellä ja koita olla rohkee." Which translates to English as "Take care of yourself in there and try to be brave." However, the English captions, on Netflix at least, claim the man is speaking in Swedish. See more
It seems to me, gazing back across the decades, that my journey into womanhood began on the streets of East London, working as a midwife in the city's poorest quarter. I never knew an idle day, a misspent hour, a single moment without some sense of purpose. I could be bone tired and I would rally exhausted and bounce back time and again.
Features South Pacific
Younger Than Springtime
Written by Richard Rodgers
and Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Bill Lee
and John Kerr
[the midwives watch South Pacific at the cinema, later they're singing at Nonnatus House] See more