- I really love the new Nonnatus House. The architectural details are stunning and the whole place feels so comfortable and cozy, like they were always there.
- Turner Family Dinner! I love seeing Shelagh all domestic. With her hair down wearing a headband.
- Shelagh is trying so hard, finding an activity for her and Timothy to do together. But Mr. Please-Diagnose-My-Dead-Latin-Name-For-a-Butterfly is apparently too good for the science museum.
- “It’s Sister Julienne.” What we didn’t see on screen was bold Shelagh all “Drop your fork, get off your ass, and get down there NOW. She’s my mother, and so help me God, she will not die before I make her a grandmother.”
- Why did Patrick drag Timothy along with him to check on Sr. Julienne? Surely Timothy thought those long waits in the car were over once his dad married Shelagh.
- Yowser, first fight. I actually love that Shelagh feels comfortable enough not only voicing her opinion, but in a raised voice. And the way she immediately apologizes for her outburst. But we’ll have a bit less of that finger pointing, Patrick.
- The nervousness between Shelagh and Sister Julienne was so palpable and adorable. Shelagh’s navy suit is also adorable.
- Have tensions ever been higher in Poplar? Nonnatus House, Turner House, Noakes House, St. Gideon’s. Everyone is like
….except Cynthia, Fred, and Sister Winifred. Perhaps Cynthia has taught them her breathing exercises. Actually, Fred probably does everything he can (like change bike tires and help vicars unpack) to stay out of the female drama.
- Shelagh having lunch in her old seat at the dining table! Oh, the nostalgia.
- We’ve all said it, but it’s fabulous the way
boldShelagh waits for Sr. Evangelina to finish her snide remark and then promptly takes the shoes and insists they be mended, while strutting off in her high heels. She is becoming confident in her decision and who she is and she won’t allow others to trample over her or keep quiet the way she may have in the past.
- The St. Gideon’s dance was absolutely adorable. Like
- “I think I might just have fallen a little bit in love with you.” Yes, Patsy, I think we have, too. You wear cropped slacks, bring your own whiskey, and apparently have a knack for cleaning and organizing. Welcome aboard!
- Angry Dr. Turner releases his inner moral outrage again!
- I love how everyone assumes Sister Monica Joan is shouting because she’s hurt, but really, would Sister MJ shout “help” over something as trivial as an injury? The nun knows what really requires help. “Forget about the intruder breaking in - MY FRICKIN’ PIE IS GONE!”
- We finally had a “Case of the Missing Cake” where Sister MJ was not the culprit.
- “Just because food has…gone missing.” She so tactful, isn’t she? I’m sure Sister Julienne didn’t tell her that being the Nonnatus Referee was among her duties.
- Calm down, Sister Evangelina. Shelagh has actually done none of the planning for your Jubilee - have your words with Nitty Nora and the cake decorating committee.
- Jacob is one determined fella. Snagging Sally’s address, catching the bus, enduring stares and misunderstanding, and hobbles all over Poplar to get to his Sally.
- I love how everyone in Nonnatus House (and Hot Prison Vicar), treated Jacob and Sally normally and never talked “down” to them. Trixie holding the teacup so he could drink….
- Sister MJ can’t catch a break, can she? Even PC Noakes assumes it’s her out frolicking in the streets late at night.
- Sister Evangelina revealing her dark personal secret to Peter was like Sister Julienne confiding in Fred two weeks ago. Peter is removed enough from Evangelina’s everyday life that it made so much more sense for her to unburden herself to Peter - who is not only an objective listener, but has seen men like Vincent - rather than one of the women at Nonnatus.
- Did anyone else find it interesting (and squeee-worthy) that Shelagh and Cynthia joined in the Divine Office hymn in the back of the chapel? I would love the show to delve into Cynthia’s personal storyline from the book (next season?). It was also lovely to hear Shelagh’s voice again and I always wondered if she would ever want to join the sisters for compline, the way lay people go to daily Mass or night prayers.
- While heartbreaking, it was almost a blessing Sally’s baby was born early and did not survive. Imagine the turmoil and divisions among everyone involved had the baby lived…
- If Trixie doesn’t want Hot Prison Vicar, can I have him?
- “We can’t choose where we love, can we?” “No, nor can we choose what happens when we do.” I love how they both
not sosubtly acknowledge to the other that things done out of love cannot be wrong. Each woman is referring not only to the other, but to herself, when she speaks - Sister Evangelina’s “stealing” to help the brother she would rather cast away but won’t because she still loves him; and Shelagh’s leaving the order to be with the man and child she loves. Shelagh has tried to make amends with Sister Evangelina, so it is even sweeter when Sister Evangelina offers the olive branch after Shelagh gives her an opening to do so.
- I am dubbing this relationship Evangelagh.
- Sister Julienne has Shelagh on their prayer list. Sister Julienne has Shelagh on their prayer list. Allow me to bring back our first piece of evidence that she wants Babyturnerland as much as we do…
- Talk about progress. We went from a snippy “Mrs. Turner” at the start of the episode to a love-filled “Shelagh.” And then Sister Evangelina had to go and say Timothy is her child, so she already is a mother. And then she had to reminisce about his birth and the late Mrs. Turner #1 and Patrick handing a baby Timothy to her…
- She is such a tough hard-ass, but she can be just as sappy and sentimental as the rest of them.
- The arm grasping and back rubbing! I cannot…
- “All I want to do is pass it on. And I don’t know how…or to whom.” // “You just bid your time, He’ll show you His plan. Mark my words.” And it was in this garden, ladies and…ladies, that the seeds of adoption were planted.
- Damn, Jacob has a great death stare.
- Jacob touching Sally’s red sweater.
- Beside You…. As if we didn’t have enough feels the first 55 minutes, they have to insert songs at the end that kill us even more.
- Shelagh gives Timothy independence with the space she leaves between them, while giving all her love as she walks at his side.
I won’t even go into all the feels over Timothy dropping his sticks, hobbling to reach his father, Shelagh catching him, Patrick catching them both, the Turner Family Hug…
- The perfect gift for someone who wants nothing for herself is boundless love. The testimonies of the residents of Poplar was the best gift Sister Evangelina could ever receive. All while sitting on her throne under her floral arbor.
- Except, of course, a new pair of shoes. I made a very high pitched noise when Sister Julienne looked back and Shelagh gave a cheeky little smile.
- Now I see why Patrick holds the brylcreem hostage. Timothy goes a bit overboard if it’s not rationed, doesn’t he?
- Shelagh in her short-sleeved blue floral dress.
Why did this dress not have more screentime than Sister Evangelina’s shoes?
- Next week: “Hello Timothy’s Mum and Dad.”