With Jenny currently away to grieve for boyfriend Alec, Nonnatus House is short-staffed. When Sister Julienne collapses from exhaustion, she asks Shelagh to run things for her while she spends a fortnight recuperating at the Motherhouse. Shelagh agrees and engages a new permanent midwife, Patsy. Also everyone is preparing a party to celebrate Sister Evangelina's jubilee, the anniversary of her taking her religious vows, but as a result a face from her past resurfaces, to her dismay.
Nurses Cynthia and Chummy deliver a baby conceived by two residents of St. Gideon's Home; Jacob, who has cerebral palsy, and Sally, who has Down's Syndrome. The baby is early and stillborn. The episode explored the lives of and attitudes towards people with disabilities in the 1950s; in particular their sexuality and ability to consent to sexual behaviour.
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- We learn Sister Evangelina's birth name is Enid.
- Sister Evangelina reveals she delivered Timothy Turner.
- Patience "Patsy" Mount, who previously appeared in an episode in Season Two, joins Nonnatus House as the new permanent midwife.