Is Leonie Elliott leaving Call the Midwife? details

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Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for Call the midwife season 12

We rarely learn a character’s fate before watching what happens. Nevertheless, because Call the midwife has already aired in the UK, we do indeed have some answers as to Lucille’s fate. Sister Lucille Robinson (née Anderson), played by Leonie Elliott, makes a devastating decision in season 12 that will impact the rest of the series.

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Leonie was with Call the midwife since season 7, and her love story with Cyril Robinson (Zephryn Taitte) makes it seem like Lucille might never leave. However, in Season 12, she proves us wrong and by Episode 2, Lucille’s fate is up in the air. So Leonie Elliott is leaving Call the midwife and if so, why?

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Lucille leaves Call the Midwife in Season 12.

While it may not be official in the episodes PBS has aired so far, Lucille won’t be returning to Poplar any time soon. She leaves in Episode 2 of the current season to visit her family in Jamaica after a rather difficult run. For those who don’t remember, Lucille and Cyril face devastating news between anti-immigrant rhetoric and their own fertility struggles throughout Season 11.

After Lucille’s miscarriage and the resulting challenges, she begins to have suicidal thoughts, so Cyril encourages Lucille to go home for some much-needed TLC. She leaves Poplar in Episode 2, and at this point we all expect her to return.

However, in Episode 5 (which has not yet aired in the US), Cyril learns that Lucille has actually accepted a job in Jamaica. She agrees to take a nurse’s position in the maternity ward on a six-month contract, so she won’t be back anytime soon.

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When the season 12 finale aired in the UK, Leonie confirmed that she had indeed left Call the midwife forever. She shared a statement Twitter: “Thank you all for hugging Lucille and rocking with me on this journey. With a heart full of love and appreciation I’m stepping into new pastures… I’ve spent six years on a truly wonderful show with an amazing crew fell deeper and deeper in love with Lucille.” Her caption: “Finally honey! confirms their exit.

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Why did Leonie Elliott leave Call the Midwife?

It seems that Leonie has decided to leave Call the midwife Volunteer to work on other projects. At the time of her exit, Leonie was appearing in a West End stage production of Small island, so it’s possible her role in it could have led to her permanent departure from the series. But if that was her only project, Lucille would probably return.

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It seems like Leonie has a lot of new projects on her plate. She concluded her exit statement by saying, “Super excited for what’s next!” While nothing on Leonie’s IMDb or Instagram hints at future projects, we wouldn’t be too surprised if something shows up in the next year or so.

Could Leonie ever return as Lucille on Call the Midwife?

Lucille doesn’t die Call the midwifeShe just goes back to Jamaica, leaving her husband in Poplar. So there’s always a possibility that she could return. But will it really happen, is the question? Luckily we have some answers. Leonie is totally open to a return Call the midwife as a guest star, although she hasn’t indicated that she’ll be back in any major capacity in upcoming seasons.

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At the request of When she comes back as a guest star in a later season, Leonie laughed, “You’d have to ask the producers, ha! It would be nice to show up and see what happens with Lucille in Jamaica.” The fact that she’s open about it means we might at least get some closure between Lucille and Cyril, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed.

So don’t expect to see Lucille anytime soon. Episode 2 was unfortunately her last episode Call the midwife… at least in Season 12.

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