Christmas has come early for Call the Midwife fans who missed Helen George’s Nurse Trixie.
The actress, who left midway through Season 11 to welcome the arrival of her second child, has returned to the BBC One/PBS medical drama for both. Call the Midwife Holiday Special and Season 12. The show posted photos of her recent comeback on social media.
Of course, the holiday special will air on Christmas Day, while the latest season will be set in 1968 and premiered in the UK and then the US, months apart, on year 2023.
The last time the fan-favorite character was on the show, the midwife took a leave of absence to care for her dying godmother in Italy. Unfortunately, this is around the same time that Trixie and widow Matthew Aylward (do Princess of Spain‘Olly Rix) started dating and grew closer. (The two even shared a kiss.) Now that Trixie is back, perhaps those who are ‘happily’ transporting them will see their love blossom and lead to something more serious.
George’s return isn’t the only one that viewers can get excited about. Another photo shows Stephen McGann, who plays Doctor Patrick Turner, happily holding a baby. This means Dr Turner’s arm wound from the Season 11 finale has healed and COVID protocols have limited Call the Midwife Producers have confirmed the actor’s close contact with the infant actors has been lifted.
“This is a real challenge for a birth drama like ours, but one that we face, like everyone else, is medically necessary, ” explained show on Facebook and Instagram. “In two years, we had to completely change the way we film births – and our cast had to technically adjust to accommodate longer distances. So when we finally got our first birth scene to film in this episode, Stephen had the chance to meet his first child star in two years.”
Are you excited for the return of Trixie and the return of more births and babies in Call the Midwife? Drop your thoughts in the comments.
https://tvline.com/2022/05/17/call-the-midwife-helen-george-trixie-back-christmas-special-season-12/ [PHOTOS] ‘Call the Midwife’ Helen George Returns In Time for Season 12