Call the Midwife fans left in tears over series 12 finale: 'An emotional rollercoaster'

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27 Feb 2023, 11:08

Trixie Franklin (Helen George) and Matthew Aylward (Olly Rix) in Call The Midwife

Credit: BBC

Call The Midwife came to an end on Sunday night (26th February), and fans were left in tears after going on a rather emotional journey. 

*Spoilers ahead for the Call The Midwife series 12 finale*

After previously hinting at tragedy striking Nonnatus House, fans were indeed left reaching for the tissues as expectant mum Lizzie Yu, played by Rebecca Hyde, died after being involved in a tragic car accident. Dr Patrick Turner, portrayed by Stephen McGann, did his best to save her, but Lizzie’s injuries were too severe. 

Despite the heartbreaking moment, fans were also treated to the highly-anticipated wedding of Trixie Franklin (Helen George) and Matthew Aylward (Olly Rix). 

The pair finally tied the knot in the final moments of the finale, giving fans a much-needed heartwarming finish to the tumultuous episode. 

Fans watching along at home took to social media to share how much the “emotional rollercoaster” of an episode impacted them. 

Writing on Twitter, one viewer said: “I think I cried through a majority of tonight’s episode. Fantastic performance for all, but that street scene was show stopping.”

Another commented: “Not a dry eye in the house, what a beautiful ending to the series Trixie looked amazing. Such an emotional rollercoaster. Hope Nancy and Collette decide to stay. Delighted the series has been recommissioned. I absolutely love Call the Midwife. The whole cast are fantastic.”

A third wrote: “I loved this episode #sad as well as #beautiful made me feel all warm inside.

Until next time #callthemidwife winter television.”

Alongside the tear-jerking scenes, the BBC also confirmed fans have much more Call The Midwife to look forward to, with another Christmas special coming up this year, and series 13 starting in 2024. 

Call the Midwife is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.