Fans were scared after the Call the Midwife season 11 train tragedy, which left the fates of several beloved characters unknown. Many fans were left wondering who killed in Call the Midwife as the shocking cliff-hanger ending of episode 7 left things looking terribly bad for not only those aboard the train but the entire community, going into the season 11 finale. What happens in Call the Midwife Season 11 Episode 8? and who died? Let’s Start the recap.
As survivors walked or were escorted to Nonnatus House for medical care, smoke filled the air and railway disaster debris was everywhere. Fred directed police officers and the injured to the appropriate locations, ensuring that no one suffered more than was necessary. A bloodied Nurse Nancy approached Fred along the way and told him she’d been on the train with Sister Julienne and Dr. Patrick Turner and had no idea where they were or whether they were still alive. As though sensing something was wrong, Nurse Shelagh attempted calling Nonnatus House to see whether the nuns and midwives had heard from Patrick, Sister Julienne, and Nurse Nancy, but no one answered. While listening to a news broadcast about the catastrophe on the radio, she got more frightened, but Tim reasoned that it could have been a different train than the one their patriarch and the others were on.
The camera then turned to the train, where Sister Julienne was slumped over a table, likewise knocked out, and Dr. Turner was lying motionless on the floor of his railcar. Sister Julienne’s glasses and left shoe were both missing when she awoke. Dr. Turner, who had suffered a brain injury, was awakened by her and told them they had to leave. Sister Julienne, on the other hand, assured him that the door was shut. Soon later, Mrs. Carnie, the tea server, awoke and began screaming. Mrs. Carnie’s arm had been scalded by the boiling water, and Sister Julienne saw she was bleeding when she checked her more attentively. Dr. Turner investigated and discovered that the blood was coming from Mrs. Carnie’s femoral artery at the top of her leg.
Sister Julienne removed her habit — have we ever seen this nun’s hair? — and handed it to Dr. Turner to use as a pressure pad, but it was too little, too late. Mrs. Carnie, who insisted on being called Dorothy by Sister Julienne, died while Sister Julienne prayed and held her hand. Train wreck aftermath, call the midwife Officers asked Fred for a blanket to cover the lifeless body of Lionel, the railway conductor, outside the train. He had died in the collision, and his wife Edina, who was giving birth to their son Benedict at the time, had no idea what had happened to her husband. Miss Higgins informed Sister Hilda of Lionel’s death, and Sister Hilda promised not to tell Edina about her widowhood until after Benedict was born.
When Nurse Shelagh finally reached Nonnatus House, Cyril answered and revealed that the train in the wreckage was in fact the one on which Dr. Turner and his colleagues were traveling. Nurse Shelagh then went to Nonnatus House to pray and wait for more information, but she was so upset that she told Cyril she didn’t know where to direct her prayers. Nurse Shelagh was consoled by Cyril, who encouraged her to aid the injured as a necessary distraction until she figured out what to pray for or learned more about her husband’s fate.
Tim, meantime, ascended the ladder to the train tracks and began shouting out to his father. Tim prompted the authorities to break into their railcar when Sister Julienne heard him and yelled for aid. When the medical student entered, Dr. Turner admonished him for wearing his doctor’s coat because Tim wasn’t yet a doctor. Tim Turner, please contact the midwife. Tim acted very much like a doctor. He prescribed aspirin to Sister Julienne for what seemed to be a heart attack, and he diagnosed his father with a concussion, stating that an X-ray would rule out a fracture. Dr. Turner informed Tim that his diagnosis was correct at the hospital. When Tim apologized for the hurtful things he’d spoken about before his father’s medical conference, Dr. Turner joked that his injury had made him forget everything.
Julienne had it tougher, but happily, she hadn’t suffered a heart attack. Four of her ribs were cracked, and the injury sent her into shock, mimicking heart attack symptoms. Nurse Phyllis returned from vacation early and put Nonnatus House back together. Nurse Phyllis was the one who drove Sister Julienne home when she was released from the hospital. Sister Frances and her patient Carole came to terms with her daughter’s terrible death after speaking with Mrs. Carnie’s daughter, who consented to let the baby be buried beside her mother. Even sweeter, Mrs. Carnie’s daughter, Pauline, took Carole under her wing and encouraged her to spend time with Mrs. Carnie’s huge and friendly family. When Edina Corbett discovered that Lionel wasn’t a reckless conductor, she had a happy ending. He’d lost consciousness and been involved in an accident due to a seizure triggered by a brain tumor. When the Nonnatans and their friends learn that Sister Julienne is well, they are relieved: shock and injury had imitated a heart attack. Everyone is overjoyed to see her return.