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    ^ Yeah. In the first episode, the baby was obviously not the husband's but the husband's response was to say he was the most beautiful thing ever. Never even mentioned the dark skin, the baby not being his or anything....it's like he couldn't see it (though it was very obvious so he must have, just not apparent by his reaction). He was also quite a bit older than his wife and this was his first child. It's like he was so happy to have a baby he couldn't care about its origins. Markedly different reaction from the husband in the latest episode. It was a different situation also in that in the earlier episode the woman had married the man because he could provide a good life for her and the children she already had. She was more fond of him than in love with him going into the marriage. She had started to love him and realize how fortunate she was by the time she had the baby; his reaction just cemented that further. Whereas with the current episode the woman had been married to her husband for some time. He was a bully and she had strayed from the marriage. You could tell that their marriage was only going to get worse afterward, as opposed to in the other situation.
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    Okay, I may be WAY off in what I think (wouldn't be the first time) . . . but I'm wondering if Rose's new friend has an interest in her that's more than friendship and money. I guess we'll find out.
    I will admit that my mind did go there, too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCL View Post
    ^ Yeah. In the first episode, the baby was obviously not the husband's but the husband's response was to say he was the most beautiful thing ever. Never even mentioned the dark skin, the baby not being his or anything....it's like he couldn't see it (though it was very obvious so he must have, just not apparent by his reaction). He was also quite a bit older than his wife and this was his first child. It's like he was so happy to have a baby he couldn't care about its origins. Markedly different reaction from the husband in the latest episode. It was a different situation also in that in the earlier episode the woman had married the man because he could provide a good life for her and the children she already had. She was more fond of him than in love with him going into the marriage. She had started to love him and realize how fortunate she was by the time she had the baby; his reaction just cemented that further. Whereas with the current episode the woman had been married to her husband for some time. He was a bully and she had strayed from the marriage. You could tell that their marriage was only going to get worse afterward, as opposed to in the other situation.
    That first episode was one of my favorites. The wife didn't know what a treasure she had in her husband until the baby was born. He see the baby's color, with his eyes, but I believe he couldn't "see" color with his heart. ANd he had to have really adored his wife as well.
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    Where are these women meeting the black men who impregnate them? They never show any black people do they?

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    Where are these women meeting the black men who impregnate them? They never show any black people do they?
    They have had a black/African family on I think it was last season. I really don't know how mixed the East End was at that time, probably not so much as I remember that one episode was how the family was facing prejudice.
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    They have had a black/African family on I think it was last season. I really don't know how mixed the East End was at that time, probably not so much as I remember that one episode was how the family was facing prejudice.
    My great grandparents lived there, and people of colour lived in every other house. They lived in row housing as we see at the start
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    My great grandparents lived there, and people of colour lived in every other house. They lived in row housing as we see at the start
    Interesting. It would be nice if they showed more families of colour. I know the show is based on Jennifer Worth's memoirs but I'm not sure how closely they are following them now. I read the books and I know the first couple of seasons they did feature the stories in the books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by libgirl2 View Post
    Interesting. It would be nice if they showed more families of colour. I know the show is based on Jennifer Worth's memoirs but I'm not sure how closely they are following them now. I read the books and I know the first couple of seasons they did feature the stories in the books.
    In one row house, there would be at least three or four families, Perhaps that's why they choose not to show it. It wasn't a good situation and why the UK has had immigration problems for many years.

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    Something forgot to bring up last week. The Selfridge son, Gordon, has a VERY strong British accent. I can understand an American teenager might pick up a bit of one if he goes to school in England, but his is "born and bred." I found it distracting.
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    I wasn't that impressed with Call The Midwife last night. For some reason the writing has changed. The stories are just not as intriguing anymore and it's too predictable. Anyone know what's going on. Is this their last season?

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