As I realized this season was drawing to a close, I plunged into a rabbit hole of all the creatures big and small behind the scenes vids on YouTube I gasped during the tour video then I realized how invested I had been in this peaceful little show in just seven episodes The excitement with people taking photos on the Friends sofa is what I would feel if I could visit the living room, kitchen or even the hallway of the All Creatures set Do you remember when all these news outlets reported that people who were excessively invested in Avatar were depressed because Pandora was not real? I finally recounted this, but instead of being sad about the lack of bright flowers and majestic bird dragon things (I don’t really remember Avatar), it’s cows and cobblestones I mean, I know these two things are real, but You got it

This “final” episode of the season is actually a Christmas special, originally airing in the UK last December, a few months after Episode 6 aired on Channel 5 Maybe this helps explain why, for a show specializing in charm and charm, this feels oddly out of place here; this was my least favorite episode of the season But it’s like saying he’s my least favorite puppy It’s still very charming and it’s not bad It’s just not as good as all of them other main characters work best when they are all played against each other Instead, “The Night Before Christmas” isolates everyone and puts James in a dark house with undecided Helen.

But before that! It’s Christmas Eve and the vet’s office is having a party Helen and Hugh are getting married the next day, and there’s a pregnant border collie who, you just know, is going to have some sort of seizure later on. Tristan arrive but are not open, and Ms Hall has lost her optimism that her terrible and undeserving son will come to the party

Oh, and there’s a sick donkey A sick donkey that was clearly eating mistletoe, Tristan, you were literally standing right next to it while he was doing it I couldn’t handle the plot “What that made the donkey sick “when Tristan stood there next to the donkey and the mistletoe and said” I’ll buy all that mistletoe “and then later it’s like, well, what- what’s wrong with the donkey? My notes literally say, “Mistletoe is poison; don’t put the DONKEY next to it! And if your answer is that he knew but wanted little David to tell him, then he prolonged the suffering of this donkey, and I rather blame him

As I mentioned, everyone splits up here Tristan tries to get Quiet David to admit that the donkey ate mistletoe which takes a very, very long time Mrs. Hall keeps doing this sad thing, watching expectantly every time someone arrives at the party, and then it’s never Edward Siegfried is Santa Claus and is inexplicably determined to “woo” (ew) Dorothy, despite the fact that they barely have interacted James is stuck up the hill with Helen as he delivers the Border Collie puppies, then the first non-white person we saw in the series (ugh) is used as a device (again) for them. put together Ok So much time this episode is devoted to James and Helen, and I understand that this is a big part of James Herriot’s life etc., but these two continue to have the chemistry of a porcupine and a basketball

Speaking of I’m a grown woman with a wife and a career and two cats that I have an unhealthy obsession with, but when Siegfried kissed Dorothy I lost my mind All I can tell myself, is that the series plays the long game here While I’m with Dorothy I guess Siegfried will keep talking about Mrs. Hall then Understanding Dorothy will be all “maybe the person you are looking for was right under your nose all time “, etc., etc

The writers cannot assume that we have sympathy for Dorothy when they also give us Siegfried holding Audrey Hall’s hand in church, then holding her the hymn For Non-Christians Who Go To The Church. church, holding the hymn for the other person is a primary sign of care and affection “I will carry this heavy burden for you and I will also make sure it is tilted so that you can easily read the words,” he said. It is also interesting to note, by the way, that Real Life Siegfried, unkune Donald Sinclair , had a second wife named Audrey, and they were married for 53 years Just say

Tristan fails his exams and Siegfried is lying about it because Noel James comes to a literal crossroads walking away from Helen’s wedding Loving He drives, he comes to a crossroads, and the fact that it’s a crossroads Makes him think about his choices I can’t I like this show so much, but no I sternly wag my finger on whoever did this

On the other hand, I don’t wag my finger in this episode: • The Christmas Decorations • The Clove Oranges • Siegfried carrying a wicker basket for Mrs. Hall • Tristan’s elf costume (IL HAS GIANT BUTTONS) • Santa’s station in the hallway • James putting a blanket on Helen which is the height of non-sexual romance • The donkey’s name is Bob

But one of the best moments of the episode comes at the very end and is, unsurprisingly, a pic of them all together.It brings the most heartwarming parts of the show: that found family, comfy chairs, cardigans and a fireplace While they listen to the radio All Creatures allow us to slip briefly into a simple life, and I hope we can go back soon

• Cardigans Lots of cardigans • Build a small stone fence in your apartment, as a treat • Become friends with a massive bull that you will later have to send to its ruin • Organize an animal show in your home with animals plush

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All Creatures Big and Small

News from the World – USA – Final Recap of All Creatures Big and Small: Farewell to our Yorkshire Friends

Source: https://www.vulture.com/article/all-creatures-great-and-small-season-finale-recap-episode-7-the-night-before-christmas.html