Sunday night saw the untimely end of Barbara Hereward (played by Charlotte Ritchie).
Last week saw Barbara getting rushed to hospital with suspected septicaemia, leaving her husband, Tom Hereward (Jack Ashton), absolutely heartbroken this evening.
Meanwhile Barbara’s colleagues worried for her wellbeing, with Phyllis Crane (Linda Bassett) being affected the most.
Luckily, doctors were quick to react to the infection, giving viewers hope that Barbara may pull through tonight’s episode.
One viewer on Twitter wrote: “Antibiotics will cure Barbara I hope #callthemidwife.”
With Barbara looking a little better, and visitation granted to Tom, it was looking good for the fan-favourite midwife.
However disaster struck, as it was revealed that Barbara looked to lose her fingers after the infection had spread.
Undeterred, Tom and Barbara shared a touching moment where they promised to carry on fighting together – even if she couldn’t continue being a midwife, she would strive to have a baby of her own.
She announced, hopeful: “I don’t have to give up on babies, Tom. Not when we have our own.”
Already worried for Barbara, another fan commented: “Ooh Please don’t let this be false hope for Barbara #callthemidwife.”
Unfortunately the situation worsened. As the infection spread to Barbara’s blood, Tom and Phyllis were called to her bedside.
In Barbara’s final moments, Phyllis and Tom shared a prayer and said their goodbyes as she slipped away.
Heartbroken viewers were left in absolute hysterics as the emotional tweets began pouring in, with one fan saying: “#callthemidwife has me in pieces this week.”
One fan cried: “My heart actually breaks for tom #callthemidwife,” with another adding: “Is there a therapy group for helping get over tonight’s #CallTheMidwife?.”
More fans condemned the death, saying: “Whoever was responsible for that #callthemidwife storyline are not my friend.”
Call The Midwife continues Sundays at 8pm on BBC One.