Realizing this season was coming to an end, I dove a rabbit hole of all creatures big and small behind the scenes Scene Videos on YouTube Gasped for air during the set tour video, then realized how much money I had invested in this peaceful little show in just seven episodes The excitement of people taking pictures on friends couch is how I would feel if allowed to visit the parlor, kitchen, or even the hallway of the All Creatures set Do you remember when all these news outlets reported that people who were overly invested in Avatar were depressed because Pandora wasn’t was real? I ended up referring to it, just 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 cobblestone I mean, I know these two things are real are, but you get it

This “last” episode of the season is actually a Christmas special that was originally broadcast on UK Last December, a few months after the sixth episode aired on Channel 5, Perhaps that helps explain why a show that specializes in originality and charm feels strangely wrong here This was my least favorite episode of the season, but that means it’s my least favorite pup.It’s still very charming, and it’s not bad.It just isn’t quite as good as everyone else’s. The main characters work best when they all to play against each other Instead, “The Night Before Christmas” isolates everyone and brings James to a dark house with Indecisive Helen

But first! 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 that you only know will have a crisis later Tristan’s exam results arrive but remain unopened, and wife Dr Hall has misplaced optimism that her horrible son who doesn’t deserve her is coming to the party

Oh, and there is a sick donkey Tristan, a sick donkey that was clearly eating mistletoe, literally stood right by it while it did I couldn’t handle the “what made the donkey sick” storyline when Tristan was next to it stood by the donkey and mistletoe and said, “I’m going to buy all that mistletoe” and later it will be, well, what’s wrong with the donkey? In my notes it says literally: “Mistletoe is poisonous; don’t put the DONKEY on it! “And if your answer is that he knew but he wanted little David to tell him, then he’s prolonged this donkey’s suffering and I’m mad at him instead

As I mentioned, everyone here is split up Tristan trying to get Quiet David to admit the donkey ate mistletoe, which takes a very, very long time Mrs. Hall does every time someone arrives at the party, this sad, expectant thing, and then it’s never Edward Siegfried is Santa Claus and is inexplicably set to “court” (ew) Dorothy even though they barely interacted with each other. James is sitting up the hill with Helen when he sees the puppies of the Border Collie delivers, and then the first non-white person we saw on the show (ugh) is used as a tool (ugh again) to bring them together okay so much time this episode is dedicated to James and Helen, and I get it that they were a large part of James Herriot’s life, etc., but these two still have the chemistry of a porcupine and a basketball

Speaking of which, 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 goddamn mind I can only tell the show has been here this long Game plays While I’m with Dorothy, I assume that Siegfried continues to talk about Mrs. Understanding Hall and then Dorothy is all, “Maybe the person you were looking for was right under your nose all along” etc., etc.

There is no way the authors can assume that we have sympathy for Dorothy if they also give us Siegfried, who holds Audrey Hall’s hand in church and then holds up the hymn book for her For non-Christian people who go to church, holding up the hymnbook for the other person is an important token of care and affection, “I will carry this heavy burden for you and also make sure it is angled so you can read the words easily,” it says. It is, by the way Worth noting that Real Life Siegfried, aka Donald Sinclair, had a second wife named Audrey and they were married for 53 years I’m just saying

Tristan fails his exams and Siegfried lies about it because Christmas James comes to a crossroads when he drives away from Helen’s wedding May He drives and comes to an intersection The fact that it’s a crossbreed makes him think about his choices I can’t I love this show so much, but no, I strictly wave my finger to whoever did this

On the other hand, I don’t want to wave my finger in this episode: • The Christmas decorations • Oranges with carnations • Siegfried with a wicker basket for Frau Halle • Tristan’s elf costume (IT HAS HUGE BUTTONS) • The Santa Claus station in the hallway • James lays a blanket over Helen, which represents a non-sexual romance • The fact that the donkey is called Bob

But one of the episode’s best moments comes at the very end and is, unsurprisingly, a take of it all together.It brings together the most heartwarming parts of the show: that found family, comfy chairs, cardigans, and a fireplace while listening to the radio on All Creatures let’s slip into an uncomplicated life for a moment, and I hope we can return there soon

• Cardigans Lots of cardigans • Build a tiny stone fence in your home as a reward • Befriend a massive bull that you must later send to its doom • Judge a pet show in your house with stuffed animals

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All creatures big and small

World News – USA – Roundup of 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