‘All Creatures Great and Small’ Gave Mrs. Hall the Standout Episode She Deserves

[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for “All Creatures Great and Small” Season 3, Episode 5, “Edward.”]Over nearly three seasons, Mrs.

Hall as been the emotional foundation of “All Creatures Great and Small.” Anna Madeley has played her as a shoulder to cry on, a wind at the sails of her trusted friends, and a compassionate listener in both good times and bad.

In Episode 5 of the show’s Season 3, now available via PBS, “All Creatures Great and Small” gave Mrs.

Hall her own moment in the spotlight.In “Edward,” Mrs.

Hall finally gets the chance to meet her estranged son.

Now a young man, Edward (Conor Deane) is almost a different person from the young child she last saw.

As Edward faces an imminent deployment in the early days of World War II, he takes the opportunity to meet his mother for a short afternoon at a train station.

If that meeting looked like it featured two people unfamiliar with each other,

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