Though a number of backstory remains to be unknown, a number of particulars have been revealed on this episode, offering extra perception into the lives of the characters that make up this small city. It’s evident that the writers shall be peeling again the layers of every character a bit at a time, which is a robust tactic as it’s going to maintain viewers eager for extra. Viewers have been made conscious from the beginning that Maggie and Sully have been estranged for some time, and tonight we discovered a bit extra as to why. Maggie’s mom took Maggie together with her to Boston after she divorced Sully, and regardless of his thick exterior, it was clearly very troublesome for him, as famous by the field of keepsakes from Maggie’s childhood that he retains beneath his mattress. What remains to be unclear, is what prevented Sully from placing in an effort to keep up his relationship along with his daughter, or if there was one other issue that stood in the way in which of him from remaining a key individual in her life. Frank Cranebear tried to push Sully to work on issues with Maggie, which means that Sully did one thing to fracture his relationship along with his daughter. Sully is a cussed man, nonetheless, and believes that an excessive amount of time has handed to even try at making an effort. Sully additionally pulled an AA coin out of the souvenir field, indicating that he struggled with an alcohol dependancy. Maybe that was the catalyst for his strained relationship with Maggie?
Maggie has been so offended and bitter at her circumstances, that she hasn’t been in a position to admire what is true in entrance of her. Maggie is cussed, similar to her father and her stubbornness isn’t permitting her to see that Sullivan’s Crossing is strictly the place she must be proper now. In Boston, her life was centered round her profession and he or she spent many lengthy hours working on the hospital, hardly ever discovering time to attach with others. The tight-knit neighborhood of a small city is offering her with a circle of care that’s unfamiliar to her, however a lot wanted. Edna is the mom determine that Maggie wants, since Maggie’s personal mom seems to be pushed by success and never almost as nurturing. Reconnecting together with her previous good friend Sydney, has additionally supplied Maggie with an opportunity to let free and have enjoyable, one thing that Maggie has been unable to do in a protracted whereas.
Maggie additionally has lots to supply the small city. Her medical experience is one thing that the city is missing and it led her to be there for Roy in his time of want, and work out that he had been affected by an underlying an infection, which may clarify the confusion he’s been experiencing. Cal’s help all through the ordeal allowed Maggie to see who he actually is, a sort and good hearted soul. He obtained the chilly shoulder from Maggie final episode, however her partitions seem like coming down now that she has seen the great in Cal. After a drunken night time of karaoke with Sydney, Cal walks Maggie house to make sure she will get there safely. The chemistry between the 2 is palpable as they stroll beneath the celebrities that, as Cal factors out, can’t be seen as effectively from a giant metropolis. Their candy second is reduce quick when Andrew, Maggie’s boyfriend from Boston, seems. He needs to try to make issues work with Maggie, however it doesn’t seem that Maggie is in the identical place anymore. In the meantime, Cal goes house defeated, seems at a calendar and circles July twenty second. The importance of that date is bound to result in viewers discovering out extra in regards to the good-looking stranger and what precisely led him to Sullivan’s Crossing of all locations.
There are such a lot of small particulars that add to the present’s appeal and spotlight its Canadian roots. Edna and Frank talking Cree and explaining the language to a cabin customer was a good looking contact, and places into focus the essential path in direction of reconciliation that Canada is on. The Cranebears are a good looking couple and so lovely to observe. The way in which Edna made it identified that the city prided itself on embracing range was additionally appreciated and an essential a part of what it means to be Canadian.
Andrew’s go to to Sullivan’s Crossing simply as Maggie had begun embracing her roots is bound to trigger a number of drama transferring ahead. How will this have an effect on her capacity to place the items of her life again collectively? Will Maggie be capable to put Boston behind her and concentrate on a future that’s about happiness and never success? I’d love to listen to your ideas! Remark under and comply with me on Twitter @MiddleofCanada.