Though plenty 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 will probably be peeling again the layers of every character a bit at a time, which is a powerful tactic as it’ll hold 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 best way of him from remaining a key particular person 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, nevertheless, 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 habit. 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 respect 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 targeted round her profession and she or he spent many lengthy hours working on the hospital, not often 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 practically as nurturing. Reconnecting together with her previous good friend Sydney, has additionally supplied Maggie with an opportunity to let unfastened and have enjoyable, one thing that Maggie has been unable to do in an extended whereas.

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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 might clarify the confusion he’s been experiencing. Cal’s assist all through the ordeal allowed Maggie to see who he actually is, a sort and good hearted soul. He acquired the chilly shoulder from Maggie final episode, however her partitions seem like coming down now that she has seen the nice in Cal. After a drunken night time of karaoke with Sydney, Cal walks Maggie dwelling to make sure she will get there safely. The chemistry between the 2 is palpable as they stroll beneath the celebs that, as Cal factors out, can’t be seen as nicely from a giant metropolis. Their candy second is lower quick when Andrew, Maggie’s boyfriend from Boston, seems. He desires 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 dwelling defeated, appears at a calendar and circles July twenty second. The importance of that date is bound to result in viewers discovering out extra concerning the good-looking stranger and what precisely led him to Sullivan’s Crossing of all locations.

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There are such a lot of small particulars that add to the present’s attraction and spotlight its Canadian roots. Edna and Frank talking Cree and explaining the language to a cabin customer was a fantastic contact, and places into focus the vital path in the direction of reconciliation that Canada is on. The Cranebears are a fantastic couple and so lovely to observe. The way in which Edna made it recognized that the city prided itself on embracing range was additionally appreciated and an vital a part of what it means to be Canadian.

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Andrew’s go to to Sullivan’s Crossing simply as Maggie had begun embracing her roots is bound to trigger plenty of drama shifting ahead. How will this have an effect on her capacity to place the items of her life again collectively? Will Maggie be capable of 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 beneath and comply with me on Twitter @MiddleofCanada.