All Creatures Great and Small: Mrs Halls son Edward to make a Christmas appearance?

All Creatures Great and Small: Season 2's happy ending

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All Creatures Great and Small has been airing on Channel 5 and the season two finale saw James Herriot (played by Nicholas Ralph) propose to Helen Alderson (Rachel Shenton). Relationships were at the heart of the latest season, but for Mrs Hall (Anna Madeley), she is still missing one of the most important people in her life. She had hoped to see her son Edward last Christmas and he let her down, but will he make amends this year?

Will Mrs Hall’s son be in the ACGAS Christmas special?

The second season of All Creatures Great and Small showed different sides to housekeeper Mrs Hall.

Fans saw her emotionally vulnerable side as she watched everyone around her form new relationships.

Behind her resilient exterior, there is a side of her that yearns to be needed and wanted.

In the first Christmas special, she was excited to hear from her son Edward, who said he would be visiting.

However, he let her down at the last minute and the pain of his rejection stayed with her for a long time.

Fans have taken to Facebook to discuss whether he could pay his mother a visit this year.

One said: “When do you think we will see Mrs Hall’s son, Edward? I have a feeling they will have a heartwarming reunion in the Christmas special. She needs to have something good happen in her life!”

Another fan added: “I hope too, Christmas would be the perfect time! I was surprised we didn’t hear from him during season 2.”

A third suggested: “Maybe as part of the war subplot? Season three (or four)?”

Whereas another said: “I just hope it’s a good reunion! She’s been through so much or it’s inferred she has with the husband and with Edward.”

In Alf Wight’s original books, there is no mention of Mrs Hall having a son.

The Channel 5 adaptation has shown the housekeeper in a completely new light, with many fans preferring the new character.

Another viewer agreed his son could appear in the festive special, which will air towards the end of December.

They said: “I’m thinking we’ll see him Christmas, too — otherwise I think he would have come up in conversation somewhere along the line this season.

“I think the writers want to surprise us fans. And it’s probably too painful to her to talk about him after last Christmas, so the subject is closed in the household.

“I’m wondering if Siegfried will somehow reach out to Edward and get him there.

“Or maybe Edward will surprise everyone and just show up on his own accord.”

Another viewer added: “I hope we will see him in the next Christmas special but I am not 100 per cent sure.

“I remember an interview where Anna Madeley said that we will see more of the relationship mother/son BUT I don’t know if it’ll happen in the next episode since they never mentioned him in season two.

“Too bad they didn’t give us more of her (back)story this year, I know the writers had to focus on other things, but still… maybe we will meet him in [season three].”

Other fans suggested her new love interest Gerald Hammond (Will Thorp) may reach out to Edward.

Actress Madeley opened up about the relationship between her character and her son ahead of season two.

She said: “Mrs Hall was hoping that Edward would visit for a long time throughout series one and it culminated in that scene in the church at Christmas, it was a painful time in her relationship with her son.

“But I think Mrs Hall now realises that she’s opened the door for him and has done what she can in sending him messages and money and baking his favourite things.

“She’s done all the things she could possibly do to start building that relationship with him, but she’s going to have to let him come to her now, there’s nothing much else she could do.

“So, I think in a way when we meet her in series two, she’s a bit more settled with that, and she’s quite happy in her life at Skeldale.

“She still wants that relationship with Edward, but she has made peace with the fact that the next gesture needs to come from him, she can’t make him want to come and talk with her.”

All Creatures Great and Small is available to watch on My5.

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