Ossie tries to commit Morwenna to an asylumÉ
An accident causes a disastrous flood at the Wheal Grace tin mine, leading to heroics from Ross, Drake and Dwight. There’s heartbreaking news for new parents Caroline and Dwight, as he reveals their baby, Sarah, has a serious heart defect and can’t be expected to live long. Meanwhile, vicar Ossie visits Rowella, and is determined to have his wife Morwenna committed to an asylum…
Life couldn’t get more miserable for Morwenna. She’s trapped in a loveless marriage to vicar Ossie, forced to deal with her mother-in-law Lady Whitworth and haunted by lost love Drake Carne.
This week things get worse when Ossie tries to have Morwenna committed to a mental asylum for refusing to sleep with him!
‘Morwenna is on edge and deeply unhappy, but there’s a power play between her and Ossie this series,’ says Ellise Chappell, who plays her.
‘She has a threat against her son which allows her to be bolder. It’s an awful thing to do, but it gives her a small sense of security and control over her own situation.’
After Morwenna refuses him what he calls his ‘conjugal rights’, Ossie gets back with her sister, Rowella. But his affair could ruin his reputation, so he devises a plan to convince his physician, Dr Choake, that Morwenna is insane.
Claiming she’s delusional, he urges Dr Choake to commit Morwenna to a mental institution. Fortunately Dr Choake seeks a second opinion – from Dwight! Can Dwight save Morwenna from a life in an asylum?
‘Morwenna is broken. She suffers a lot, and her strength and resilience are tested,’ says Ellise. ‘She ends up in a harrowing, difficult place.’
The vicar plans to have his wife locked away