This scene from season 6, episode 5 of Offspring is a significant one for Deborah Mailman’s character, midwife Cherie Butterfield.
It sees Cherie’s lengthy on-again-off-again relationship with colleague and Hospital Director Martin (Lachy Hulme) reach a critical moment.
The scene is not only a big moment for Cherie but is a shift in the usual gender roles that are depicted in prime-time television comedies and drama series. However, it still remains in line with the unconventional, topsy-turvy nature of the series.
Offspring (2010–2017) was a hugely popular series centred around the chaotic life of Nina Proudman (Asher Keddie), her quirky family and friends, high-pressure career as an obstetrician and her messy love-life.