This scene from series 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 primetime 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.