"Love, it is the final word."
- Miss Matty
Miss Matty is content with her quiet life. With the return of her brother she has closed her tea shop and now spends her time helping to care for Martha's baby and meeting her friends often. The railway has stopped five miles from town and the good ladies of Cranford feel themselves to be safe from it. Yet their peaceful lives are about to be altered. Through grief and trial Miss Matty is brought to see the advantages of the railway and urges her friends to reconsider their previous views on the subject. But when things do not turn out as she expected and further tragedy occurs Miss Matty believes she has opened a Pandora's box and wonders if there is anything she can do to make amends and give the people of her town hope.
As with the first series there is very little content to report and what there is is extremely mild. There is a childbirth scene but all we see is some blood on someone's hand and we hear the mother's cries. There is an explosion which kills one person but we only see this from a distance. One character removes his shirt to expose several burn marks. Two characters exchange love letters and kiss once. Some of the ladies attend a Halloween party where they tell ghost stories. There is a magic show and various tricks are preformed. There was no immodesty and I do not remember any language.