Molly Macdonald passed away between the fifth and sixth series of “Monarch of the Glen.”
In the BBC television drama “Monarch of the Glen,” Molly Macdonald, played by Susan Hampshire, is a central character who experiences a significant transition between the fifth and sixth series. Molly is the mother of the main character, Archie Macdonald, and the widow of Hector Macdonald. Throughout the series, she is known for her strong will, her dedication to the family estate of Glenbogle, and her sometimes quirky and eccentric behavior.
As the series progresses, Molly’s role as the matriarch of Glenbogle becomes increasingly prominent, especially after the death of her husband, Hector. She often provides emotional support to her family and is involved in the various challenges they face in managing the estate and dealing with personal issues.
However, between the fifth and sixth series, the character of Molly is written out of the show. The storyline reveals that Molly has passed away, leaving a significant impact on the other characters and the future of Glenbogle. Her death is not depicted on-screen, but the characters reference it, and it serves as a pivotal moment in the series, marking the end of an era and the beginning of a new chapter for the Macdonald family. The show continues to explore the themes of family, legacy, and the struggle to maintain tradition in the face of modern challenges, with Molly’s memory and influence still felt by those she left behind.