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Season 1  "Episode 2"  1x2

Aired 11 years ago - Oct 03, 2010

September 1912. Designated heir Matthew Crawley and his mother Isobel arrive and move into a house in the grounds of Downton Abbey but Matthew is uncomfortable with having servants and is not keen on an arranged marriage - something he has in common with Lady Mary. Robert's mother Violet looks down on them as they are not from her class - Matthew is a working solicitor and Isobel,a trained nurse and doctor's widow,who nonetheless impresses when she helps at the local hospital and saves the life of one of Robert's tenants. Cora upbraids the two nastiest servants,O'Brien and Thomas,for sneering at the Crawleys but impresses upon Mary the financial need for the marriage. Carson is blackmailed by Grigg, a man with whom he once had a music-hall act but Robert takes his part and sees Grigg off. Whilst Carson feels foolish for having a less than aristocratic past he is supported by Bates and the two men become friends

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Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 1
They'll push one of the daughters at me.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 2
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 3
Daisy, did you hear me call or have you gone selectively deaf?
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 4
We're delighted to be here.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 5
Well, we could always start with Mrs Crawley and Lady Grantham.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 6
In a way, he set up his own memorial.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 7
We'll discuss this later. We mustn't bore the ladies.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 8
Oh. Fancy.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 9
that reflects the pride and dignity of the family he serves.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 10
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 11
(SOBS)
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 12
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 13
Why do you always have to pretend to be nicer than the rest of us?
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 14
Thomas was in the library when old Violet came in from the garden.
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Sir. No, thank you.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 16
Er...
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 17
Injection of adrenalin is a comparatively new procedure.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 18
I've got my opinions, m'lady, same as anybody.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 19
I don't think that's fair. Not here in the servants' hall.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 20
I thought these would make a change. Where are my usual ones?
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 21
It makes no difference to Sybil and me.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 22
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 23
Oh, you exaggerate!
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 24
and he'll sort it out for you.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 25
We're missing a sugar sifter. I know I put three out.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 26
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Her father's home and her mother's fortune are to be passed to me.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 29
Oh, well enough.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 30
And let her ruin me with a nasty reference?
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 31
Well, obviously it's... No, you don't love it.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 32
Does Mr Carson know?
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 33
Uh-uh, don't come all high and mighty with me.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 34
Oh, aye, I'll not mind waiting in here.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 35
Oh.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 36
We were a double act. On the halls.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 37
(SCOFFS) You did not!
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 38
Oh, it's nice to see someone's got some manners.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 39
just like the rest of us! Perhaps.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 40
We'll have to treat him like a god for a month to calm his nerves.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 41
Meanwhile, we have to watch that dreadful woman
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 42
Will you prepare Mr Drake for his procedure, please?
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Your ladyship.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 44
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Cousin Isobel wants something to do? Very well.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 47
Would you find me very ungrateful if I dispensed with his services?
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 48
I'm afraid Papa wants to teach Granny a lesson.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 49
Who wants an old sea monster when they can have Perseus?
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 50
So no more of that, please.

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Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 2 #2 Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 3
Daisy, did you hear me call or have you gone selectively deaf?
#3
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 4
We're delighted to be here.
#4
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 5
Well, we could always start with Mrs Crawley and Lady Grantham.
#5
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 6
In a way, he set up his own memorial.
#6
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 7
We'll discuss this later. We mustn't bore the ladies.
#7
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 8
Oh. Fancy.
#8
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 9
that reflects the pride and dignity of the family he serves.
#9
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(SOBS)
#11
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Why do you always have to pretend to be nicer than the rest of us?
#13
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 14
Thomas was in the library when old Violet came in from the garden.
#14
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 15
Sir. No, thank you.
#15
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Er...
#16
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Injection of adrenalin is a comparatively new procedure.
#17
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I've got my opinions, m'lady, same as anybody.
#18
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I don't think that's fair. Not here in the servants' hall.
#19
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 20
I thought these would make a change. Where are my usual ones?
#20
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It makes no difference to Sybil and me.
#21
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Oh, you exaggerate!
#23
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and he'll sort it out for you.
#24
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We're missing a sugar sifter. I know I put three out.
#25
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Her father's home and her mother's fortune are to be passed to me.
#28
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Oh, well enough.
#29
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 30
And let her ruin me with a nasty reference?
#30
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 31
Well, obviously it's... No, you don't love it.
#31
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 32
Does Mr Carson know?
#32
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 33
Uh-uh, don't come all high and mighty with me.
#33
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 34
Oh, aye, I'll not mind waiting in here.
#34
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 35
Oh.
#35
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 36
We were a double act. On the halls.
#36
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 37
(SCOFFS) You did not!
#37
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 38
Oh, it's nice to see someone's got some manners.
#38
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 39
just like the rest of us! Perhaps.
#39
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We'll have to treat him like a god for a month to calm his nerves.
#40
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Meanwhile, we have to watch that dreadful woman
#41
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Will you prepare Mr Drake for his procedure, please?
#42
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Your ladyship.
#43
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Cousin Isobel wants something to do? Very well.
#46
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 47
Would you find me very ungrateful if I dispensed with his services?
#47
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 48
I'm afraid Papa wants to teach Granny a lesson.
#48
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 1 Episode 2 (S01E02) - 49
Who wants an old sea monster when they can have Perseus?
#49
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So no more of that, please.
#50