S2 E2
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Season 2  "Episode 2"  2x2

Aired 11 years ago - Sep 25, 2011

Set in April 1917 and with many of the male staff serving in the war, Carson finds himself under pressure to make sure that duties are carried out to his exacting standard. He ends up finding himself forced to accept female staff serving in the dining room. Robert needs to hire a new valet and ends up employing Lang, who has just returned from the war. William is happy after he receives an important letter. Mrs Patmore finds out some devastating news about her soldier nephew. Thomas returns from the war and begins work alongside Lady Sybil in the local hospital. After a patient is brought in suffering with gas blindness Thomas finds himself becoming attached to the young Lieutenant. Molesley takes an interest in Anna. Matthew learns of his temporary transfer back to England for a recruitment drive in the north whilst fighting in the trenches. Carson advises Mary that if she still loves Matthew she needs to tell him before it is too late. [4] Meanwhile Lavinia is reunited with an unwelcome face from her past.

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Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 2 (S02E02) - 2
Why do you say that?
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I'd love to help but it's not within my power
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Cousin Isobel says Matthew's coming home in a fortnight.
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But he doesn't drive.
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Yes? It's my sister's boy.
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Blokes think they can be a valet if they can smile and tie a shoelace
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Heavens. It's later than I thought. I must get on.
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Whoa-ho-ho! Yes!
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Imagine Carson without a footman. Like a ringmaster without a pony.
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Do you know Sir Richard Carlisle? My cousin, Captain Crawley.
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Mary tells me you're in newspapers.
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I don't think I even knew that. Why in't it just ladies first?
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Mr Lang, get a cl-
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I'll do that. There's no need. I don't mind. I thank you.
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Mr Lang. I thought you'd gone up.
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It won't happen again. Don't be too hard on yourself.
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As if any man in his right mind could prefer Miss Swire to you.
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And much sooner than this.
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You make me sound rude and I hope I'm not that.
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You must be aware of its...vagaries.
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You should believe me.
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Why do you say that?
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The staff at Farley can help with that.
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but in this hospital I have the deciding voice.
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They were in the garden when I came back from Mama's.
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Downton Abbey. Would they ever allow it?
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and all the rest of it if you wish.
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You're right here. Right to the other end. Down you go.
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So I was hoping...
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But when so much good can be done.
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..they pray for a bullet that kills them cleanly.
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William? What a treat to see you.
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but you can't let him go to war with a broken heart
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