S2 E3
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Season 2  "Episode 3"  2x3

Aired 10 years ago - Oct 02, 2011

Set circa July 1917. The village hospital is not large enough to accommodate the large influx of wounded soldiers coming back from the front so Downton is turned into a convalescent home for many of them. O'Brien is shocked that Isobel Crawley seems to be giving most of the orders while Cora is relegated to the background and suggests that Thomas might be able to aid her from his position at the hospital. Violet strongly believes that Mary and Matthew are still very much in love and so, with the help of Rosamund, tries her best to end Matthew's engagement to Lavinia. She is also still convinced that there is much more to Lavinia's relationship with Sir Richard than meets the eye. Meanwhile, Anna runs into Mr. Bates in the village and they feel they may have a future together but, back at Downton, things are more highly charged as William asks a question of Daisy just before heading off to war and Mrs. Patmore reacts very badly to a chance remark. And what exactly is Branson up to? Whatever it is, it looks like it may cause trouble for Lord Grantham.

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Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 1
But suppose it's something more.
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because if Mrs Crawley gets one of her toadies in to run things,
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 4
Isn't he in London?
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Oh.
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I don't understand.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 7
You all wander round ironing clothes
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It could have been any of us.
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Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 10
Your former footman, Thomas.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 11
I wouldn't say I was planning it.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 12
And who is to be in charge over Thomas?
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 13
No-one wants to start it with the murder of a bunch of young girls.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 14
Why are you coming in this way?
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Mrs Crawley, how can we separate the hospital's linen from our own?
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Breathe in... and out.
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Thank you, Lord Grantham, for making your position so clear.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 21
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 22
Only if you're planning to humiliate the British Army.
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She drags the Chancellor of the Exchequer's honour through the mud and you say it's nothing?
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No, but it means I can divorce her.
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Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 30
So, you're not going to war, then?
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He never said so to me. Does he need your permission?
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I've waited at table before. Do you mean it?
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 34
Just to put a sock in it. Don't worry. You've had a bad dream. That's all.
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Up.
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Do you remember when Aunt Rosamund found you and Richard Carlisle together in the garden?
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Well, I wish she was here to see me off.
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I've just lost my soldier servant and I haven't managed to replace him yet.
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You were going to assassinate the general! Kill the general? I was not.
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That's why he's not in livery. You're are a credit to this house and this country.
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You are all to be praised for your response to our national crisis,
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if you gave him the evidence of the ministers' guilt?
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The general is just about to leave. I'm afraid he doesn't have time to come in here.
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I know, but he'd have someone looking out for him.
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because if Mrs Crawley gets one of her toadies in to run things,
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Isn't he in London?
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Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 5
Oh.
#5
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I don't understand.
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You all wander round ironing clothes
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It could have been any of us.
#8
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Your former footman, Thomas.
#10
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I wouldn't say I was planning it.
#11
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 12
And who is to be in charge over Thomas?
#12
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 13
No-one wants to start it with the murder of a bunch of young girls.
#13
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Why are you coming in this way?
#14
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Mrs Crawley, how can we separate the hospital's linen from our own?
#17
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Breathe in... and out.
#18
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Thank you, Lord Grantham, for making your position so clear.
#20
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Only if you're planning to humiliate the British Army.
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She drags the Chancellor of the Exchequer's honour through the mud and you say it's nothing?
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No, but it means I can divorce her.
#28
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So, you're not going to war, then?
#30
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He never said so to me. Does he need your permission?
#31
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I've waited at table before. Do you mean it?
#33
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Just to put a sock in it. Don't worry. You've had a bad dream. That's all.
#34
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Up.
#35
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Do you remember when Aunt Rosamund found you and Richard Carlisle together in the garden?
#37
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Well, I wish she was here to see me off.
#39
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I've just lost my soldier servant and I haven't managed to replace him yet.
#40
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You were going to assassinate the general! Kill the general? I was not.
#43
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That's why he's not in livery. You're are a credit to this house and this country.
#44
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 3 (S02E03) - 45
You are all to be praised for your response to our national crisis,
#45
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if you gave him the evidence of the ministers' guilt?
#46
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The general is just about to leave. I'm afraid he doesn't have time to come in here.
#48
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I know, but he'd have someone looking out for him.
#49
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