S2 E5
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Season 2  "Episode 5"  2x5

Aired 11 years ago - Oct 16, 2011

Set in mid 1918. 16 October 2011 Set in mid 1918. Robert receives some shocking news from the front. William has sustained serious damage to his lungs and is unable to recover, prompting him to ask Daisy to marry him before he dies. Meanwhile, Matthew has suffered damage to his spinal cord, causing him to lose mobility and feeling in his legs. Worse still, he subsequently learns that his injuries have made him impotent. Lavinia insists that this changes nothing and that she is not concerned about having a sexual relationship and children but only wants to care for him. However Matthew tells her to leave and forget him, while Mary attempts to nurse him back to health. Despite not truly loving William, Daisy is pushed into marrying him by Mrs Patmore, who wants William to die happy, and by William's wishes that Daisy is left with a widow's pension so that she can be looked after. They marry while William is bed-ridden, surrounded by the other staff, Edith and the Dowager Countess. William dies in his sleep, not long after, with Daisy by his side. Bates is taken aback when Vera threatens to expose old secrets about Mary and Pamuk's death. When Mary discovers this, she confesses everything to Richard Carlisle and asks him to help. While he accepts, he does so expecting her to marry him, as she is now in his debt, even going as far to announce their engagement in the newspaper without informing her, leaving Mary in a difficult position. Carlisle tricks Vera into signing a contract, preventing her from selling the story to anyone else, but on finding out she warns Bates that she will still bring him down. A new maid, Jane is hired

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But we don't know more than that.
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It always happens when you give these little people power.
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Yes, yes...the Minister!
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about Lady Mary, about the Turkish gentleman, about Miss Smith, here...
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Why? Because I'm the chauffeur?
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or are you just making him as comfortable as can be?
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I should wash him. This bit can be grim.
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Well, I'm not standing by while she brings misery and ruin on my lady.
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I'll go up to London tomorrow afternoon.
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But he does look perfect.
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Go on.
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No anything, I'm afraid.
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I'll- I'll do no such thing. Please!
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Don't be daft.
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I must go. They'll be sending out a search party soon. Just rest.
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Nothing will have settled down, yet.
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I know I'm...blubbing, but I mean it, I'd much rather know.
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Do you know who wrote it? Yes, I do.
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And when I've saved you, if I can, do you still expect me to marry you?
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I am simply paying you the compliment of being honest.
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There's no other earner, so she has to look for work.
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I can't.
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My darling, it's not important now.
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Mary's telephoned. She'll be on a late train. It gets in at 11:00.
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Sometimes a hard sacrifice must be made
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And what's the hurry?
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But that doesn't make it all right.
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You don't- I'm dying, Daisy.
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Mr Travis, can I remind you?
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to suggest that you find some way to overcome your scruples.
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Certainly not. I tricked you to protect my fiancee's good name.
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I am. Jane.
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I shouldn't be doing this. It's just a lie. You know it is.
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