S2 E7
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Season 2  "Episode 7"  2x7

Aired 11 years ago - Oct 30, 2011

Set in 1919. As the residents try to return to normal life following the armistice, Matthew begins to suspect that he can feel his legs. Then one day, seeing Lavinia drop a heavy tray, he suddenly gets up from his chair. Major Clarkson admits that he had been informed of this possibility by another physician but was sceptical about it himself and didn't want to raise their hopes. As a result of his recovery Matthew announces that he and Lavinia intend to be married soon. This Violet to inform him that Mary is still in love with him but Matthew feels obliged to marry Lavinia as she was prepared to sacrifice her life for him. Meanwhile, Richard Carlisle distresses Anna by asking her to spy on Mary and his behaviour leads Carson to reject his offer of employment. Bates reels from the news about Vera after it appears that she committed suicide in order to frame him. Thomas embarks on a new money-making scheme in the post-war black market. Robert is attracted to the new maid Jane and illicitly kisses her. Contemplating life after the war, Sybil makes the drastic decision to elope with Branson. However, Mary discovers her plan and, along with Edith and Anna, seeks them out and persuades Sybil to return and plead her cause openly to their parents.

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Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 1
Poor William.
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Don't look so surprised.
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Mustn't frighten the horses.
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Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 7
I nearly came down in a dinner jacket tonight.
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Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 9
but all I could think about was how much
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 10
If you're asking whether I'll regret leaving Downton...
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 11
'Well, ' I said, 'that could be awkward for his Lordship.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 12
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 13
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 14
Then you're no worse off than you are already.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 15
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 16
We were to educate him, together, you and I. Wasn't that the plan?
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Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 18
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Well, you have done, whether you wanted to or not.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 21
It is, but don't tire yourself out.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 22
Because I didn't agree with him...
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 23
It's wonderful news, isn't it? Wonderful. Are you busy?
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 24
so the builders are fined for every day they go over.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 25
And she feels we ought to marry here, at Downton.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 26
He announced at dinner that he wants to get married at Downton.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 27
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 28
Short supply? No supply, more like!
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 29
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Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 31
If I say yes, will you do as you're told?
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 32
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 33
I say you are upsetting Mrs Bryant.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 34
That's right. Just Charles.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 35
Ethel, please take the child and leave.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 36
Aren't all of us stuck with the choices we make?
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 37
Cousin, Matthew? May I come in? Please.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 38
Mary and I have always had - Of course, I suspected long ago
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 39
Yes, it's all very admirable... and I give her full credit.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 40
I think it's April. Matthew should be walking normally by them.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 41
Next time, if you want to know anything, just ask me.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 42
His words sound as angry as I've ever heard him,
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 43
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Is that the one for tasting? Yes, Mrs Patmore.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 46
Chuck the whole bally lot out and we'll have to think again.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 47
Don't listen. She's pretending to be reasonable to get you home.
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Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 49
I thought the whole point of Mama arranging
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Yes... You see, I think you might be happier if I tended my resignation.

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Don't look so surprised.
#3
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Mustn't frighten the horses.
#4
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I nearly came down in a dinner jacket tonight.
#7
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but all I could think about was how much
#9
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 10
If you're asking whether I'll regret leaving Downton...
#10
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 11
'Well, ' I said, 'that could be awkward for his Lordship.
#11
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Then you're no worse off than you are already.
#14
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We were to educate him, together, you and I. Wasn't that the plan?
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Well, you have done, whether you wanted to or not.
#20
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It is, but don't tire yourself out.
#21
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Because I didn't agree with him...
#22
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It's wonderful news, isn't it? Wonderful. Are you busy?
#23
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so the builders are fined for every day they go over.
#24
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 25
And she feels we ought to marry here, at Downton.
#25
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 26
He announced at dinner that he wants to get married at Downton.
#26
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Short supply? No supply, more like!
#28
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If I say yes, will you do as you're told?
#31
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I say you are upsetting Mrs Bryant.
#33
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 34
That's right. Just Charles.
#34
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 35
Ethel, please take the child and leave.
#35
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 36
Aren't all of us stuck with the choices we make?
#36
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 37
Cousin, Matthew? May I come in? Please.
#37
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 38
Mary and I have always had - Of course, I suspected long ago
#38
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 39
Yes, it's all very admirable... and I give her full credit.
#39
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I think it's April. Matthew should be walking normally by them.
#40
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 41
Next time, if you want to know anything, just ask me.
#41
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 42
His words sound as angry as I've ever heard him,
#42
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Is that the one for tasting? Yes, Mrs Patmore.
#45
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 46
Chuck the whole bally lot out and we'll have to think again.
#46
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 7 (S02E07) - 47
Don't listen. She's pretending to be reasonable to get you home.
#47
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I thought the whole point of Mama arranging
#49
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Yes... You see, I think you might be happier if I tended my resignation.
#50