Status
Ended
Network
BBC
SEASON
EPISODE

Season 3

Aired 9 years ago - Nov 04, 2012

There's excitement in the house and village as the annual cricket match approaches, and the event brings out Robert's competitive side. Violet's great-niece Rose shows up but a trip to London reveals there is more to her than meets the eye. Matthew and Mary look like they are keeping secrets from each other. Thomas finds out that his future lies in Carson's hands. MORE -LESS

Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 1
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 2
When you learn it as a child,
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 3
Her mother is my niece and my godchild, and she asked it as a special favour.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 4
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 5
That's why I think the cricket may have come at rather a good time.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 6
I want to be sure you'll give him a bad reference.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 7
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 8
Cousin Violet is trying to find a new job for my cook.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 9
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 10
Oh, darling Mummy.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 11
But we need you to think so too, because Lord Grantham definitely won't.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 12
Come on.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 13
I just need to check which train you're planning to come back on.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 14
I don't mean deliberately, but he's a vain and silly flirt.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 15
I envy you.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 16
What about you, Mr Barrow?
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 17
Yes. But that is not the right road to travel, Carson,
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 18
but it was near Cheadle.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 19
I know it isn't very feminine,
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 20
Which is more than YOU do.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 21
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 22
When they came out, they said they wanted to go to a club.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 23
There she is. Heavens, what a transformation!
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 24
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 25
Well, no. No, I'm glad she's staying.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 26
I suppose you know who's put him up to this, Mr Carson.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 27
which would only lead to more heartbreak.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 28
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 29
So... now we can start making babies.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 30
Probably because she knows that Granny will be furious.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 31
If I shouted blue murder every time someone tried to kiss me at Eton, I'd have gone hoarse in a month.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 32
Of course. It's not your fault, Aunt Violet. But they promised...
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 33
You must know something about Miss O'Brien you can use against her.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 34
We're giving the farmers a choice, that's all.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 35
Michael Gregson, of the Sketch.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 36
Can I get you some tea?
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 37
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 38
But why London? You've only just got back.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 39
But don't forget the cricket.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 40
I don't have the instincts for what he wants to do.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 41
For God's sake, if it means that much to you.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 42
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 43
You can teach me to fish, ride and shoot, but I'd still be an Irish Mick in my heart.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 44
Lizzie was a wonderful person. I loved her very much.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 45
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 46
Well played, Barrow. Thank you. Excellent innings.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 47
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 48
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 49
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 8 (S03E08) - 50
Aired 9 years ago - Oct 28, 2012

Anna's patience is finally rewarded. Edith has an unexpected admirer. Matthew refuses to back down over his concerns. Branson's plans for the christening cause consternation.

Aired 9 years ago - Oct 21, 2012

Tempers fray as Isobel's kind gesture backfires. Branson's decisions are put under scrutiny. As Bates's chance of freedom slips away, he goes to extreme lengths.

Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 1
Perhaps give a little lunch party, nothing formal.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 2
But this is the moment we've all been waiting for.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 3
But I'm not arguing. You listened to Clarkson and so should I have done.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 4
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 5
Well, there's no rush.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 6
I'll go and see Mr Travis this afternoon.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 7
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 8
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 9
Papa, I know it's hard for you...
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 10
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 11
Robert, people like us are never unhappily married.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 12
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 13
Well, not at a cook. Now get on with whatever it is you're doing.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 14
Forgive me for barging in.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 15
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 16
I cannot feel bells and incense,
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 17
Well, you and Granny are ganging up against Tom.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 18
but I find it hard to believe they're loyal to the Crown.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 19
I'm not sure. Not at the time,
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 20
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 21
But, um, you described how
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 22
Where's Daisy?
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 23
Not right away, but eventually.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 24
My dream would be if you were to come here and live with me so I could teach you.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 25
Dr Clarkson, my daughter-in-law is quite convinced
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 26
when the only way they can conceivably bear their grief
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 27
How do you, after spending all your growing years in Manchester?
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 28
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 29
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 30
But perhaps we can try to persuade her
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 31
Who says I was at Crawley House?
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 32
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 33
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 34
He wants me to go and live at the farm, because he wants to leave me the tenancy
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 35
I haven't said anything yet. It's probably too late now, anyway.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 36
Has she? Do you know what she has built it into?
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 37
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 38
- Change it to what? - To the truth.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 39
I never thought of you as a woman with no standards.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 40
He's more or less told me I've let the estate fall to pieces.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 41
I come inside to tell her that her favourite rose is in bloom
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 42
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 43
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 44
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 45
quick, quick, slow.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 46
And it will be wonderful for him to hear something good.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 47
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 48
How nice of you, Ethel. Mrs Patmore is in the kitchen.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 49
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 6 (S03E06) - 50
Why don't you ask Ivy if she has got any spare time?
Aired 9 years ago - Oct 14, 2012

An exciting offer for Edith divides opinion. Isobel throws Ethel a lifeline. New maid Ivy is attracting attention below stairs, and Alfred's interest is resented by Daisy.

Aired 9 years ago - Oct 07, 2012

Branson's political views land him in hot water and Sybil's loyalty is tested to the limit. Ethel is torn between head and heart as she makes a decision about her son's future.

Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 1
I will, ma'am.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 2
is different than it was before the War.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 3
They almost do.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 4
No, I am pleased, really I am.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 5
Heaven knows what Ethel wants of us this time.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 6
A guinea?
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 7
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 8
Obviously, I don't know why,
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 9
And what can they do? Tell you what they can start doing.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 10
Go on, then.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 11
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 12
to rebuild their lives. Can't we work together
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 13
Give my regards to Mr Molesley.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 14
Why not? I am. Not in any real way, I'm sure.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 15
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 16
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 17
Get some dry clothes of Matthew's. I'll come when the coast is clear.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 18
Do you think he's on the run from the police? Don't be daft.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 19
Why are you running away? And what's Sybil's part in this?
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 20
you are not helping. But when I saw them
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 21
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 22
I'm going up. Good night.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 23
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 24
I want to make it clear that whatever I do, it's for Sybil and not you.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 25
I see you've been working for the Dowager, Lady Anstruther.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 26
Why have we come? To hear more guff about a mother's love? Mr Bryant,
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 27
Well, that's very generous, isn't it, Ethel?
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 28
Ethel, you don't have to do this.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 29
Tell Turner, he's straight. Don't tell him till the afternoon.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 30
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 31
Not badly. I'm beginning to get a sense of how it works.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 32
It's settled, then. Tell the maids they can buy their valentines.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 33
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 34
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 35
until we live in a very different world from this one.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 36
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 37
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 38
It wasn't like that. We thought this might happen and decided what to do.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 39
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 40
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 41
With Sybil they think they could have another Maud Gonne or Lady Gregory.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 42
All in good time, Daisy. All in good time.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 43
He looks like a footman in a musical review. Poor Alfred.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 44
If you'll excuse me, I'm going to bed.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 45
As a matter of fact, I did. Could you make them out? I think so.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 46
Now you're in favour again.
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 47
Are you going to take that over me?
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 48
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 49
Don't say you support her? Of course I do, and so do you,
Recap of Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 4 (S03E04) - 50
Aired 9 years ago - Sep 30, 2012

Edith's big day finally arrives, but will the family be convinced that Strallan's age does not matter? Mary takes matters into her own hands - but the price could be high.

Aired 9 years ago - Sep 23, 2012

Hoping for a bailout from her American grandmother, Mary makes sure Downton puts on a bigger show than ever before. Mrs Hughes gets worrisome news. Thomas disapproves of O'Brien's attempts to boost Alfred's progress.

Aired 9 years ago - Sep 16, 2012

Cora’s mother arrives for Matthew and Mary’s wedding. New footman Alfred strives to meet Carson’s high standards, under the watchful eye of his aunt O’Brien.