Aired 9 years ago - Nov 10, 2013
Rosamund comes up with a plan to help Edith deal with her problem, but Violet may be about to see right through it. Isobel is the object of someone's attention, while Mary asks Gillingham for a favour. Rose is frustrated when things do not go her
way and Alfred realises too late that he may have made a mistake. Just as Bates and Anna seem to be getting over the worst, some unexpected news shakes her up.
Mr Molesley, erm,
is it true that you were a valet?
What in God's name was that about?
I'm relieved to hear I am redeemed
before we leave for London.
Or lock him up
and throw away the key.
What were you saying to Mrs Hughes?
That's very lyrical.
Isn't it time people knew
there are bigger and better values
we don't much care for Mr Barrow,
which may offend you.
It was Jack Ross -
the singer with the band
And the baby is happy,
and you are...
And they have wonderful hospitals...
in case we get ill.
Oh, I can't agree. In my experience
it's a dangerous occupation.
Oh. Like Lord Gillingham,
especially when it's someone
else's daughter -
I've told you
I'm not on the market, Tony.
I don't understand.
James, Mr Molesley, if you could
both keep an eye on things.
But she wants me to go with her.
We'll find that out on Saturday.
but they'll do the best they can.
Quite a change for me.
Oh, I can't believe that.
For a time, anyway.
so nothing very startling there.
What about yours?
Mr Ross, are you sure about this?
Oh, no. This is one task
that demands an early start.
I'll sack him if you insist,
but tell me why. It's only fair.
I find that both irritating
and beguiling in equal measure.
I was right not to distract you all
from your labours.
Oh, there you are, Alfred. Nice
to see you. Have a glass of this.
Ivy's turned him down again,
so he won't come back after today.
My dear, all life
is a series of problems
that I felt that I should...
bring you the news myself.
Can I ask you something?
anything to tell me about life
since I've been away?
I caught an early bus, but it was
delayed. I thought I'd missed you.
But you wish me well?
Oh, I do, Alfred, yeah.
Aired 9 years ago - Nov 03, 2013
Cora's playboy brother has got himself into a spot of bother and Robert has to make a trip to America to bail him out. Blake and Mary are forced to put aside their differences to deal with a new farming venture on the estate. When Violet is taken
ill, help comes from an unlikely quarter. In spite of Mrs Hughes, Mrs Patmore and Carson's attempts to keep the peace, romantic tensions below stairs cause problems.
While I sat upstairs, enjoying the music.
It's a good idea fore states like this
to maximise and diversify.
Well, I wish it'd get a move on,
or I might do something stupid.
Gregson must be out there somewhere.
I wish you'd let me send a private detective.
Thank you for seeing him off.
Cousin Robert did leave me in charge of fun.
According to Mr Napier, he finds me aloof.
I'll bring some in the morning.
You're quite a plotter when you
want to be, aren't you?
That's all I ask.
I'll ring up if there's any change.
Steady on, Daisy.
I don't think Ivy's quite deserved this.
Because Mama is ill and Isobel is nursing her.
What do you mean,
you'll be out tomorrow night?
But first, kiss me.
You're not being fair.
I am killing the wanted child of a man
I'm in love with
I shall come with you.
Because a divided party spells
- What? Why?
- It looks dehydrated.
Why did you leave Ireland?
I should leave the front door open
with the key in the lock,
You certainly do.
You've completely saved our bacon. Literally.
Well if you're getting up,
it's time for us to go to bed.
I don't want to be some funny woman
living in Maida Vale
So, we've got all the trouble
and a bill to pay at the pub, too.
She has not slept nor eaten
since you were taken ill.
I'd better not tell you too much.
I don't want to shock the ladies.
What happened yesterday?
So what are the chances for Downton?
Aired 9 years ago - Oct 27, 2013
A birthday party is planned for Robert, but Rose's surprise contribution to the event ruffles feathers above and below stairs. A new farming venture on the Downton estate comes with dramatic repercussions for Mary, and Edith receives more unwelcome news.
It's only on the day,
and it's only 'til after dinner.
Oh, I wouldn't blame her.
- I know I was.
- I'm sure.
I don't understand your position.
Thank you. Thank you very much.
Because, you wanted Jimmy and not him
and that's why he were forced to go.
I've been well treated in this house. And I
wanted you all to know that I'm very grateful.
Ooh, I like that Rudolph Valentino.
Young Alfred gave thanks tonight
for the courtesy and the kindness
Ah, you're off. Well, all the luck in the world.
(STAMMERING) I know, but I said...
What can I say to persuade you
out of your injustice and stubbornness!
Could you give an account to Mrs Crawley
of what transpired between us this afternoon?
I don't think we've eaten in a hotel
since before we were married.
The Countess of Grantham
has a large party with her.
Let's sit down. We're not in a hurry.
But he asked for things no man
should want before they're married.
His office has already done that.
I'm just telling you what her ladyship
told Lady Mary. I don't know anything else.
We will have every variety
of problem to study.
After that, we'll lower our expectations.
Thank you, Mr Carson. Very much.
Oh, don't worry about that, my lady.
We can take it in our stride.
I thought I'd be Grandmama
as if I'd gone mad or
been hypnotised or something.
Wait 'til Carson has everyone securely
in their seats before you start setting up.
She runs on indignation!
#And just like honey from bees
but it must be costing Rose a fortune.
Shall we chip in?
Aired 9 years ago - Oct 20, 2013
Change is in the air as an exciting opportunity for Alfred creates tension between Ivy and Daisy. Isobel appeals to Violet's charitable nature, but it does not come without a fight, and Branson considers a new future for himself and baby Sybbie.
That is so considerate, Baxter.
You don't have to tell me that.
Would you like to have a try?
Of course I do.
He never told me about the debt.
I'll fetch the eggs.
What have you been up to?
Yes, I suppose so.
I want it so much.
I can't bear to find out I've not got it.
- (TOM CHUCKLES)
Is it true you've moved into the house again?
I think he's got more than a chance
The one thing we don't want
is a poet in the family.
In this one and only instance,
I am glad to hear it.
If they miss me, I'll be back before the gong.
We won't need ice to be delivered.
I am the sous chef of The Ritz.
Which is why it's lovely to
see you looking so um... lovely.
It's all to do with the rural economy,
- I couldn't possibly.
- Why not?
I see. Well, we have difficult decisions ahead.
I think she should have.
So be it.
No, nor would I be, but I left
a letter on my desk.
- On her grave, then.
- I've said I swear.
Ah, there you are.
How did you get on?
Since the house party...
You only say that because you didn't like him.
I expect they say that to everyone.
So, all in all, and after mature deliberation,
Well, what would you prefer?
That I invite the local criminals to drop in
Aired 9 years ago - Oct 13, 2013
Amid the fallout from the eventful house party, Mary faces a pressing question about her future. Carson reveals surprisingly intimate details of his former life, and a trip to the bright lights of London sees Rose put the reputation of the Crawleys in jeopardy.
Not that I know of. Are you sure
she has no chap in mind? How odd!
Mrs Patmore seems to be disobeying my
instructions and I can't get to the reason why.
You've also torn up the nurses'
timetable. I haven't torn up anything...
The truth is, I'll stay in Downton
until you want to run away with me.
Very well. I've had a letter
from a cousin in Paris
It would sound so much richer,
Your mother has made me very happy.
Of course I will, ma'am. Cook him what
he likes - not what's good for him.
It's easier here than the hospital.
just as soon as you are next
Want a cup?
What's that, when it's at home?
We shall have to watch ourselves, or else His
Lordship will want to pinch you off Captain Crawley.
Perhaps you should ask Thomas. Oh, I will ask Thomas.
Don't you worry about that, my girl.
What did you want me to do?
Tell him to get knotted?
I had to get out of that kitchen, if
I'm not to be found dead under the table!
Only William, who was in service
here - I know William.
I suppose Matthew might have heard from Cousin
Isobel and decided to meet up in France, instead.
It doesn't matter.
I can go on Monday. But why?
I'm only offering friendly advice.
Why do you want to see Bates?
but I did wonder if you were aware
of this "special storage area"?
Let's hope so.
I may not be a woman of the world,
but I don't live in a sack!
She can't hold me now, so her choice
is between poverty and plenty.
Anna, do you think that Mr Bates
will come back?
More than all that,
I loved him like a son.
I'm not even sure if I like him like
that. He says I do, but I'm still not sure.
You say I'm a free spirit,
and I hope I am,
Aired 9 years ago - Oct 06, 2013
An extravagant house party at the Abbey gives the Crawleys a chance to reconnect with old friends. But some guests prove more welcome than others, and along with the celebrations come skulduggery and heartache.
I'm not sure I've got time.
She's gone now, so she'll never know
if I took her advice.
Fine, Mrs Patmore.
What about the syllabubs?
I'm supposed to go for dinner
on the last night. To hear Melba
Did you know barley beer was
probably the first alcoholic drink?
Apparently he took a fortune
off Sir John Bullock.
You've plenty of time for chatter.
You can blame me.
It's nice to know one's not alone.
Mr Carson, must I remind you
that I am the under butler?
I hope James isn't really hurt.
I don't think so, m'lady. Good.
Would you care to dance with me,
Duchess? I should love it.
I'm very fond of Ireland.
Where did you grow up?
I'm so sorry but I...
I can't dance after all.
Don't worry. I'm happy with IOUs.
We can settle up when we leave
or at the club.
Can you stop a moment, please,
and let me out?
But Rosetti was writing about
her own death, not her child's.
and since you are working
At any rate,
I'm enjoying most of it. Only most?
would we want to see her before?
Oh! Oh my God!
What is it?
I'll leave you to it.
I don't accept what you're saying
and Cora certainly won't.
♪ My children
Sampson, you're not trying
to get out of paying up, are you?
What I want is to go back upstairs.
No, no, no!
But you'll have to tell Mr Bates...
Aired 9 years ago - Sep 29, 2013
Mary starts to get over the grief she is feeling, and takes an interest in the running of the estate. Lady Rose MacClare, Lady Flintshire's daughter, ends up in a predicament at a tea dance in York. Hughes attempts to convince Carson to heal an old wound.
Can't you see that?
But is it right to exclude George?
All he needs to put him right
is some paid work.
You have to understand, he doesn't
remember the days you spent
together with any great nostalgia.
How much do you owe?
What a lovely, lovely thought.
And I have my reason for getting
THAT to the dining room before
Crop rotation, livestock versus
cereals, or indeed the whole matter
of the tax.
I heard about Mr Matthew's letter.
I hope it wasn't too upsetting.
He always speaks highly of Mr
Matthew and the changes he made.
But is this quite suitable? It looks
more like something for servants and
farmworkers to me.
I know, m'lady, and I'm very sorry.
Not Mr Bates himself, no.
No. You're not discourteous,
Mr Bates, I'll give you that
Well, Mary, either YOU or your baby
son own half of Downton.
I mean it. Compared to Papa you're a
Well, I was thinking if you are
nearly German and nearly divorced,
Now, I must gulp my coffee down and
run if I'm to catch the three
Oh, why are they being so slow?
We'd better, if only to check Lady
Rose isn't getting in too deep.
I saw you across the square, m'lady.
Rose was saying what fun it is to be
out like this.
To see Phyllis Dare? I don't believe
How was your trip to York?
Never mind that, what's going on?
But how did you manage it?
Don't I keep telling you? Prison was
Of course I understand how tiresome
it must have been for Anna
What? Oh, never mind. We'll make you
Well, good luck, then.
It's been nice knowing you.
Is Lord Grantham in the drawing
room? Yes, m'lady. Thank you.
Shall I leave, my lord?
No. You might as well hear this.
It's the only way, I'm afraid.
Yes, but, you see, I don't agree.
Will you come up this moment and
help me serve the wine?
Hello, Charlie. Good of you to come.
Aired 9 years ago - Sep 22, 2013
Mary is finding it hard to come to terms with Matthew's death. Robert and Violet fall out over how to handle the situation. Jimmy takes an interest in Ivy, while Carson receives an unwelcome reminder from his past.
I believe you. Thousands wouldn't.
That doesn't make you her friend.
I don't know about that.
She hardly has the energy
to lift a fork to her mouth.
I'm walking down to the village
to see how Isobel's getting on.
What a burden he is born into.
Studying for what?
To become a lady's maid.
She couldn't do much with it
even if she wanted to.
Then, I think
he'll come up with a plan.
I've done some research,
Thank you, Nanny.
Just because you're an old widow,
I see no necessity to eat off a tray.
Do it. Please. I can't stop.
The children are on their own.
Was it to Ivy?
That's my business.
Oh, my God. Well, we'd better have
some soup put by.
Well, I'm not sure how to start,
But Mr Branson believes you could be
very helpful, my lady,
- He's sworn to his sister's wedding.
- I think we can forgive him.
This mousse is delicious, Carson,
is it the work of Mrs Patmore?
her ladyship wants me
to meet on Friday?
Oh, Edith, Edith,
come to luncheon on Friday.
What were you trying to do?
I wasn't trying to do anything.
Only I should hate to feel
you were doing this
You see, I worked at Downton Abbey,
but only for a short time.
Don't worry about that.
It's settled, then.
You know, I sometimes wonder
if he isn't really German,
I do find it very hard these days
to see how many men
They should fit you, at least until
we can find something better.
I love the Criterion.
You know, it WAS Jimmy
sent that card to Ivy.
We must keep a firm eye on her,
But, your ladyship...
You have nothing to apologise for.
Because you are strong enough.