Aired 8 years ago - Nov 09, 2014
Preparations are under way for Rose's wedding, but family tensions on both sides threaten to derail proceedings. Edith's arrangement with Marigold is happily working out, but how long can she and Cora conceal the truth from Robert? Denker reveals an
unexpected side to her personality, which causes trouble for more than one of the servants. With the war memorial due to be unveiled, Mrs Patmore is still upset, but Robert has something up his sleeve. Branson comes to a heart-wrenching decision, and the storm clouds that have been gathering over Anna and Bates finally burst.
You think we'll look a bit dingy?
How's Lord Sinderby? I think
he dreams of my changing my mind.
Before you do, have you thought
about the work in the village?
Everyone, we will be unveiling
the war memorial in the village
We'll need representatives of
the regiments involved and a band,
I don't want what remains
to be ugly.
Shorter than yourself, Mr Bates.
You've examples of everything we do.
for the unveiling, which will
include you as William's widow.
Edith is obsessed with that child.
North of the park.
Oh yes, I know where it is.
In my last place, the footmen
stayed 'til they went to bed.
so you could meet
some of the relations.
Well, I want you to know that you'll
always be welcome at Canningford.
Thank you, Carson.
Calm yourself. You must be aware that
most of this stuff is just routine?
Where is the lovelorn swain tonight?
- Who is it?
- Your tea, sir.
Who's it from?
You'd be surprised what people
can sink to, to get their own way.
Why? What did he tell you?
Their mother will not be Jewish
and neither will they!
When you read I'm on trial
for murder, it'll be your fault.
and I'll be sad to say goodbye,
but I think it's right.
What are you doing in here?
I don't know what
I'll do without you.
No. It wouldn't be fair.
she's not made a play for you?
Shrimpie and I are in the process
of getting a divorce.
Then I don't want to know.
Those going to the Savoy Chapel,
and whatever I can do to
make him happy, I will do.
The call of young Marigold.
You sound as if you don't approve.
People grow up and move away
and things change.
Right, let's go.
Aired 8 years ago - Nov 02, 2014
Rosamund shows up at Downton following Edith's surprise departure. Rose is pleased to introduce Atticus and his parents to everyone. Anna and Bates think about a fresh start, now that that their problems seem to be behind them. Molesley is worried
after Daisy becoming disillusioned with her studies. Mary and Blake seize a chance to send Gillingham a strong message.
and Mabel is dying for love of you.
Don't be ungrateful. I've blessed
your mother every day
I knew why they were in Switzerland.
Are you going to say anything to
it proved he didn't. He bought the
ticket in York
This is cold so it can go up now but
cover it till it's served.
What's the point?
And I'm one of the latter.
I terribly hope not.
What's the matter, granny? I was
worried about Edith.
She wouldn't listen to me.
Well spotted. What about Mr Mason?
you'd understand if I did.
Just promise me it's a struggle.
how to get in touch with Edith.
You don't suppose there's anything
wrong with us, do you?
Pity. I'd have been so pleased but
there we are.
On both sides.
Very well, we'll discuss it now in
front of your new employees
Yes. I wonder if it is a good idea.
Nor am I.
Things have moved on, Miss Baxter.
I'd feel ashamed.
I spoke to his wife, My Lord. He's
away until Friday.
Even so, it's best not to pretend
it'll be plain sailing.
An invented dead husband here? I'd
never get away with it in London.
If that's how you feel, he doesn't
have to know. Nor Mary.
Ooh, I think he will if you allow me
to handle it.
Mr Drewe. Can you help my mother
with her suitcases?
Don't forget the dinner on Friday.
Thank you so much for my lovely tea.
Not a bit.
What is it now, Spratt?
I do. I don't want to hurry anyone
but can we bring this to an end?
if I'd had the chance. Don't talk as
if your life were not worthwhile...
That's why they took her in the
I could watch her. I don't have to
go to the dinner. I think you do.
Mr Bates was talking about doing
The fact is, most marriages that
Or will her inevitable failure prove
a source of misery to them both?
And thank you for a delightful
We won't forget it in a hurry. Let
us remember it for two reasons.
Aired 8 years ago - Oct 26, 2014
Relations between Robert and Cora continue to be strained. Blake's scheming starts to come to fruition when Mary is unexpectedly pitted against her love rival. Edith receives some terrible news and decides to take drastic action. Following a
mysterious tip off, Baxter becomes embroiled in the investigation of Green's death. Thomas' condition deteriorates, prompting him to finally reveal the truth to Baxter. Love is in the air for more than one member of the Crawley family.
Shrimpie says he's narrowing the list
They were shocked by how unhealthy
some of the new recruits were.
Oh, he would have done. I just didn't
choose to tell him where I was going.
I wanted you
from the moment I first saw you.
You think to be unhappy
in a marriage...is ill-bred.
Edith inherits Gregson's publishing
company. I think I expected that.
Oh, I'm glad, because...
No, never mind.
When I've done these,
I might go back to the cottage
And I'm supposed to applaud your
poking around in my things, am I?
No, I will look at it. Thank you.
He thought it - and he was mistaken.
concerning Mr and Mrs Bates.
Not even that.
We'd have no real income
for 2O years.
and the liquid you injected, all the
pills you've been taking, all of it.
And the pills and injections were
supposed to continue the process.
I might ask Stapeley
to have a look at her.
It suits you.
Papa, do you agree?
Rose and I are going,
whether you're coming or not.
I would've handed in both halves.
The fact that it was in my pocket,
He thought I could be a teacher,
if that doesn't make you laugh.
Twice round a course of
I shall cheer you on. What about
you? When did you decide to ride?
Are you going out again? No.
I've a new tenancy contract to check,
and leave the keys
with the station master.
We've nothing formal that gives us
any claim over her.
Can I have a look, Donk?
Huh. Well, now you've accepted him,
you'll hear no more argument from me.
Come on, faster!
Even if it's in your own interest?
Mm-hm. You rode well.
You haven't met my mother-in-law and our
cousin, Mrs Crawley. Good afternoon.
Could you take those two down?
Aired 8 years ago - Oct 19, 2014
Simon Bricker returns to Downton to discuss the painting with Cora. Branson makes a difficult decision about Sarah Bunting. Rose encounters a handsome stranger. Determined to stop Isobel making the wrong decision about Lord Merton, Violet enlists
the help of Doctor Clarkson. Charles Blake surprises Mary with a cunning plan to help her get exactly what she wants. Mrs Patmore seeks Carson's advice on a financial matter. Inspector Vyner returns with some ominous words of warning for Anna.
The trouble is, the farmer's wife,
But my vision of this country
is different from yours.
Anna, I've had a note
from Sergeant Willis.
That is more flattering still.
It's the family's fault, really.
It bewilders me.
This is Marigold.
You've pitted yourself against them
from the start.
you have no reason to believe
You're as infirm as Windsor Castle.
Wan... Wan Chai?
And you liked Mr Green?
They're based in Thirsk, so they're
local, and their work is excellent.
I love cake.
Oh, come and have some, if you like.
Miss Bunting? I must confess
I am surprised to see you here.
Mr Carson's giving me investment advice
and Miss Bunting's leaving Downton,
She was checking something
in the dining room. I held her up.
Barrow, are you quite well?
But why do the rituals, the clothes
and the customs, matter so much?
That's nice of you.
I'll just let Mr Carson know.
But remember, Tom - make the right
choice for you and not for us.
So, shall I have a bed made up for you
here, or are you going to tell me now?
What would you suggest?
I wish I had studied it.
As long as you behave.
We are strangers in a strange land.
because we're... we're Jewish.
Oh, Miss Baxter, you may not think
I have the right to ask,
This isn't my idea.
Well, it certainly isn't mine.
Then Lord Grantham must have been
on points from the moment
she walked through the door.
It's too late. We can't get
the child back to Switzerland,
We'll settle the details later.
Oh, I am. It's good to hear advice
from a man of the world.
You said yourself -
who knows when I'll be back?
Do you have a bandage I can have?
Aired 8 years ago - Oct 12, 2014
Sarah Bunting continues to cause waves above stairs, but this time she may have gone too far. On returning to Downton, Thomas suffers an inexplicable illness and Baxter suspects there’s more to it than he’s letting on. Violet reveals to Isobel the
surprising truth of her past with Prince Kuragin. Mary comes to a decision concerning Lord Gillingham, but things don’t go quite as planned. When Rose’s father returns to Downton, he breaks news that will shock the whole family.
Well, we'll get a taxi home - that's
Do you remember Rostov?
It doesn't seem so to me.
when I asked after the Princess.
Oh, you only say that to sound
Well, the Martboroughs are very
rich. Shrimpie hasn't got a bean.
Why did you want me to go with you
so I didn't see who he really was at
I do hope this won't be something
I state freely and proudly, Isobel,
that I have fallen in love with you.
to refuse your request would seem
I'm not glum, am I?
It's good to know you've got your
Now, you're sure there's no big
I'm afraid there is a particular
matter that has upset her, m'lord.
I've read about this. They wear brown
shirts and go around bullying people.
Very good, m'lady.
He looks after the pigs.
That doorway. First floor.
Don't worry. I wouldn't want a man
who preferred someone else.
I haven't got a moment and, as Mr
Carson says, you are the First Footman.
that were like a wound in battle, a
wound to his brain,
They're on the same train and
the car's meeting them, so they'll
have time to change.
Well, I'm glad.
And that is where we differ.
I never take sides in a broken
Mrs Patmore needs two more chafing
dishes first thing tomorrow.
I'm not sure where I'm going to go
yet, but I'll find something.
On the subject of marriage, I have
no right to give advice,
Well, I won't let it happen.
I love you and you love me.
Mr Molesley. You wanted to see me?
I wasn't sure you'd want to come.
Does it belong to any of you?
Mr Barrow was reading it earlier.
Yes. It would be absolutely lovely.
Well, he knows it now.
I knew it before.
You could put the cases away, if
you've a mind.
Is something wrong with the dinner,
m'lord? Not at all.
Quite a testimonial.
May we go, m'lord?
What is the latest one about?
Then it makes me wonder whether
Downton is the place for him.
No, I'm not.
to the spot where Mr Green died.
Aired 8 years ago - Oct 05, 2014
Mary's secret assignation is very nearly blown, but Violet's quick thinking saves the day. Robert is left red faced and furious when things do not go as planned. The events surrounding Green's death come under scrutiny once again. Mrs Patmore is
devastated when old wounds are reopened but Carson is unsympathetic. Branson receives an interesting proposition concerning the future of the Downton estate. A figure from Violet's distant past suggests she has buried secrets of her own.
Aired 8 years ago - Sep 28, 2014
With the house recovering from the night’s dramatic events, Robert is faced with a very difficult decision. As Daisy continues to struggle with her studies, Mrs Patmore has an idea which might solve everything. Thomas has it in for Baxter. As Rose
tries to convince Robert of the virtues of a wireless at Downton, Lord Merton continues his hot pursuit of Isobel. When Mary puts her reputation on the line, Anna is made a reluctant accomplice.
Now that Jimmy, erm, James, has
I got this letter from Charles
Blake? What does he want?
Bella Davis telephoned to talk about
her work with Russian refugees in York.
After all, she's almost a foundling.
No parents of her own.
Yes, I could be Marigold's godmother.
She's got a godmother.
With Lord Merton frisking around her
skirts and getting in the way.
Oh, gallant Mr Molesley. She's never
told you though, has she?
I feel quite nervous. And I'm not
Well, won't he take care of it?
Do you think with her past she'd
come near a house like this?
I know you mean to lead me into
further inquiry but I couldn't care
less what you think, Thomas.
I've been talking to Mr Drewe. Did
you know they've taken in a child?
What's Mr Branson's pal doing down
Wait a minute! That is Daisy's
It's a fad. It won't last.
Well, then. I think you have all the
and I've been looking forward to
discussing it with you.
the drawing rooms and the music rooms
are feminine. Or so I was taught.
The problem will come when she has a
child of her own to distract her.
I'm not very good at abroad.
she's in the kitchen?
I mentioned the painting here and
that was it. He's very brown. Lucky chap.
So every time we entertain we must
invite this tinpot Rosa Luxemburg.
But do you ever think you might have
been in Rome too long?
It's lucky Miss Bunting refused our
invitation or she'd give tell us
Carson, how are we to move forward
with the memorial?
And should we not support him in his
hour of endurance?
I'm different now. I wish you could
Tomorrow I can show you some other
pictures he brought back if you have time.
What's this? Daisy's worried she's
been infected with a cold from the
I employ a jewel thief to look after
my jewels. It doesn't make sense!
I loved Rose's definition of
Plantagenets are as susceptible as
housemaids when it comes to sex.
If the time comes, then we will talk
life will be lived in much closer
quarters in future.
or the post office and takes a
chance to visit the grave then.
What's the matter?
Why should anything be the matter?
But I don't think I'm very likeable
to people here.
Aired 8 years ago - Sep 21, 2014
The story moves on to 1924, when the first ever Labour government heralds a sea change that is felt throughout the nation - nowhere more so than at Downton. A suggested plan for a war memorial unexpectedly pits Carson against Robert and Mrs Hughes.
Young Jimmy the footman is the object of some unwanted female attention. Thomas gives Baxter an ultimatum. Branson's growing friendship with someone Robert considers quite unsuitable causes concern. After the tragedy she has been through, Lady Mary now seems ready to find love once more. Cracks appear in Edith and Tim Drewe's special arrangement as she struggles to keep her emotions in check - something which may have disastrous consequences for the entire household.
Now, start the salmon pates,
while I do a lemon mayonnaise.
Who was it?
A group's arriving from the village
Did that come in the second post?
Yes, I suppose it would be fun.
even if it does sound faintly
I don't intend to explain, but I was
rather disappointed in him.
I would have hoped for better.
Is Mrs Drewe with you? No, she's at
home, looking after the young 'uns.
I'm afraid serving me is a bit
beneath his dignity.
I want responsibility.
I want to be an adult.
You live there too, you know.
I'm not sure where I live.
But that's all in God's hands.
There's nothing we can do.
Oh, you know. We've seen each other
at parties for 40 years.
I thought we could invite some
people, make an evening of it.
Not that brother, I hope.
Someone local. Rose has met her.
I need hardly say you're not to
repeat a word to Bates.
but I do know it's usual to be
invited to dinner by the hostess.
May I present Dr Clarkson?
I think you know Lord Merton.
So, how are the famous pigs doing?
I'm determined to get you over to
regretting the past or dreading the
But what happened, exactly?
Well, there was this terrible noise.
I may not know your story, but I do know
it'll be worse if Mr Barrow tells her first.
But if he knew something wrong about you,
why would he put you forward for the job?
Now, I'm not asking what you said, but I
want to be sure that you held nothing back.
Wasn't Cora's permission enough?
if you don't find a way to keep her
I'm not convinced these memorials
are a good idea,
I dare say it was, Your Ladyship.
Both gatherings were interesting,
in their different ways.
And can you please keep Molesley in the
kitchens until his hair stops turning blue?
when you knew every detail
of her past.
I've come a long way from who I was.
I won't start concocting excuses for
myself. There are no excuses.
Maybe, but she makes Papa say things
he doesn't mean,
That's not the normal purpose of
We'll take over now, m'lord.