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September 23, 2012

Downton Abbey 3 - Episode 2






Full recap below: 
(spoiler - dont read further if you have yet to watch the episode)










182"Episode Two"Brian PercivalJulian Fellowes23 September 201212.08 [nb 12]47 minutes
April 1920. With the future of Downton hanging in the balance, Mary and the Dowager Countess conspire to show Downton at its grandest to persuade Mrs Levinson to give Downton more money and save them from financial ruin. Their attempts are impeded by the oven breaking down, giving Mrs Levinson a chance to take over running the party herself in radical fashion. She reveals, when finally asked for help, that though she will "entertain them in New York" she cannot provide them with money, as her own late husband tied it up in the estate, much as Violet's did. She tells them they have to adapt to the changing world, and states her intent to return to America. Meanwhile downstairs, O'Brien and Thomas wage war against one another due to Alfred's recent promotion to valet to Matthew, whilst Mrs Levinson's maid takes a shine to Alfred. Mrs Hughes faces a cancer scare that she shares only with Mrs Patmore and Doctor Clarkson, and Isobel Crawley finds that Ethel has become a prostitute. Edith actively pursues Anthony Strallan as a potential husband and he proposes, despite the reservations of the other family members that he is too old. 

12 comments:

  1. thank you, thank you, thank you! I thought that by not jumping on the Downton Abbey bandwagon was fine. I cought the bug and you came to my rescue!

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  2. you're welcome! I tried to resist as well and I was determined not to like it as much as everyone else did. Obviously I failed miserably and now I am a bigger fan than most of my friends. :) Glad to help feed your Downton addiction!

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  3. AnonymousMay 17, 2013

    I for one , was very reluctant to follow the band wagons,,,,then one night in boredom, I said ok let me see what all the fuss is about....OMG !!!!! instantaneously hooked !!!!! It seems I cant live my evening without Downton, even if it is re-runs.....Let me state I am a transplant , born in London, England, but have lived the majority of my life in the great USA....but somehow I have a great pull to the other side of the pond....So I say Thank You for giving all of us the chance to watch and watch again....Thank You

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    1. This has got to be one of the best downton comments EVER!! thanks!!

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  4. I was able to watch the first episode and now the second starts and then displays an error message. Any ideas?

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    1. I had the same problem. But when I went to episode 3 it worked. Did you get episode 2 to play ever?

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    2. Thanks for letting me know. I have checked the video and the information I keep getting is that it may take a while but that it will fix itself. Kind of like it needs to refresh? I dont know. BUT....in the meantime, you can use this link to go directly to my google drive and watch this episode. I cant have you missing out on Downton! So, you enjoy and I'll keep trying to figure it out on my end. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwHtpvyI_CMpRFB6cmRMTU5yTmc/edit?usp=sharing

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  5. It eventually worked for me. Thank you so much! I am a new fan and am so grateful to you or this site!

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    1. Yeah! So glad it's working for you :)

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  6. I can't watch any of season 3 or 4! Help!

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    1. I show they are all working right now. Maybe you can refresh or restart your computer. Sometimes that helps.

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  7. I started watching this series this weekend and I was so sad to see last night that Seasons 3 & 4 are not working. I tried again this morning on a different computer and I'm still getting the following error... "Unable to play this video at this time. The number of allowed playbacks has been exceeded. Please try again later." I am hoping these will be working when I get home from work this afternoon.

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