September 30, 2012

Downton Abbey 3 - Episode 3

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

193"Episode Three"Andy GoddardJulian Fellowes30 September 201211.96 [nb 13]47 minutes
May 1920. Matthew receives a letter that Lavinia's late father left for him. He writes that he knew how Matthew broke Lavinia's heart and still wants him to have his money. Matthew finally agrees to accept it, saving Downton. Lord Grantham refuses to accept the money as a gift, instead insisting that he and Matthew become joint masters of Downton. Edith's wedding day finally arrives, but as she is walking down the aisle Strallan changes his mind and calls off the wedding; giving in to the reservations of her family members. Mrs Hughes finally receives the news that she does not have cancer, which visibly relieves both Mr. Carson and Mrs. Patmore. Thomas tries to get revenge on O'Brien by spreading a rumour to the family that she will be leaving Downton. Bates's cellmate tries to get him into trouble by planting drugs in his bunk, but Bates is warned in time by another inmate. 

Jessica Brown Findley as Lady Sybil, Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith, and Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary, at Lady Edith's wedding in ITV1's Downton Abbey.

September 25, 2012

Downton Abbey - gifting on a Budget... Because not all of us have maids & butlers.

Under $20.00 or FREE - Downton Abbey Extras

Music, Books, DVD's, Paper Dolls, Calendars, MP3 & More!


Downton Abbey Paper Dolls?  Cool!  Simply click on the picture of your desired character to print larger sizes.  All it costs is a bit of your time!  Just print, cut out and paste onto cardboard.  

And finally, 
I found a "FREE BATES"  T-Shirts online, 
selling for 22.00 - 25.00 dollars.  
It would be super easy to DIY your own 
for a fraction of the cost!

Gifts that the people living upstairs will LOVE

and the downstairs staff could afford!

September 24, 2012

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. 

September 18, 2012

Downton Abbey 3 Episode 1

For those of you who can not wait for Downton Abbey season 3 to play here in the states. Here is the first full episode of season 3.  Yeah!

nited States beginning 6 January 2013.[43]
for series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal airdateViewers (in millions)
UK viewers by BARB; figures include ITV1 HD and ITV1 +1 broadcasts
Running time
(excluding commercial breaks)
171"Episode One"Brian PercivalJulian Fellowes16 September 201211.43 [nb 11]
7.9 (PBS)[14]
66 minutes
March 1920. Cora’s mother, Martha Levinson, sweeps into Downton for Matthew and Mary’s wedding, astonishing the Dowager Countess with her critical and "revolutionary" American way of seeing things. Lord Grantham learns that his massive investment of Cora's fortune in the Grand Trunk Railway has failed, leaving the estate near bankruptcy. Salvation is possible, as Matthew is entitled to inherit a large amount of money from Lavinia's father, but his high values will not let him keep the money, feeling it a betrayal of Lavinia and her father. Meanwhile, O'Brien's nephew Alfred joins the staff downstairs and struggles to satisfy Carson's high standards, made worse by Thomas' jealous behaviour. Sybil and her husband, Tom Branson, return to Downton to a muted response, particularly as Branson remains highly vocal about his political beliefs. Matthew repairs things when he chooses Branson to be his best man, and despite hesitance the night before, Matthew and Mary are married. 

September 17, 2012

Downton Abbey - Season 3 has begun in the UK

Watch Downton Abbey Season 3 Preview on PBS. See more from Masterpiece.

Season three of the most phenomenally popular series in MASTERPIECE history is coming January 6, 2013.With a cast including Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Dan Stevens, and new for next season — Shirley MacLaine, anticipation is building.  Since season three has already begun in the UK, we can get a glimpse of what we are in for!!

The series begins by informing viewers it is now the 1920s and the family are preparing for Mary and Matthew's big day. I'm going to try not to read all the spoilers and wait until I can watch it myself... we'll see how that works out. Can't wait!

About time too: Lady Mary and Matthew finally tied the knot in the first episode of series three of Downton Abbey

Here comes the bride: Lady Mary was seen in her wedding gown for the first time, viewers had not been treated to a sneak peek in any of the trailers
The wedding we have all been waiting for: The nuptials ended the will they won't they storyline
Big star: Shirley Shirley MacLaine makes her big debut on the show

Best Maggie Moments: