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November 04, 2013

9 things Learned from Downton Abbey this Week

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9 things we learned from Downton Abbey this week

taken from information at The Mirror and itv
Last week, Edith was most likely pregnant , the Bates’ marriage continued to suffer under the strain of Anna’s rape and Alfred went to that London to become a chef. Oh, and the Dowager surprised us all.                        
But what of this week? Here’s the Downton down-low.            

1. Robert must be there.                        

Cora’s brother is in trouble, and Robert is expected to hie hence to America post haste. Cora hopes he shall rescue her reckless brother, probably with money, possibly produced via the means of a happy coincidence.            
This puts the old grump bag out of the picture for the whole episode. Good.            

2. Mary knows about the rape.            

And she’s going to try and help poor Anna. Her first task is to make sure Lord Robert doesn’t take Mr Bates. Because Robert loves Lady Mary more than anyone else (including Cora) he swiftly agrees.            
She suggests that Anna see a doctor, or report the rape, but Anna rebuffs her. Still, I’m interested to see how this plays out now that Anna’s BFF-cum-employer knows about it.            

3. The Dowager is ill.            

No! NOOO! Is Dame Maggie Smith’s life the sacrifice demanded by the demons of Downton, to pay for Edith’s pregnancy? Because, as we all know, that’s how it works in Downton- one in, one out. Just ask dead Sybil and dead Matthew.            
“I really don’t feel well at all” she says, as she wheezes and hacks and coughs. Oh, Dowager! Please don’t die! Dr Carson reports that it’s bronchitis, and Cousin Isobel volunteers to look after her, being a trained nurse and all. I would dearly love to see Violet and Isobel starring in their very own sitcom: Two Posh Ladies or somesuch. Call me, Julian!            
The Dowager pulls through (thank GOD) and when she realises that Cousin Isobel basically saved her goddamn life, she is at a loss for words. Then they play cards. Oh! These two!            

4. The pigs have arrived!            

I must say, my reaction was somewhat cooler than Mary’s “oo-ooh!”            

5. Mr Blake is still knocking around.            

He and Lord Napier are still doing their deathly dull survey of the flailing aristo class, and they’re still using Downton as a base.            
While Mr Napier is at dinner with his parents, Charles Blake goes from aloof to “a-hellooooo there Mr Blake!” when he visits the pigs with Mary and, spotting that they’re thirsty, helps save their piggy lives. Mary mucks in, too, literally, and they have quite the romantic pig-rescuing first date. Is there anything sexier than a pig rescue mission? If there is, I don’t wanna know about it.            
I give them two weeks before they’re having a sexy tussle.            

6. Plotting: a skill all women must learn.            

You’re not wrong, Mrs Hughes.
             

7. Meanwhile, in London…            

Edith’s in the club (knocked up, you get me?), and Rose is going to the club with her (gasp!) black lover, Mr Ross. While Rose is yucking it up, Edith is going for an illegal abortion. Christ, that escalated quickly.            
Edith has a hard time deciding to go through with the abortion and, distracted by a crying lady, she leaves. So, she will be having Michael Gregson’s bastard child after all. Oh, I do hope he’s not dead in Deutschland!            
To be honest, while I’m pro-choice like Wendy Davis, I’m pretty glad Edith didn’t have an abortion. I am barely over the loss of Sybil: I could not handle Edith being offed by a backstreet botch job.            

8. Branson hasn’t lost his passion for politics.            

He goes to hear a Lib Dem politician talk, and ends up sitting next to a pretty lady and talking about Socialism. Be still, my beating heart!            

9. The rapist returns.            

Lord Gillingham’s back in the house with his rapist valet, Mr Green. This is awful and I can’t even deal with it. Mrs Hughes confronts him, and he tries to blame poor Anna. But Mrs Hughes is having none of it, and I have started having deep and involved fantasies where Anna and Mrs Hughes murder him horribly.
Unfortunately for Mr Green, Bates isn’t stupid: one sly comment too many, and Mr Green could find himself murdered after all. I can only hope.            

Next week!            

Edith has a think about possibly palming her baby off on a local farmer, Rose and her paramour are discovered and tension reaches a fever pitch with the Bateses and Mr Green. Did you see the look on his face when he realized it was Mr. Green who attacked Anna?!  Oh man..... I’m not sure I can take much more.  It's going to be a long week.





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2 comments:

  1. my downton prediction was off somewhat. instead of mr bates--in the boot room--with a cane, it was mrs hughes--in the boot room--with a sharp tongue! #teamelsie

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  2. Was anyone else terrified that the rapist was gonna attack mrs Hughes when they were in the boot room? I really thought he was gonna hurt her. I was so happy she told him off and made it out safely.

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