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December 26, 2013

DOWNTON ABBEY - SEASON FOUR - CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Elizabeth McGovern as Cora and Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham in Downton Abbey Christmas Special

DOWNTON ABBEY - SEASON FOUR - CHRISTMAS SPECIAL




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Downton Abbey Season 4 Christmas Special Recap: 'Tis the Season

This time last year we were barely able to see beyond our own runny noses, our eyes were so puffed from tears shed over the corpse of Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens). But here we are, a full 365 days later, and things are looking up. The Season 4 Christmas Special premiered today in the UK and it didn’t disappoint.

Lady Edith Went to Geneva And Nobody Told Us!

Lady Edith in Season 4 Christmas Special
   
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The episode begins with the news that Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael) has just returned from Geneva where get this, she’s been away for eight months. That means she’s had her baby! As she explains to a concerned Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith), she was away so long because it was considered best for the baby, a girl, to “be weaned by her real mother.”
Seeing as it’s been more than a year now since the baby’s father and Edith’s lover, Michael Gregson (Charles Edwards), has disappeared things aren’t looking good that he’s still alive. We grow even more concerned once Edith hears he got into a fight his first night in Germany with a gang of “brown-shirted toughs” whom we can assume are Nazis in the making.
With Edith in line to inherit Michael’s possessions because of the power of attorney he granted her before his departure all those moons ago, she feels compelled to give at least half to the child they had together. Aunt Rosamund (Samantha Bond) discourages Edith from this plan, wanting the whole sad business behind her and her niece. And so the heartache continues.
By the end of the episode, however, Edith has decided to take her heartache by the horns. She reverts to her original plan: to secretly give the baby to a tenant family at Downton so she can see her daughter grow up. Without telling a single member of her family her true plan, Edith sets her sights on Switzerland. 

Time for the Season!

Rose and the Prince of Wales in Season 4 Christmas Special
   
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Since so much time has passed since we last visited the Abbey, it means we’re in high summer and right in time for the London Season. Everything is, to use Cora’s (Elizabeth McGovern) words, “in a kerfuffle” getting ready for Cousin Rose MacClare’s Lily James big debut.
Seemingly fully recovered from her broken engagement to American jazz singer Jack Ross (Gary Carr), Rose flits from nightclub to nightclub. On one such outing she happens to meet the Prince of Wales (Oliver Dimsdale) and makes quite an impression on the famous playboy. The year’s 1923 so this is long before the Prince will give up the throne for one Mrs. Simpson. That, however, doesn’t mean he’s immune to getting into trouble as the episode’s main plotline proves...

A Royal Affair

Tiara in Season 4 Christmas Special
   
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The family’s run-ins with the Royal Family continue throughout the episode with Rose being presented at Buckingham Palace. Also in the crowd of partygoers, a new face: Freda Dudley-Ward (Janet Montgomery), whom it becomes very clear has more than a friendly relationship with the Prince of Wales. When a certain letter goes missing (stolen by that one klepto of an acquaintance we met earlier inSeason 4, Mr. Terence Sampson) Ivy is in a tizzy trying to get it back.
Once Rose goes to Uncle Robert “Diehard Monarchist” Crawley (Hugh Bonneville), he calls in the whole family to reclaim the letter.Mary is (Michelle Dockery) deployed to grab the letter — “I don’t mind lying” she tells her family — once she’s gained entry to his flat thanks to a forgery worked up by Mr. Bates (Brendan Coyle).
The breaking and entering plan, however, doesn’t work with only the ex-con Bates realizing where Sampson would keep such a valuable letter: on his person. While helping Sampson put on his quote after an impromptu poker game, Bates, a man of many talents, snags the letter and once again saves the family Crawley.

Tom’s Latest Stop on the Drive to Love

Tom Branson and Sarah Bunting in Season 4 Christmas Special
   
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After “accidentally” bumping into the town’s pretty schoolmarm, Tom Branson (Allen Leechfinally asks Sarah Bunting (Daisy Lewis) out on a date. It only took him months to get around to it, making Sarah feel he’s been “avoiding” her. But those days are done with Tom even giving Sarah a tour of the nearly deserted Downton.
Unfortunately for Tom, there is one person still left at Downton: Thomas Barrow (Rob James-Collier). When the conniving underbutler spots Tom and Sarah on their tour while lurking in the shadows, it can’t mean good things for the former chauffeur particular since Thomas has more than a chip on his shoulder about taking orders from a former servant, no matter how kind and considerate said former servant may be.
So it isn’t exactly a surprise that upon arriving in London, Thomas promptly tells Robert of his discovery “quite late” on the bedroom gallery, setting Tom’s father-in-law on edge. Bad boy Barrow’s at work once again with the consequences of his little tattle-tale yet to be realized.

Ethan, The Surprising American Valet

Harold's Valet Ethan at the Beach in Season 4 Christmas Special
   
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Joining Martha Levinson (Shirley MacLaine) and Harold Levinson (Paul Giamatti) on their grand tour of Europe/Harold’s lie low after financial lawbreaking trip is Ethan (Michael Benz), who turns out to be a truly delightful new character full of surprises. The puppy-like blond immediately takes a shine to the little loved Daisy Mason (Sophie McShera), for which we love him. His curiosity and eagerness comes as a stark contrast to the rather dour kitchen’s maid who, she tells him, is “never excited.”
That same straightforwardness gets Ethan a little bit on prim and proper Mr. Carson’s (Jim Carter) bad side with Downton’s main man sternly telling the peppy young American, “You’re a footman, not a traveling salesman.” And Ethan explaining to Carson that he wants to talk “man and man” — priceless.
Ethan’s interested in chatting mono y mono with Carson to make sure Daisy doesn’t already have a suitor. She doesn’t, as we all know too well after this season, and so Ethan begins his mission to add a little excitement to Daisy’s life. And boy, does he! Daisy does such a good job cooking, Harold wants to hire her outright and have her join them in America thanks to more than a nudge from Ethan in that direction. Daisy defers, however, leaving Ivy Stuart (Cara Theobold) to jump at the chance to head west across the Atlantic.

Meet Uncle Harold

Harold Levinson and Madeline in Season 4 Christmas Special
   
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As previously mentioned, joining the “American contingent” this Christmas is Uncle Harold, a very rich man who doesn’t like the very rich. Shortly after his arrival, Harold meets Rose’s friend and fellow English beauty Madeline (Poppy Drayton). It’s not exactly a surprise theymeet; Madeline’s father, the plotting Lord Aysgarth (James Fox), makes sure his lovely daughter is thrust into Harold’s way as often as possible.
“I’m use to it,” the jaded American tells Madeline while they twirl around a ballroom. “Use to what?” she naively asks. “Fathers wanting me to dance with their daughters.” But Harold’s brashness eventually offends Madeline, who seems sweet if often cowed by her overbearing father. To make up for it, Harold invites her for a picnic in the park, also bringing along mother Martha and Lord Aysgarth, who has gold-digging schemes of his own.
But where Martha is able to outstep Lord Aysgarth, Harold finds himself falling for Madeline. Thankfully, the young socialite’s intentions seem pure enough with her own feelings for the world-wary American businessman appearing to grow throughout the episode. They leave things on a letter-writing business but, as we’ve seen before, the written word can do wonders on Downton Abbey.

The Fight for Lady’s Mary Heart Continues

Lady Mary Crawley Season 4 Christmas Special
   
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In one corner, we have Lord Gillingham, Anthony Foyle (Tom Cullen). In the other,Charles Blake (Julian Ovenden). Both continue their fight for Lady Mary’s heart, a prize the widow isn’t giving up easily. Often during the Christmas Special, the trio keep crossing paths with Tony and Charles barely able to keep from engaging in fisticuffs.
Eventually, both men get dragged by the heartstrings into the family’s plan to save the Royal Family. Despite their help, however, Mary continues to keep both at arm’s length. “Oh Tony, I wish I knew. I feel so cruel,” she tells Lord Gillingham of how she’s “dangling” him, Charles, and, yes, even Evelyn Napier (Brendan Patricks) gets a shoutout.
“My destiny is to save Downton for George,” she continues, prompting good man Gillingham to reveal that Charles isn’t an upper class outsider as Mary has always thought. He will, in fact, inherit one of the largest estates in the land and, Tony says, “be more eligible than I.” When Mary asks Charles about his shared background with her, he says he kept it all under wraps because “I wanted to win you by myself.”
So has he? Mary simply tells the men to “let battle commence.” Or, you know, enter yet another round.

Mr. Green Continues to Cause Trouble From the Grave

Mr. Green (Nigel Harman) may be dead and gone —and good riddance! — but his ghost continues to haunt the lives of those at Downton. When Mrs. Hughes (Phyllis Logan) finds a ticket stub to London in Mr. Bates’s coat pocket from the day Mr. Green was killed in Piccadilly, she becomes suspicious that he was indeed behind the twisted valet’s fatal accident.
For some inexplicable reason — blame a lifetime of service and loyalty — she goes to Mary with the latest development. Although Mrs. Hughes insists she stands behind anything Mr. Bates may have done for his wife, legal or not, Mary struggles to keep the suspicious secret. Surprising, we know.
Only after Bates gets the family out of the jam with the Royal Family does Mary realize she must stay loyal to the valet and his wife. And so she tosses the incriminating ticket stub into the fire and, we hope, ends the Mr. Green chapter of life at Downton Abbey.

Let’s Go to the Beach!

Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes in Season 4 Christmas Special
   
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Early in the episode, Cora charges Mr. Carson with arranging an exciting outing for the staff to thank them for their hard work in London. Of course, Mr. Carson doesn’t exactly have his finger on the pulse of what’s fun, listing museum after museum to go visit. Of course, the dusty ideas don’t inspire enthusiasm among the staff.
Finally, though, Carson settles on taking the group to the beach after some careful prodding and postcard placement by Mrs. Hughes. It’s there that we conclude this episode’s Christmas Special, out in the bright sunshine and fresh air, far from the miasma of death and destruction cast during Season 3’s same episode. Perhaps Julian Fellowes had some metaphor about the everlasting nature of the sea he wished to impart this Christmas Day. Personally, we’re just happy everyone’s still alive.

Random Notes

  • More power to Isobel (Penelope Wilton) and Lord Merton (Douglas Reith) as they continue their dance around one another. Although surprisingly demure when it comes to the blooming romance, Isobel does seem intrigued by Lord Merton’s advances. If only Matthew could see his mama now.
     
  • Let’s give a Golden Globe to that two woman sparring match that occurs between the Dowager and Martha. In a face-off between the new world and the old, the heavyweight acting legends perfectly capture the struggles society faced in the 1920s as centuries-old traditions faded away as a new world grew stronger. A round of applause for Dame Maggie Smith and her equally talented American counterpart, Shirley MacLaine!
     
  • Quote of the episode: “Suppose I fall over,” a trouser-wearing Mr. Carson says as he grabs Mrs. Hughes’s hands and wades into the sea.

What did you think to the Downton Abbey Christmas special? 

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151 comments:

  1. It was wonderful!!!! Thank you June so much for the Season 4 episodes and the final episode makes a great end of the year treat!! Thank you so, so much! The wait was so worth it............

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  2. My thoughts:

    1. Wish we'd gotten more info about the Bates/Green saga.
    2. I've always thought Carson and Mrs. Greene should get together. Maybe it's going to happen.
    3. I'm glad no one died!
    4. Wish Mary would choose Gillingham.
    5. Can't wait til next autumn.

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    1. You mean Carson and Mrs. Hughes?

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    2. Nononono!!! Mary needs to end up with Charles Blake! He's so precious! And I've always thought that in their old age Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes friendship would become something more. Not to mention poor old Mosely and Mrs. Greene!

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  3. Thank you so much for posting the Christmas special! I also appreciated the written recap, as the story is very involved, it is nice to read through to ensure I got the all the plot points straight. Thanks again!

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  4. I can't get the Christmas Special to play. It says there have been too many playbacks. Is the remedy just waiting a few hours and trying again?

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  5. Hello, I am not sure what happened but I was in the middle of watching the video when I rewinded a little bit to catch something I missed. When it started to play a meeasge came up saying I could no longer watch do to too many views. Is there a way to continue watching?

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  6. All the playbacks have exceeded, when do you think you will put up another one? Thank you for posting these videos and all you do! I really appreciate it.

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    1. just added two new ones!

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    2. Are there anymore playbacks!?!?! Thank you so much for being so sweet and thinking of all of us!

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    3. thanks so much for all of this, trying to get the Christmas one, my last one left, to play for the last week and can't seem to get a playback, am I doing something wrong. thanks again.

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  7. Can't watch it! Tried reloading, still won't work. Can you send me a link?

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  8. Thanks for posting!!

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  9. I can see everything that is happening, I hear the music, but the voices of the people sound like little squeaks. I've tried 2 computers and it's the same on both. Any suggestions?

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  10. How long before each video reloads the allowable playbacks?

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  11. Will you be adding any more videos this evening? Thank you for doing this!

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  12. Hi June. Hoping you can add the video again. Came home from work to watch and it has all run out. Really appreciate all your efforts to keep us up to speed on the episodes. Thanks tons.

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  13. Thanks June. Our hearts were set on watching this evening, so hope you can post another this evening. all other video links are tapped out currently.

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  14. Hi June, Thanks for posting this. Our hearts were set on watching this evening but all videos posted are currently tapped out. Will you be adding more this evening?

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    1. just added another one but it may go fast so hurry!

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  15. Can you post the link like in the other videos, for the Google Doc?

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  16. Adding any more tonight? :)

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  17. JUNE, JUNE, JUNE??!!!!!! What is going on with the Christmas Special?!!! Oh no!!!!! When will it be available again??!!!!
    Thanks for posting it thought!

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  18. You're so awesome! Thank you!!!

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  19. Hi June, are you going to reload another.

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  20. all other video links are tapped out currently, any chance of being able to load another?! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

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  21. June, Thank you for your continuous support to us, the fans. Is there anyway we could get another video tonight? All the current ones have been exceeded. Thank you!!

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  22. Hi June,

    Will you be adding more links anytime soon? Thank you! You are much appreciated!

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  23. Hi June, will you be posting another tonight.
    Thank you so much,

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  24. Okay. Should I go to bed and check again tomorrow or wait up for another reload?

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  25. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! June, you are wonderful and very much appreciated for posting Downton Abbey (all of the series and the Christmas Specials) on line and for free. I didn't have to wait until January to see Season 4 on PBS here in California. I can hardly wait for Season 5 to begin in the Fall of 2014, the show is so good. I just hope Season 5 isn't the last one. Have a Happy and Healthy New Year.

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  26. Will you be adding another one? All of them are tapped out again. Thanks!

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  27. will more files be available this evening, or not until tomorrow..? Can't seem to find any files available to download,,,,thanks!

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  28. Will any more files be loaded, or will they be available tomorrow? Thanks

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  29. Hi June, Thank you so much for posting these! You are very sweet. This one is all out of possible viewings. Will you be adding others soon?

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  30. Holy Cow Guys! Three hours ago the views were just over four thousand for DA special. Now it is over 19,000!!
    NINETEEN THOUSAND!!! Uh....I can't keep up. So sorry, but if you didn't get to watch this evening, you will have to wait until morning.

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  31. Thank you so much! What a wonderful ending to the season! Mr. Carson made me laugh out loud several times! Merry Christmas!

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  32. Thank you so very much indeed :) LOVED it!

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  33. That was terrific, LOL. Thank you so much June, I hated when it ended, wish I could watch DA 24 hours a day.

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  34. how can i watch it? it says its exceeded the amount of views. does that mean it wont play anymore at all? kinda bummed.

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  35. I thought the plots were a bit slow moving with this years Christmas Special ,they shouldn't have wasted time with the letter stealing story which took up most of the episode .As a result I found it was a bit boring . I do however thank you for posting. I do love Downton Abbey and I can't wait for the next season to start . That's why they should've given us a little more to chew on until then, but I have to say I'm sure Julian Fellows knows exactly what he's doing.

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  36. Can you please add another one! They have all run out of viewing allowances in 24 hours! Thanks!

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  37. can you post another one it wont let me view it because to many people have thank you

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  38. :-( still haven't seen it. Will you be adding more links?

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  39. Eek! All the playbacks are tapped out, will there be anymore tonight or will it be tomorrow? Thanks so much for posting these!!

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  40. Oh no! I'm too late!! Is it possible to upload another file?? I (and I'm sure so many others) would appreciate it very much!

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  41. I watched the first 30 minutes earlier, but then it froze....the playbacks have been used up ever since. Any chance you'll be posting again? I think it's worse when you've seen a bit! Thanks!!!

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  42. Thank you so much June! I love knowing what's going to happen this season before all of my friends!

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  43. Well, here I am again! :) I didn't get to watch any of the Christmas special today, but now that the kiddos are going to bed I was wondering if any will be posted to watch?

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  44. Thank you for allowing us to watch DA this season! Will you be able to post more links for the Christmas special? Please!!!

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  45. Thank you so very much for making Downton Abbey available to its American fans! Waiting until January 2014 would have been so difficult!!

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  46. will you be able to post any more tonight? thank you!

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  47. What a great episode! Can't believe we have to wait so long for more!!! My favorite quote was the dowager countess telling Branson she supposed could count on him to steer. Thank you June for posting all of these episodes, interviews and great recaps of Downton. :) Happy New Year!!

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    1. yikes!
      I went on earlier and there were episodes ready to be watched...but now, no!
      Thank you SO much for posting these ....hoping for a "refresh" - or we will try again tomorrow...
      God bless you!!

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  48. Any more links? Number of views exceeded! Please and thank you and I LOVE you! Happy new year!!

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  49. Will you please post a new link? Thank you!!

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  50. Blast! I almost finished it and now its been viewed too many times, post another? I can't get enough of the abbey!

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  51. Feeling very sad...I never get to watch, always too late. Will they keep reloading?

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  52. Will you be adding more videos? It appears that I am a little late in getting to this.

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  53. ah thank you for posting these :) It is shut down tonight, but I'll check in tomorrow- hopefully I will be able to see the Christmas episode!

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  54. June,

    my friend told me about your site about a month ago and I cant stop coming back. you are awesome. thank you! thank you

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  55. Desperate to watch the Christmas Episode! Reposting anytime soon? Please please please

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  56. June...would you be so kind as to repost season 2 call the midwife? I cannot get season 1 episode7 or season 1 christmas special either....for several days....thank you for Downton & the paradise.....your a real gem!! Many blessings to you & your family....sincerely, Debbi from Oklahoma

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  57. First, thank you so much, June! Truly appreciate this available to watch.
    If you have a chance to add more Christmas specials I would love to be able to finish the season. Thank you again so very much!!

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  58. Thank you, June!! If you have a chance, please post more Christmas specials...thanks so much!

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  59. I just remembered about this episode. Would you mind reposting it for those of us who missed out on seeing it? Thank you!

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  60. 13 videos, but they are all used up -- does this mean they will reload in the morning? I'll come back then! Thanks for uploading all of these. I've so enjoyed watching Downton Abbey and The Paradise on your site. Both are such great shows, and it's lovely to see them as they are happening in the UK, rather than waiting to see them in the US on PBS. Thanks again for bringing so much pleasure to so many of us!!

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  61. I have loved watching these. Thanks for posting. I sat down with my hubby the other night to watch the Christmas special and it was a no. Keep hoping I will catch it again.

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  62. thank you June, just finishing watching.
    thank you ,thank you, thank you!

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  63. Thank you for posting the videos online so us Yanks can watch them when the Brits can, we really appreciate it on this side of the pond. Might you be able to let us know when the Christmas Special will be up again? I thought I did well by waiting a week to let everyone watch it first, but I guess that wasn't the cleverest of ideas. Thank you!

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  64. Will you be posting any more of the Christmas Special today? Please? ;-)

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  65. I was finally able to watch the final episode of Season 4. And now I have to wait nearly a year for Season 5!?!? Can I stand it? Why do I love this so much? Thanks, June, for making this available to us!

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    1. Did you get to watch the Christmas special? I haven't been able to yet.

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  66. Pls pls post a few more links.. I still hv not been able to watch the Christmas special!

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  67. Will you be posting anymore Christmas specials soon? I'm really looking forward to seeing it. thanks!

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  68. Ahhh. I watched half yesterday, now today they are unavailable and I can't finish the episode.

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  69. Will there be more videos of the Christmas special posted? Everytime I come on here the videos are unavailable. Thanks so much for offering this. This is how I've watched all my Downton Abbey and Midwife episodes

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  70. Are you going to be posting more tonight? I would love to watch the Christmas Eve episode tonight! Thanks!

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  71. Would so love to watch this and I finally got a spare kid free moment, but I can't get any of the boxes to work. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks so much for showing Downton Abbey!!!

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  72. Are you able to post a new link! they arent available for viewing :(

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  73. Please post more! Anxiously waiting!

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  74. None of the videos work. Please please post more, I'm dying to watch

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  75. OH NO, can't see the Christmas episode, just wondering what's going on.

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  76. Please post a new link!! I'm aching to see the Christmas special!!

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  77. Ha! We're all spoiled!!

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  78. I completely forgot that the new Christmas Special Episode was up! Can you please add another video of it? I'd greatly appreciate it! Thank you Simply June! These episodes have been the highlight of my year! You're the best!

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  79. Hey-
    All the videos aren't working. I'm sure you're busy with the new year and everything.... but it'd be really great if you could post a few more links! Thanks so much Jane! You're the best!!

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  80. I keep coming back to see the show but the links aren't working. When do you plan to refresh them again?

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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    1. What!! One day later and I've already missed out! Please Please add episode 9 again! I have been waiting 2 days. This is so fabulous! Thank you so much.

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    2. That went fast...Any chance you can upload one tonight? I was going to have a date night with my wife...she loves Downton and I love her.

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    3. Thank you, SimplyJune! I have enjoyed Season 4, and will gladly wait my turn to see the Christmas Episode, as it appears that all videos has been viewed. I am in the US, and once I found that Season 4 was available for viewing, I was on your site! Again, thank you for Downton Abbey.

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    4. Missed it again! I'm so sorry to bother you. If it's not too much trouble, could you put up the Christmas Special one more time? If it is, I completely understand. I'll just wait to watch it on PBS. Thanks again June!

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  82. Thank you!!!

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  83. Wow! You uploaded two yesterday and they've already been snapped up!!! I guess we'll just have to be more stategic about when we try the page:) Thank you sosososososo much for uploading these! We thought we would have to wait so long, and now we have finished season 4 (except for the Christmas special!)!!! Really, this site is a godsend, and we are absolutely overjoyed with everything you have posted (I didn't even know "Death comes to Pemberly" existed, and now it is one of my favorites!!!)! So, again, thank you, you have made many a future evening much happier:)

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  84. Hello!

    Could you post one more??? I'm dying to see the Christmas episode!!! Thanks, girl! What fun it's been to watch the episodes long before they are aired in the States! You are doing a great service for us!

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  85. :( they have all been watched too many times! Can you add one more?

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  86. I missed out on the last two! They got used so fast! Pretty please post more :)

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  87. Thank you so much for the gift you've given to us here in America! If you could, would you please post another link to the final episode? It seems to be exceeded. Blessings!

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  88. would you mind adding another? thanks!!!

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  89. THANK YOU!! So happy to see more this morning! What a wonderful episode!

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  90. Hi June! Thank you for posting all of the Downton Abbey episodes. I have watched them all on your site. There aren't any of the Christmas episode currently available. Would it be possible for you to post another? Thanks so much!

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  91. Will you repost the Christmas special? Thanks so much!

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  92. Oh bummer :(. I've been trying for a few days now to watch the Christmas Special but it looks like they've all maxed out. I'll try again tomorrow. Thanks for posting them!

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  93. Not working. Could you add more?

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  94. Could you pleeeease post it again? I missed it :(

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  95. Thank you so much for posting the latest season! I have watched all episodes except the Christmas episode. I hate to be a bother, but would you mind uploading it one more time? Thanks again for sharing! What a blessing!

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  96. Hi, I know you've been bugged by everyone else, but would you mind adding some more. I haven't had a chance to sit down throughout the holidays and watch the final episode. If it's not too much trouble I'd sure appreciate it. Thank you for all you do.

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  97. I have been checking everyday for the past week and every time I do the Christmas special is tapped out. Any chance you could upload another?...Thank you

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  98. Thank you for all of these! Can you repost the Christmas episode? I got through 1/2 of it today and it was gone when I came back to finish it! :)

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  99. Hey all! I've checked and right now there 4 available videos working for the Christmas episode. It takes 24 hours for the video to reset once the 300 views have been exceeded and I have posted them a few hours apart so hopefully one will be available sooner much sooner than 24 hours. I wish there was a better way to post the videos without exceeding the views but so far, this is the best quality without any problems. I guess the key is to keep checking back and be patient and I'll keep working on my end to make things go smoother. I'm glad everyone is enjoying the show as much as I have! :)

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    1. I have so enjoyed viewing these episodes. thanks for posting them. I am dying to watch the Christmas special, but views have been exceeded. Do you think you could post some more?

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  100. Does it automatically reset or do you have to do it? It's not showing any available at this time. Thanks for doing this for all of us! we REALLY appreciate it!!

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  101. thank you!!!!!!!!!! Christmas Special!!

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  102. I second what everyone else has said, can you PLEASE post another???? I just found out about your blog and have watched the whole season in the last week. I knew I was bound to get stuck eventually, but I would love it if you could add more of the Christmas special. Thanks so much! You are truly the best :)

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  103. Can you add another Christmas special?!?!? Thank yOU!!!

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  104. So grateful you post these, and so surprised they don't shut them down.

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  105. Thank you for Downton Abbey Season 4. What a great treat!

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  106. Love your site! I think we would be great friends June! Thanks for posting Downton Abbey. Just love Maggie Smith! Looking forward to season 5!

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  107. Hy June! I am italian and i live actually in Spain, where DA is not forecasted anymore. Thanks very much for this wonderful gift found in yr blog, I've enjoyed all the episodes of Season 3 and 4 soooo much! Looking forward to season 5 than, and thanks again for yr great job! Monica from Spain.

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  108. I have so enjoyed the shows you post! Thank you for sharing! I am a great mystery fan and wondered if you have space you would consider posting the Agatha Christy/Miss Marple series. We only have the old reruns here and it would be a great treat to be able to view new episodes! Thanks again for sharing!

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  109. Dear June,

    Do you konw when are they going to release a new episode?
    It's been so long since the last one. Do I miss our favorite TV series.

    Friendly Regards,

    Ana Luiza

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  110. Dear June,
    Thank you so much for making these episodes so easily available! Much appreciated! We've watched all of Season 3 and 4 via your site.
    Kind Regards, Patricia

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  111. June, I watched all of the episodes as you uploaded them and then watched again as PBS aired them. But when watching them on PBS, I noticed in several episodes that there are additional scenes that weren't in your uploads. It was a great surprise for me and something to look forward to, but I'm just wondering if you had to edit some of them out or if PBS aired more scenes than were aired in the UK. Thanks for posting-- you were a lifesaver!

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  112. March11,2014
    Thank you brave and wonderful lady. I so loved The Paradise and caught up on the last episode of Downton which I had missed. Golly 19,000 views, How you must feel, helping so many grateful addicted to Downton Fans. Thank you so much. We will begin Call the Midwife here on March 30, if I do miss any, I will surely be looking for it on your site. Keep up all of your good work and many thanks. Bless you!!!

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  113. Hi, I have been through so many of your wonderful posts, and thank you so much. I loved The Paradise and caught the 4th season of Downton Abbey, before it viewed here in the states,it is so kind of you to share. I read your "About me" and you are a brave soul, bless you. My only concern is that I have commented 2 other times and you chose not to publish, makes me wonder what I am doing wrong? This will be the first time I talk about the ads, trying to click out of them is such an annoying time, and one goes away another pops up along with perhaps 2 or 3 more. It is too bad, I think the ladies and gents who visit this spectacular site would donate, rather than have to click on the X so often. How do you feel about this, will you please answer this time? Thanks,Hugs

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    1. Thanks so much for your comments. I didn't know about the ad situation. It shouldn't be doing that so I will check it out. You are right...super annoying. I only show one ad that pops up and it only does it once. As far as comments on other posts, I usually post every comment unless there are a bunch of anonymous comments saying the same thing, like, "did you know episode 4 isn't working?" I do that because it is more like, "hey, june, just a heads up" sort of a thing. I"m so glad you visit regularly :) HUgs right back at cha!

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  114. Apology in order, I see one of my posts, just saw it, old age, senior moment setting in, please forgive, and keep this kind old soul feeling OK. Once again, Very apologetic Oh Dear, Did I really do that?

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  115. Trying to watch season 4 Christmas special. None working. Could you please repost? Thank you so much for putting smiles on so many!!! :-)

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  116. Hi there!

    I was wondering if there is a special trick to be able to see the Christmas episode for season 4? So it would be your episode 9 in season 4. It's been killing me not knowing what happens??? Any help would be appreciated and I also want to thank you for posting all Downton Abbey seasons.....I was 16th in line at the library to rent them! Still haven't heard back from them, lol! It's safe to say, I too am addicted!

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  117. It won't play the video it says the content can't be displayed

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  118. Sorry for the delay guys! Episode 9 is now up and running!!

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  119. I was marathon-watching DA from the beginning but Season 4 episodes 8 & 9 were so popular they are played out. When you get a chance, please repost them. Thanks so much!

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  120. June~
    I am so thankful to have found your site. I just started DA a couple weeks ago. I was fortunate to check out the first 3 seasons from my local library but the wait list for season 4 is quite long. I'm happy to say I just finished season 4 thanks to my friend directing me to your site, but now what do I do??? Hurry up and wait I suppose. ;)
    Thank you again!
    Kandi
    Forest Grove, OR

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  121. AnonymousJuly 13, 2014

    Dearest June,
    I just wanted to send you a quick message to tell you how grateful I am for the videos (especially Downtown Abbey :D Fangirling so much right now ahhhh!!). So anyways, I was wondering if it was possible for you to upload this rather new series, although I think it started in 2012, but it is called "Endeavour". We just started watching season 2 when it came out on pbs masterpiece (the third episode aired tonight 7/13/14) and absolutely fell in love with it & I know I can ALWAYS trust you & your blog. It would seriously mean the world to me and my mom!! Thank you again for all of your hard work for the simple pleasure and enjoyment for all of us!! :)
    Love from Arizona <3 B

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  122. Hi June,

    Thank you very much for sharing these with us! I've tried a few times and have been unable to watch Season 4 Episode 9. Is it possible to post multiple instances of the video to the page similar to what you've done for the other episodes so that the likelihood of it being available is better? Have a wonderful day!

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  123. Hi June, can you repost episode 9 too. Almost done with this season!

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  124. Please update the play backs!! want to get caught up before season 5. Thank you for all you do!

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  125. Please post new christmas episode!

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  126. Hi June,
    The Christmas special (episode 9) of season 4 cannot be played. Could you please repost? I cannot start season 5 until I see the finale of season 4! Thanks so much!!

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  127. Hi June,
    It is still not working, even though it seems like you may have uploaded a new version or something changed. It looked like it was about to play, but then gave the same initial error message "Video player" could not be played. I tried restarting computer and different browsers.
    Thanks!

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  128. Do you have links to the Australian series, "A Place to Call Home?" It's a wonderful story, apparently one of the top series from Australian Broadcasting Company. There are 2 seasons/series. I'd love to see you post it. Thanks.

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  129. I'm looking for a way to see episode 8 of the Janet King series from Australia. Would you have access to link it for us?

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