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December 25, 2014

Downton Abbey 5 - Christmas Episode

Watch HERE

or HERE for part one and HERE for part two


The labrador’s backside is back for Christmas. And let’s hope it’s not just for Christmas, eh? Actually, my Christmas wish would be that it is just for Christmas. Because if this convoluted outing proved anything, it’s that this series has outstayed its welcome. Unlike Isis the dog, whose absence in this Christmas special finally disproved the conspiracy theory that she was just absent from the last episode to tease us. Sorry, people, but Isis really is dead.
As always this was a beautifully made and wonderfully acted confection showcasing all the shortcomings of the Downton Abbey brand. In the opening sequences, it felt as if the actors had been directed to speak the dialogue slowly and carefully in order to help viewers a) worse for the cooking sherry and b) unfamiliar with Downton (as probably many Christmas-only viewers were – lucky them). There was a lot of signposting of characters and history, which only served to flag up that there are often far too many people involved and far too many things going on.
downton-christmas-2014-2-As a standalone piece for anyone not following the series, I suspect this outing worked rather well as retro festive wallpaper. And there can surely be no finer features on screen than those of Matthew Goode (Wickham in last year’s Death Comes to Pemberley and also a series regular in The Good Wife), seen fleetingly here flirting with Lady Mary and making a Dukes of Hazzard-style getaway in a fast motorcar. If he is coming in as the dark-haired replacement for Dan Stevens, that will be a happy event indeed.
For those of us who have been suffering the joys and pains of the past five series, it tied up a paltry number of loose ends (Dame Maggie’s Russian tryst, Rose’s uncomfortable relationship with her new inlaws, Edith not knowing that her father knows about the Impostor Child). And Uncle Julian did at least give us the payoff we’ve been anticipating since last year’s Christmas episode: the marriage of Mrs Hughes and Mr Carson. Hooray!

Downton Abbey Christmas special: Carson proposes to Mrs Hughes
But unbelievably (or totally believably if you are used to the snail’s pace of Downton) he left the “Who killed rapist valet Green?” plot open. We don’t even really know if it definitely isn’t Anna or definitely isn’t Bates. My money, despite the pub landlord’s evidence, is still on Bates. But surely by now we deserve resolution on this? We found out Green was dead on 10 November 2013. Seriously, Uncle Julian, how long are you going to leave this hanging? Do you even know who killed him? I suspect no one cares any more.
There were some pleasing details. The Russian Silver Fox! Midnight skating to the strains of the balaika! Setting sail in the prince’s yacht! The manic depressive Russian princess (Jane Lapotaire) was superb and, as every guest is forced to on this show, really made the most of her three sentences. Alun Armstrong as The Evil Butler, Stowell (yes, I know, I heard it as “Stole” and “Stowe” the whole way through, too), was wonderful: “I am not a novice anywhere.” And there was plenty of Molesley, which is always a delight. But what a missed opportunity! When Molesley was rifling in Anna’s drawers, I was convinced he would find the Ill-Defined Contraceptive Device. So disappointing.
But let’s draw a veil over that and concentrate on the best marriage proposal ever from a man resembling a cautious and lovable badger: “Well, that’s the point. I do want to be stuck with you ...” Who wouldn’t drink to Mr Carson’s happiness on Christmas Day?

Random subplot alert

The healing broth certainly rivals the controversial electric toaster, the impromptu soup kitchen and the miscarriage-causing soap as the most random subplot of all time. Still, who cares when it gives Spratt (Jeremy Swift) the chance to make his most excellent faces? The jury is still out on Denker. Sue Johnston plays the role as if there’s a lot more to Denker than meets the eye. It would be wonderful if this were true (and Spratt hinted at as much). But knowing Uncle Julian, this is likely to be another red herring. Or a plot point that won’t get resolved until 2017.

It's Christmas!

Surprise character development

One of the biggest surprises of series five has been the revelation of Cousin Violet’s former life as a hussy. Dame Maggie has played this wonderfully, reverting to her 21-year-old self every time the Russian Silver Fox enters the county. The moment between Cousin Violet and Cousin Isobel about the “immoral proposition” was vintage Downton. The twin storyline about her love for the prince and Cousin Isobel’s love for Lord Merton has been a good one, allowing the two women to draw closer together whil still holding each other at arm’s length. This is the kind of thing Downton does so well. But we see it too rarely and too fleetingly, thus rendering an infuriating experience even more infuriating.

In need of a breath of fresh air.Golden eyebrow of the week

It has go to to the Earl of Grantham, who leaped up from his seat – in a manner reminiscent of Lazarus-Matthew leaping up from his “the-tingle-is-back” bath chair – as soon as he learned that there was an alibi for Bates. “We know which pub it was ...” “What?” He was closely rivalled by Branson, however, who rarely gets any eyebrow action but was forced to emote fiercely throughout this episode. An honorary mention for a beautifully furrowed brow during the weeping over Dead Sybil, swiftly undermined by the line: “I love the way you love her.” What is this? Is Branson secretly Michael Bublé’s lyricist?

That's a very big tree.Excuse me, could you just repeat that awkward line of dialogue?

 “It breaks my heart to see her there. But she is strong.” Brendan Coyle (Bates) manages to deliver his lines as if he is simultaneously James Stewart in It’s a Wonderful Life and Hannibal Lecter. 
 “You know me: never complain. Never explain.” Dismayed that the mystery of Dame Maggie’s Russian adventure has been solved. We want more Wayward Violet!
 “You’re in for the Downton Christmas and if that doesn’t put you off, nothing will.” Also a metaphor for this phenomenon generally.

Next week

There’s no Next Week! Hurrah! But series six is already confirmed and will be back on our screens in autumn 2015. Exhausting.
recap by Viv Groskop at www.theguardian.com

Call The Midwife 3 - Christmas Special - Episode 9


Call the Midwife Christmas special - what did you think?

Watch HERE or on google drive:

part 1 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3z3Z3ZIrJa5dUpSNHYtcE10MFU/view

Part 2 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3z3Z3ZIrJa5QXNYX1M4VTR4QWM/view

Call the Midwife is well and truly back. Nine months after they were last on our telly screens the midwives of Nonnatus returned to claim their place as a Christmas classic.
We met an elderly Jenny Lee (played by Vanessa Redgrave), had religious realisations, fought against prejudice and cared for the vulnerable. Plus enjoyed plenty of suitably-festive scenes: snowflake dances, actualsnowflakes, mince pies, giant Christmas trees and flaming puddings.

Chummy and Patsy headed off to look after the inhabitants of a poorly-run mother and baby home while PC Noakes sat his Sergeants exams, again. Meanwhile Cynthia pondered joining the religious order, while caring for a couple who had been released from a Victorian mental hospital.

If you ask me, being snuggled up with Chummy and co for company was a heartwarming way to spend an hour and a quarter this Christmas. I challenge anyone not to feel even a tiny bit teary in the final few minutes. 
But what did you think? Did Call the Midwife's generosity and gentleness have you blubbing and reaching for your handkerchief? Or was the series' sweet and sentimental message a bit much for you post-Christmas lunch? 

Are the midwives of Nonnatus Christmas institutions? Or could you do without the red cardigan-ed residents of Poplar?

December 20, 2014

Downton Abbey - EXTRA - Christmas Video



Watch this special Downton Abbey sketch for Text Santa featuring special guests including George Clooney.

PART ONE

Part two below

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December 14, 2014

LIFE LESSONS: My Grandparents & a Little Green Plant

I read a quote the other day that reminded me of my Grandparents, a little green plant and how we all treat each other.

I lived with my grandparents in high school.  Grandma was a brilliant cook and Grandpa was a deticated gardener.  They grew all sorts of fruits and vegetables in the back yard.  I remember one evening the weather man on KSL news reported that an unexpected frost would be hitting during the night so plants needed to be covered. Grandpa and grandma stepped into action.  In minutes we were all out back draping large blue tarps over half of the back yard.  

In the morning, my grandfather went out to survey the damage.  Our tarps had done the job.  Well, almost.   

Way in the back corner, one little plant had been forgotten.  I dont know if the tarp had blown off, not been tied down tight enough or if no one had noticed the little green plant against the fence. Whatever the reason, it was obvious that the little green fella had had a long, tough night.  I thought it was a lost cause but it was just one.  So no big deal, right?   Wrong.

My grandfather carefully dug up and then replanted the small green plant into a pot.  He then carried it inside.  For days my grandparents dotted over the little guy.  Water, sunshine, tender care. Soon, the plant was back out in the yard, back in his old spot, ready to grow to his full potential.  Not once did my grandfather think we had a rebellious, no longer useful plant on our hands - not worthy of saving.  Not once did any of us blame the plant.

If only people treated each other the same way.  When we see someone who has weathered a few storms, do we rush to help or do we roll our eyes, find fault  and see a lost cause?   Imagine if we gave people a bit more love and attention, instead of judging them.  So lets help them.  Because sometimes all a person needs is a little help finding warmth and to be facing the Son.


December 09, 2014

Favorite Quotes

It's already been a busy week, but a good one. Whenever I speak to women's groups, especially survivors of violence and abuse, I am reminded of and share a few of my favorite quotes.  I love quotes that inspire, uplift and motivate.  


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I think everyone should remember that we ALL have a past.   It's up to us whether or not we want to let our past be our present, or simply learn from what once was.   Good or bad, it's up to us to grow up, move on and live life the way we want it to be. We don't get to come back, and this earthly life is short.   Make it worth all the effort.
i might love this so muchOther people will judge u, give opinions on your life or even try to harm u...don't let that keep u from leaving peacefully:) I've been thru it all & tho maybe in the past I let it steal my joy today it rubs off like butter:)use past heartaches to comfort others who may be now experiencing the same
Quotes and Sayings About Overcoming | Bad Childhood, Great Life – Overcoming your past and shaping your ...
September is National Recovery Month. I made these graphics and collages in honor of all those who know or love someone who's beaten their addictions, are fighting their addictions, and those who lost their battles to demons they couldn't overcome. The stigmas attached to addictions of any kind need to be a thing of the past. It's a disease and it can be fatal. Treating addicts as lesser than human does nothing to help anyone, and only makes the fight that much harder for those struggling to overcome their problems. It's a shame that it isn't till fairly recently that the medical community realized addiction itself usually isn't the main problem, but actually a symptom of a much deeper emotional problem (ie: PTSD, self medicating due to sexual abuse or rape, underlying mental issues such as schizophrenia or severe depression, etc.). Treatment needs to be individualized and the underlying issues must be faced and dealt with in order to truly heal. All addicts are not the same, there is no one size fits all "cure", and some of the most brilliant and compassionate people in the world are addicts. Ostracizing and demonizing those suffering with this disease helps no-one. Alcohol kills more people than all other drugs combined but it's legal and not stigmatized in the same way as those addicted to illegal substances. Addiction doesn't discriminate, and affects every class, race, and age group. It can happen to anyone. And no one grows up wanting to be a junkie, alcoholic or slave to any substance. So try and keep this in mind the next time you judge someone and instead empathize with them, their struggle is immense and lifelong. A little compassion can go a long way.Looking for #Quotes, Life #Quote, Love Quotes, Quotes about moving on, and Best Life Quotes here. Visit lifequotesru.net "Life Quotes Ru in Tumblr"!
my dentist once told me...So true wish some people saw life and certain things this way.
Realising the benefits and what you have learned about yourself is part of the healing
The real character of a person is revealed not in how they begin a relationship, but how they end one.
Boy is this one true. It happened to each of my siblings and many others - all the same way. Finally, enough was enough and we all moved on. Sad, but oh, so necessary.
Hurt people, hurt people. That's how pain patterns get passed on, generation after generation after generation. Break the chain today. Meet anger with sympathy, contempt with compassion and cruelty with kindness. Greet grimaces with smiles. Forgive and forget about finding fault. Love is the weapon of the future. ~Yehuda Berg   :)
Life. Be the woman you want your children to grow up to be. Be the person other people say good things about
There is no such thing as closure.  Accept it for what it is and then square your shoulders and lift that chin girl -  its time to move on and live the life YOU deserve!  :-*  ♥

every woman HAS to know this.  You cannot control what others think of you or how they feel about you -- but you are in complete control of what and how you think of yourself.   Someone who completely loves and accepts themselves, does not need anyone else to affirm that.
You cannot control what others think of you or how they feel about you -- but you are in complete control of what and how you think of yourself. Someone who completely loves and accepts themselves, does not need anyone else to affirm that.


November 26, 2014

Downton Abbey Christmas Episode: Sneak Peek!

from http://www.hellomagazine.com/

Downton Abbey Christmas special: details revealed

NOVEMBER 25, 2014
Details of the Downton Abbey Christmas special have been released and the full cast are set to return for a two-hour feature. The festive episode takes place in the early autumn of 1924, when grouse shooting season is in full swing.

Lady Rose's father-in-law Lord Sinderby has rented out Brancaster Castle in Northumberland and invited the Crawley family to a shooting party.

While good sport is enjoyed, Stowell, the Sinderbys' butler, has an axe to grind and threatens to undermine the merry holiday with a scandalous secret. Surprises are in store as the families become better acquainted with each other and some new faces arrive on the scene.

The Downton Christmas special will see the cast enjoy a shooting party in Northumberland

New characters set to make their debut include the much talked about Princess Irina, wife of Prince Kuragin, who is played by BAFTA Award nominee Jane Lapotaire. Also joining the cast is Alun Armstrong from New Tricks, Braveheart and Sleepy Hollow, who will take on the role of butler Stowell.

Meanwhile back at Downton, uncertainty surrounds Anna as she faces a future behind bars, while Bates takes drastic measures in a bid to clear her name. Baxter and Molesley are busy on a joint plan and Carson and Mrs Hughes consider a business venture.


Lady Mary, played by Michelle Dockery, and young George decorate a Christmas tree 

The episode will air on Christmas Day on ITV, and feature returning stars Maggie SmithHugh BonnevilleMichelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael and Lily James among others.

James Faulkner and Penny Downie as Lord and Lady Sinderby will also return, alongside their son and Lady Rose's husband Matt Barber as Atticus Aldridge. Rade Sherbedgia will reprise his role as Prince Kuragin and Michael Fox will play footman Andy.


George Clooney is set to make a special appearance on Downton Abbey before Christmas

As previously reported, George Clooney will also be making a special appearance on the hit British period drama before Christmas. The Hollywood actor will play an American wedding guest in a special show written to raise money for charity fundraiser Text Santa.

An ITV spokesperson confirmed that George would appear in a sketch, but would not act in a full Christmas episode.

The 53-year-old heart-throb is reportedly a big fan of Downton Abbey, and is good friends with Hugh, who plays Lord Robert Crawley. The pair became close while working together onMonuments Men.



article found at http://www.hellomagazine.com/film/2014112522112/downton-abbey-christmas-episode-details/

November 09, 2014

Downton Abbey 5 - Season Finale - Episode 8

Episode 8: The residents of the Abbey both upstairs and down attend the unveiling of the town war memorial.

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The finale of the fifth season of Downton Abbey achieved a miraculous feat: it managed to turn a period drama about a society wedding into a veritable banquet of gloom. Yes, Lady Rose (Lily James) glittered prettily as she married Atticus Aldridge (Matt Barber) against the odds (disapproving parents, sabotage stunt involving a flagrant hussy and a photographer, lack of footmen – the usual). But the tenor of this episode was still more funereal than frivolous. Grey clouds loomed over the Gothic spires of the great house. Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) had barely a suitor in sight to disdain, the family was drifting apart, while blameless goody-goody Anna Bates (Joanne Froggatt) was dragged off in handcuffs in the climax to a plot-line of nail-chewing misery.
This could all just be setting us up for a Christmas special in which joy and justice are strewn among the deserving like gifts. However, since Julian Fellowes once decided to kill off Matthew Crawley while we choked on our turkey sandwiches, it's not impossible that Anna will be led to the gallows with the Earl of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville) acting as executioner in a Santa hat. Is Downton Abbey comedy, tragedy, melodrama, a satire of itself? It's increasingly hard to tell. While the first series launched back in 2010 as a tight, classic tale of romance across class lines, it has morphed into something much less coherent. There was so much going on in the last series – exiled Russian princes, socialist school teachers, estranged love children, haircuts, love, heartbreak, pet death - that a plot summary would be the size of a telephone directory.
Nevertheless, Downton is rescued from being merely a soapy, nostalgic mishmash by excellent acting and a script that still sometimes sings. Lady Mary is often bored, but never boring to watch. One of the villains of last night's episode, Lord Sinderby (James Faulkner), might have objected to his son marrying outside the Jewish faith, but he became more than just a cardboard curmudgeon when he also disapproved of “card sharks, undercooked fish and duels.” It was likewise a pleasure to watch Maggie Smith pushed beyond her usual pucker-mouthed aphorisms as the Dowager Countess dealt with an indecent proposal from her devoted Russian prince. Her voice softened, her features drooped, but she never quite lost her iron-clad composure.
The Countess's son, meanwhile, ended the series less stern patriarch than sympathetic playroom pushover, emitting not a whimper of protest as he guessed the truth about Lady Edith's (Laura Carmichael) “adopted” daughter. The Earl of Grantham's character has always been used as a proxy for the entire aristocracy, embodying at turns noble benevolence or retrograde stuffiness, and this season has taken a distinctly rosy view of the declining upper classes. Not for the Granthams to wail resentfully in a cold home with a leaking roof: the Earl has simply had to flog a painting, build some cottages and hunker down for a game of snakes and ladders with the grandchildren. A few more generations on, and he'd be hugging it out after Bikram yoga.
In the more immediate future, the Christmas special might dispel a little gloom, while a sixth series should finally settle Lady Mary's romantic fate before she has raised the eyebrow of withering scorn at all the land-owning men in England. Despite Downton's many frustrations, I'm still glad that the dinner gong will sound once again next autumn, rather than the death knell on ITV's well-dressed, world-conquering spawn.




November 02, 2014

Downton Abbey 5 - episode 7

watch HERE or HERE or HERE 

Edith found her way back, 

but the dog’s on the way out

Downton Abbey: Edith's back, but there's a shock death
Well we all knew it was coming after noises were made about the state of the dog’s health last week. In episode seven of series five it was confirmed that Lord Robert’s faithful dog Isis was dying from cancer and wouldn’t last much longer.
The show finished with the comatose dog lying on his and Cora’s bed for her final night, with Robert describing it as ‘Two people who love her and each other very much by her side’, which while sad does mark the thawing of relations between the pair. Every cloud huh?
What else happened in the house?
Aunt Rosamund and The Countess met up for crisis talks about the disappearance of Edith and had to confess to her mother Cora that Marigold was her granddaughter. Quite rightly Cora was distraught and the relationship between her and her old mother-in-law is now even more strained.
But the disappearance of Edith didn’t last long because she was easily tracked down at the publishing company offices.

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I’m back! (Picture: ITV1)

Rosamund, Cora and Edith hatched a plan to adopt Marigold into the Downton nursery with the story that the Drew family couldn’t keep her any longer. And soon enough the missing sister was back at the Abbey with her daughter. So that bombshell departure was easily sorted.
Quite keen that the disappearance of her sister shouldn’t upset her plans Mary was rather dismissive – ‘Edith’s gone away, so what’ – and kept up with her larking about with Charles, Tony and Mabel who were staying at the house.
Also staying over was Lady Rose’s new love interest Atticus Aldridge and his family. She is so into her new beau she told Robert she wanted to ‘rush in like billy-o’ but he of course put a dampener on things reminding her of the difference between her and their Jewish family.
But the dashing chap secretly proposed and was accepted. Is another Abbey wedding on the cards soon?

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Rose find love at last (Picture: ITV1)

Charles kept up his campaign to fix up Tony Gillingham with Miss Mabel and staged a daring scenario in which he and Mary were caught kissing, the noble Lord finally took the hint and wished her well as he walked off with his former and now new partner.
Mary confessed she felt ‘quite sad in a way’ but everyone in the foursome was probably relieved. But as Charles left for Europe it does mean that Mary is quite alone and without a current love interest.
Isobel announced at dinner that her and Lord Merton were to wed, but the happy toast to ‘the future Lady Merton’ kind of stuck in her friend Violet’s throat.

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So happy for you… not (Picture: ITV1)


Mary told her Granny she had to ‘be bigger than that’ if she was jealous of Isobel becoming a ‘leader of the county’. However it seems the problem the Countess has with the marriage is not envy as she confessed ‘I’ve got used to having a companion, a friend’, highlighting the loneliness of the elderly woman living apart from her family.
I’m sure Mrs Crawley won’t ignore her friend once she becomes Lady Merton.
Dispatches from downstairs – the servant’s digest:
Daisy came over all political lamenting the state of the first Labour government and Molesley continued his campaign to take over her teaching.
She, Molesley and Baxter took a trip to visit Mr Mason (her father-in-law) in the country which of course gave the maid and footman chance to get even closer.

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Daisy – not happy with the government (Picture: ITV1)

Baxter tried to make amends to Anna and Bates after being called up to give evidence to the police about the death of Green and Barrow has been dropping little hints and suggestions to everyone about how to make their lives easier. Hmmmm. Is change afoot below stairs?
Anna saw Marigold arrive at the station with Edith and Cora and of course (after having already found the photo of a child in Edith’s burnt bedroom) wanted to discuss the situation with Mrs Hughes who reminded her that ‘The child is safe and the child is loved and that’s all we need to be sure of’. I love Mrs Hughes, you could trust her with anything!
Most shocking revelation – the weekly gasp:
Lord Merton’s sons arrived to be introduced to their new soon to be step-mother. These two are rather unlikeable chaps, Larry having previously fallen out with Tom Branson over his love of Sybil (who Larry quite hoped to wed himself).
He voiced some rather objectionable opinions over dinner about Edith’s new’s adopted ‘orphan’ but then turned on Isobel suggesting that the ‘wide disparity in class might be your undoing’ and saying that the marriage to his father would be an ‘inevitable failure’.

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Branson – what a guy (Picture: ITV1)

Everyone was rather shocked and Robert stood up for Isobel but it was Tom Branson who really shut up the unpleasant guest by calling Larry a ‘bastard’. Shock! Horror!
There’s nothing like a bit of foul language to enliven a dinner at Downton. Violet suggested he had stumbled across a ‘foreign tongue’ and it caused much scandal below stairs, chiefly because Mrs Hughes didn’t want that kind of language spoken in front of the maids. Quite.
Violet Crawley speaks – the best quotes from the Countess:
On whether or not Lord Grantham had a right to know about Edith’s baby: ‘He’s a man, men don’t have rights.’
To a dismissive Mary – ‘A lack of compassion can be as vulgar as an excess of tears’

As her snooty butler tried to hand her notice in – ‘Typical Spratt, as touchy as a beauty losing her looks’
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October 28, 2014

Downton Abbey 5 - Sneak Peek at Episode 7

information gathered from posts at  www.christiantoday.com and www.radiotimes.com

Episode 7 predictions: 

sick dogs, fresh blood and mystery letters

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What's next after Edith's flight?  Pandemonium.

Gregson is no more. Edith fled from the estate. Lady Mary paraded her new look. Barrow faced the music regarding his true sexuality. Lord Merton popped the question. Indeed, the sixth episode of the fifth season of ITV's television drama "Downton Abbey," as expected, did not disappoint. There were hefty revelations complemented with the right amount of shock. This has always been the formula employed on every highly-anticipated installment.
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In the upcoming episode, the hype will remain. Isobel will finally apprise the rest of the family of her wedding plans. However, it may not all be good news. The synopsis released for episode 7 reveals that in light of her announcement, "there may be trouble ahead." This may not be the work of the Dowager Countess this time however, despite her previous attempts to foil the Lord Merton-Isobel love affair. In fact, Violet will be a busy woman dealing with "warring servants" in episode 7.
In the previous episode, Lord Gillingham and Mabel Lane Fox were hitting it off, which seems to be the continuation of their romance off their busted engagement in the past. In episode 7, Charles Blake along with Lady Mary and her flattering new do, will send Tony "a strong message." Blake must be thinking how he formulated a plan this smart.
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The previous and the next are big for the pair of Bates and Anna. The man's imagination went wild when he stumbled upon contraceptives in her home. He immediately thought that Anna does not want to bear his child, which is probably way off. Bates has been tagged along in Green's murder and has successfully proven his innocence to his wife, although the physical proof has long been lost.
Downton Abbey series 5The rest of the synopsis is something to watch out for.
"Rose is delighted to be introducing Atticus and his parents to her family. Below stairs, Molesley is concerned as Daisy becomes disillusioned with her studies, so he hatches a plan to talk her around."

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Poor Isis. She's been padding through the halls of the Abbey, chasing squirrels and having her ears tickled by Robert for series now. But it looks as though the pooches days are numbered.
Downton Abbey, series 5, Lady Edith
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What a romantic tangle this lot have got themselves into. Miss Lane Fox loves Gillingham who loves Mary who doesn't know who she loves but it might be Charles Blake who is playing the group's puppet master. And I thought everyone harked back to the olden days because they were simpler times.
Miss Lane Fox has let her sunny demeanour slip here. She won't hang around Tony as long as he's persisted with Lady Mary. He'd better wake up and chose the right gal or there will clearly be hell to pay... 
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The seventh episode of "Downton Abbey" season 5 will be aired on Nov. 2.
information gathered from  www.christiantoday.com and www.radiotimes.com