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October 04, 2015

Downton Abbey 6 - Episode THREE

Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes reach the altar after slow-burning love story


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Viewers of Downton Abbey have been wishing for downstairs employees Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes to get together since season one and the couple have finally reached the altar. Jim Carter, who plays the butler, believes the audience have "latched" onto the love story as it has been a slow-burner.
Episode three of the ITV period drama's season six saw the couple's wedding take place, putting a happy ending to what has possibly been the show's sweetest romance. Speaking to the IBTimes UK in London in September 2015, Carter, 67, explained why Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes' storyline has proved to be so popular. The actor said: "People seem to have latched onto Carson and Mrs Hughes, maybe it's [because] they're just the old people.
"We're being willed towards the wedding altar by everybody. The butler is a classic figure in British film and TV with Jeeves and Worcester, Batman's got an English butler… so there's a lot of goodwill going towards butlers. People are into the idea of this slow-burning romance of Carson and Mrs Hughes, that seems to have caught people's imagination."




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Downton Abbey: Mrs Hughes (right) getting ready for her wedding to Mr Carson with Anna Bates and Mrs Patmore (left and middle)

In the premiere episode of season six, viewers will remember the conversation between Mr Carson and downstairs cook Mrs Patmore about his intentions in the bedroom with Mrs Hughes, played by Phyllis Logan. It made for an awkward yet ultimately hilarious scene and Carter says it was probably "unrealistic" that the issue of sex between the older couple would have been discussed.
He admitted: "That was a bit alarming, would that have ever happened? You've got to know what's going to happen in the bedroom I suppose. [I] did wonder whether they ever would have been brave enough to film those things really. In reality would they have discussed that, I don't know. But it was an effective scene.
"Those scenes with Mrs Patmore coming to [Carson] and saying Mrs Hughes wants to know the terms under which you're getting married, they were just a treat to play. They were well-written and it's enjoyable to do those little two-hander scenes when you can just quietly get on with it. Seeing it on screen, it seemed to work. I think it was very unlikely that it would have happened, but I think it did work on screen."

Watch the trailer for Downton Abbey's season 6 episode 3:






Each season of Downton Abbey has certainly brought its fair share of dramatic love stories and Carter believes the main appeal is the show's ability to include romances of all ages, a credit, he says, to writer Julian Fellowes. Carter explained: "One of the reasons that it's successful is that it's dealt with romance at all ages. Maggie, bless her, had a romance with a Russian.
"Me and Mrs Hughes, Lady Edith, Anna Bates, everybody has been involved with a difficult love story in some respects. Different people latch onto different ones. Julian [Fellowes] said he was pursued around a book shop in America by a woman who eventually grabbed him and said, 'Please, let Lady Edith be happy!' People are desperate for Carson and Mrs Hughes to get together."

31 comments:

  1. Thank you again for downloading this episode.Why it isn't shown in Canada at the same time I don't understand, but I am so glad to have found your wonderful site. Thanks

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  2. Thank you so much June you have made me a very happy Floridian, I enjoy the program and look forward to your posts
    GA
    Plantation, Florida

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  3. Thank you so much for posting these episodes! My husband and I greatly enjoy them and appreciate the time you take to make them available to us. Tonight's episode was especially wonderful, we couldn't have enjoyed it more. Maybe Lady Edith will finally be happy after all :)

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  4. Oh my...each of the links to episode 3 is saying that the number of views/downloads has been exceeded. And the video converters just seem to hang and hang and then time out. Help!

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  5. Unfortunately I can't download it. Is there something wrong with the links?

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  6. Any chance of another link? These are all used up. :(

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  7. Can't get video to play on any platform! Making me wait . . .

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  8. It's saying that there are too many people who have tried to watch it and it is not available to watch. Do you know why this is?

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  9. Thank you so much for your fantastic episode reviews and for making this program available to us in the U.S.! I'm getting a message that says the number of downloads allowed has been reached but I'll keep checking back. I can't wait for Carson and Elsie's (<---I'm so glad we learned her first name! Can you imagine Carson calling her Elsie??!) wedding! Thanks again, June! You're a doll!!

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  10. Hi, June! None of the links are working -- too many views. :) Would you be able to get another link up? Thanks a million!

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  11. Nooo! It says the video has exceeded amount of playbacks!

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  12. Hi, June. I'm so appreciative of what you do. I've been waiting anxiously for episode 3, but when I try to view it, all the links are "used up" - there's not more views available. Any chance we could get some more links?

    Thanks so much!

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  13. Waiting patiently for a chance to watch it, the maximum views have been exceeded. Thank you for all that you do!

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  14. The links won't work. :( Is there another way I can watch??

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  15. I really appreciate you posting these shows for all us. One this one it says that the file has been played too many times.

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  16. Yes, thank you so much!! I'm not a big TV watcher but I LOVE Downton Abbey. It's really, really nice not having to worry about the final season being ruined by spoilers.. Cheers!

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  17. Dear June,
    What a lovely treat to watch Mrs. Hughes and Mr. Carson's wedding. I really appreciate your work for us here on the wrong side of the pond. Thank you so much ~skye

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  18. What a lovely episode. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  19. Absolutely delightful. I can't thank you enough. Also, I've been watching "A Place to Call Home" on Acorn.tv, and finished up the first two seasons and figured I'd be waiting a while for season 3 which is in production now. What a wonderful surprise to see that you have episode 1 of that season on here!! Thank you!!

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  20. I found your site a couple years ago and love to stay up to date on Downton! Thanks for posting! I just started watching A Place to Call Home but came to watch and can't get access anymore. :( Is it gone from your site?

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  21. Thank you so much for posting all the episodes of Downton Abbey here for those in the US and other countries to view. Waiting until January is such a long time and this way when it does air in the US I will be able to enjoy it with my friends (and never let them know that I have already seen it.) You are a doll and I am grateful.

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  22. Thanks for all you do. We have come to count on you for this marvelous preview of DA Any idea when the site will be working again? Any possibility of more links?

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  23. Dear June, thank you ever so much for the videos.

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  24. Many, many thanks for your sharing and all the best!

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  25. Thanks for posting the links for those of us in the US who'd like to watch them. Sadly, I can't seem to get either of the two links for episode 3 to work. :( Is there anyway you could post a new one? Thanks!

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  26. june it seems the two links for episode three 6 are broken. can you set up a one drive link? getting caught up before the Christmas special. thanks and merry christmas

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  27. Any other links for episode 3 by chance? Thanks for making these available!

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  28. I am also not able to get either of the links to work :(

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  29. Have another link for episode 3 by chance?? Please and thank you!

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  30. June, I'm desperate! lol Can you get another link for the third episode? It says a 404 error for both links. Thanks for putting up all the episodes :)

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