Susan MacClare
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Susan MacClare (Character)
from "Downton Abbey" (2010)

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"Downton Abbey: A Journey to the Highlands (#3.9)" (2012)
[Lady Rose comes downstairs in a ballgown with a low neckline]
Susan MacClare, Marchioness of Flintshire: Rose, you are not wearing that dress, and that is final.
Lady Rose MacClare: Oh! Daddy, please stick up for me.
Susan MacClare, Marchioness of Flintshire: She looks like a slut.
Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: Heavens. That's not a word you often hear among the heather.
Lady Rose MacClare: But Princess Mary has one just like it. It's the fashion now.
Susan MacClare, Marchioness of Flintshire: Then it is a *mad* fashion. Aunt Violet, tell her.
Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: Oh, my dear, in my time I wore the crinoline, the bustle and the leg-of-mutton sleeve. I'm not in a strong position to criticise.
Hugh 'Shrimpie' MacClare, Marquess of Flintshire: Rose, take Aunt Violet through to the ballroom now.
[realizing that Rose has won, Violet gives her a smirk of victory]

Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: [speaking to Susan about where she and 'Shrimpie' will be posted] Do you know where it will be?
Susan MacClare, Marchioness of Flintshire: No, but it will be filthy and dirty, and the food will be awful, and there'll be no one to talk to for a hundred square miles.
Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: [sarcastically] That sounds like a week with my mother-in-law.


"Downton Abbey: Episode #5.8" (2014)
Susan MacClare, Marchioness of Flintshire: [imperiously] Do you find it difficult these days to get staff?
Lady Sinderby: [intending to shock] Not very, but then we're Jewish, so we pay well.

Susan MacClare, Marchioness of Flintshire: [in the church] I don't believe it. Is that it? Am I just expected to be a good loser.
Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: It's too late for that, my dear... far too late.