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Downton Abbey returned this week with Anna (Joanne Froggatt) still reeling from the sexual assault she faced at the hands of Green (Nigel Harman), Lord Gillingham’s valet. Oblivious to the actions of his employee, Lord Gillingham (Tom Cullen) continues to fall madly in love with the widowed Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery).
Anna Deals With Sexual Assault
Anna struggles with accepting that she bears no responsibility for what Green did to her. As a result, she’s walking around ravaged by guilt and with a sense that she’s brought the dirtiness upon herself. Bates (Brendan Coyle) knows that something is up with his wife, but seems no closer to the truth. The rest of Downton also notices that something is troubling the normally good-humored Anna, although, like Bates, no one knows the truth besides Mrs. Hughes (Phyllis Logan).
Mrs. Hughes urges Anna to reveal what Green did to her, »
Downton Abbey commenced last night’s episode with honored guests making their arrival for a party at the British estate. Among the guests is Lord Gillingham (Tom Cullen), who brings along his valet Green (Nigel Harman).
Lord Gillingham & Lady Mary
The affable Lord Gillingham, who’s single – unless you count the woman he’s courting – does his best to win over Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery). If his first attempt is any indication, he’s going to need some help. After telling Mary he has no wife or children, he asks, “What about you?” Remembering her husband Matthew Crawley’s (Dan Stevens) death, he adds, “I just wasn’t thinking. Please forgive.”
Things take a positive turn for Gillingham when only he and Mary end up going horseback riding. Mary opens up in the alone time, telling her childhood friend about the many ways in which her late husband changed her. »
'Downton Abbey' Recap
Upstairs, Isobel (Penelope Wilton), like Mary, grieves for Matthew. Robert (Hugh Bonneville), however, seems almost glad that Mary’s husband and potential future head of the English estate is out of the picture. His wife Cora (Elizabeth McGovern), meanwhile, is preoccupied with finding a new maid in light of O’Brien’s (Siobhan Finneran) departure to India with Lady Flintshire.
In the servants’ area downstairs there’s still trouble brewing in the four-pointed love story involving Alfred (Matt Milne), Ivy (Cara Theobold), Jimmy (Ed Speleers) and Daisy (Sophie McShera). Thomas (Rob James-Collier) has made it his mission to drum up as much drama between the foursome as possible, causing concern for Mrs. Patmore (Lesley Nicol). Meanwhile, »
Last season's cliffhanger of "Downton Abbey" left people around the world shocked, angry and eager for the next installment.
Season 4 finally returns Sunday, Jan. 5, on PBS (check local listings). It picks up six months after Matthew (Dan Stevens) was killed in a car crash, immediately after his wife, Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery), gave birth to their son, George.
Mary is bereft in a way that only those utterly in love can be heartbroken. Wan, thin and brittle, she has little interest in her baby and none in anything else as she floats about in exquisite black dresses.
"She is now a widow and a mom," Dockery tells Zap2it. "There have been so many parts of her character I have played over the three years. She started out as a spoiled young aristocrat. The incident with the young Turkish aristocrat quite wobbled Mary.
"She became flawed and a little more humbled, »
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