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"Downton Abbey" returns this weekend to PBS with its fourth season and executive producer Gareth Neame tells Zap2it that while Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) is a young and desirable woman, she is still very much in mourning for Matthew (Dan Stevens) and won't be turning her eyes to any new men -- not at first, anyway.

"Mary is not looking for any suitors whatsoever when the season begins," says Neame. "She is in a living death because of the tragedy of her loss and that's not something she's going to recover from any time soon. We've just got to see how she's doing when we return to Downton several months after the death. Really she can't do anything."

"But that's what defines our show -- it is the tears and the joy that make up a life," he adds.

In the wake of Matthew's death and also the passing »

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