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"Downton Abbey" Episode #1.1 (TV Episode 2010) Poster

(TV Series)

(2010)

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[news of the sinking of the Titanic has just reached Downton Abbey]

Lady Edith Crawley: I thought it was supposed to be unsinkable.

Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham: Every mountain is "unclimbable" until someone climbs it. So every ship is "unsinkable" until it sinks.

Matthew Crawley: It's from Lord Grantham.

Isobel Crawley: Really? What on earth does he want?

Matthew Crawley: He wants to change our lives.

Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham: Do you miss the army, Bates?

John Bates: I miss a lot of things, but you have to keep moving, don't you.

Cora, Countess of Grantham: Are we to be friends then?

Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: We are allies, which can be a good deal more effective.

Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham: It does seem odd that my third cousin should be a doctor.

George Murray: There are worse professions.

Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham: Indeed.

Mr. Carson: We may have to have a maid in the dining room.

Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham: Cheer up, Carson. There are worse things happening in the world.

Mr. Carson: Not worse than a maid serving a duke.

Lady Edith Crawley: So he slipped the hook.

Lady Mary Crawley: At least I'm not fishing with no bait.

Isobel Crawley: What should we call each other?

Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: Well, we could always start with Mrs. Crawley and Lady Grantham.

Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: Oh, dear, such a glare. I feel as if I were on stage at the Gaiety.

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Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: No one wants to kiss a girl in black.

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Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: Well... give him a date for when Mary's out of mourning. No one wants to kiss a girl in black...

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Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham: [Speaking to Lady Grantham, who has responded to a summons to speak with Violet] Tell her about James and Patrick-she won't have heard.

Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: [Scene switches to Drawing Room]

[Speaking to Lady Grantham]

Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: Of course I've heard! Why else would I be here?

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Mr. Carson: My Lord, would it be acceptable for Bates to ride in front with Taylor? Otherwise it means getting the other car out. He and His Grace are catching the same train.

Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham: Perfectly acceptable and if His Grace doesn't like it, he can lump it.

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Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: We are allies, my dear. Which should be a great deal more effective.

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