March 1913. Gwen, one of the maids, has bought a typewriter and has applied for a secretarial post. Most of the staff are dismissive of her aspirations but the family - except Violet, of course - are supportive, and youngest daughter Sybil offers to supply a reference. Evelyn Napier, considered an eligible catch for Mary, arrives for the hunt, bringing his handsome friend Kemal Pamuk, a Turkish diplomat, who throws himself at her. He goes to her room at night for sex, during which he dies of a heart attack. Mary, Cora, and head housemaid Anna return the body to his room and agree to say nothing but are seen by Daisy the kitchen maid. The gruesome twosome of O'Brien and Thomas are also suspicious. Matthew spends a delightful day with Edith, the middle daughter, while Mrs. Hughes literally helps Bates out of a painful situation and they become friendly. Written by
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Did You Know?
Ottoman Turkish diplomat Mr Kemal Pamuk was introduced. The series was actually set around 1912. The Surname Law of the Republic of Turkey was adopted on June 21, 1934. Before then, Turks carried titles such as "Pasha", "Hoca", "Bey", "Hanim", "Efendi", etc. See more
Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
[talking to Cora about Mary
... we'd better get her settled before the bloom has gone quite off the rose.
Downton Abbey - The Suite
Written by John Lunn
Performed by The Chamber Orchestra of London See more