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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Kemal Pamuk is said to be from Istanbul. In 1913 Istanbul was still known as Constantinople and wouldn't be renamed until after the start of WWI. See more
[Talking to Matthew about a letter that came from Downton Abbey
There are two young men staying, so you won't be so outnumbered for once.
A Turkish diplomat called something I can't read, and "Lord Branksome's charming son"... who is to be flung at Mary, presumably.
When it comes to cousin Mary, she is quite capable of doing her own flinging, I assure you.
Downton Abbey - The Suite
Written by John Lunn
Performed by The Chamber Orchestra of London See more