Mrs. Hughes is reunited with an old beau, now a widower proposing marriage, and the Countess hires Matthew Crawley to see if the will can be broken and disagrees with his mother on a diagnosis.

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May 1913. A fair comes to the village and here Mrs. Hughes meets up with an old flame, Joe, who once asked her to marry him and does so again. Despite being gay, Thomas escorts Daisy to the fair purely out of spite as he knows William is fond of her. The gesture is not lost on either John Bates or Mrs. Hughes. Gwen is not called for interview for the secretarial post but Sybil agrees to support future applications. A new chauffeur, Tom Branson, arrives. He is well-read and politically aware. Having got one over on Isobel regarding a medical diagnosis, Violet attempts to talk Robert out of a need for an arranged marriage but fails. Mary, seeing herself as no more than a commodity, unburdens herself to Matthew and they get a little closer. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Erysipelas is a bacterial infection of the upper skin characterized by sharply defined red patches. In previous times it was known as "holy fire" or "St. Anthony's Fire." Although today it is not fatal, among the more famous historical personages who died from it are Queen Christina of Sweden, John Stuart Mill, and Hall of Fame baseball manager Miller Huggins. See more »

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When Anna gets a cold, Mrs. Hughes orders her to go to bed and says she'll bring her up a Beecham's Powder. While Beecham was an old and established pharmaceutical brand at the time, the product Beecham's Powder was not introduced until 1926. See more »

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Anna Smith: I love you, Mr. Bates. I know it's not ladylike to say it, but I'm not a lady, and I don't pretend to be.
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Downton Abbey - The Suite
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