August 1913. O'Brien and Thomas continue to spread their malice, ensuring that Lady Edith learns from Daisy where Kemal died and attempting to frame John Bates for the theft of a snuff-box though Anna, clearly fond of John, ensures the plan backfires on them. Thomas's gossip also discredits Lady Mary's eligibility as a bride and the family must entertain the middle-aged Sir Anthony Strallen as a prospective husband. Mary is bored by him and it brings her closer to Matthew but Edith seems genuinely interested in him. Mrs. Patmore, the cook, must accept that her eyesight is failing and Lady Sybil continues to encourage Gwen in her secretarial applications whilst Isobel actually teaches Lady Violet some altruism at the annual produce show. Written by
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Did You Know?
The story-line involving the "Flower Show" is a mirror of a story-line from the film, "Mrs. Miniver," in which commoner Mr. Ballard enters his rose in a flower show against Lady Beldon, who always won. See more
Edith Crawley addresses her letter to "His Excellency the Turkish Embassador". At the time depicted the country was known as the Ottoman Empire. It only became the Republic of Turkey in 1922. See more
Lady Mary Crawley
Poor darling!. She had to walk for miles. I don't think I'd have got down however lame the horse.
Lady Edith Crawley
No, I don't believe you would.
References The Forsyte Saga: Strike
Downton Abbey - The Suite
Written by John Lunn
Performed by The Chamber Orchestra of London See more