O'Brien and Thomas continue their efforts to frame Bates, Mary falls in love with Matthew, and Sybil is injured in a political disturbance and Branson is blamed.

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May 1914. Encouraged by politically aware chauffeur Tom Branson, the socially conscious Lady Sybil espouses politics as a means of aiding equality for women and the lower classes, to her father's anger. At a political meeting she is injured in a scuffle and rescued by Matthew. Lady Mary tells her mother she has received a marriage proposal from Matthew, but tells her mother she feels she should come clean about Kemal to him. Rumours about this indiscretion are now rife and Cora tells her mother-in-law how she helped Mary move the body. Edith continues to see more and more of Sir Anthony whilst O'Brien and Thomas continue to persecute John. They tell Carson they saw him steal wine and get Daisy to support them. However, Daisy does the decent thing and admits she was put up to it. Bizarrely, John, though he knows Thomas to be the wine thief, offers no explanation, confessing to being a former alcoholic and offering his resignation. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Although it is not mentioned by Branson, in May, 1914, when the episode takes place, Britain's House of Commons passed Irish Home Rule. See more »

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Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: Does this mean you won't be presented next month?
Lady Sybil Crawley: Certainly not. Why should it?
Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: Well I doubt I'd expect to curtsy to their majesties in June when I'd been arrested at a riot in May, but then I 'm old, things may be different now.
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Downton Abbey - The Suite
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Written by John Lunn
Performed by The Chamber Orchestra of London
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