Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
8.4/10
910
0 user 2 critic

Episode #2.4 

Matthew and William remain missing in France, the mounting tensions between Cora and Isobel results it Isobel's volunteering for France, Bates returns to Downton, and the servants open a soup kitchen for unemployed veterans.

Director:

Writer:

(written and created by)
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Charles Carson
...
...
...
...
Anna Smith
...
William Mason
...
Thomas Barrow (as Rob James-Collier)
...
...
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

The simmering dispute between Isobel and Lady Cora comes to a head. When Isobel learns Cora has re-arranged the meal times for the servants and the work schedules for the nurses without consulting her, she suggests that if she is not to have a meaningful role, she will leave. Cora tells her that may be a good idea and Isobel heads to France. With Isobel away, her servants try to keep themselves busy. Her cook takes to feeding unemployed ex-servicemen but O'Brien, always bent on causing trouble, it seems, tells Lady Cora but she doesn't quite get the reaction she was expecting. Robert meanwhile learns that Bates is working in a nearby pub and pays him a visit. Branson the chauffeur tells Lady Sybil that he is in love with her and he will only leave when she is ready to leave with him. Lady Mary decides that she will marry Sir Richard Carlisle. When housekeeper Mrs. Hughes finds Ethel in bed with one of the patients, she fires the housemaid on the spot and sends her packing without a ... Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 January 2012 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Isobel Crawley: But the patients are always served their luncheon at half past twelve.
Mrs. Patmore: Well, today they'll be served at one.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Closing credits acknowledgement: "The red cross emblem used with kind permission of the UK Ministry of Defence and British Red Cross Society". See more »

Connections

Featured in TV Burp: Episode #11.2 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

If You Were the Only Girl (In the World)
(uncredited)
Music by Nat Ayer
Lyrics by Clifford Grey
Sung by Michelle Dockery
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Watch the Latest Episode of "The IMDb Show"

Paul Scheer lets us in on a secret in The Disaster Artist and answers your questions. Plus, we explore the origins of midnight movies and take a look at IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017.

Watch the show