November 1918. Believing her marriage to have been a sham, Daisy is reluctant to accept a widow's pension whilst Robert writes to the father of Ethel's child, only to learn that he was killed in the war. As the Armistice is announced a Canadian soldier, suffering terrible burns, comes to recuperate and declares that he is Patrick, the heir presumed dead on the 'Titanic' and until recently an amnesiac. Only Edith believes him. Carlisle plans to buy a house near Downton and poaches Carson as his butler. He also notes Mary's devotion to Matthew and threatens to expose her affair unless she proves a loyal wife. John returns from a meeting with Vera in London, with a cut on his face. Written by
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Did You Know?
When Patrick Gordon tells Lady Edith about his time in Canada after the Titanic sank, he mentions having been part of "Princess Pat's regiment". The regiment he's refering to is the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. It was named in honour of Princess Patricia of Connaught, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria and a very popular public figure in Canada. Oddly enough, she would go on to marry Sir Alexander Ramsay in 1919, thus becoming Lady Patricia Ramsay and getting the rank of an Earl's daughter, the same than Lord Grantham's daughters. See more
When the family, staff and officers gather to commemorate the armistice, their attention is centered on the clock about to strike 11. Just before the chimes begin, this clock is shown in a close-up shot to be a tabletop clock. However, several long shots of the room, including during the sounding of the 11 chimes, show a freestanding grandfather clock against the wall behind the earl's right shoulder, which is also showing 11 o'clock and would be ostensibly chiming as well. See more
Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham
[giving a toast to the household after the clock strikes eleven on Armistice Day
Thank you, everyone. Remember, this is not just the end of a long war but the birth of a new age. God bless us all!
Closing credits acknowledgement: "The red cross emblem used with kind permission of the UK Ministry of Defence and British Red Cross Society". See more
Downton Abbey - The Suite
Written by John Lunn
Performed by The Chamber Orchestra of London See more