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?
Matthew's quotation, "I am the Cat that walks by himself and all places are alike to me," is from Rudyard Kipling
's short story "The Cat that Walked by Himself" published in his 1902 pourquoi story collection, Just So Stories. See more
All through the war Lord Grantham asserts his authority that Downton is his house and he makes all the decisions about it. The doctor even asks permission before he makes decisions about what happens at Downton when it's a hospital.
Yet as the war is ending, Mrs Crawley announces that Downton will continue to be a recovery hospital long into the future, and they're all terrified they won't be able to talk her out of it. When did Mrs Crawley get the right to make any decisions about Downton whatsoever, let alone monumental ones like this. Her son is the heir, but even he has no say in how Downton is run, let alone his mother. See more
I am the cat that walks by himself, and all places are alike to me
[from Rudyard Kipling's "Just So Stories"
. I have nothing to give, and nothing to share. And if you were Not engaged to be married, I wouldn't allow you anywhere near me.
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