Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
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Episode #2.6 

An unrecognizable burn victim turns up at the convalescent home claiming to be Mary's [resumed drowned cousin Patrick, Carlisle plans to lure Carson from Downton, and Bates wife reneges on her divorce agreement.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lady Sybil Crawley
Lady Edith Crawley
Lady Mary Crawley
Thomas Barrow (as Rob James-Collier)
Mrs. Hughes
Daisy Mason
Mrs. Patmore
Ethel Parks


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 don @ minifie-1

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Drama | Romance


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5 February 2012 (USA)  »

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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 referring 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. See more »


When Robert announces the armistice he says it will take effect on the morning of the 11th. At least a day passes before the household gathers to mark the end of hostilities. The armistice was not signed and announced until around 5:00 on the morning of the 11th so it would have taken effect only hours after it was announced. Also, the armistice was scheduled for 11:00 am Paris time. It would have been 10:00 in England. See more »


Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: I don't dislike him. I just don't like him, which is quite different.
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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
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A ghost comes back
21 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

Carson is offered by Sir Richard Carlisle to work for him and his fiancée Lady Mary in their would-be new home. A wounded soldier, whose face is unrecognizable because of scars, claims that he is Patrick Crawley. Edith believes him, but the others are suspicious. Is he the real deal or simply an impostor?

To be honest, I did not like the storyline of this "Patrick Crawley". It is far-fetched and unrealistic, I think.

But well, this is still a good episode. The ending is shocking.

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