At Christmas 1919 the Crawleys welcome Edith's former suitor Sir Anthony, now a war invalid, who tells her that he is too old for her, and Robert's sister Rosamund with her beau, the raffish Lord Hepworth. Sybil writes to announce her pregnancy. After Carlisle's selfish attitude towards the servants and his jealousy when Mary accompanies Matthew to visit Lavinia's grave, Robert prises from his wife the fact that the newspaper baron is effectively blackmailing his daughter into marriage to keep her secret and, on her father's advice, Mary breaks off the engagement, knowing that the angry Carlisle will now probably expose the family. Aware that Hepworth is penniless, Violet unsuccessfully tries to warn Rosamund against marriage but Rosamund is determined to go ahead with the wedding - until she catches her fiancé in bed with her maid. Things do not go well for John, on trial for killing Vera, though Robert and Matthew vow to contest his life imprisonment. Upstairs and downstairs at ... Written by
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"Mais où sont les neiges d'antan?" ("But where are the snows of yesteryear?"), Violet's line, spoken in French, referring to her having known Lord Hepworth's father in her youth, is from the poem "Ballade des dames du temps jadis" by François Villon. See more
When Anna takes Rosamund and Lady Mary upstairs to walk in on Lord Hepworth and Rosamund's maid, Shore, Anna is seen first opening the door, and then entering the room with Rosamund and Mary. She is present throughout the scene.
However, after the confrontation with Hepworth, when Rosamund and Mary turn to leave, Anna is still seen behind them, about to leave the room as well and close the door behind them.
But when Mary and Rosamund are seen in the hallway a moment later, Anna, who was just seen about to close the door and walk away from them down the corridor has completely disappeared and is nowhere to be seen.
The door can also be heard being pulled shut as Mary and Rosamund are seen standing in the hall, however Anna, who closed the door is seemingly nowhere in sight. See more
Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
[In reference to her having known Lord Hepworth's father in her youth
Mais ou sont les neiges d'antan?
Downton Abbey - The Suite
Written by John Lunn
Performed by The Chamber Orchestra of London See more