Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
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Spring of 1920. Wedding guests descend on Downton Abbey, where disasters threaten. One of which is Cora's freewheeling American mother, who tries to loosen up her in-laws.

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Lady Sybil Branson
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Joseph Molesley
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Thomas Barrow (as Rob James-Collier)
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Spring 1920:- Mary and Matthew's wedding is fast approaching. O'Brien fixes for her nephew Alfred, a former hotel waiter, to be the new footman though Carson finds him inefficient whilst Daisy is annoyed that, in view of the amount of cooking she does, she is still a kitchen maid and has not been promoted. Anna finds a list of all Vera's contacts and tells John she intends to write to them to discover if any of them found her suicidal. Robert, meanwhile, finds the future of Downton Abbey at risk due to money problems but Matthew annoys Mary by refusing a legacy left him by Lavinia's father. Sybil and Tom Branson arrive from Ireland - paid for by Violet - but Tom's new situation causes some awkwardness,largely for himself and the officious Carson, though he is supported by the Crawleys. When Tom appears drunk and vocal at dinner, Edith's gentlemanly admirer Sir Anthony exposes snobbish guest Larry Grey as having drugged him and Matthew asks Tom to be his best man. Tom reciprocates by ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | Romance

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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6 January 2013 (USA)  »

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Trivia

After it has been revealed that Larry Grey has drugged Tom Branson, Lord Grantham mumbles to his mother, in French, "il ne manque que ça" which Merriam-Webster idiomatically defines as "that takes the cake." See more »

Goofs

When Robert is telling Cora he lost her money, she has her hair on her chest with a ribbon while you see her face, but on her back without the ribbon while you see his face. See more »

Quotes

Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: Nothing succeeds like excess.
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Downton Abbey - The Suite
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Written by John Lunn
Performed by The Chamber Orchestra of London
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