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August 1920: Two social revolutions arrive at Downton Abbey: the Irish civil war and the fight for women's suffrage. A mysterious conspiracy keeps Anna and Bates apart.

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Lady Sybil Branson
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Joseph Molesley
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Sarah O'Brien
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Thomas Barrow (as Rob James-Collier)
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August 1920. At Ethel's request, Isobel and Mrs Hughes arrange a meeting with Mr and Mrs Bryant as Ethel believes her son Charlie would have a better life with them. The kindly Mrs Bryant offers money but Ethel, though it is heart-breaking for her, agrees that the couple should raise her son for his own benefit. Edith, incensed at the limits of women's suffrage, has an article published in the press, which annoys Robert, but he is even more angry when Tom and the pregnant Sybil arrive from Ireland. Tom is on the run as an I.R.A sympathiser who has attended their meetings and will be arrested if he returns to Dublin, making them exiles though Tom expresses a wish to return to his homeland. Handsome new footman Jimmy turns the heads of the maids - and Thomas - whilst Daisy is put out when Alfred seems smitten by new kitchen maid Ivy. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | Romance

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

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Trivia

Robert says the religious leader coming for dinner is 'toffee nosed'. This means he's a snob and stuck up. The phrase dates to the mid 19th century when rich men at Oxford were called 'toffs', because they wore special gold tuff's on their caps on certain occasions. See more »

Goofs

When Mrs Hughes is burning the toast, there is a different amount of smoke coming from it with every camera angle they use. Sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. It jumps all over the place. See more »

Quotes

Tom Branson: Those places are different for me. I don't look at them and see charm and gracious living - I see something horrible.
Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: With Drumgold Castle, I rather agree.
Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham: Mama, you are *not* helping.
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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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