Anna finds evidence to prove that Vera poisoned herself after John had left her house in order to incriminate him, giving new hope for an appeal. Edith is offered the chance to write a regular newspaper column whilst Isobel employs Ethel - to the irritation of pietists among the Abbey staff - and Jimmy is troubled by Thomas's attentions towards him. Ivy proves her worth in the kitchen with even Daisy complimenting her. Sybil has a difficult pregnancy as she is unwell, a fact observed by family doctor Clarkson though an eminent obstetrician, Sir Philip Tapsell, brought in by Robert, overrules his view that she should go to hospital. She gives birth to a daughter but dies afterwards. As the household mourns Cora blames Robert for listening to Tapsell. Written by
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[to Thomas and Anna over Sybil's death, teary-eyed
Don't mind me. The sweetest spirit under this roof is gone, and I'm weepin' myself.
Downton Abbey - The Suite
Written by John Lunn
Performed by The Chamber Orchestra of London See more