Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
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Episode #3.6 

Things go badly amiss at Downton Abbey. Robert and Cora are not speaking. The servants are shunning Matthew's mother, Isobel. And Matthew and Robert have fallen out. Bates takes a gamble.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lady Edith Crawley
Joseph Molesley
Sarah O'Brien
Anna Bates
Thomas Barrow (as Rob James-Collier)
Alfred Nugent


Cora is still cold to Robert following Sybil's funeral and he is not best pleased when Tom announces that he wants his daughter, also to be named Sybil, to be raised as a Catholic, especially as Cora and her daughters back the young Irishman. He also clashes with Matthew over the running of the estate and there is further humiliation for him when Isobel invites the ladies of Downton to a dinner cooked by Ethel and, tipped off by the sanctimonious Carson, he tries to get them to leave because of Ethel's past, all of them defying him. Daisy visits her late husband's father, Mr Mason, who suggests she come to help him on his farm whilst Anna receives a letter saying that John is to be freed after Mrs Bartlett's evidence, though John has had to use threats for the outcome to be reached. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

3 February 2013 (USA)  »

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16 : 9
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Performed by The Chamber Orchestra of London
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The Aftermath
27 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

Lady Cora blames Robert for Sybil's demise. Ethel serves luncheon for Cora, Edith, Mary, and the Dowager Countess at Isobel's house. Ethel serving angers Robert, but the women defend her. Meanwhile, Bates rises his chance of being freed.

Well, it saddens me to know that at those times, people like Ethel were judged because of the route they took even though tjhey are trying to have a fresh start. Isobel Crawley is definite!y an underrated character. She is so good-hearted to do that to Ethel.

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