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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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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Downton Abbey Episode #6
21 October 2012 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

The funeral is done and the house seems to have a grief on it as everyone even Thomas has been effected the horrible death. Anna is still said about Bates and now the women she talked to about Mrs. Bates may not give the same story she heard. Cora and Robert cannot share a room and she blames him for the death as she try's to compose herself while in tears. At breakfast after the funeral Tom announces that he wants to name the baby Sybill and baptize her catholic which these British do not like to hear. Robert then tells Mary of his issues with Tom's actions regarding the baby and how he sees it improper. Violet talks to Robert about the baby and her up bringing. Violet brings up the idea that Cora go to America and the two spend time apart as the death has effected their marriage for the worst. Mrs. Pathmore decides to help Ethel with some recipes for the lunch Mrs. Crawley is having. Isabelle comes to the house to invite the others to a lunch but ends up being invited herself. At dinner they family bring the priest to hear about Tom's idea to raise the baby catholic. Mary then says that it was Sybill who told her that her baby would be fine being a catholic. Daisy meets with Thomas's father and he asks her to run the farm. Violet asks the doctor to lie and save the marriage of her son and his wife. While in town Carson sees Pathmore coming out of Crawley's house. The witness denied everything she told Anna and now Bates case is still having problems. Carson and Hughes confront Pathmore why she was helping Ethel. Carson does not like this idea especially hearing the women of Downton will be at the lunch. Just when the lunch seems to be going OK Robert storms in saying that the ladies are to leave because of Ethel doing the cooking, but everyone stays anyway. With the amount of touching Thomas does it seems he is sexually abusing one of the footmen. Bates is being released because the man he threatened in jail got the women to change her story. Once again Carson disrupts happiness especially in Daisy's life this time. When Cora and Robert are lied to by the doctor they seem very happy. Nice episode but it did reach the drama showed and last week but Elizabeth was once again the standout in her small amount of screen time.

EPISODE GRADE: B (MVP: Elizabeth McGovern)

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