Thomas fears for his job as Robert's valet and not just because John has been released back to Downton Abbey, to the delight of everybody else. The vengeful O'Brien, attempting to advance Alfred in the household, has tricked him into believing that his feelings for Jimmy are reciprocated, leading him to make a disastrous play for the shocked footman. And O'Brien makes sure that Carson finds out. Robert is doubly annoyed. Edith has decided to go to London and accept the journalist post, where she is charmed by magazine editor Gregson. Furthermore Matthew is insisting the estate be overhauled with new machinery, to make it self-sufficient. Tom's brother Kieran arrives from Liverpool for the wedding and does not endear himself to the family. However, when the old estate manager resigns in protest at Matthew's proposals Cora suggests Tom, who has farming knowledge, take on the job rather than return with Kieran to work in his garage. Isobel is angry with Violet who, claiming to act in ... Written by
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Did You Know?
When Ivy and Alfred are talking about Way Down East
(1920), she mentions that she likes its star Lillian Gish
, but Alfred says he prefers English stars like Ivy Close
, who was the great-grandmother of Executive Producer Gareth Neame
and a major silent film star of the teens and 20s. See more
For baby Sybil's christening, Tom assures Lady Mary that a Protestant is permissible as a godparent provided the other godparent is Catholic. This is true only since 1983. Before that time, canon law allowed for a non-Catholic to stand in as a proxy to an actual godparent who couldn't be present, but that proxy had to be selected by the godparent rather than by the child's parents. See more
[to the other servants
They're showing a film tonight in the village hall. "Way Down East". It's about a wronged woman who survives in the wilderness through her own wits and courage.
Blimey! They've stolen my life story!
References Way Down East
Downton Abbey - The Suite
Written by John Lunn
Performed by The Chamber Orchestra of London See more