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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Mrs. Hughes mentions "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Ivy and Alfred go to see a motion picture, starring Lilian Gish. Lilian Gish starred in an adaptation of "The Scarlet Letter" in 1926. 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
...the third Earl nearly went bankrupt, the 4th only saved the estate by dying, and what would you all have done in the '90s without Lady Grantham's money?
Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham
I say, Murray, when I asked you to say what you think, I didn't mean to be taken literally.
References Way Down East
Downton Abbey - The Suite
Written by John Lunn
Performed by The Chamber Orchestra of London See more