"Downton Abbey" Episode #3.7 (TV Episode 2012) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • 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 Ethel's best interests, has suggested she move to an area where her situation is not known.

    - Written by don @ minifie-1
  • Matthew continues to push for reforms at the estate but Lord Grantham continues to oppose him. Even the family solicitor advises him that the estate will eventually fail unless changes are made. Jarvis, the current estate manager takes it all personally and resigns. The Dowager Countess has an idea as to who might replace him. It's time for baby Sybil's christening and Tom's oafish brother arrives. Even Tom is put off by his rude behavior. With the return of Mr. Bates, Thomas wonders what the future might hold for him. His attempt to kiss the sleeping Jimmy not only results in outrage but is seen by Alfred. Edith travels to London to visit the editor who's offered her a position as a journalist. The Dowager Countess feels that Ethel should move on thereby sparing them all further embarrassment.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • A vindictive Ms. O'Brien hatches a damaging plot. Edith make a major decision. Matthew has a major plan for changing things, and Tom's brother pays a visit.

    - Written by Anonymous


"Downton Abbey" - Episode 7 - Feb. 10, 2013 Upstairs Robert and Matthew talk about the new plan for Downton and the potential for farming...

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