Carson promises Thomas that if he resigns, citing John's return as the reason, he will give him a good reference. However, O'Brien persuades Jimmy to tell the butler that he will call the police unless the reference is withdrawn. Violet's great-niece Rose comes to stay, apparently bored with London, though she is keen to accompany Edith to town for a day, staying with Rosamund. However, she gives them the slip to go to a club with her married boyfriend who was the reason her mother sent her to Violet, and, along with Matthew, they lean on her to return.- Written by don @ minifie-1
Thomas' advances towards Jimmy are reported to Mr. Carson who suggests to Thomas that he leave with a good reference but Mrs. O'Brien manipulates those involved in her attempt to ruin him. Surprisingly, it's Bates who come to Thomas' rescue though he questions what he's done when he learns of Lord Grantham's solution. Edith reconsiders her decision to accept her job offer when she learns about her editor's private life. The Dowager Countess continues to involve herself with Ethel's situation but with a good result. Mary and Matthew are keeping a secret from one another. Violet takes charge of her niece Rose, 18 years old and very much the modern young woman who likes to spend her time in jazz clubs. The annual cricket match where the members of the house play a team from the village provides an opportunity to come together and resolve the many issues facing them.- Written by garykmcd
Change arrives in a big way for several key characters at Downton Abbey. A yearly cricket match with the village sees old scores settled and new plots are hatched.- Written by PBS Publicity
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