The Crawleys travel to Duneagle Castle in Scotland to holiday with Rose and her parents 'Shrimpie' and Susan, an unhappily married couple due to leave for Bombay in line with Shrimpie's posting with the Diplomatic Corps. Robert discovers the reason for the rift in the marriage and the move - Shrimpie's mismanagement has lost the family home. Edith's editor and lover Michael Gregson also turns up and is befriended by Matthew, who believes he should let Edith down gently as he is unable to divorce his mentally-ill wife. Edith, however, is not so willing to give him up. Back in Yorkshire the staff attend a fair in Thirsk at the invitation of Mrs Patmore's new admirer, grocer Jos Tufton. The Downton boys win a tug-of-war but a drunken Jimmy is robbed by locals and rescued by Thomas, who ends up injured. Also at the fair are Isobel and local doctor Clarkson. Forward new maid Edna tries to seduce Tom. Written by
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When Lady Rose comes downstairs for dinner, she's scolded by her mother for wearing a too revealing dress. She answers her back that Princess Mary (King George V's daughter) has one just like this. Considering the King's conservative taste and the fact that he would not allow his wife to follow post-war fashion trends, it seems rather unlikely that he would have let her unmarried daughter wear such a dress. See more
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Hugh 'Shrimpie' MacClare, Marquess of Flintshire
Love is like riding or speaking French: if you don't learn it young, it's hard to get the trick of it later.
The Gay Gordons
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