The Crawleys throw a weekend house party with guests including Terence Sampson and Anthony, Lord Gillingham. Tom is out of his depth making small talk but Edith is happy to welcome Michael into the group. Mary confides in Gillingham - although he is engaged to another woman - but John is irritated by Gillingham's valet Green's flirtatious attentions to Anna. Isobel, still mourning her son, is persuaded by Violet to join the party for a recital by opera singer Nellie Melba, while Molesley, now working as a delivery driver, stands in for the injured Jimmy as footman and Alfred saves the culinary day when stressed-out Mrs Patmore has an anxiety attack. During the recital Michael impresses Robert whilst Green forces himself on Anna, who asks Mrs Hughes not to tell John. Written by
don @ minifie-1
Did You Know?
The Rossetti whose poetry is quoted is British poet Christina Georgina Rosetti (1830-1894). See more
During Nellie Melba's concert, Isobel Crawley remarks to the Dowager Duchess of Grantham, 'I prefer Bartok'. Bartok's music was virtually unknown in Britain in 1922 and would certainly not have been familiar to people who lived in rural Yorkshire. See more
You think you're so holy, don't you?
I have won against a card sharp. There is pleasure in that.
[as he leaves the room, he pats Sampson on the back and laughs
References Poldark: Episode #1.6
O mio babbino caro
From "Gianni Schicchi"
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano
Performed by Kiri Te Kanawa See more