Robert is perturbed when Mary and Tom suggest intensive pig-farming on his land and Evelyn returns with his superior Charles Blake, to assess the viability of estates such as Downton. Blake does not impress Mary but both men are invited to stay for Robert's birthday party, for which Rose has engaged Jack Ross and his band. Rose's involvement with Ross would seem to go beyond the professional. At the party Isobel dissuades Tom from emigrating to America with his daughter and later she proves to Violet that young Pegg was not a thief, being surprised by the dowager's open-mindedness in reinstating him. Alfred receives good news - he has been accepted at the Ritz after all and Molesley is quick to step into his role but Edith is still concerned as Michael seems to have gone missing in Germany. Written by
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Did You Know?
Towards the end of the episode Cora tells Robert 'Come to bed and dream of ragtime.' Elizabeth McGovern, who plays Cora, played Evelyn in the 1981 film 'Ragtime'. See more
The dowager tells the butler to go to the kitchen to fetch young Pegg and to have him remove his boots before entering the drawing room. The butler is gone exactly 6 seconds and returns with a bootless Pegg. To go all the way to the kitchen and back, and wait for the boots to be removed should have taken at least a minute. See more
Ooh, I like that Rudolph Valentino. Oh, he makes me shiver all over.
What a very disturbing thought.
Downton Abbey - The Suite
Written by John Lunn
Performed by The Chamber Orchestra of London See more