Despair has set in at 165 Eaton Place with the news that James is missing in action and believed killed. Richard remains optimistic and refuses to accept that he is dead until such time as his body is found, but Hazel is not so confident. James' batman, Trooper Norton, returns his personal effects and for Hazel it's a clear sign that even his Regiment believes he is dead. Imagine the pandemonium when they receive a telegram from Georgina that James is alive and a patient in her hospital in France. Richard's mother-in-law, Lady Southwold, immediately arranges for a private ambulance to return James to England and despite some misgivings on Richard's part, he and Hazel set off to retrieve him. Georgina is dead set against moving James in his condition and confronts Hazel who is forced to remind her that she is James' husband and has the final say.
Did You Know?
Gareth Hunt portrays Trooper Norton, James Bellamy's personal servant in the Army who brings some of James' belongings to Eaton Place when James is believed to have been killed. Hunt would return the following season as Frederick, a new footman downstairs - one of the only instances of an actor playing more than one part on the show. See more
[to Hazel about James
One thing you must be happy about, Madam. The war's over for him.
The Edwardians: Theme from Upstairs Downstairs
Composed by Alexander Faris
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