August 1913. O'Brien and Thomas continue to spread their malice, ensuring that Lady Edith learns from Daisy where Kemal died and attempting to frame John Bates for the theft of a snuff-box though Anna, clearly fond of John, ensures the plan backfires on them. Thomas's gossip also discredits Lady Mary's eligibility as a bride and the family must entertain the middle-aged Sir Anthony Strallen as a prospective husband. Mary is bored by him and it brings her closer to Matthew but Edith seems genuinely interested in him. Mrs. Patmore, the cook, must accept that her eyesight is failing and Lady Sybil continues to encourage Gwen in her secretarial applications whilst Isobel actually teaches Lady Violet some altruism at the annual produce show.
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Did You Know?
The story-line involving the "Flower Show" is a mirror of a story-line from the film, "Mrs. Miniver," in which commoner Mr. Ballard enters his rose in a flower show against Lady Beldon, who always won. See more
Daisy says "I hate this room" when making the fire in Lady Mary's room. She has a flashback to the scene where Lady Mary and Lady Grantham and Anna are carrying My Pamuk in the way of explaining why she hates the room. But they weren't carrying the dead Mr Pamuk near Lady Mary's room when Daisy saw them, they were carrying him into his guest room which was on the other end of the gallery. See more
Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham
Really, Mary, I wish you wouldn't talk like that. There will come a day when someone thinks you really mean what you say.
Lady Mary Crawley
It can't come soon enough.
References Mrs. Miniver
Downton Abbey - The Suite
Written by John Lunn
Performed by The Chamber Orchestra of London See more