July 1917. As Isobel's plan to turn Downton into a hospital unites upstairs and downstairs in protest, O'Brien persuades Cora to make Thomas the hospital manager. Ethel enjoys the patients' attention whilst Edith earns respect as an auxiliary nurse. Chauffeur Branson, extolling the Russian Revolution, intends to be a conscientious objector but is rejected on medical grounds as former footman William, on his way to the trenches, proposes to Daisy. As Lang finds his trauma interferes with his work Anna discovers Bates working in a local pub. He tells her that Vera has been unfaithful and he is hopeful of a divorce. Violet and Rosamund learn that Carlisle coerced a reluctant Lavinia into exposing government secrets by using her father's debt - thus the engagement is still on.
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Did You Know?
Thomas Campbell, who plays Captain Smiley, was the boyfriend of Jessica Brown Findlay, who plays Lady Sybil Crawley. See more
In the scene where Mr Carson helps Lord Grantham finish dressing after Mr Lang leaves the room, as they move in front of a mirror you can see the filming crew in it. See more
I cast you as Florence Nightingale?
Lady Mary Crawley
We can't leave all the moral high ground to Sybil. She might get lonely there.
Closing credits acknowledgement: "The red cross emblem used with kind permission of the UK Ministry of Defence and British Red Cross Society". See more
Downton Abbey - The Suite
Written by John Lunn
Performed by The Chamber Orchestra of London See more