November 1918. Believing her marriage to have been a sham, Daisy is reluctant to accept a widow's pension whilst Robert writes to the father of Ethel's child, only to learn that he was killed in the war. As the Armistice is announced a Canadian soldier, suffering terrible burns, comes to recuperate and declares that he is Patrick, the heir presumed dead on the 'Titanic' and until recently an amnesiac. Only Edith believes him. Carlisle plans to buy a house near Downton and poaches Carson as his butler. He also notes Mary's devotion to Matthew and threatens to expose her affair unless she proves a loyal wife. John returns from a meeting with Vera in London, with a cut on his face.
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Did You Know?
Matthew's quotation, "I am the Cat that walks by himself and all places are alike to me," is from Rudyard Kipling
's short story "The Cat that Walked by Himself" published in his 1902 pourquoi, or origin story, collection, Just So Stories. See more
When Robert announces the armistice he says it will take effect on the morning of the 11th. At least a day passes before the household gathers to mark the end of hostilities. The armistice was not signed and announced until around 5:00 on the morning of the 11th so it would have taken effect only hours after it was announced. Also, the armistice was scheduled for 11:00 am Paris time. It would have been 10:00 in England. See more
[snooping with a catty remark
You're always goin' up and down to London, Mr. Bates.
I have business in London.
Well, judging by your expression, your business doesn't seem to be too prosperous.
The trick of business is to mind your own.
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