Spring 1920:- Mary and Matthew's wedding is fast approaching. O'Brien fixes for her nephew Alfred, a former hotel waiter, to be the new footman though Carson finds him inefficient whilst Daisy is annoyed that, in view of the amount of cooking she does, she is still a kitchen maid and has not been promoted. Anna finds a list of all Vera's contacts and tells John she intends to write to them to discover if any of them found her suicidal. Robert, meanwhile, finds the future of Downton Abbey at risk due to money problems but Matthew annoys Mary by refusing a legacy left him by Lavinia's father. Sybil and Tom Branson arrive from Ireland - paid for by Violet - but Tom's new situation causes some awkwardness,largely for himself and the officious Carson, though he is supported by the Crawleys. When Tom appears drunk and vocal at dinner, Edith's gentlemanly admirer Sir Anthony exposes snobbish guest Larry Grey as having drugged him and Matthew asks Tom to be his best man. Tom reciprocates by ...
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Did You Know?
After it has been revealed that Larry Grey has drugged Tom Branson, Lord Grantham mumbles to his mother, in French, "il ne manque que ça" which Merriam-Webster idiomatically defines as "that takes the cake." See more
Carson tells Alfred that a footman should not be over 6 feet 1 inch tall. While Matt Milne
who plays Afred is 6 feet 5 inches tall, William the footman was played by 6 foot 3 inch tall Thomas Howes
. See more
Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham
[to Robert upon the arrival of weekend visitors
No guest should be admitted without the date of their departure settled.
Downton Abbey - The Suite
Written by John Lunn
Performed by The Chamber Orchestra of London See more