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"Downton Abbey" Episode #3.2 (TV Episode 2012) Poster

(TV Series)

(2012)

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[after all Robert's evening-dress shirts have gone missing, he is forced to come down to dinner in a black tie and white shirt, much to the horror of the ladies]

Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: [glancing at Robert, while flustered] Do you think I might have a drink?

Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: [looking more closely at Robert] Oh, I'm so sorry. I thought you were a waiter.

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[talking about Martha Levinson who is being insufferable]

Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: [whispers] Just how long is she here for?

Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham: [whispers] Who knows.

Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: [whispers] No guest should be admitted without the date of their departure being settled.

Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham: [whispers] You won't get any argument from me.

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Lady Mary Crawley: [referring to their new roadsterr as they deive down the library to to Downton] Who will groan first when they see it: Granny or Papa?

Matthew Crawley: I shall think they shall howl at the moon in unison.

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Lady Mary Crawley: What do you think?

Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: Nothing succeeds like excess.

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Martha Levinson: I'm sorry I can't help you keep Downton, Robert.

Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham: [in a moment of realization] That's what Mary wanted. Ah, I thought there was something.

Martha Levinson: You know the way to deal with the world today is not to ignore it. If you do, you'll just get yourself hurt...

Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham: Sometimes I feel like a creature in the wilds whose natural habitat is gradually being destroyed.

Martha Levinson: Some animals adapt to new surroundings. It seems a better choice than extinction.

Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham: I don't think it is a choice. I think it's what's in you.

Martha Levinson: Well, let's hope what's in you will carry us through these times to a safer shire.

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Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: No guest should be admitted without the date of their departure settled.

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Mrs. Patmore: [ref. Mrs. Levinson's meal] Ah, she ate it then? I'm never sure about Americans and offal.

Alfred Nugent: She'll eat anything you put in front of her, that one - what a gob. I thought Mr. Carson was going to put a bag over her head.

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Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham: You don't have to give money after every conversation, Mother.

Martha Levinson: No? Isn't that what the English expect of rich Americans?

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Mrs. Hughes: [walking down the hall with Miss Patmore under the spectre of breast cancer] One day I will die and so will he and you and every one of us under this roof.

Mrs. Hughes: [she sighs] You must put these things in proportion, Mrs. Patmore, and I think I can do that now.

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Mrs. Patmore: If you must pay money, better to a doctor than an undertaker.

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