Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
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Episode #4.4 

Anthony Gillingham returns to Downton to propose to Mary, Edna tries to coerce Tom into marrying her, and Anna will not tell Bates what's bothering her.

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Catherine Morshead

Writer:

Julian Fellowes (written and created by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Bonneville ... Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham
Laura Carmichael ... Lady Edith Crawley
Jim Carter ... Charles Carson
Brendan Coyle ... John Bates
Michelle Dockery ... Lady Mary Crawley
Kevin Doyle ... Joseph Molesley (credit only)
Joanne Froggatt ... Anna Bates
Lily James ... Lady Rose MacClare
Robert James-Collier ... Thomas Barrow (as Rob James-Collier)
Allen Leech ... Tom Branson
Phyllis Logan ... Mrs. Hughes
Elizabeth McGovern ... Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham
Sophie McShera ... Daisy Mason
Matt Milne ... Alfred Nugent
Lesley Nicol ... Mrs. Patmore
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Storyline

As the guests leave, Anna keeps her rape by Green from John but is distant towards him and considering separate sleeping arrangements. Tom feels guilty after succumbing to Edna's advances again and seeks help from Mrs Hughes. Mary and Tom go to London on business, taking Rose, who is charmed by black American vocalist Jack Ross. On her return home, Mary is followed by Anthony who, despite being betrothed to another woman, proposes marriage. Edith stays in London and has sex with Michael, though her aunt, Lady Rosamund, warns her that the relationship could be doomed and her reputation lost. Alfred announces that he is hoping to become a chef whilst Isobel agrees to help Dr. Clarkson run an out-patient clinic. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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16 : 9
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Quotes

Mr. Carson: The business of life is the acquisition of memories. In the end, that's all there is.
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Soundtracks

Downton Abbey - The Suite
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Written by John Lunn
Performed by The Chamber Orchestra of London
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nothing but regret in me..
29 January 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Downton Abbey

Fellowes has successfully managed to make a soap opera melodrama, luxury rather than a necessity. This royal family and the impact it casts upon others surrounding them is the ultimate definition of royalty, in terms of that it spews each of our assumptions of the livelihood of people residing in such palace onto the screen with elegance and stature that does more than people-pleasing work. The emotions comes in plethora of it- hence arguable the titled genre melodrama- but what doesn't come in hand is the content, the writers fiddles with you with such panache that you are rumble down to be gullible enough to nod at anything offered. And this is primary the reason, why in its middle seasons, where the writing was questioned and yet loved and accepted by us effervescently.

Its primary theme that it adapts or conjures for an episode is shared by an entire cast that makes the episode balance and all the tracks, no matter how long they may carry on later, gets a definite period within that hour for you to pin down your decision. The most difficult part of the writers is to pass on information or rumors in this too-big-a-palace but with flawed three dimensional characters, it is weaved out with excellent justifying reasons leaving you in an awe of it.

Fellowes doesn't share its cast, nor a scene, nor humor, nor any anchor that would weight him down to take bold risks, he doesn't compromise on lopping off a character from the screen or adding one despite of being shared by so many, he has managed to reboot the drama until every last viewers gets that point jaggedly on mark. The series is also blessed with incredible cast like Dockery, Bonneville, Carter, Coyle and Smith that stands out among plenty other performances. Downton Abbey is, yes, cheesy, but each aspect of the series owns it, and with commitment like such comes maturity and just good storytelling.

Season 04

It goes more bold and more raunchy with invasions of few open minded ideas and characters, where the new brave world is affecting the Downton Abbey gets more and more clear, as crime, unexpected love equations and huge mistakes lurches in their ground.

Episode #4.4

Coyle and Dockery gets a similar themed role where they both are put on test in their love track, one resisting and one pursuing, this tug of war offers the best of drama and romance there is with beautifully written conversations.


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