"Sister" is an episode of Vicious starring Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, and Frances de la Tour. Worried that her wealthy sister Lillian will discover the truth about a few white lies she's told, Violet and her friends begin a plan to save her from humiliation.

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... Freddie Thornhill
... Stuart Bixby
... Violet Crosby
... Ash Weston
Marcia Warren ... Penelope
... Mason
... Lillian Haverfield-Wickham
... Jess Foster
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Violet confides in Freddie and Stuart that she believes her husband, Jasper, has abandoned her, she not having seen him in a few weeks since they returned from their honeymoon. What's worse is that Violet's somewhat estranged sister, Lillian Haverfield-Wickham, about who Violet has previously not told anyone and who Violet has not seen in years, is coming for a visit. As Lillian has always gloated that she married into money and thus has had a wonderful life, Violet, to even the balance of power in their relationship, told her that Jasper is also from money, and that they live in a lavish flat with servants. To help Violet on both fronts, Freddie and Stuart devise a plan, which also requires Penelope's help, to impersonate Jasper and the servants, using their own much nicer and well-appointed flat as Violet and Jasper's. Playing against type as Freddie treats Stuart as a servant in their day-to-day lives, flamboyant Stuart takes the role of butch straight Jasper, while domineering ... Written by Huggo

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30 August 2015 (USA)  »

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References Downton Abbey (2010) See more »

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Never Can Say Goodbye
Written by Clifton Davis (uncredited)
Performed by The Communards
Series theme song played over the opening credits
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