Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
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Episode #6.1 

Lady Mary's past catches up with her when an unwelcome visitor delivers an ultimatum, and news about the running of Downton Hospital puts Violet on the warpath.

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Minkie Spiro

Writer:

Julian Fellowes (written and created by)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Bonneville ... Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham
Laura Carmichael ... Lady Edith Crawley
Jim Carter ... Charles Carson
Raquel Cassidy ... Baxter
Brendan Coyle ... John Bates
Michelle Dockery ... Lady Mary Crawley
Kevin Doyle ... Joseph Molesley
Michael Fox ... Andy
Joanne Froggatt ... Anna Bates
Robert James-Collier ... Thomas Barrow
Phyllis Logan ... Mrs. Hughes
Elizabeth McGovern ... Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham
Sophie McShera ... Daisy Mason
Lesley Nicol ... Mrs. Patmore
David Robb ... Dr. Clarkson
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Storyline

Downstairs Mrs Hughes makes a strange request of Mrs Patmore regarding her forthcoming nuptials whilst Anna, hoping for a child with John, realizes a problem of her own though she does get potentially-good news from the police. However, talk of necessary economic measures at the abbey has the staff fearing for their jobs, especially when a neighbouring estate has to be sold. Upstairs a blackmailer threatens to expose Mary's fling with Gillingham whilst Edith has a more pleasant dilemma in whether or not to move to London to run the publishing house. Elsewhere Violet and Isobel lock horns over the future of the local hospital. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | Romance

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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Color

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16 : 9
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Lady Mary Crawley: Sic transit gloria mundi.
[So the glory of the world]
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Bridal Chorus
(uncredited)
Composed by Richard Wagner
Hummed by Sophie McShera
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the cheek of her..
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 06

The final act can arguably be considered as the aftermath of all, polishing the dull mistakes and unsatisfied characters hanging on a thread, the makers have decided to keep it low on possibly every bit of drama since they have already been through a lot

Episode #6.1

A well crafted and circled typical blackmail incident that does get it heart beat faster but all of it is swept away by charming and heartwarming love story of Carter and his reach for maturity.


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