Aware of her secret, Bertie proposes to Edith. However, his morality-obsessed mother threatens to stand in their way, after Edith has confessed to her. Henry forsakes motor racing for a new venture with Tom. Molesley and Spratt also embark upon new careers and Barrow finds another position - with a curmudgeon - while Carson's health begins to fail. Isobel responds to some bad news from Lord Merton and Violet encourages her to thwart the plans of his greedy family. New Year's Eve 1926 sees, downstairs, romance flourishes.
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The series went out on a high, beating EastEnders and Strictly Come Dancing to give ITV its first Christmas Day ratings number one for 15 years. The ITV drama was seen by an audience of 6.9 million viewers on Christmas night with the viewing figure peaking at 7.4m. See more
Barrow says a few months have passed since the 'incident' of his suicide attempt. Yet the puppy given to Robert by his mother at the same time as the incident hasn't grown at all, he's still a puppy. Later we see him at Christmas almost a full grown dog. See more
Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham
I just think it's a bit hasty.
Lady Edith Crawley
Hasty? I think I've been about as hasty as a glacier.
Referenced in Schitt's Creek: The Barbecue
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
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