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
Real life Alnwick Castle is depicted as Brancaster Castle for the final episode. In an exterior shot of the castle, the Flemish flag, not the British flag, is seen flying atop the keep.
Presumably, this is a nod to the designers of Alnwick Garden, Jacques and Peter Wirtz of Wirtz International, which is based in Schoten, a city in the Flemish region of Belgium. See more
Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham
[to Mrs. Crawley
You must know by now I never answer any question more incriminating than whether or not I need a rug.
Referenced in Schitt's Creek: The Barbecue
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
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