Ladies' maid Phyllis Baxter gets a visit from the police, which brings her closer to the supportive Mr Molesley whilst there is good news for Anna, though when disaster appears to hit her the returning Tom Branson and Mary join forces to help her. Thinking that the Crawleys are about to "break their word" to give Mr. Mason Yew Tree Farm, Daisy is ready to confront them though does not yet know how the situation will turn out Violet - unsuccessfully - attempts to coerce her friend Lady Shackleton into supporting her in the ongoing hospital feud but Her Ladyship does introduce Mary to her nephew Henry, a dashing racing car driver. Elsewhere Edith's plan to appoint a female editor reintroduces former housemaid Gwen, now married and successful, to the abbey, though Barrow's scheme to humiliate her only rebounds on him. And he also has cause for displeasure when the newlyweds return.
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Did You Know?
Molesley's comment "all that's needed for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing" is commonly though to be a quotation coined by the Irish essayist Edmund Burke who lived in the eighteenth century. However it was actually first said some fifty years later by philosopher and economist John Stuart Mill. See more
Tom is driving Mary and Anna to the train station and Bates is out front saying goodbye. As the car pulls out we see Bates in front of Downton. It switches to a wider shot and Bates has disappeared. They go back to another camera angle and there's Bates, standing in front of Downton again. See more
I never had any higher education.
Lady Mary Crawley
Who did? All we were taught was French, prejudice and dance-steps.
Downton Abbey The Suite
Written by John Lunn
Performed by Chamber Orchestra Of London See more