Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
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Episode #6.4 

Anna and Mary face a crisis and a figure from the past surprises those above and below stairs.

Director:

Philip John

Writer:

Julian Fellowes (written and created by)
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Cast

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
Matthew Goode ... Henry Talbot
Robert James-Collier ... Thomas Barrow
Allen Leech ... Tom Branson
Phyllis Logan ... Mrs. Hughes
Elizabeth McGovern ... Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham
Sophie McShera ... Daisy Mason
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Storyline

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. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | Romance

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2015 (UK) See more »

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16 : 9
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Gwen Harding: I never had any higher education.
Lady Mary Crawley: Who did? All we were taught was French, prejudice and dance-steps.
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Soundtracks

Downton Abbey The Suite
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Written by John Lunn
Performed by Chamber Orchestra Of London
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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 #6.4

Either the- eternally dipped in poignancy- Bates couple are going through a bit of a stretch or the writers are way too mature about it- something that can't be said now- and Barrows as always never fails to deliver in his arch enemy role.


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