In London Edith has a date with Bertie as well as appointing an editrix but Mary discovers her sister's secret, at the same time assuring Tom that Henry Talbot is merely a friend. Barrow finds out young footman Andy's weakness whilst a court case brings Baxter and Molesley closer together and Denker has cause to be grateful to Spratt. Violet invites health minister Neville Chamberlain to dinner in her plan to defeat Isobel and Cora and their supporters over the hospital but the event is overshadowed by a family emergency.
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Did You Know?
When Violet says "When we unleash the dogs of war we must go where they take us", she is making reference to Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" in which Mark Antony says "Cry havoc! And let slip the dogs of war." See more
At the dinner for Mr Chamberlain, the Earl of Grantham is suddenly taken ill, and is diagnosed with a perforated ulcer. This condition would, however, rarely present with major bleeding as shown here, but rather with intense abdominal pain.
He is taken to the local, very small hospital and operated on. In a telephone call to Mr Carson, the Earl is said to have undergone a gastrectomy. This is a major surgical operation, taking in excess of 1-2 hours, which would require resources far beyond those of this hospital, and also not be indicated. The preferred procedure in a perforated ulcer case would be to close the perforation. See more
Is Granny Violet going to be an "Injun" ?
Granny said she was going on the warpath.
Downton Abbey The Suite
Written by John Lunn
Performed by Chamber Orchestra Of London See more