Opinion is divided upstairs and downstairs when Mary and Tom throw open the abbey to the public in aid of hospital funds, though the outcome of the ongoing battle for the hospital's future brings mixed blessings for Cora. The open day itself is a success despite the family's inexperience as tour guides and an entrance from an angry Violet. Romance appears to blossom for Mary and Henry and possibly even Mrs Patmore and Mr Mason, whilst Molesley is given an unexpected opportunity by local schoolmaster Dawes and the erstwhile Mrs Hughes finds her new husband annoyingly critical of her domestic duties.
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Did You Know?
Mrs. Crawley, played by Penelope Wilton, mentions that "Even Elizabeth Bennett wanted to see what Pemberley was like inside." Wilton also played Elizabeth Bennett's aunt, Mrs. Gardiner, in Pride & Prejudice
(2005). During their leisure travels, the Gardiners persuaded Elizabeth that the three of them should tour Pemberley while Mr. Darcy was away. See more
Bertie says 'We'll just have to fake it'. The phrase 'faking it' or just fake it was not used in the 1920's. There is no evidence of it's use before the 1960's. See more
You have a very poor opinion of your fellow man.
I have the opinion that life has taught me.
Downton Abbey The Suite
Written by John Lunn
Performed by Chamber Orchestra Of London See more