So, I finished up the third season of Downton Abbey today and all I can say is: “HER LADYSHIP’S SOAP?!!!!”
The penultimate episode left me a little…befuddled. Fortunately, I know many of you are fans of the show and can help clarify a few things…
What was the deal with Mary asking Edith to ensure Matthew NOT catch an earlier train back from London, presumably in order to avoid him finding out about her visit to the fertility clinic – only to have her travel to London (while he’s there) and run into him anyway? What was the point of the “make sure he’s on that 3:00 o clock train?” request?
How did Robert go from the amusingly staid conservative of the first 2+ seasons to the suddenly very liberal and forgiving man who happily forgives (forgets?) Thomas’s past transgressions and decides to keep him at Downton?
Her ladyship’s soap? So, sometime following the “soap incident”, the hitherto crafty O’Brien entrusted the Machiavellian Thomas with her deepest, darkest secret? Why?
Please provide your clear, concise answers in the comments section.
In the meantime…
Running down my Top 5 Favorite Downtown Abbey characters:
I hated her at first and then I loved to hate her and know I just love her.
The calm in the eye of the storm, her proper, bemused responses to the household drama unfolding around her makes her a charming honorary Brit.
No-nonsense, surly, sarcastic – and she can cook!
Downton Abbey’s most lovable resident. The butler with the heart of gold – and demeanor of steel.
Oh, I’m sure there’s at least one colorful and amusingly opinionated Dowager Countess in everyone’s extended family.