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Downton Abbey recap: Episode 6

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For as often as Downton Abbey reminds the viewers and its characters that the real world is constantly evolving, even in the bubble of the upper class, the series takes a special pleasure in demonstrating how little some people change. On one hand, there’s Barrow, a former ne’er-do-well who is kin’a-doing-better, and on the other, there’s Carson, who is so wrapped in his loyalty to Lord Grantham that he refuses to drink when his can no longer partake.

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Downton Abbey recap: Episode 5

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The fifth episode of Downton Abbey’s final season has me questioning the very fabric of this show, which up until this point has been a relatively light period drama about life in the face of trying times and an evolving world. The conclusion of this episode, however, has me wondering.

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Downton Abbey historical adviser calls out War and Peace for costume error

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Downton Abbey historical adviser Alastair Bruce has called out War and Peace for a “baffling” costuming blunder early in the miniseries’ first episode. 

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Downton Abbey recap: Episode 4

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Damn it, Robert. Losing Isis was hard enough. You can’t die, too.

You’ll have to excuse my outburst. My doctor says that I have a sensitivity to foreshadowing, especially foreshadowing of the ominous variety, and Robert’s recurring tummy pains have my getting itchy all over. Lord Grantham stopped twice during the most-recent episode of Downton Abbey to complain about his ulcer. The man can’t even drink port anymore. What the hell does a titled man do if he can’t drink port?

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Downton Abbey recap: Episode 3

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We gather here, on this glorious day, to celebrate the recapping of the third episode in Downton Abbey’s final season. It is a happy day, as two characters whom we have loved for many years are finally becoming man and wife. If anyone here objects to this blessed union, go read a different recap and forever hold your peace.

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Downton Abbey recap: Episode 2

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I don’t know, guys. That kidnapping seemed kind of justified.

Let’s back up for a bit, because if I’m going to try to rationalize what Mrs. Drewe does at the end of this episode, there needs to be a bit of stage setting.

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Downton Abbey season premiere recap

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If the entirety of Downton Abbey’s six-season run — through upstairs-downstairs drama, accidental Mr.

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Downton Abbey executive producer Gareth Neame breaks down the season 6 premiere

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Warning: Spoilers from the season 6 premiere of Downton Abbey lie ahead!

The Crawley family and their staff are back with the sixth and final season of Downton Abbey — and, per usual, they’re bringing the drama.

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Downton Abbey executive producer wants audiences to ‘strongly identify with’ final season

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Downton Abbey returns Sunday night, with the premiere of its sixth and final season. “It is the end of an era, so there’s a lot of conclusions, a lot of things to wrap up,” executive producer Gareth Neame says of the series’ end. “We join season 6 with many, many things still up in the air.” Many, many things indeed, so there’s much to address before bidding adieu to the Crawley family and their staff.

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Maggie Smith says she hasn't seen any of Downton Abbey

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Dame Maggie Smith, who plays the Dowager Countess on Downton Abbey, still hasn’t seen any of the show — even as the final season is set to premiere in the U.S. next week. 

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