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.
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.
Downton Abbey historical adviser Alastair Bruce has called out War and Peace for a “baffling” costuming blunder early in the miniseries’ first episode.
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?
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.
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.
If the entirety of Downton Abbey’s six-season run — through upstairs-downstairs drama, accidental Mr.
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.
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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