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Downton Abbey, Season 4, Episode 6

Recap: ‘Downton Abbey’s’ Lady Mary Finds Love, or at Least Like, in a Pigpen

It is busy, busy, busy both upstairs and downstairs at Downton Abbey in Season Four’s sixth episode. There are arrivals and departures, several possible romances brewing, an abortion contemplated and Downton’s oldest resident, the Dowager Countess, takes ill, as do its newest residents, a bunch of pigs. Departing is Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville), who’s grudgingly […]

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‘Downton Abbey’ Recap: Season Four, Episode 4

The battle between Mrs. Patmore (Lesley Nicol) and modern conveniences continues. Earlier this season, the head cook at Downton Abbey raged against the machine when an electric mixer was introduced into her kitchen. In the latest episode, she expresses anxiety over an electric sewing machine (“I don’t think it has any place in the servant’s […]

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‘Downton Abbey’ Recap: Season Four, Episode 3

Despite his hidebound punctiliousness, Carson (Jim Carter) can prove a sage at times. He did so in last night’s episode of Downton Abbey when the butler weighed in with the observation, “The business of life is the acquisition of memories. In the end that’s all there is.” Plenty of memories were acquired in the episode as lady’s […]

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‘Downton Abbey’ Recap: Season Four, Episode One

The mystery is solved! Downton Abbey returned with a 2-hour opening episode to kick off its fourth season and finally revealed that the first name of Carson (played by Jim Carter), the oh-so-proper butler and loyal Crawley family retainer, is–wait for it–Charlie. It took three long seasons but now we know. Other than that big news, the season’s […]


‘Downton Abbey’ Recap: Episode Seven (Season Three Finale)

It’s all over except for the crying. And the crying is going to go on for a while.  That’s because Downtown Abbey ended its third season last night with – get out your hankies, again – a car crash in which heartthrob Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens) died. How will Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) or any […]


‘Downton Abbey’ Recap: Season Three, Episode Six

Last night’s double-length episode of Downton Abbey neatly tied up with ribbons and bows several major storylines that had been building all season. It also laid the groundwork for a potential plot complication or two to come. This penultimate episode, to be followed next Sunday by the two-hour, season-ending Christmas special, gave nearly everyone at […]


‘Downton Abbey’ Recap: Season Three, Episode Five

This was the episode where Robert Crawley, Lord Grantham, seemed as if he was doing his best to win the Upper Class Twit Award that was once handed out in an old Monty Python routine. While he has been proving himself an objectionable jerk for much of this season, his privileged boorishness reached new heights […]


‘Downton Abbey’ Recap: Season Three, Episode Four

Get out your hanky. Death showed up at Downton Abbey – I mean metaphorically. There was no cheesy dark figure clad in a hooded cape and toting a scythe – to cut down a major character in the latest episode of the Screen Actors Guild Award-winning drama. The good news: it wasn’t Violet, the Dowager […]


‘Downton Abbey’ Recap: Season Three, Episode Three

In a departure from earlier episodes this season, not a single character in last night’s show got married or was jilted. Still, there was plenty going on both upstairs and downstairs at Downton Abbey. The episode began with Mr. Carson (Jim Carter), the butler, distributing mail to the downstairs staff. “Nothing for me, Mr. Carson?” […]


‘Downton Abbey’ Recap: Season Three, Episode Two

Poor, poor Edith. She had an especially bad time of it in last night’s episode of Downton Abbey. At the start of the show, Edith (Laura Carmichael), the ugly duckling middle Crawley sister, is to be married and she’s aglow with happiness. Her intended is Sir Anthony Strallan, an older, always slightly ill at ease […]

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