Articles Tagged 'Jim Carter'

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Recap: Big Relief! No One Dies in ‘Downton Abbey’ Finale

What a difference a year makes. Remember the bummer of last year’s final episode of Downton Abbey, when viewers were left in shock and tears as Matthew Crawley died in an auto accident just hours after the birth of his first son and heir? Happily, this fourth season’s finale contained no deaths and concluded on […]

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Recap: Life Gets Bazaar at Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey was as busy as London’s Paddington Station with all the comings and goings in Season Four’s seventh episode. Lady Mary’s various beaus kept popping up like toast, Aunt Rosamund paid a visit and the entire village descended on the estate for the annual church bazaar. In between, there were multiple declarations of love, […]

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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 5

Woo-hoo! Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) has yet another potential suitor, even if she and he don’t yet know that they’re meant for each other. Downtown Abbey gets what is, judging from everyone’s stunned expressions both upstairs and down, its first ever black visitor: Jack Ross (Gary Carr), an American singer and jazz band leader invited […]

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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 2

It’s party time at Downton Abbey. What the show’s opening episode a week ago lacked in energy and juicy plot developments, this latest episode, which centers on a weekend long house party at the show’s titular British estate, more than made up for. Lord Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville) and Lady Cora (Elizabeth McGovern) invited 16 […]

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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 […]

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‘Downton Abbey’ News Roundup: Dan Stevens Loses ‘Two Chins’

New episodes of Downton Abbey won’t air until September in the U.K. and, program your DVR now, January in the U.S. but the show and its cast members are still making news. Few actual plot developments for Season Four of the popular period drama are being leaked, but Downton’s stars, both past and present, have been out and […]