The Downton Dish: Episode 4

January 25, 2016 Wisconsin Public Television Leave a Comment

Downton Abbey Part Four - Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 9pm ET on MASTERPIECE on PBS Miss Baxter faces a dilemma. Anna and Mary rush to London. Daisy continues to press her case. A former maid comes to lunch. Car talk is in the air. Shown from left to right: Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith, Penelope Wilton as Isobel Crawley, Joanne Froggatt as Anna Bates, Raquel Cassidy as Baxter, and Samantha Bond as Aunt Rosamund (C) Nick Briggs/Carnival Film & Television Limited 2015 for MASTERPIECE This image may be used only in the direct promotion of MASTERPIECE CLASSIC. No other rights are granted. All rights are reserved. Editorial use only. USE ON THIRD PARTY SITES SUCH AS FACEBOOK AND TWITTER IS NOT ALLOWED.

Mary is getting pretty sassy, and never seems to be satisfied, no matter how dashing and debonair her suitors are. A familiar face graces Downton Abbey, but there’s quite a bit of drama surrounding our old friend – how will Gwen re-introduce herself to the Crawley family? And of course, this hospital drama just never ends!

Watch the complete series of “The Downton Dish” here.

Notes on Episode 4 of the final season from our resident Downton expert and guest contributor, Analiese Smith:

I am so glad Tom is back. I think that his journey to figuring out how he feels about the family and the ownership he was taking over the estate is so compelling, and it will be interesting to see how he and Lady Mary will divide up the tasks, or if they will go in separate directions.

Why does the local cop make so many appearances on this show?!? I hope this situation is an opportunity for Baxter to finally put her past behind her.

The hospital battle is really pitting the Dowager Countess against everyone. Between Anna’s medical situation and Lord Grantham clutching himself in pain, it seems as though something pretty major and not good is going to happen …

If Barrow cares what people think about him, he should really consider being less of a jerk. On another note, what a touching moment remembering Sybil. Funny how Lady Mary was so moved by this story just as she spirits away Anna in a shroud of mystery to help her.

Daisy almost put her foot in her mouth, once again. What a happy ending – really, it was the only one that made sense.

The welcome back party is very sweet. I laughed a little too hard at the passport line. Also, the scene with Mr. Carson removing the paper with his name would be a great clip summarizing the “Farewell Season”. It feels so sad, even though you know he’s leaving to live happily ever after with Mrs. Hughes. I hope there is more good cheer on the way!

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