The Downton Dish: Episode 4
January 25, 2016 Leave a Comment
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!
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!