Rose arranges for the jazz club band to play at Robert's birthday. Mary spitefully reveals it at breakfast, and Bertie walks out. Anna is upset at not having had a child. Anna recognizes and greets Mrs Harding as Gwen, the former Downton housemaid who left service to better herself in a new career. Lady Mary visits Anna in jail Anna is in prison for the murder of valet Green.
New Year's Eve 1926 sees, downstairs, romance flourishes. Molesley begins teaching at the school. The servants are excited by , and Mrs Patmore struggles to deal with an. A developer wants to build fifty houses near the village, but Robert refuses to sell the land. Carson talks to Mary to bring her out of her shell, but she regards it as impertinence. Mr Bricker visits again, to Robert's disapproval.
Bates, Anna, Molesley, and O'Brien also make the trip. The princess is back and she's none too pleased Shrimpie finds Princess Kuragin. Cora has to persuade a nervous Mrs Patmore to exchange their ice-box for a refrigerator. Ethel decides to let her son live with his grandparents so he can have a better life. Lord Gillingham and Mr Blake fight for the hand of Lady Mary. Branson to Edith: You see where I grew up, there were quite a few Marigolds.
Mrs Patmore's opens with its first guests. He then proposes marriage to Mrs Hughes, and she accepts. Mrs Hughes faces a cancer scare, and Isobel Crawley finds that Ethel has become a prostitute. Matthew returns from the war paralysed from the waist down. Mrs Patmore becomes involved in a budding romance.
Countess Violet: The presence of strangers is our only guarantee of good behaviour. Downton Abbey: Christmas Special - amazon. Baxter reveals that she was sentenced for her stealing from a previous employer. Isobel announces her engagement to Lord Merton. Downton Abbey's annual cricket match with the village takes place.
A group of Russian aristocrats arrives for tea; one of them, Prince Kuragin , knew the Dowager Countess when she was in Russia. Rita Bevan, a former chambermaid at the hotel where Mary and Lord Gillingham stayed, attempts to blackmail Mary by exposing their tryst. Gillian Anderson reportedly turned down the part of Lady Cora Grantham. Carson considers re-hiring Mr Molesley if Alfred leaves to a chef training program, but Molesley, unhappy at being demoted to a footman, dithers too long over the offer, and loses the opportunity. The trailer suggests that there is a happy ending for Mr and Mrs Bates, as for a fleeting moment they share a cuddle. Eventually she decides to live at the farm. Gregson later declares his feelings for Edith.
She mistakenly believes that Cora has already arranged it. El conde Robert Crawley Hugh Bonneville y la condesa Cora Crawley Elizabeth McGovern -padres de Mary Michelle Dockery , Edil Laura Carmichael y Sybill Jessica Brown-Findlay - empiezan la búsqueda de un nuevo heredero, que finaliza en la elección de un joven abogado de clase media, primo lejano de Robert: Matthew Dan Stevens. Matthew finally agrees to accept Lavinia's late father's money, saving Downton. Thomas attempts suicide by slashing his wrists. Evil Butler Stowell: I am not a novice anywhere. Lady Mary rushes Anna to London where the doctor performs surgery, saving the baby.
Anglotopia is his full time job and he's always dreaming of his next trip to England, wishing he lived there - specifically Dorset - and is always trying to figure out a way to move to England. But change is afoot at Downton — change far surpassing the new electric lights and telephone. However, it transpires that he had an affair with footman Thomas. Molesley accompanies Baxter to the trial, but she is not called upon to testify as Coyle. Still, Julian was trying to end on a happy note in case we never see these characters again. Persuaded by O'Brien, Thomas makes a midnight visit to Jimmy's room and kisses him as he sleeps—just as Alfred enters the room.
Mrs Hughes tells him that a stranger broke into the servants' hall and raped Anna. Lord Sinderby is on his worst behaviour for much of the episode until his mistress and illegitimate child show up for tea. Edith hesitates to tell him that Marigold is her illegitimate daughter. A trip to London reveals that Rose is a wild girl who likes to drink and party. Carson asks Mrs Hughes to marry him anyway. Sergeant Willis informs Bates and Anna that a woman has confessed to murdering Green, and the case is closed.
Jonathan is a consummate Anglophile with an obsession for Britain that borders on psychosis. Mary, told by Mrs Hughes about what happened to Anna, persuades Robert to take Thomas with him as his valet instead of Bates. Downton Abbey is, yes, cheesy, but each aspect of the series owns it, and with commitment like such comes maturity and just good storytelling. Anglotopia was founded by Jonathan and Jackie Thomas in 2007 in a closet in Chicago. Violet and Isobel visit Lord Merton's country estate. In the drawing rooms and library and beautiful bedrooms, with their tall windows looking across the park, lives the family, but below stairs are other residents, the servants, as fiercely possessive of their ranks as anyone above. They later agree just to be friends.