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Downton Abbey has concluded once again! These two episodes feel almost like a full season in and of themselves and a lot of plots had to be wrapped up in just under three hours. But wrapped up they are, and we’re sent on one last journey of humor, heartbreak, and good tidings for the future.
If there’s one thing for sure, Mr. Bates likely wouldn’t be a fan of Downton Abbey: he’s not curious about how other people live. But thankfully we are, and Downton doesn’t disappoint in these two episodes.
Familiar faces and new relationships descend upon the Downton Abbey cast in this week’s batch of episodes!
I’ve always remembered Season 6 starting new plots and drama quickly, but watching three episodes back-to-back makes it even more apparent that both upstairs and downstairs, the cast of Downton Abbey has a lot to contend with in the final season.
Even though it wasn’t a terribly long courtship, no wedding on Downton Abbey goes off without a hitch and this one is no different.
As the Bob Dylan song says: The times, they are a-changin'. And even though it’s presented in a traditional backdrop of horse races and elegant dinners, those changes aren’t limited to Mary’s haircut.
My reaction to these episodes is the same as Lady Mary’s during the dress show: Yummy!
All three episodes and the characters who were predominantly featured have one thing in common: they’re passionate about something or someone, which leads to new revelations and secrets alike.
The Season 4 finale has always been (almost) everything I love about Downton Abbey in a single episode.
With the arrival of the pigs (permanently), the departure of Robert and Thomas (temporarily), an illness, a proposal, a pregnancy, a death, and a festival on Downton’s grounds, there’s no shortage of drama on Downton Abbey as Season 4 ramps up to its dazzling finale in London.
I think the most prominent feeling I get while watching these Season 4 episodes of Downton Abbey is relief.
The show doesn’t shy away in giving us moments that shock and surprise us among the comforts we’ve come to expect from Downton.
After the events of this season, it’s high time that the Crawley family took a proper holiday. However, this is the Christmas special that has forever made me doubt Christmas specials from my favorite British shows.
The world is moving on without Lady Sybil. For those (like me) who are always saddened (or, like me, traumatized) by her death, new storylines unfolding at Downton are a welcome sight.
These episodes will always be the most difficult episodes of Downton Abbey for me to watch.
If one quote from this week’s episodes could sum them up in entirety, it comes from the witty, and often accurate, view of Violet Crawley: “No family is ever what it seems from the outside.”
As far as memorable, joyful moments on Downton Abbey go, the Season 3 premiere ranks highly as one of the best, or at least feel-good, episodes the show ever had (Bates and Anna aside. Always, Bates and Anna aside).
Christmas, a time that should be full of season’s tidings and joy, is instead rife with anguish and drama at Downton.
If Downton Abbey’s take on the Spanish Flu aired in 2021 versus its original air date, would it have been done differently?