As usual, this post contains spoilers from this weekends episode. Read at your own risk if you have not seen the episode.
It has been confirmed that wedding bells will be ringing twice. Isobel has accepted Lord Merton’s proposal. While the rest of the family is thrilled, Violet admits that she will miss Isobel’s company with a slight tear in her eye. Dare I say that she has become accustomed to her face? For a recently engaged couple, Lord Merton and Isobel are rather staid, but considering the period, it’s rather acceptable. The biggest hurdle that Isobel will face is her future stepsons. They are just as pleasant and gentleman like are they were the last time we saw them, when Larry insulted Tom and got him drunk the night before Mary and Matthew’s wedding.
Rose and Atticus are engaged. Atticus’s mother likes Rose, but his father is not so keen on having a gentile daughter in law.
Poor Isis has cancer and is slowly dying. Robert seems to be paying more attention to his dying dog than his missing daughter. He also insists on bringing guests in when Edith is still missing. Father of the year, he is not.
Tom is considering moving to Boston. He contemplates the idea with Sybbie as they drop twigs into the river. It was a sweet father/daughter moment, one that we do not see too often.
Mabel Lane Fox, Tony Gillingham and Charles Blake are all at the house. Mabel is still quite attached to Tony and Mary, is well Mary is talking to Charles Blake about his trip to Poland. It seems that Tony has finally understood that Mary is not going to walk up the aisle with him anytime soon.
Rosamund and Violet tell Cora the truth about Edith. Cora, quite rightly, tells her mother in law and sister in law that they need to let Edith make her own decision in regards to her child. Rosamund and Cora find Edith in London at the publishing house that Edith has inherited from her late married boyfriend/ baby daddy. In order to prevent a public ruckus, Edith agrees to meet her mother and aunt at a local tea house. Just when you think the entire truth will be revealed, it will not be revealed. Cora suggests that they tell the family that the Drewes are unable to care for Marigold for financial reasons and Edith is stepping in to help. Cora and Edith even go so far as to have Mr. Drewe travel with Marigold to the next station when they get to Downton station and they see Mary waiting for the next train to London. Honestly, if this child grows up to be a normal adult, I will be surprised, considering her first few years of life.
There is still no word of the fate of Princess Kuragin. I suspect that this story line will not end just yet. After years of endless insults against Edith, Violet finally tells Mary to be quiet. About bloody time.
Things are peaceful (for now) in the Bates household as we did not see the police sniffing around, looking for more clues into the death of Mr. Green. I suspect this little pocket of sunshine will not last.
Daisy has become quite the little rebel. She rattles on and on about the Labour government and how the lower classes are getting the short end of the stick. Who knew that the mousy teenager whose only lines in the first few episodes of the first series were “Yes, Mrs. Patmore” or “No, Mrs. Patmore” would take up the cause of politics?
Thomas was Thomas this week, without the drugs in his system. As was Mrs. Hughes and Mr. Carson.
Mr. Mason invited Daisy, Miss Baxter and Mr. Molesley to his farm house for a meal. Miss Baxter and Mr. Molesley are quickly becoming my favorite downstairs couple. Can we get these two together already?
While we did not see Miss Denker this episode, Spratt put in his notice, claiming that Miss Denker cannot be trained. I don’t think she needs to be trained, Spratt needs to remember that he is simply the hired help.
We are third to the last episode to the end of this series. My favorite storyline so far has been Edith. I hope we will go from #PoorEdith to #GoodForYouEdith.
Dowager Quote Of The Week
“He is a man. Men don’t have rights”.