Last week's series opener eased us back into life at Downton Abbey with a gently paced number.
Mary wandered the halls of the Abbey mourning her Matthew and ignoring her baby. That was until Branson, Carson and Violet stepped in to snap her out of her trance and get her living her life again.
In the kitchens, the young ones squabbled over Valentine's Day cards while Carson's theatrical friend Mr Greig made a reappearance. With the help of naughty Lady Rose, evil Edna was re-hired as Cora's lady's maid, too, much to Branson's irritation...
Down in London Edith was rubbing shoulders with literary greats and lips with the handsome Mr Gregson. He'd figured out that he could divorce his wife if he became a German citizen so was keen on getting Edith to emigrate with him. She tried to distract him by flashing a lot of leg and kissing his face.
In other news, Violet tried to help Moseley get a job at a disatrous dinner, Robert fussed over who should look after Mary's finances (we wouldn't recommend him. Do you remember the great bankrupcy kerfuffle of series three?) and Daisy got a new electric mixer.
But what's in store for Sunday's episode? We've put on our thinking caps and made some frankly silly suggestions...
Oh deary, deary me. Are things already going downhill for new lady's maid and former Branson-seducer Edna? (It's okay. You don't have to conceal that smirk. We're wishing her ill, too.)
Now it doesn't take much to upset Cora - she looked positively suicidal at the though of having to brush her own locks last week - but she looks beyond unimpressed at her new helper's behavoir. Just what unsavoury item has she found in her room? A stained camisole. A poorly darned blouse... Our guess? Branson's pants.
No point looking coy, you two. We all saw you snogging (with tongues) in the Criterion last week.
Now this might look like two lovers gazing into each other's eyes, but Edith is leaning away slightly. As she'd be wise too. That Gregson is an intense fellow. And turning German is a big decision. Not one to take lightly. Especially with that whole war business.
Plus if you thought Robert was disappointed when Sybil married the chauffeur, you just wait until Edith tells him she's running off to be Gregson's lederhosen-sporting ehefrau.
That naughty glint is back in Lady Rose's eye. Clearly she's beginning to miss all those married men she was canoodling with in series three. And presumably Mary has first dibs on many eligible bachelors who happen upon Downton nowadays.
The clever lass is thinking outside the box and giving good old Carson the eye. He's a good catch, he is. Just look at those striking eyebrows and steady gravy-pouring hands. A little old for Rose perhaps, but a real man all the same. Reliable, steadfast, morally upstanding. Plus he used to be on the stage so there's bound to be a little youthful naughtiness somewhere beneath that buttoned up jacket.
Well he's a much more appropriate choice (sorry, Carson). This village hall is a far cry from those fancy jazz clubs Rose used to frequent, though, and this forward fellow doesn't scream good breeding. But desperate times and all that. You've gotta get your thrills where you can.
Perhaps Mary's misery has driven Rose to start slumming it with Anna. Doing a reverse Branson and joining the working classes might seem like a more attractive option than sitting in Dowton's stuffy drawing room, being a buffer between the two remaining Crawley sisters..
Relations are evidently progressing quickly between these two. They only had their first dance moments ago but things have already started heating up.
Rose appears to have donned a lady's maid outfit to get hot and heavy with her new squeeze. Rich girls obviously don't do it for this chap, but roleplay in the bedroom so early on? It's a slippery slope, Rose. Just make sure you remember those safe words...
Our Thomas has never been one to sugar coat anything. But still, being welcomed with an expression like that would be a bit of a kick in the teeth wouldn't it. Has Rose's fancy man got wind of her wealth and come knocking at the Abbey to embark on a spot of blackmail? A grainy picture of the young lady playing servant would do her unstable reputation very little good and we haven't had a good blackmail since evil Vera Bates popped her clogs.
Perhaps the situation has just got a whole lot more complicated... The semi-closeted under-butler seems to have got through his fair share of secret lovers. Could it be that Thomas has a history with Rose's chap? Yes please. Let's hope it's that one.
Downton Abbey continues on Sundays at 9:00pm on ITV