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Downton Abbey - The Finale: Christmas Special 2015
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We last saw Lady Edith looking wistful in a meadow as she left us all wondering, “Oh dear, can she ever be happy?” This was after that charisma vacuum Bertie dumped her when Mary revealed the Secret That Is Marigold.
But, as we return to
for the final time in this last ever episode, Edith (Laura Carmichael) seems content with her life and loves running her adored magazine, which is “going better than ever”.
Yet big changes are afoot at the family home, and there’s a sense that the times are shifting. Old enmities are buried amid new understandings and ways begin to part. As we get to New Year’s Eve and the champagne toast, everyone is philosophical. Two characters realise, “The world is a different place… Downton Abbey must change,” as they have a little moment together. By the time everyone’s singing Auld Lang Syne, you’ll be a weeping heap.
Julian Fellowes bids farewell to the Crawleys with one last festive special, catching up with the Abbey's residents at the tail-end of 1925. Mary endeavours to build bridges, but Edith's secret continues to pose a threat. As Henry settles into the role of husband, scars left by Charlie's death are slow to heal, while Carson struggles to come to terms with developments that prove even he is not invulnerable to change. Spratt's moonlighting venture is threatened by the conniving of Denker, and Daisy may have missed her chance with an admirer. Isobel receives devastating news, while the day that Anna and Bates have long-since waited for arrives.
Cast & Crew
Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
Robert, Earl of Grantham
Lady Edith Crawley
Lady Mary Crawley
Cora, Countess of Grantham
Sir Mark Stiles
Waiter at The Ritz
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