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Series 3 - Episode 8
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Mr Carson has a face of granite and a heart of lead as he tells quivering Thomas Barrow, who is wallowing in disgrace after last week’s, ahem, “misunderstanding”: “I find your situation revolting, you have been twisted by nature into something foul.” Steady on, Mr C, that’s a bit harsh. But not everyone below stairs at Downton is so rampantly anti-gay.
It’s the final episode in the series and there is a very strong sense of hope and of new beginnings as everyone looks forward to a sunny future at the annual
house versus village cricket match. The Downton gels are forging ahead in the world – Edith’s new career as a columnist is flourishing as she basks in her editor’s praise, while Lady Mary looks enigmatic in some lovely hats. By the end you will have a smile on your
face, a tear in your eye and possibly a song in your heart.
There is excitement throughout the house and nearby village as the annual cricket match draws near, and the event brings out Robert's competitive side. Violet's great-niece Rose arrives, but a trip to London reveals there is more to her than meets the eye, while Matthew and Mary seem to be keeping secrets from each other. Thomas's future appears to be uncertain, but he may have found an unexpected ally in Bates.
Cast & Crew
Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
Robert, Earl of Grantham
Lady Edith Crawley
Lady Mary Crawley
Cora, Countess of Grantham
Lady Rose MacClare
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