Dressed all in black and speaking in distant monotone, it’s clear Lady Mary is struggling to move on from the death of her new husband Matthew in this clip from series four of Downton Abbey.
The 40-second preview of the first episode of the new series sees Anna trying to encourage Lady Mary to move on from her mourning dress, before baby George’s nanny arrives to ask her if she’d like to spend some time with them in the grounds of the Abbey.
Stubbornly refusing both Anna and the nanny, Lady Mary briefly kisses her baby on the head before coldly calling him a “poor little orphan”…
It seems the icy, hard-edged Mary we used to know is back.
Downton Abbey returns to ITV on Sunday at 9:00pm