For dedicated Downton Abbey fans the last five years have been a bit up and down. We’ve had highs, moments of elation where we’ve almost dropped our teacups in glee, but also gut-wrenching, tear-jerking lows that have left us reaching for our mourning garb.
As we wait patiently to find out what drama season six has in store for us, we’ve looked back at all the times Downton Abbey has broken our fragile, period-drama loving hearts…
When O’Brien made Cora slip in the bath
The time Robert kissed Jane the maid
When Ethel Parks said goodbye to her son
When Matthew was injured at the front
The time Daisy married William on his death bed
When Edith was jilted at the altar
When Anna was attacked by Mr Green
When Bates was framed for murder the first time
And found guilty
The time Thomas thought Jimmy loved him but it was just another of O’Brien’s schemes….
When lovely sweet Lady Sybil died
And Violet stumbled in the hallway
When Lavinia died
When Matthew died
And it absolutely, categorically ruined Christmas
When Mary cried on Carson’s shoulder
When Gregson went missing
Every time Edith visited Marigold at the farm
When Isis died
When we realised Branson really was going to America
And the moment it was announced that season six would be the last.
Downton Abbey returns to ITV soon