It’s official. Anna and Bates are finally free. For the first time in what feels like years, the couple are not under threat or facing life in a cell.
Green’s true killer has been found and jailed. Happiness might just be on the horizon for Downton’s unluckiest love match.
Downton Abbey fans are so used to misery that the news all came as a bit of a shock…
— Sarah Glascott (@sarahglascott1) September 20, 2015
We almost didn’t recognise Anna and Bates with their new, happy facial expressions…
Is this the first time that Anna and Bates have smiled? #Downton
— Olivia (@OliviaRheya) September 20, 2015
But it’s safe to say the internet was pleased for them…
I am so unbelievably happy for Anna and Mr Bates!!!!!! #DowntonAbbey
— Sophie ? (@xsophiehoughton) September 20, 2015
ANNA AND BATES ARE FREE I'M CRYING
— Cáit (@Cait_RnR) September 20, 2015
HAPPINESS FOR ANNA AND BATES WOW IS THIS REAL
— taj mirhal (@xlovelucy) September 20, 2015
— Beth (@BethCourtney31) September 20, 2015
After seasons of upset, though, fans can’t quite bring themselves to trust writer Julian Fellowes. It is only episode one after all…
This feels a bit too promising. I swear if Bates and Anna don't get a happy ending there's going to be riots in the streets #DowntonAbbey
— Kayleigh Harrison (@MissKayls24) September 20, 2015
Oh Anna and Bates, happy at last? Can it be? #DowntonAbbey
— Rebecca (@T0B3S) September 20, 2015
Because he’s already set up a new storyline which could potentially bring the Bates’ more distress.
Finally!! Justice for Anna & Bates!! Baby next please ? @DowntonAbbey
— LouiseW (@Cogs39) September 20, 2015
For now, our collective fingers are crossed that this is it for the not-so-happy couple.
Right. Can that be the end of all Anna-Bates drama please? Over. It. #DowntonAbbey
— Bethan Ferguson (@BethanFerguson) September 20, 2015
If Bates and Anna don't get a happy ending, I will destroy everything Julian Fellowes holds dear #DA
— Vikki ☮️ (@VikkiHeat) September 20, 2015
Downton Abbey continues on Sundays at 9:00pm on ITV