Good morning! Downtown Abbey Season 4 premiered last night. Did you watch it? I, as I know many of you have been counting the days and I must say I was not disappointed. If you did not watch the premiere episode yet stop reading now because you may read something you do not want to know.
The show begins six months after Matthew is killed in a car accident, it is 1922 and things are changing both upstairs and down at the Abbey. Mrs. O’Brian sneaks off in the dead of night leaving a note and a few problems in her wake. An electric mixer causes the cook to fear for her job and the Valentine’s Day antics of the footmen have the kitchen maids jealous of one another.
Lady Mary is deep in grief, and although her profound sadness made me feel for her, her increasing anger and snarky comments rubbed me the wrong way. Perhaps it is because she is my least favorite character? Whatever the case by the end of the episode Lady Mary had returned to the land of the living and was a bit more of her old self.
Lady Edith has happiness in her sights, in the form of a married man with a “mad” wife. Do you think her new found love, job and happiness will stay or is Edith destined to be a spinster? I do so hope that this new love is the real thing, I do not want to see Edith humiliated again.
Lady Rose is up to her wild antics again. I think that she will be breaking more than a few hearts this season and perhaps causing a few problems while she is at it.
Thomas continues to be a conniving pain, and his innuendos could mean trouble for my favorite couple, Anna and Bates.
I could go on and on but these were just a few of the highlights for me. What story lines did you enjoy? Which character is your favorite? Which is your least favorite? Tell me what you thought of the episode and the show.
Stay warm, and be safe today in the cold that is blanketing the country. Have a great day!