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As I was watching Downton Abbey I just kept say, no, no, no, NO!!!!!!!!!!
Spoiler Alert, stop reading if you have not seen the episode.
I cannot believe that Tom hooked up with Edna. I know he is uncomfortable being the former chauffeur who is now upstairs. But considering he is now a part of the family and helping make decisions about the estate one would hope that he would start to make some changes in his attitude as well as think about his daughters’ future.
As for the rape of Anna…I do not like to think about it. I actually had to turn it off as soon as it started. I cannot stand to watch violence especially against women. I have read it was a common occurrence in grand houses but hasn’t poor Anna been through enough? And what about Bates, he will be heartbroken once he learns what has happened to his beloved Anna, not to mention that I think he might try to kill the Mr. Green.
Although there was so much more that happened, Mrs. Pattmore having a panic attack, Edith’s new boyfriend Mr. Gregson making a great impression after winning back the men’s money, and Lord Gillingham taking a shine to Mary, I simply cannot get past the other two story lines.
What did you think? Were you as shocked as I was? Tell me what you thought of the show I would love to know what you thought.
Have a great week!