Good morning! I hope that you had a nice weekend. Mine was busy and yet very relaxing. Lunch with my dad, lunch with a friend, the ballet, drinks with family, errands and more all capped off with my favorite shows Downton Abbey and Sherlock. Oh, and more snow…
For those of you who have yet to watch, stop reading now.
Daisy gave Alfred a little help with his French cooking and off he went to London to test for a position at the Ritz. Though he did well he was not chosen and will remain at the Abbey for now. Although Daisy is a bit sad for Alfred she still has high hopes that she has a chance with him. Mr.Mosley who has had a year of ups and downs received another blow to his pocket book and ego as Alfred’s post as footman which was offered to him by Mr. Carson has been rescinded.
Frustrated that Anna is obviously upset and will not share her problems with him Mr. Bates comes to the conclusion that Anna does not love him anymore. He confronts Mrs. Hughes after he catches she and Anna discussing the incident in the hall and tells her that he is tending his resignation as Anna hates him. Conflicted about betraying Anna and loosing another servant she confesses the attack on Anna. Mr. Bates guesses that the attacker is Mr.Green although Mrs. Hughes swears it was a stranger, for now Bates pretends to believe her.
Later Bates confronts Anna in the boot room and tells her that he knows everything. Anna, relieved confesses that “she feels spoiled for him”. Mr. Bates comforts and hugs her and tells her that she could never be spoiled for him, that it wasn’t her fault and that he loves her more now than ever. Anna decides to return to the cottage with Mr. Bates and we are lulled into believing that everything has returned to normal until Mrs. Hughes tells Mr. Bates that she hopes the couple can put everything behind them. “Hardly” replies Bates, “nothing is over and nothing is finished.” Although I would love to see some justice for Anna I do not want it to be meted at the hands of Bates, I would love for these two to have a little peace in their lives.
Edith…where to begin. The last episode Edith shared a farewell evening with Michael only to be confronted the next morning by Aunt Rosamund about the consequences of her actions. Can this girl ever get a break? One failed romance after the other, and now a missing boyfriend and a secret visit to a London doctor? Could this be what I think?
Lady Mary seems to have a tinge of regret about the engagement of Lord Gillingham and Mable Lane but not for long with the reintroduction of Evelyn Napier. If you do not remember him he was the companion of the Turkish diplomat in season one. Evelyn still holds a torch for Mary and as she invited both he and his boss to stay at the Abbey I think we will see a few more suitors vying for her hand.
Tom ever the restless soul contemplates movie with baby Sibbie to America. What do you think about that? I am not sure that that is a story going anywhere.
A new ladies maid, Mrs. Baxter arrives on the scene to tend to Cora and if she seems to good to be true it is probably because she is. Surprise, she seems to owe something to Thomas and now he would like her to spy upstairs and downstairs.
Of course there was a lot more that happened but these are the highlights for me. What did you think of the episode? Did you like it? We you disappointed? I am looking forward to more and know as always that I will be disappointed to have to wait another year to see the family, lets hope that a deal is struck between PBS and the BBC so that we do not have to wait.
I hope that you have a great day! It is FREEZING here, I believe it is currently -6 and -27 with the windchill. Stay warm, stay safe.
P.S: For those of you who like potatoes, leeks and cheese you might want to try this recipe(here) of the side dish that my friend served at lunch, it was so good that I could have eaten the entire pan and nothing else.