I have said before that although I am not an avid football fan I still “watch” the Superbowl along with my husband or family or whoever I am with. I tune in for the food and the commercials. Although I turned it off just after half time to watch Downton and Sherlock I did enjoy a few things.
I LOVED Renee Fleming singing the national anthem, and the both commercials from Budweiser, “Puppy Love” and a “A Hero’s Welcome”. I mean who didn’t think the friendship between the puppy and the horse was cute? I had tears in my eyes watching the ad of the soldier returning home from his tour of duty. As for the game, lets say if you loved the Seahawks than the game was exciting, if you were a fan of the Bronco’s not so much.
On to Downton, if you did not watch last night than skip ahead because there are spoilers after this point.
Alfred did win a spot in the cooking school after another person dropped out. Of course he was excited but Daisy was distraught as unrequited love is painful.
Thomas is still scheming behind the scenes to acquire information to use both upstairs and down. I have no idea what he has on Ms. Baxter but he put pressure on her this week to spy on the family. After a little resistance and prodding she discovers that Rose was planning a surprise and that Anna and Bates were having some difficulties. I will be so disappointed if Thomas uses this information to hurt Anna, she has always been kind to him and she has been hurt enough this season.
Anna is back in the cottage with Bates and they are trying to make a go of things and put the past behind them. Sadly, as hard as they try it doesn’t work, Anna thinks Bates sees her as a victim and Bates thinks he failed to protect Anna. I hope that these two find a way to move on and that Mr. Green gets his due but not at the hands of Bates.
Speaking of Cousin Rose, that girl is a loose cannon isn’t she? After inviting Jack Ross and his jazz band to Downton to surprise cousin Robert, Mary spies Rose and Jack kissing in the kitchens. I cannot image given the time period of this drama that a romance will be welcomed between the two.
Edith spent the majority of the episode wringing her hands and crying about her missing boyfriend, Michael Gregson. Then she received a late afternoon letter confirming what we had all surmised, after being jilted and dumped in the past, her luck has indeed gotten worse, she is pregnant. Can this girl ever get a break?
Lady Mary continues to move forward and in this episode glimpses of the old Mary appeared, especially as she sparred with Evelyn’s boss Charles Blake who has come to stay at the Abbey as they assess the viability of England’s grand estates.
The Dowager Countess and Isobel stole the show this week, as they spent the entire episode sparring with one another. Isobel was on her high horse championing the cause of young Pegg who was fired by the Countess because she thought he had stolen a few items from her rooms.
There was of course so much more that happened but those were the highlights for me.
As for Sherlock, I have to thank Jeanne at Collage of Life again, I am addicted to the show and it goes without saying sad that last night was the end of the season. They need to make more episodes, and if not than please don’t make us wait so long between seasons.
Do tell, what did you think of Downton Abbey and Sherlock? Or did you watch the Superbowl? Did your team win?
I hope that you have a great week, stay safe as yet another storm is on its way and according to Punxsutawney Phil so is six more weeks of winter.
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