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Downton Abbey - update required

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StagnantRabbit Wed 12-Sep-12 21:16:23

Any big Downton fans out there who can tell me what happened in the very last episode of series 2 and also the Xmas special? Tryin to get ready for the new series on Sunday but is there anything else I missed? (apart from Lady Mary and Matthew getting together that is)

Bossybritches22 Sun 16-Sep-12 21:49:53

Just need to get back into the breaks, it annoyed us last year I recall.

MissMogwi Sun 16-Sep-12 21:52:26

Why can't they bring a hottie in for Edith. That guy is a right wet blanket.

Angelico Sun 16-Sep-12 21:55:04

Oooooooh what a cad that Larry chap is!

Bossybritches22 Sun 16-Sep-12 21:55:24

Oh bless her she is desperate to marry.

I love Matthew even more for siding with Tom & getting him to be Best Man.

Bossybritches22 Sun 16-Sep-12 22:02:01

Excellent!! grin

US Grandma is going to be a match for the Dowager !

Angelico Sun 16-Sep-12 22:05:34

Nothing ever runs smoothly with those 2....

Bossybritches22 Sun 16-Sep-12 22:06:31

Nooooooooo Mathew & his bloody misplaced sense of guilt over weedy Lavinia. Grrrrr.

ScorpionQueen Sun 16-Sep-12 22:07:23

He should just be grateful people keep making him their heir.

MissMogwi Sun 16-Sep-12 22:08:24

Bloody Matthew and his bullshit principles. He's spoiling the game!


PeppaTwig Sun 16-Sep-12 22:08:32

Gah...too many breaks angry

squoosh Sun 16-Sep-12 22:13:01

Remember when Lavinia died, they were all eating their scrambled eggs, went to see her depart this mortal coil and then went back to resume their tea.

Run away from Matthew Mary, go be a Bright Young Thing in London.

GeorginaWorsley Sun 16-Sep-12 22:21:02

ooh I would have cast tradition aside and taken him to my bed....
Mind you,remember what happened last time Mary did thatgrin

MissMogwi Sun 16-Sep-12 22:25:16

Bit late for the birds and bees talk, Lady Grantham!

zamantha Sun 16-Sep-12 22:35:11

Loved the wedding dress - so romantic. Like Tom Branson too - interesting sub-plot.

Me fears trouble in prison.

Bossybritches22 Sun 16-Sep-12 22:35:35

awwwww sniff I do like a good wedding......never thought I'd see it!

HoldMeCloserTonyDanza Sun 16-Sep-12 22:36:31

Pmsl Scorpion I just got a text from my mum saying the same thing!

She is too much of a socialist to truly enjoy Downton though, she ruins it for herself focussing on the horrendous social inequality.

GeorginaWorsley Sun 16-Sep-12 22:36:36

Me too..
Tissues needed.

ProphetOfDoom Sun 16-Sep-12 22:39:17

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Bossybritches22 Sun 16-Sep-12 22:39:19

zamantha me too....Bates is going to lamp the cellmate & get into <even more> trouble.

Love the Branson sub-plot too I think the character could develop quite well.

Considering Sybil must be about 16 wks up-duffed she is still looks very svelte. I love the flapper bob she is sporting!

outtolunchagain Sun 16-Sep-12 22:42:36

Beautiful dress and they came in to the same music that I did . Really hope Bates doesn't mess everything up , fear he is going to be murdered whilst Anna is in Francesad

EnjoyGOLDResponsibly Sun 16-Sep-12 22:43:37

I reckon they won't make it through the reception with Lord Gs "exploding chest" becoming a full blown cardiac arrest.

Jf is nothing if not subtle.

GeorginaWorsley Sun 16-Sep-12 22:44:35

Will Shirley maclaine save the day financially?
Her face doesn't move when she talkssmile

milktraylady Sun 16-Sep-12 22:45:09

Hey Sqoosh I know the actor who plays Thomas and yes he's even more dashing in real life!

Loving Mary's wedding dress, beauuuutiful smile

Mama1980 Sun 16-Sep-12 22:45:14

I cried blush blame the pregnancy hormones

Northernlurkerisbackatwork Sun 16-Sep-12 22:45:16

Well that was fun. Loved the wedding dress and obligatory pre-wedding row.

Branston thoroughly rehabilitated as 'the son in law who's a radical but so interesting' grin

Schmaltzing - Sir Anthony Whatsit has a useless right arm thus apparently making him unsuitable to be a husband hmm

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