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AndHarry Mon 07-Oct-13 17:55:08

Following on from the first thread...

It took me ages to get to sleep last night. I'm not particularly maudlin in general but that was shocking.

Predictions: Isabel and Mosley die.

LIZS Mon 07-Oct-13 17:58:04

sad not sure how they will edit for teatime viewing.

AndHarry Mon 07-Oct-13 18:03:35

I didn't know there was a tea-time slot. Maybe they will just show the bit where he kisses her?

MadBusLady Mon 07-Oct-13 18:05:46

Marking place.

Davros Mon 07-Oct-13 18:06:01

I still don't get how Isobel can help that old codger off the music hall but not her dead son's servant (valet?)

Frettchen Mon 07-Oct-13 18:09:51

Something bad has to happen to Molesley... They wouldn't keep him around unless they were building up to something dramatic... (Good work by the actor - he's perfected the saddest hangdog expression I've seen in a long while.)

Maybe for the teatime version they'll take out the screaming and just have it all happen offscreen and out of earshot...?

Llareggub Mon 07-Oct-13 18:10:10

I find most of the male characters completely unlikable this series. I've never liked Bates or Mosely, and now I can add Edith's new chap to the list.

As for Anna, well. I didn't see that coming.

AndHarry Mon 07-Oct-13 19:20:04

I like Pickle and Carson and the doctor. That's about it.

AndHarry Mon 07-Oct-13 19:26:38

Has everyone seen this BBC News story?

FreyaFridays Mon 07-Oct-13 19:33:25

Where's the news story, AndHarry?

The link you gave goes back to the old thread.

AndHarry Mon 07-Oct-13 19:34:03

Oops, sorry.

CMP69 Mon 07-Oct-13 19:43:20

I have just caught up on last nights episode. Poor Anna but it will obviously be an ongoing storyline about the Bates marriage and the housekeeper (forgotten her name) and Anna struggling to keep it secret
It was horrible but rape is! I don't really get the reaction to it being in the programme, sadly rape and violence against women appears to be an acceptable story line in many dramas sad

EhricLovesTeamQhuay Mon 07-Oct-13 19:52:05

I'm watching now...scared. I know Anna gets raped by the bloke from eastenders but nothing else. I almost want to just read a recap and skip it til next week.

EhricLovesTeamQhuay Mon 07-Oct-13 20:37:41

Oh poor Anna sad

ChocChaffinch Mon 07-Oct-13 21:02:44

upsetting to watch. Love Anna sad

Crutchlow35 Mon 07-Oct-13 21:05:41

I didn't find it upsetting. I felt I knew it was coming though. You didn't see anything beyond the slap. I am sad that they couldn't just leave bates an Anna happy but I suppose story lines have to come from somewhere.

triplets Mon 07-Oct-13 21:57:39

I didn`t see it coming although I thought she was being abit frivolous with him. It upset me but I felt more cross with Bates for just accepting her answer when you could see something awful had happened to her, that man annoys me. Don`t like Ediths beau either!

ChocChaffinch Mon 07-Oct-13 22:01:09

Lord G & Mary make a lovely pair, though so refined, vairy elegant

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Mon 07-Oct-13 22:14:30

Yes Lord Gillingham and Lady Mary will become a couple and poor Anna will be thrown together with his horrible bastard valet again.

Lovely Molsley. His line about having his career backwards was brilliant. So resigned and yet so funny. grin

DelphiSwimsLate Mon 07-Oct-13 22:15:27

Does anyone catch what Anna says to Mrs H just after she walks in - Mrs H says 'you must tell Mr Bates' does Anna say 'there'll be divorce' or does she say something about being forced? I didn't quite get it.

I've just watch on catch up again as I missed loads of stuff after that terrible scene sad

Inthebeginning Mon 07-Oct-13 22:20:01

I imagine it was very well written, I had to turn over. Before hand they said violent scenes. Nothing about scenes of asexual violence. I know you didn't see it but it was there. I am a survivor of asexual abuse and I wouldn't have watched if I'd been warned.

tribpot Mon 07-Oct-13 22:26:53

What I'd quite like is for Anna to go Thelma and Louise on this valet and shoot him herself.

I'm not sure that is entirely realistic plot development, but given Downton's ridiculous penchant for modern morals in a period piece (cf the servants' Christmas dinner served by the family) I could see it happening.

Delphi, Anna says "him least of all, if he knew he'd murder the man who's done it".

Llareggub Mon 07-Oct-13 22:38:47

I would have preferred a love triangle with Anna, Bates and eastenders guy.

boogiewoogie Mon 07-Oct-13 22:45:14

I think we were lead to think that there was going to be a love triangle between Bates, Anna and Green that we didn't imagine that this was going to happen. I think Bates is suspicious of what happened to Anna. He's pretty clued up but he has discretion as well. It will come out somehow probably when he's pouring his heart out to Mrs Hughes and her being unable to remain silent.

DelphiSwimsLate Mon 07-Oct-13 22:47:01

Thanks tribpot

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