Violet and Isobel visit the soup kitchen Rose is running for the Russian refugees and Isobel is surprised when Violet confesses that Prince Kuragin once asked her to run away with him. Isobel herself is flattered by Lord Merton's sincere marriage proposal but asks for time to consider whilst Mary travels to London to reject Tony's offer. He is persistent but by chance she meets and dines with Charles Blake. Edith hears that Michael may be alive but in prison in Germany for opposing Fascists, though is upset when the Drewes refuse to let her see Marigold. Bricker's reappearance angers Robert, as does Sarah Bunting's continual challenge to his authority, causing him to ban her from the house. Baxter discovers that Barrow is attempting to 'cure' his homosexuality whilst the police continue to rake up Green's death, especially as, whilst in London with Mary, Anna visited the spot where he was killed.
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Did You Know?
It is stated that Michael Gregson may have disappeared in Germany as a result of a run in with a "group of thugs" who led a revolution from a beer cellar. This is a reference to the Beer Hall Putsch in November 1923, in which Adolf Hitler first tried to rise to power. See more
According to the series timeline, Michael Gregson left for Germany in mid-1922 and disappeared shortly after. It was later suggested he was killed during the Beer Hall Putsch. However, the Beer Hall Putsch occurred in late 1923, long after he had disappeared. If Gregson indeed was killed during the Beer Hall Putsch, that would mean he actually went into hiding more than a year earlier for some other reason. See more
Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham
I won't take sides, it's true. But I don't think I could ever be described as "neutral".