Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
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Episode #5.7 

Atticus brings his parents, Edith and her daughter are brought home by Cora, Tom decides to take his daughter to America, Baxter volunteers to testify for Bates, and Isis is dying.

Director:

Philip John

Writer:

Julian Fellowes
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Bonneville ... Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham
Laura Carmichael ... Lady Edith Crawley
Jim Carter ... Charles Carson
Raquel Cassidy ... Baxter
Brendan Coyle ... John Bates
Tom Cullen ... Anthony Gillingham
Michelle Dockery ... Lady Mary Crawley
Kevin Doyle ... Joseph Molesley
Joanne Froggatt ... Anna Bates
Lily James ... Lady Rose MacClare
Robert James-Collier ... Thomas Barrow
Allen Leech ... Tom Branson
Phyllis Logan ... Mrs. Hughes
Elizabeth McGovern ... Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham
Sophie McShera ... Daisy Mason
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Storyline

Violet and Rosamund tell an angry Cora Edith's secret, which she promises to keep from Robert. Atticus brings his parents to stay, his mother being charming but his father less than happy that he wants to marry the non-Jewish Rose. Atticus suggests ringing Edith at the publishers but instead Cora goes to London and brings Edith and her daughter home, passing Marigold off as a deceased friend's child. Tom decides to take his daughter to live in America with his cousin whilst John and Anna contemplate running a hotel. They are not wholly satisfied with Baxter's reluctance to give him an alibi, unaware of her past, but both Molesley and Barrow champion her. Blake, about to be posted abroad, helps Mary get rid of Tony's attentions whilst Isobel agrees to marry Lord Merton. However his vile son Larry, seeing Isobel as beneath his class, insults her and the Crawleys and is thrown out of the abbey. Atticus also proposes to Rose. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Trivia

Robert's dog is called Isis, the name of an ancient Egyptian goddess; it means "throne". When this episode was shown, various newspapers suggested that the dog was killed off because its name was the same as the Middle East jihadist (terrorist) group. Hugh Bonneville, who plays Robert, strenuously denied this and said that anyone who believes it is a 'complete berk'. See more »

Quotes

Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: I'm worried about Edith.
Lady Mary Crawley: [dismissively] I can't think why.
Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: My dear, a lack of compassion can be as vulgar as an excess of tears.
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Soundtracks

Downton Abbey- The Suite
(uncredited)
Written by John Lunn
Performed by The Chamber Orchestra of London
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crisis to crisis..
29 January 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Downton Abbey

Fellowes has successfully managed to make a soap opera melodrama, luxury rather than a necessity. This royal family and the impact it casts upon others surrounding them is the ultimate definition of royalty, in terms of that it spews each of our assumptions of the livelihood of people residing in such palace onto the screen with elegance and stature that does more than people-pleasing work. The emotions comes in plethora of it- hence arguable the titled genre melodrama- but what doesn't come in hand is the content, the writers fiddles with you with such panache that you are rumble down to be gullible enough to nod at anything offered. And this is primary the reason, why in its middle seasons, where the writing was questioned and yet loved and accepted by us effervescently.

Its primary theme that it adapts or conjures for an episode is shared by an entire cast that makes the episode balance and all the tracks, no matter how long they may carry on later, gets a definite period within that hour for you to pin down your decision. The most difficult part of the writers is to pass on information or rumors in this too-big-a-palace but with flawed three dimensional characters, it is weaved out with excellent justifying reasons leaving you in an awe of it.

Fellowes doesn't share its cast, nor a scene, nor humor, nor any anchor that would weight him down to take bold risks, he doesn't compromise on lopping off a character from the screen or adding one despite of being shared by so many, he has managed to reboot the drama until every last viewers gets that point jaggedly on mark. The series is also blessed with incredible cast like Dockery, Bonneville, Carter, Coyle and Smith that stands out among plenty other performances. Downton Abbey is, yes, cheesy, but each aspect of the series owns it, and with commitment like such comes maturity and just good storytelling.

Season 05

Scattering your expectations on where the trajectory was leading towards, this fifth act of these series is clearly a bit mellow and mature one, it believes on mending things rather than marching and with another humble stay at Downton Abbey, no guests ought to regret.

Episode #5.7

Bonneville and his pet's equation communicates the most alongside the whole train station fiasco while on the other hand, the dinner table conversation gone wrong case still has enough friction to not let it flow smoothly.


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