Ladies' maid Phyllis Baxter gets a visit from the police, which brings her closer to the supportive Mr Molesley whilst there is good news for Anna, though when disaster appears to hit her the returning Tom Branson and Mary join forces to help her. Thinking that the Crawleys are about to "break their word" to give Mr. Mason Yew Tree Farm, Daisy is ready to confront them though does not yet know how the situation will turn out Violet - unsuccessfully - attempts to coerce her friend Lady Shackleton into supporting her in the ongoing hospital feud but Her Ladyship does introduce Mary to her nephew Henry, a dashing racing car driver. Elsewhere Edith's plan to appoint a female editor reintroduces former housemaid Gwen, now married and successful, to the abbey, though Barrow's scheme to humiliate her only rebounds on him. And he also has cause for displeasure when the newlyweds return.
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Did You Know?
Mrs Hughes was unmarried before she married Carson, and would normally be referred to as "Miss". However it was convention for the housekeeper in a stately home to be referred to as "Mrs", irrespective of her marital status. After her marriage, Mrs Hughes would normally change her name to Mrs Carson, but she decides to retain the name "Mrs Hughes", at least within Downton, to avoid confusion between her and Carson. See more
In the dining room scene with Gwen, Robert says he was prevented by Sybil from entering the library but didn't know why. In the first season episode when Gwen was being interviewed, Sybil had blocked him from entering the library, but told him about the interview in progress. He was exasperated that he couldn't go into his own library, while his maid was being interviewed for another job. See more
Lady Mary Crawley
[to Henry Talbot
I couldn't be less interested in cars if I took a pill to achieve it.
Downton Abbey The Suite
Written by John Lunn
Performed by Chamber Orchestra Of London See more