Anna Bates : She loves him but she can't control him. That's what frightens her. He's stronger than she is, really. Or as strong. And she's not used to it.
Lady Mary Crawley : [laughing with Anna about Mrs. Patmore's troubles] Oh, that's the first proper laugh I've had for ages.
Anna Bates : I couldn't resist telling you.
Lady Mary Crawley : [Insincerely] Poor Mrs. Patmore.
Anna Bates : [Both continue laughing] Oh, I know, it's awful for her. I'm going to have to think of something serious when I go down.
Lady Mary Crawley : Well I had some rather sad news when we were in Thirsk. Lord Hexham's died.
Anna Bates : Who's that, milady?
Lady Mary Crawley : The owner of Brancaster Castle, where we all stayed last year, for the grouse.
Anna Bates : Not me, milady; I was otherwise detained.
Lady Mary Crawley : Oh, of course you were. I am sorry.
Lady Mary Crawley : Only, it might affect Lady Edith's friend, Mr. Pelham; he's the agent there, or was. He might be out of a job.
Anna Bates : [Looking concerned] How worrying for them.
Lady Mary Crawley : So my romance might not be the only one to come to an untimely end.