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Written by Golda
(9/30/2013 12:54 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Downton, penned by Elizabeth K
Adding new characters to the story should be an opportunity to come up with new subplots. Rose is one of those options and so far she is behaving as I would expect. She is a bored young woman without any local companions so it's not surprising that she goes looking for mischief.
What is hard for me to take is Thomas back to his old tricks and plotting to get people in trouble. We know Cora and Robert are bad judges of servant character so a heap of dirt thrown at Anna is probably in store for the next few weeks. When will Thomas get his comeuppance? You would have thought the war would have changed him or losing all his money to a black market profiteering scheme. Instead, he is rewarded for his bad behaviour and promoted (prior season) and Bates is the one who did it. No good deed goes unpunished.
I need clarification from episode one. Did Thomas actually see the nanny mistreating little Sybil? Or did he rat her out to Cora because they weren't getting on? In this case Thomas was right, but did he know he was right when he did it or was he just trying to screw Nanny?
I think the whole storyline with Mr Carson's former friend Charlie was boring and so what, now we know that Carson once had a love interest and she is dead. It would have been better if she were still alive. Couldn't you see Mr Carson with a girlfriend - perhaps a ladies maid to take Edna's place. One can dream. I also recall that Robert gave Charlie 20 pounds to leave Downton forever or he would have him arrested. That was conveniently put aside.
I wonder if Edith will actually marry her editor. I thought her story arc after the Christmas special was that she was going to be his mistress. Instead it seems they are keeping it proper. They are very sweet together. Don't you think he looks like an older Tom Branson?
Lastly, I do hope that Mary takes on running the estate. Robert is slipping back to his old ways.
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