I stayed awake for this episode, mostly because Cora did a lot more talking than usual and Edith finally fired her editor (either that or he quit -- I couldn't quite tell) and as a result she, too, did a lot more talking. It perked me up, to see both of those ladies expressing an … Continue reading Downton Abbey, Season 6, Episode 3: Tom is Back Plus a Wedding
Well, we made it, folks. The season is over and we say farewell to the House of Grantham until the Year of our Lord 2016, just ten short months away. I've had a week to recover from the prospect, and think I'm ready to review what happened in the season finale. That is, if I can remember it. … Continue reading Downton Abbey: Season 5, The Finale: Mary Sings Like a Bird
In other news from the realm of Romantic Love, Igor Ivanovitch propositions Granny, who stares at him, her eyes welling with tears from the shock of having to utter so many ridiculous lines at her age.
I watched this episode in the middle of a round of insomnia, sometime after midnight and before dawn, so my recollection of it might be mixed in with some thoughts I had while nodding off. If so, I apologize. One of my potentially imaginary impressions is that this episode was visually more interesting than most. It was … Continue reading Downton Abbey, Season 5, Ep. 7: In Which Another Dinner Party is Ruined
The title of this post is brought to you by Sweet Baxter, who, in one of her many compassionate moments on the servants' staircase with Skulking Thomas, gently asked if he was okay. When he snarled at her in reply, she pushed her point further. "Are you alright?" she asked, "You are sweating like a beast!" Indeed. … Continue reading Downton Abbey, Season 5, Ep. 5: “Sweating Like A Beast”
This particular episode was all about the status of the love lives of our Downton pals. People were breaking up and making up all over the place, but mostly breaking up. Proposal Made, Proposal Rejected Among the Upstairs crowd, Lord Muckity-Muck proposed marriage to Isobel Crawley, commoner. In the process, he confessed to Isobel that he was … Continue reading Downton Abbey, Season 5, Ep. 4: Conscious Uncoupling