Downton Abbey, Season 5, Ep. 7: In Which Another Dinner Party is Ruined

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

Downton Abbey, Season 5, Ep. 5: “Sweating Like A Beast”

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”

Downton Abbey, Season 5, Ep. 4: Conscious Uncoupling

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