Spring 1920:- Mary and Matthew's wedding is fast approaching. O'Brien fixes for her nephew Alfred, a former hotel waiter, to be the new footman though Carson finds him inefficient whilst Daisy is annoyed that, in view of the amount of cooking she does, she is still a kitchen maid and has not been promoted. Anna finds a list of all Vera's contacts and tells John she intends to write to them to discover if any of them found her suicidal. Robert, meanwhile, finds the future of Downton Abbey at risk due to money problems but Matthew annoys Mary by refusing a legacy left him by Lavinia's father. Sybil and Tom Branson arrive from Ireland - paid for by Violet - but Tom's new situation causes some awkwardness,largely for himself and the officious Carson, though he is supported by the Crawleys. When Tom appears drunk and vocal at dinner, Edith's gentlemanly admirer Sir Anthony exposes snobbish guest Larry Grey as having drugged him and Matthew asks Tom to be his best man. Tom reciprocates by ... Written by
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Carson makes the remark that the new footman, Alfred, thought he was serving dinner at the Hotel Metropole. He no doubt was referring to the 5 star Hotel Metropole in Monte Carlo, famous for serving royalty at the time. See more
When Sophie and Tom arrive and go in, Alfred is told to get their luggage and take it in. As the scene ends, Alfred is seen going inside empty handed. See more
You must think country life more exciting than it is if you imagine people don't care when an earl's daughter runs off with a chauffeur.
Well, the fact remains she has run off with the chauffeur, and they'll have to get used to it.
Trumpet Voluntary in D, Op. 6, No. 5 Andante Largo
By John Stanley
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