Cora is still cold to Robert following Sybil's funeral and he is not best pleased when Tom announces that he wants his daughter, also to be named Sybil, to be raised as a Catholic, especially as Cora and her daughters back the young Irishman. He also clashes with Matthew over the running of the estate and there is further humiliation for him when Isobel invites the ladies of Downton to a dinner cooked by Ethel and, tipped off by the sanctimonious Carson, he tries to get them to leave because of Ethel's past, all of them defying him. Daisy visits her late husband's father, Mr Mason, who suggests she come to help him on his farm whilst Anna receives a letter saying that John is to be freed after Mrs Bartlett's evidence, though John has had to use threats for the outcome to be reached.
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Did You Know?
Matthew says to Tom "I've been on a steep learning curve since arriving at Downton". "Learning curve" is commonly thought to be 1990s jargon, but the concept was first proposed by German psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus in 1885 and the English phrase was first used, although perhaps not exactly as Matthew uses it, by Edgar James Swift in 1903. See more
At one point Ivy is humming "Fly Me to the Moon," a song not written until 1954. See more
Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham
My dearest boy, there is no test on earth greater than the one you have been put to. I do nut speak much of the heart since it seldom helps to do so - but I know well enough the pain when it is broken.
Downton Abbey - The Suite
Written by John Lunn
Performed by The Chamber Orchestra of London See more