Six months later and Mary is still mourning Matthew, leaving the care of baby George to Nanny West. Tom tries to interest her in estate management, to little avail, but Violet eventually persuades her to look to the future. Miss O'Brien leaves without any explanation to take work with Lady Flintshire, Rose's mother. Mrs Hughes is less than happy with Cora's replacement for her, Edna, a former maid who tried to seduce Tom. Edith goes to London, where Michael tells her he is prepared to go to Germany for a divorce so that they can be together. She brings electric kitchen gadgets back, which the maids like but which confuse Mrs Patmore. Jimmy takes Ivy out, and she gets drunk, annoying jealous Daisy and Alfred. Violet's efforts to get Molesley, redundant after Matthew's death, work with her friend Lady Shackleton are sabotaged by the lady's current butler whilst Isobel agrees to rescue Carson's old friend Grigg from the workhouse. Thomas seems unnaturally unpleasant towards Nanny West ...
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Nanny West calls baby Sybil Branson a "Filthy cross-breed". Many people in the 1800s considered the Irish to be a lower form of evolution, with signs and advertisements saying "No Irish Need Apply". While these views were anachronistic in the 1920s, many people still held them - as is shown by Nanny West's prejudice. See more
When nanny West is about to be sacked, Cora rings downstairs for someone to come up. The bell rings all the way in the basement, as we've seen many times. Then the person has to climb at least 3 flights of stairs and walk down a long hallway to get to the room. Yet Mrs Hughes shows up exactly 14 seconds after the bell is rung. This would not have been possible even if they had an elevator, which they did not. It would have taken a minimum of 90 seconds to get from the basement to the nursery. See more
Lady Mary Crawley
The truth is I don't think I'm going to be a very good mother.
Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham
Lady Mary Crawley
Because somehow with Matthew's death, all the softness that he found in me seems to have dried up and drained away.
Downton Abbey - The Suite
Written by John Lunn
Performed by The Chamber Orchestra of London See more