|Downton Season 3 Finale|
I suppose I should warn you not to read this if you haven't seen the season three finale of Downton Abbey, though like most of us, you were probably already aware of the spoiler that sent Downton Fans down another death-filled tear fest.
The episode is cruelly lighthearted until the bitter, stab you in the heart end. A fair is in town for all the servants who did not accompany the Crawleys on a Scottish adventure to visit Rose, Lady Susan, and Cousin Shrimpie (Yes, that is his name, and yes, it is quite amusing to watch so many proper characters say it so solemnly, as though it isn't as ridiculous as it is). Minor and major developments occur, with Thomas taking a thrashing to protect Jimmie, leading to their friendship. Branson, the only family representative left behind, is caught up in an awkward opportunist's guilty trap, managing to escape the greedy hands of the new servant Edna. Ms. Patmore and Isobel are both tangled, rather needlessly, in one-episode and it's done "romances." All in all, besides the continued evolution of Branson into a confident and capable man and the redemptive friendship of Jimmie and Thomas, not much of consequence occurs back at Downton, barring this:
|Carson and Baby Sybil|
|Bates's proud love of Anna|
|Matthew holds Baby Crawley|
|Lady Mary and Matthew, together and happy.|