What's on your mind?
With the Downtown Abbey film a week away from hitting theaters, what are you most excited for? Which character are you most excited to see again?
This is definitely a big milestone as one of the TV shows to have a featured film!
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During the episode in Season 4, Episode 7, there was what looks like a small cup that was used during the church bazaar. You can see it clearly here
And the same type cup and saucer was used in the servants hall during the stay at Grantham House in London at the time of Rose being presented Season 4 Episode 8
In Anna’s hand here
Does ANYONE know the make of this set?
" неспособность к состраданию также вульгарна, как излишняя слезливость "
честно говоря, у меня время от времени возникает непреодолимое желание собрать все лучшие цитаты вдовствующей графини в один большой томик, который всюду можно носить с собой, и прочитывать нужные фразы в подходящих для этого ситуациях.
все всяких сомнений, она – мой кумир
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This has been bothering me since the series ended. Does anyone else feel that we weren't given the original series ending? It seemed to abruptly change course (for the worse IMHO) in the middle of Season 6. This is what I think was meant to happen:
Robert dies from his burst ulcer because the little Downton hospital doesn't have the means to save him. His death makes Violet see that she was wrong to oppose the consolidation with York, and she humbly hands the reins over to Cora. This would make sense of the whole pointless hospital drama, and Robert's stomach problems which began back in Season 5. Elizabeth McGovern had even said while filming Season 6 it was a sad time at the Abbey and that there were four weddings and a funeral.
Thomas goes to work for and begins a relationship with Peter Hexham who doesn't die after all. When they made such a point of discussing the new Lord Hexham back in Season 5, I thought, he was definitely intended for Thomas. Why else make the Marquess single, the same age as Barrow, and definitely gay, only to kill him off unseen? Thomas would have gone to Brancaster Castle, and Carson would have stayed on at Downton Abbey.
Daisy receives a scholarship to attend Hillcroft college from Lady Edith. That would be the only reason I can see for making Edith a trustee of a school for underprivileged women. What was the point of Daisy's studies if she was to continue working in the kitchen, living on Mr. Mason's farm, and possibly marrying Andy? I believe her storyline was meant to show how a person could rise above their station in life through education.
Miss Baxter confronts her former flame and partner-in-crime, Peter Coyle, and Molesley has to fight for her love. That would make sense of the baffling trial plotline that went absolutely nowhere. Why else bring Coyle into it at all?
Bates and Anna finally buy their little hotel. In the first episode after the two are finally cleared in Mr. Green's murder, Bates says that he is going to see a real estate agent in the morning, but nothing is ever mentioned about it again.
I think when the idea of making a movie came up, there was a new ending written that kept everyone alive and living in Downton. Am I nuts, or do you think I might be on to something here?
I remember Robert defending Isobel at a dinner party when they announced their engagement by saying something like that she was the mother of Matthew (who would've became an Earl).
If Isobel's father was Sir John Turnbull, her mother Lady Turnbull and her brother Dr Edward Turnbull wouldn't it suggest that her father was a knight? (Correct me if I'm wrong) If this was the case surely it would help a bit, when they were so reluctant on Richard marrying Isobel based on class?
Or where they just purely reluctant because they didn't want a new "mother."
Doesn't make sense.
I hate waddesdon it's like something from Harry Potter a bit if this a dash of that for a gaudacious outcome .they look similar but Halton is a cohesive french chateau waddesdon has a schizoid design and the gate at Halton is the exact distance that it appear on the show waddesdon you can not see the house from the gate and they have the champagne sculpture at waddesdon it's a champagne bottle made if many individual chateau lafete Rothschild they look like two candle sticks sorta plus it's a long drive .they are like twins just haltons prettier less gaudy and has a gate you can see the house from.i may be wrong but why would you not film Halton house if you film the interior there.they look like well duplicates only one is elegant one looks like an evil queens palace
I've been trying to figure out the address for the archway where Lady Mary and Henry Talbot share their first kiss. They're supposedly heading toward 35 Belgrave Square from where ever they had dinner. From this article (https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/downton-abbey-mary-henry-kiss-030528130.html) the director says the scene is shot in Middle Temple but I've searched around that area (and near 35 Belgrave Square) and haven't found this Archway. If you do know please post. Thank you in advance.
I’m glad someone had the guts to try to adapt this novel and the smarts to make it a series.
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So a friend told me to look behind Daisy in the season 2 finale Ouija board scene. They thought the directors had conjured up a subtle spirit of Lavinia image. And there does appear to be a purplish light/reflection/something to the centre right. It's likely just a reflection but still, a fun thought.
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