What's on your mind?
Does anyone know why multiple times throughout the series, after Rose is introduced to the audience, she is referred to by Robert, Cora, Mary, and possibly Edith as a niece to Robert and Cora? Is this some sort of British leaning where cousins are sometimes called nieces and nephews or could the actors and director have made critical errors that went unnoticed?
I wish one could have had some more daisy and William or more daisy and Andy I wish William wouldn’t have died so soon. Who do you prefer
Ok this is something that has made me so confused since I started watching. If there is some afterlife, would Mary live the afterlife with Matthew or Henry? I thought it might be Matthew since he was her first husband, and the fact she was widowed might make it that. What are y’all’s opinions?
My wife and I watched the new movie.😁 We liked it very much. We’ve been binge watching the TV show ever since. We are already in season 3. 😂
It's actually fun to watch even though we know what happens in the future.
I just went to see the movie - Maude Bagshaw has a quote I can't find anywhere. When she is speaking with Isobel, she says, "Every woman deserves to have one ____ love. Jack was mine." Does anyone remember it? Thank you!
WHY DID YOU HAVE TO LEAVE THE SOAP ON THE FLOOR!! Like I get that you changed your mind but come on!
Does anyone have any information on the bule and white blankets used in the wartime hospital scenes? I bought one many moons ago and just wondered about its origin.
With the Downton Abbey film now out in cinemas, what are your thoughts on it? Did it live up to the television series? One user mentioned going to watch it dressed in the attire of the era, anyone else do something similar? If so, feel free to share any pictures!
Saw the film and, like the TV series, couldn't get the music out of my head. So I created a Downton Abbey movie music video, bringing the music of Downton Abbey to life--Lady Mary sings the "greatest hits" from the movie and the TV series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeICN3Dvt6U. *Mods--Not trying to spam here but instead to share what is hopefully focused, relevant content for this group. :-)*
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.