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It was so traumatic! I just have to say, who didn't love him??????
Strange phrase that keeps being used in the Downton Abbey script when Downton Abby is set in Yorkshire and Yorkshire is north of London by 219 miles. In many script lines the world "up" is used such as "I'll train up to London", "I need you to come up to London.", "I'm going up to London."
I'm assuming the use of "up" is a common expression to mean "to travel to" regardless of directional fact.
Robert made many bad decisions in my opinion.
He was wrong about Sybil's physician and the subsequent birth siding with the title obstetrician over Dr. Clarkson.
He was wrong about the Canadian rail road investment and lost all of Cora's money.
He was wrong about the financial side of things in running the estate by opposing Matthew's plans to modernize the operation to become self sufficient.
He was wrong about not involving Mary after Matthew's death in the running of the estate. The Dowager had to tell him his thinking was wrong.
He was wrong about not having the famous Dame Nellie Melba at dinner. Cora had to tell him off for his error.
He was wrong in his opposition to Cora's involvement in the Downton Abbey Cottage Hospital scheme. Rose had to set him straight.
He may have been a Lord, but he didn't have any education regarding how to run a business.
Her ex-husband was giving the speeches at the wedding reception, but Susan Flincher was no where to be seen. Why? Had the Crawley family finally had enough of her sad and angry behavior? I've watched the entire series several times but her absence was never explained.
Strange plot line season 2, episode 6 about burned Patrick Crawley. The character grew up in England speaking with an English accent but very strange that he now speaks with a Canadian accent.
Have just binge-watched on Amazon Prime, and I must say the story of Green's death was rather long drawn-out. Bit surprised the police took it as seriously as they did, accusing the Bates family. why would they even think they were involved in something that happened in London?
A laugh out loud moment is when Thomas asks the Dowager Lady Grantham to dance. It was a waltz and not, as she said, the “awful foxtrot.” Thomas asks, “What about the Black Bottom,” a dance based on the Charleston. And the Dowager said, “Just keep me upright and we’ll try to avoid it.” 😂
In season 1 Violet says to Robert “24 years ago you married Cora...” and that was in 1912 so they must have married in 1888
However, in season 5, it was Robert and Cora’s 34th wedding anniversary, and as this was in 1924, they must have married in 1890
What do you believe is correct? I believe 1888 because that was when they met at the season and I do not think Robert was just going to wait around, he needed to find an heiress.
Did it strike anyone else this way?
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I have been looking through the episodes but I was wondering, in the later series, what does Tom call Robert and Cora?
My theory is the Great Depression or WWII but it’ll like be a year or 2 later...
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I have a feeling maybe Robert after his father but I have no idea...