How did Bates' wife know about Mary's situation with the Turkish lover. Only Ivy saw Anna, Mary and Mary's mother moving him to his own bedroom and Ivy didn't tell about it to my knowledge. Have I missed something in another episode to explain this?
Thanks for info. Sorry, I did mean Daisy.
And now she's going to have another scandalous secret involving Gillingham. Frankly I'm surprised she wasn't thinking about Pamuk when Gillingham suggested it, or the fear she felt for her reputation. Maybe Anna will if Mary indeed makes her an accomplice. Something tells me Mary is going to regret taking up Gillingham's offer, especially with Mabel Lane Fox coming at some point.
Uh, she moved the body?
Pardon me. I was thinking of Anna, not Vera. I think Edith "got the word out" about Mary and the handsome young Levantine. Edith told some noblewoman who told her lady's maid who told Cara's lady's maid, O'Brien. Or something to that effect.
And wouldn't O'Brien have a natural inclination to like the Irish chauffeur?
Edith wrote to the Turkish ambassador, to hurt her sister's reputation. I recall hearing in interviews that while Mary and Edith still don't like one another they were past trying to damage one another's reputations. So I'm wondering how they might each react to secrets now (Marigold/Gregson and the affair with Gillingham).
As for O'Brien, I'm pretty certain she had no inclination to like Tom. After he came back married to Sybil, she said something about him "settling into his new life" right after he referred to Mary without using "Lady" - which upset Carson. She certainly never defended him for marrying Sybil. Also, her nephew (who I think was Irish too but could be wrong) said he is Protestant, not Catholic like Tom. She could be too for all we know.
Vera learned about Pamuk from the Flintshires, but I didn't realize how the Flintshires knew until recently when I watched season/series 1 again. The letters received about the scandal in episode 6 (Edith wrote her letter in episode 5) were sent to Carson from Lord Flintshire's valet and to the Dowager from Lady Susan. I didn't make the connection when we later met Rose, her poor father, and her miserable mother.
Carson explains that Lord Flintshire (a minister in the Foreign Office) had dealings with the ambassador, which is where he heard the story. Violet tells Susan that the story was made up by Pamuk's enemies to discredit him, so Susan--who is "thrilled" to share the story--will keep her mouth shut!
One thing has puzzled me. I appeared that Cora, Anna, and Pamuk's head had already gone around the corner when Daisy opened the door, and that Daisy only saw Mary and Pamuk's feet. Yet when Vera came to force Bates to come back with her, she said that Anna was part of the story. I'm thinking she wouldn't have known about Anna's participation, unless someone passing on the story just assumed that Anna had to have been one of Mary's helpers.
What do you think?