Initially, Patrick Crawley whose identity has not been confirmed nor denied. The lawyer, in London, was given a note from Lord Grantham to investigate. Is Patrick Gordon really Patrick Crawley? On another note, Mr. Fellowes used a scene in Downton Abbey taken from a film "Mrs. Miniver" released through MGM. Can filmmakers use material/storylines from other films? Is there a fee? Or after a certain time, does this use fall into a public domain category?
Any one else like to comment?