How did you think the characers were goingto be like at the end as opposed to who they actually became? For one, I'd have thought Mary and Matthew would still be married, but they probably would be if Matthew's actor hadn't left. I also thought Mary would have turned out nicer as opposed to getting meaner. In comparison, who would have thought Edith would end the way she is. Glamorous, succesful and likely to become a Marchioness. One thing I was surprised about but pleased with was Isobel. When she came I thought her role would be 'Matthew's mother', but instead she got her own plot and storylines.