• Ardnas43

    Dowager Moments

    July 14, 2017 by Ardnas43

    Some of the things the Dowager came out with were hilarious, I'm sure she could have been a stand up comedienne in her day.  I loved the one where Richard Carlisle was leaving Downton, he said to the Dowager 'I doubt we'll meet again'  her reply was 'Do you promise' Wonderful. She added such humour in a very subtle way.  Do you have a fave one?

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  • TheBlueRogue

    After six seasons, Downton Abbey has sadly come to an end. We will miss Mary, Edith, Carson, Daisy and the rest of the household, but in this installment of Upstairs & Downstairs, we fondly remember our favorite characters, storylines & moments.

    You've nominated some of your favorite moments across the series' run, and now it's time to vote on what comes out on top!

    UPDATE: The voting has closed and the winner's have been announced. Thank you all for voting!

    WINNER: Tom and Sybil
    RUNNER UP: Bates & Anna

    WINNER: Mr. Pamuk's death
    RUNNER UP: Cora, O'Brien, and the soap

    WINNER: Ms. Hughes & Mr. Carson at the beach
    RUNNER UP: George's goodbye to Thomas

    WINNER: Sybil's Death
    RUNNER UP: Thomas' attempted suicide

    WINNER: Violet & Isobel
    RUNNER UP: Spratt & De…

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  • TheBlueRogue

    NOTE: Nominations have closed! Thank you for all of your submissions. Vote HERE for your favorites!

    After six seasons, Downton Abbey has sadly come to an end. We will miss Mary, Edith, Carson, Daisy and the rest of the household, but in this installment of Upstairs & Downstairs, we fondly remember our favorite characters, storylines & moments.

    In the form below, enter your favorites from the ENTIRE SHOW RUN. In the past we have separated Upstairs and Downstairs with their own categories, but in spirit of Modernization, The Dowager’s most hated rival, we have combined the categories to make room for more favorites!
    (If you need to jog your memory, check out the Upstairs & Downstairs awards from Season 4 and Season 5.)

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  • Ehj666

    The purpose of this post is to show that not all members of the Wikia community, or this Wikia in particular, endorse it's support for the UN Global Goals agenda, nor can membership here be considered either consent or approval. My forum post on thus topic is included below.

    I just want to express my disappointment that a fan site for a TV show has chosen to endorse a political initiative. I do not think it should be doing that regardless of objective, however this one is particularly heinous. I also do not think the forums of this wikia are the appropriate venue for unrelated political discussions, but since it is endorsing this initiative it then becomes related.

    Global Goals, otherwise known as the UN 2030 Agenda, has the true objective o…

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  • Asnow89

    UPDATE: Here are the winning moments


    • Most Scandalous Moment: Lord Sinderby's mistress and child showing up unannounced
    • Favorite Moment: Robert and Cora cuddling in bed with Isis
    • Tearjerker Moments: Isis dying
    • Couple You Want to See: Charles Blake & Mary Crawley
    • Sauciest Character: Dowager Countess of Grantham


    • Most Scandalous Moment: Jimmy getting caught in bed with Lady Anstruther
    • Tearjerker Moments: Carson's proposal to Mrs. Hughes
    • Couple You Want to See: Mr. Carson & Mrs. Hughes
    • Sauciest Character: Thomas

    The U.S. Downton Abbey finale was last night, and all we have to say is...FEEEEELS! So much went down...a lot of resolutions were made, reunions, scandal, and some hints leading us into Series 6.

    Vote in our annual Upstairs & Downstairs …

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  • Claire adrianflux

    Barring the odd bit of china dropped in surprise, ornaments broken in a rage and a room-engulfing blaze, life at Downton Abbey doesn’t really take too much of a toll on the house. While life for the inhabitants might be stressful and full of all the drama that interwar living brings, the building itself passes each series relatively unscathed – a good job with all those valuables inside.

    Watching our favourite aristocrats live around all that luxury each week got us thinking – with all those jewels, ornaments and priceless artworks just lying around, the Earl’s home insurance premium must be sky-high, surely?

    After watching and rewatching as much Downton as we could (just for research purposes, honest…), we’ve counted the diamonds, tallied u…

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  • Asnow89

    The U.S. season finale of Downton Abbey is less than a week away, and as we see it you have two options. You can either bawl your eyes out because you'll have to wait almost another year for the next season... OR you can make this scrumptious Downton Tea Party menu and watch the finale in style.

    Check out some of our favorite recipes paired with The Republic of Tea's specialty tea blends inspired by Downton Abbey. Enjoy!

    Mrs. Patmore's full-bodied tea has caramel undertones and it is the perfect pairing with a sweet scone. For those of you with a sweet tooth, this tea is for you! It's the perfect tea to kick off your party.

    Lord Grantham's malty tea is flavored with organic ginger root. It is spicy with a kick, just like Lord Grantham! Paired…

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  • Asnow89

    Downton Abbey Christmas Menu

    December 17, 2014 by Asnow89

    Hey there Downton fans!

    In honor of the upcoming U.S. premiere of Downton Abbey AND the U.K. Christmas Special, we thought it would be fun to create a Christmas menu entirely inspired by Downton Abbey and traditional Edwardian feasts.

    So...what would Mrs. Patmore think to make? We have a few ideas! Check it out and enjoy. Also, merry merry Christmas and happy holidays to all!

    Every proper meal at Downton Abbey is typically six or more courses (only four displayed today), but it almost always starts with a light soup. Make this Fish Soup Provençale and use only the highest quality fish.

    Roast goose and roast turkey were very traditional at the time. Since it's a special occasion, this foie gras stuffing really takes this main course to the next…

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  • Markwill89

    I just wanted to clear up titles and forms of address in Downton Abbey for those who may not be up to scratch. I read a post earlier assuming baron and baronet were the same thing, so best to clear it up.

    The highest noble title, I am excluding royalty, is Duke. We have met only one Duke in Downton Abbey, the Duke of Crowborough in Season 1. A Duke should always be addressed as Your Grace formally, or 'Duke' socially. For example, You should never address the Duke of Westminster as Lord Westminster.

    The second highest title is Marquess. We have met at least one of these in Downton, namely the Marquess of Flintshire, who is styled Lord Flintshire. If you ever meet a Marquess, he should be addressed as Lord 'Title' (I.e. You would address the …

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  • Gcheung28

    Downton Abbey's 5th season is about to air soon in just a few months, and PBS has finally released a cast photo and some stills for fans! Check them out below.

    New additions to the cast photo include Robert's dog and Branson's kids! Thoughts on the stills? Do these photos raise any questions about what's to come in the new season? Share in the comments below!

    Source: Hypable

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  • Asnow89
    And the final winners are in...


    • Character You Love to Hate...Richard Carlisle with 83 votes
    • Heartthrob...Matthew Crawley with 43 votes
    • Most Romantic Moment...Matthew's proposal to Mary with 89 votes
    • Scandalous Moment...Mr. Pamuk's Death in Mary's Bed with 63 votes


    • Character You Love to Hate...Thomas Barrow with 63 votes
    • Heartthrob...Jimmy Kent with 31 votes
    • Most Romantic Moment...Branson telling Sybil he will wait forever for her with 101 votes
    • Scandalous Moment...Mr. Green Raping Anna with 83 votes

    Hey there Downton fans!
    To celebrate the first month of the fourth series of Downton Abbey, we are hosting the ultimate upstairs & downstairs awards. Vote for your favorite characters, moments, and more! We will post the official winne…

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  • Asnow89

    Hey there Downton Abbey fans!

    Are you looking as forward to Series 4 of Downton Abbey as we are? To prepare for the upcoming release of the new series, we created a video recap of series 1 through 3. We included all of the key events so you know everything going into the fourth series. Enjoy!

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  • Gcheung28

    Exciting news, Downton Abbey fans! The 2014 Golden Globes list is out and Downton Abbey got a nomination in the Best TV Series-Drama category! It looks like it'll be a tough race with other good shows in that category running against Downton!

    Click here to see the rest of the nominations list! Who do YOU think should win in each category?

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  • Fandyllic

    The Downton Abbey wiki is featured in the Updates to the Wikia Mobile experience staff blog!

    Little things, but I figured I'd point it out.

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  • Amateur Obsessive

    In this blog I've collected together various links for news, reviews, commentary and anything else the web has to say about Downton Abbey this week.

    I've tried not to list any news more than once unless the different site seemed to have something more to add, and spoilers abound in these links!

    You see the trailer for series four at the bottom of the Series 4 page!

    • Downton Abbey's Nigel Harman: My character has no redeeming qualities
    • 'Downton Abbey' full-length series four trailer debuts - watch
    • Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery: Lady Mary Won't Be Happy for a Long Time
    • Downton Abbey Downstairs Scoop: Anna Dances, Mrs. Hughes Subs, and Daisy Gets Nasty
    • Downton Abbey Series 4 Spoilers: More trouble ahead for Anna and Bates and a familiar face is re…

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  • Amateur Obsessive

    Weekly News

    August 28, 2013 by Amateur Obsessive

    In this blog I've collected together various links for news, reviews, commentary and anything else the web has to say about Downton Abbey this week.

    I've tried not to list any news more than once unless the different site seemed to have something more to add, and spoilers abound in these links!

    • Amazing day... we are WRAPPED on the Christmas Special and series 4 of Downton Abbey. 140 days of shooting, (26 on the special)... Phew! - from the Twitter of Jon East, director on Downton.
    • Downton Abbey Season 4: Maggie Smith's 10-Second Teaser (VIDEO)

    • Dowton Abbey's Julian Fellowes: I cried over Lady Sybil’s tragic death
    • Get the Downton Abbey look
    • If only Downton was reality but I'm afraid it isn't
    • There are no spoilers in this article*:In the age of DVDs,…

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  • Amateur Obsessive

    In this blog I've collected together various links for news, reviews, commentary and anything else the web has to say about Downton Abbey this week.

    I've tried not to list any news more than once unless the different site seemed to have something more to add, and spoilers abound in these links!

    • Downton Abbey Unveils Two New Stars: One-Year-Old Twins Logan & Cole Weston
    • Downton Abbey deal marks Tesco Finest's first TV sponsorship

    • 'Downton Abbey' to start selling its style
    • Downton Abbey is pantomime dressed up as period drama
    • No more Downton deaths! Fuming creator Fellowes locks stars into two-year handcuff deals to stop them 'doing a Matthew'
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  • Amateur Obsessive

    In this blog I've collected together various links that have this weeks news on Downton Abbey.

    I've tried not to list any news more than once unless the different site seemed to have something more to add, and spoilers abound in these links!

    • Dockery plays down Abbey romance
    • ‘Downton Abbey’: False Hopes Feed Heartbreak
    • Downton Abbey set to make Poppy Drayton a household name
    • Downton Abbey: Pictures of dashing new gents set to steal ladies' hearts in series four
    • 'Downton Abbey': Lady Mary Crawley And Tom Branson Will Not Get Together In Series 4
    • Downton's Daisy embraces modernity
    • Kiri Te Kanawa reduced Downton cast to tears
    • 'Downton Abbey' series four: First full cast picture without Dan Stevens
    • Downton Abbey series 4: Mary and Branson "form a great fri…

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  • Amateur Obsessive

    I do a news roundup on a different wiki I take part in so thought I'd give it a go here and see what people thought. I've just collected together various links for the Downton Abbey news that's around this week.

    I've tried not to list any news more than once unless the different site seemed to have something more to add, and spoilers abound in these links!

    • Downton Abbey: Cast told to burn or shred scripts as producers clamp down on spoilers!
    • Is this Downton Abbey's Tom Branson new love interest? Daisy Lewis spotted on set
    • Downton Abbey’s Penelope Wilton films season four in Oxfordshire
    • 'Downton Abbey' Season 4: Does Thomas tell Lady Cora about the soap incident?
    • Downton Abbey draws 'handsome' new men for Matthew-less Season 4
    • 'Downton Abbey': Seaso…

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  • DowntonCrawley

    Downton Abbey is set to release a new fashion line, furniture range, décor range and homewares products, says executive producer Gareth Neame.

    Here is a link to the Vanity Fair article:

    Aside from this you can find many other news and celebrity sources that report this.

    --DowntonCrawley (talk) 00:11, May 7, 2013 (UTC)

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  • Wagnike2

    Excited to get your Monster Hunter on with the release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate?

    Wikia is so excited that we have a sweepstakes for our fellow fans across the pond. Enter for a chance to win a Nintendo 3DS XL and a copy of the game in a Monster Hunter Bundle! (To qualify for this giveaway you MUST currently be a resident of the UK or you won’t be able to view the page.)

    CLICK HERE to enter now! You have until March 31, 2013 to get your Monster Hunter on!

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  • Longtimeago

    Downton Anarchists

    March 18, 2013 by Longtimeago

    Do you watch Downton to spot the anachronisms (objects and phrases), bad acting and ludicrous plots? If so, you are a Downton Anarchist. Please like it on Facebook.

    thank you.

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  • Specktoria

    I would love to see what videos other fans of Downton Abbey have found or like that feature footage from the show and modern music.  Seems to be a trend that is starting!

    Here are 3 that I really like:

    Please share your favorites!


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  • Fandyllic

    Wikia chat enabled!

    January 31, 2013 by Fandyllic

    I don't know how chatty everyone on this wiki will be, but Wikia chat has been enabled, so chat away.

    To start chatting, just click the button (you should see it on the right sidebar) and a chat window should open.

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  • Beyond Downton Abbey

    Inspired by Seasons 1 and 2, we published Beyond Downton Abbey — a guidebook to great houses. Season 3 was enough to inspire us to write Beyond Downton Abbey, Volume 2.  All told, we've written about dozens of great houses and the stories of those who lived and worked in them. We've had a lot of fun writing and sharing with fellow Downton fans.

    American audiences, as you watch Season 3, we invite you to read the books, available in eBook and paperback, from For fans in the UK, who are suffering from "Downton withdrawal" at the moment, the books are a great antidote—available on

    Thanks. Happy watching and reading in 2013!

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  • Downton5884

    How would you make Downton Abbey continue? Rather dashing to think about it but, write how you think it will continue.

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  • Xean

    It's Time To Play

    October 30, 2012 by Xean

    Wikia is rolling out a fun new initiative for the holiday season called “Time to Play” where we ask our wikis what page they’re most proud of. We want to know which page you would want to have represent .

    There will be an official blog going out on Nov. 1 but we wanted to reach out to you early and see if you were interested in participating now.

    If you wanted to participate, a “Time to Play” badge would go up on the right rail of the mainpage that links users to the page that you choose, while the footer will live on that same page that links to hub pages eg. for Time to Play goodies. You can see how the badge looks by clicking here and how the footer will appear by clicking here.

    We will feature on http:/…

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  • DowntonRules

    What would you like to see happen next in Downton? Imagine yourself as a screenwriter (or co-writer, not to offend Julian): where would you take the tale(s)?

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  • 1918Lexi

    Check out this cool article on a museum that is doing an exhibit on Downton Abbey style clothes:

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  • Longtimeago

    How about Lady Mary and Matthew having to delay the wedding due to the fact that Matthew was secretly married to Daisy?

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  • Charlesdmurray

    Hello fans of Downton: You are cordially invited to join me in England next summer for my course "The Road to Downton Abbey." We will read country house novels (including _Pride and Prejudice_, which celebrates its bicentennial), memoirs by servants "below stairs"--and visit scads of country estates, including Austen's brother's Chawton and Highclere Castle. For more information, write me at

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  • PrincessDaydream77

    Sybil's Pregnant!

    September 16, 2012 by PrincessDaydream77

    I'm so excited that Sybil's pregnant! It's really so exciting! I'm so happy for her and Branson. I wonder if we'll see the baby, but seeing as Sybil and Branson are back this series, we almost definately will, since she'll probably give birth at Downton. Cora wants to see the baby, but Robert wasn't convinced. I hope he'll come round while Sybil's there.

    I still sort of wonder why Sybil didn't want Mary and Edith to know to be honest. It's not as if she doesn't trust them, she trusted them not to tell Robert and Cora about her and Branson. Still, we'll probably find out in this series.

    I'd also be really interested to find out what gender you think the baby will be and any potential names. Comment and let me know!

    Only a couple of hours to go…

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  • Hogwartsgirl

    Downton Abbey's Couples Articles

    How about creating articles on Downton Abbey's Couples on Downton Abbey Wikia? Articles on couples, who are married, engaged, divorce, dated, and currently dating, with their full stories from Downton Abbey, Series 1, Series 2, 2011 Christmas Episode, Series 3 and extra information.

    Featuring articles on couples:

    • Tom Branson and Lady Sybil Crawley.
    • Matthew Crawley and Lady Mary Crawley.
    • John Bates and Anna Smith.
    • Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham and Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham.
    • William Mason and Daisy Robinson.

    and plus feature other couples


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  • CestWhat

    Admin request

    September 14, 2012 by CestWhat

    There isn't any other admins on this Wiki and User:Fandyllic has suggested I do it. Just wanting some feedback. I will try to be reasonable. I understand I'm neither the author of this Wiki nor am I the creator of this show. I have to understand that others' have differing points of views and not always differ to myself as the sole authority. I'd just like to have a wiki that's fun to contribute to and informative to either a fresh fan of DA or one who is obsessed with every detail. CestWhat (talk) 02:33, September 14, 2012 (UTC)

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  • Kaffe4200

    Branson as regular

    September 7, 2012 by Kaffe4200

    As seen on this promo-pic for Season 3, Branson is standing along with all the other main characters. This might mean that he is now billed as a series regular.

    Also, look at how Matthew and Isobel is no more on the left, with all the servants; now we have Sybil there.

    And about this 'beloved character' that will die in Season 3. My guess is Patmore, Molesly, Hughes, Violet or Isobel. Patmore, Hughes, Violet and Isobel is all loved by fans, and they are all old. Molesly has his lung issues, and he is also a loved character.

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  • Beyond Downton Abbey

    And if you have any questions about the great houses in this book, please feel free to email us:

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  • Longtimeago

    It seems in other shows and novels people get confused with who can inherit, in Discworld Lady Ramkin seems to be the heir to the Ramkin estate despite the fact that are probably male heirs. In the British show Monarch of the Glen the cousin became the heir for no good reason, the real heir was still alive.

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  • Jimindc

    Lark Rise to Candleford

    March 25, 2012 by Jimindc

    If you are a fan of Brendan Coyle who plays John Bates, check him out in "Lark Rise To Candleford". It's not that great of a show, but not bad. Think of it as Britain's version of "Little House on the Prarie".

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  • DowntonDuckie

    Servant's Ball

    February 25, 2012 by DowntonDuckie

    Does it seem odd to anyone else that Lord Grantham has to explain the Servant's Ball to Matthew during the Christmas special? At this point Matthew has been Heir Presumptive for 8 years... It bothers me that it seems this is the first time he has attended the ball.

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  • WoundedWolfgirl


    February 1, 2012 by WoundedWolfgirl

    I'm confused about Mary, Edith and Sybil's ages. Their pages say they were born in 1890, 1894 and 1897, respectively, but I don't think that's right. I was reading the official companion book to Downton Abbey the other day, and it said that Sybil was 17 when the show began in 1912, meaning she would have been born in 1895. Furthermore, Julian Fellowes wrote that Mary was inspired by one of his ancestors, a grandmother or great-grandmother or something, who was born in 1880, making her "more than 10 years older than Mary" (my paraphrase). Then, in 1x07 (which is set in 1914), Rosamund says that Mary has had four Seasons. I know basically nothing about Seasons or debuts or anything like that, but isn't a young aristocratic lady presented to …

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  • Longtimeago

    I know it's good news that Maggie Smith won the Best Supporting Actress in the Emmies but isn't she the main female star of the show, with Hugh Bonneville being the main male star?

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  • LadySybil7

    Sybil's pregnant

    January 2, 2012 by LadySybil7

    I can't believe that Sybil's pregnant! It's so exciting! I'm so happy for her and Branson. I wonder if we'll see the baby, but seeing as Sybil and Branson are back next series, we probably will. Cora wants to see the baby, but Robert wasn't convinced.

    I wonder why Sybil didn't want Mary and Edith to know. It's not as if she doesn't trust them, she trusted them not to tell Robert and Cora about her and Branson. Still, we'll probably find out in the next series.

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  • The Crawley

    Christmas Special

    December 28, 2011 by The Crawley

    Hi everyone! Did you enjoy the xmas special? I definatley did! Mary and Matthew are finally getting married!

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  • Longtimeago

    As the Dowager Countess knows the difference between "The Game" and "Charades" is that the Game involves guessing the title of a book, play or song (or nowadays a television programme or film) without speaking. Charades is performing a particular book, play, or song using costumes. No guessing was originally included.

    So now you know...

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  • Jimindc

    Things that bother me...

    November 14, 2011 by Jimindc

    First, let me say that I'm a huge fan of the series and think it is extremely well crafted and has excellent character development. However, with that being said, I have a bit of nit-picking to do.

    1) The Turkish Scandal: When Lord Grantham visits Bates in the pub where he's working and Bates says he quit to prevent a scandal from engulfing their family, Sir Robert asks "What sort of scandal?" and Bates replies "Nothing you need to worry about" and that sort of ends it. If I were Lord Grantham and a scandal what threatening to engulf my family, I'd certainly raise holy hell until I found out what it was and could put a stop to it or verify that it was true. Does anyone else find it strange that Lord Grantham seems to take such a laissez…

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  • LexiLexi

    If you love Downton Abbey and Wikia, then you're in luck because the Downton Abbey Wiki is looking for an admin! Currently we don't have an active admin, and since this is such an active wiki (and such a popular show) it would be great to get someone who wants to be admin!

    So here are the rules: you can nominate yourself as admin, OR nominate someone you know on the wiki who you'd think would make a great admin. Being an admin isn't difficult at all--you just get to have the final say in terms of decision on the wiki, like layout and adding new templates, etc!

    Enjoy, and feel free to nominate yourself- don't be shy!

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  • Longtimeago


    November 9, 2011 by Longtimeago

    Do we need an article about anachronisms-use of phrases like 'knotted','everything in the garden is rosy', 'logic pill' (presumably after 'chill pill'-a very modern phrase) 'girlfriend!' and double yellow lines/satellite dishes spotted?

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  • Cullen's are HOT!!!
    1. =====Series Cast=====

    [1] Jessica Brown Findlay ... Lady Sybil Crawley (15 episodes, 2010-2011)
    [2] Laura Carmichael ... Lady Edith Crawley (15 episodes, 2010-2011)
    [3] Michelle Dockery ... Lady Mary Crawley (15 episodes, 2010-2011)
    [4] Siobhan Finneran ... Sarah O'Brien (15 episodes, 2010-2011)
    [5] Joanne Froggatt ... Anna (15 episodes, 2010-2011)
    [6] Phyllis Logan ... Mrs. Hughes (15 episodes, 2010-2011)
    [7] Elizabeth McGovern ... Cora, Countess of Grantham (15 episodes, 2010-2011)
    [8] Sophie McShera ... Daisy (15 episodes, 2010-2011)
    [9] Lesley Nicol ... Mrs. Patmore (15 episodes, 2010-2011)
    [10] Maggie Smith ... Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham (15 episodes, 2010-2011)
    [11] Penelope Wilton ... Isobel Crawley (15 episodes, 2010-2011)
    [12] Hugh …

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  • LexiLexi

    Like many Downton Abbey fans, you are probably eagerly awaiting Series 2, which will premiere on January 8, 2012, on PBS. Recently, some spoilers have been leaked about the new series, which will take place between 1916 and the time shortly after the first World War.

    Spoilers Ahead

    • Robert Crawley seems to be involved in the cavalary, but we're not sure to what capacity yet.
    • Mary Crawley discovers her love, Matthew Crawley is engaged, after she returns from London. However, she brings back an extremely wealthy suitor of her own.
    • Edith Crawley learns to drive and continues to have rivalry with her sisters.
    • Sybil Crawley develops a new hobby.
    • Matthew Crawley becomes engaged to a redheaded woman named Lavinia.
    • Mr. Carson brings Sybil Crawley's new …

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