|Mrs Patmore and the unlucky-in-love Daisy. Photo: ITV|
|"No family is ever what it seems to the outside."|
Matthew wants to know how he can address Robert's "mismanagement" without "putting anyone's nose out of joint." Violet tells him to tally ho, but warns that however he proceeds, "a great many noses will be out of joint."
We fade out with Mrs Hughes playing with her new electric toaster, a pincher model with a nickel-plated toast rack on top. "I’ve given it to myself as a treat," she tells Carson. "If it’s any good, I’m going to suggest getting one for the upstairs breakfasts."
Lingering questions: Where did Shirley McLaine go? I know some Downtonites (Mary and her Granny) were keen to have Cora's blunt American mother back across the pond, but as of the previous episode she seems to have unceremoniously disappeared.
Favorite exchange: "I think Granny's right." Violet: "Will somebody write that down?"
Favorite characters to befriend. "These are the current Downton characters I would most like to hang out with, in roughly descending order: The dowager countess, Sybil, Matthew, Mary, Branson, the smoking hot new kitchen maid, Isis the dog, and Mrs. Hughes" writes Seth Stevenson of Slate. How about you?
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