|"I say, Mrs Crawley, ....?"|
In a creaky, hoary plot twist, Sir Anthony does a variation on Jane Eyre and recuses himself at the altar. Is Edith well shot of this indecisive weirdo? Will she help Mrs C with the prostitutes now that she's been deprived of marital bliss and, as a spinster, has to come down to breakfast?
Poor Edith. Although at least she got to mess up her hair for once and we got a glimpse of how beautiful actress Laura Carmichael is in real life. (It's actually a measure of how good she is that we think of Edith as The Plain One at all.) —The Guardian
|"The Wedding That Wasn't Meant to Be"|
Bates is in the prison yard, marching in a circle with "No Talking"! (historically accurate, according to The Chronicles of Downton). Mrs B is also going in circles in her sleuthing attempts to clear and spring him. But we have faith Anna will prevail, because she certainly does.
You do realize for most people it looks like a fairy palace" remarks populist reality checker Branson at the picnic the family goes on to scope it out. "We still own most of the village," Lord G consoles himself with stiff upper lip before Matthew breaks the good news. Favorite line of the outing: "Aren't you a wild thing!" says Granny Vi to Mrs Crawley as she professes to occasionally riding next to the chauffeur.
Were you craving Mrs Padmore's wedding feast fare of lobster mousseline, oysters à la russe, champagne-basted asparagus, Calvados-glazed duck, and truffle crostini?
*remorse of conscience
**from Dark Victory, another groovy melodrama!
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