Downton Abbey (2010–2015): Season 1, Episode 3 - Episode #1.3 - full transcript

Gwen's ambitions to leave service to become a secretary is discouraged, Bates takes painful steps to overcome his limp, and a dashing Turkish diplomat visiting Downton seems to work his charms on everyone - especially Mary.

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There you are, Mr Bates, it's in.
Came this morning.

They said it would,
which isn't quite the same thing.


I could have posted that for you.

Well, I prefer to do it myself.

I'll wait outside.


What are you doing?

If you must know, I'm trying to find
some space on top of the cupboard,

to make life easier.

So what's in it, then? What?

The bleedin' great packing case
that weighs a ton, that's what.

Can you just leave it?

No I can't
and you'll tell me right now.

Anything interesting?
Not particularly.

It's from Evelyn Napier.

You met him with the Delderfields
last November at Doncaster Races.

Is that Lord Branksome's boy? It is.

Do you like him?

I don't dislike him.

And what's he writing about?
Nothing much.

He's out with the York and Ainsty
next week.

The meet is at Downton. He wants
some tea when he's up here.

Where's he staying? With friends?

He says he's found a pub
that caters for hunting.

Well, we can improve on that.

He must come here. He can send
the horses up early, if he wants.

He'll know why you're asking him.

I can't think what you mean.
His mother's a friend of mine.

She'll be pleased at the idea.

Not very pleased - she's dead.

All the more reason, then.

You can write a note too
and put it in with mine.

Should I tell him about your
friendship with his late mother?

I'm sure you of all people can
compose a letter to a young man

without any help from me.

How much did it cost?
Every penny I'd saved.

Or, almost. this the mystery lover?

I've been taking a correspondence
course in typing and shorthand.

That's what was in the envelopes.

Are you any good?


I am, actually.

Her Ladyship wants the fawn skirt
Lady Mary never wears.

Her seamstress is going to fit it
to Lady Sybil, but I can't find it.

I'll come in a minute.

They're waiting now. One minute.

I'm just changing my cap and apron.

Have you told anyone?

What did your parents say? Well, I
can't tell them till I've got a job.

Dad will think I'm a fool
to leave a good place,

and Mum will say
I'm getting above myself, but...

but I don't believe that.

Nor do I.

It's not of my doing.

It's all Mary's own work,
but I think we should encourage it.

Branksome's a dull dog,
but I don't suppose that matters.

Did you know his wife had died?
He only ever talks about racing.

Cora is right.

Mary won't take Matthew Crawley,

so we'd better get her settled,

before the bloom is quite gone
off the rose.

Is the family an old one?

Older than yours, I imagine.

Old enough. And there's plenty of

Really? Mm.

Mama, you've already looked him up
in the stud books

and made enquiries about the
fortune, don't pretend otherwise.

Are you afraid someone will think
you're American if you speak openly?

I doubt it'll come to that.

Shall I ring for tea?
No, not for me.

I'm meeting Cripps at five.

I'll see you at dinner.

You don't seem very pleased.

I'm pleased.

It's not brilliant, but I'm pleased.

So...? I don't want Robert to use a

as an excuse to stop fighting for
Mary's inheritance.

It won't make any difference.

I don't think he has the slightest
intention of fighting as it is.

The price of saving Downton is to
accept Matthew Crawley as his heir.

What about you?

I don't dislike Matthew

in fact, I rather admire him.

Is that sufficient reason
to give him your money?

Of course not. Then there's nothing
more to be said.

Are we going to have tea or not?

Oh. Hello.

I'd offer you a lift, if I could.

It was you I was coming to see.

Then, your timing is matchless.
I've just got off the train.

The other day at dinner,

cousin Isobel was saying you wanted
to see some of the local churches.

She's right, I do.

I want to know more about the county
generally if I'm to live here.

Well, I thought I might show you
a few of the nearer ones.

We could take a picnic and make an
outing of it.

That's very kind.
Nonsense, I'll enjoy it.

It's too long since I played
the tourist.

Well, it would have to be
a Saturday.

Churches work on Sunday and I work
all the weekdays.

Then, Saturday it is.

I'll get Lynch to sort out the
governess cart

and I'll pick you up at about 11.

How does it work? It's easy.

You just press the letters
and they print on the paper.

Get back, please.

They were trying to hide it,
so I knew it was wrong.

Where's Gwen now?

Doing the dining room with Anna.
They'll be finished soon.

Then I'll wait.

With all due respect, Mr Carson,
Gwen is under my jurisdiction.

Indeed she is, Mrs Hughes,

and I have no intention of
usurping your authority.

I merely want to get to
the bottom of it.

Why shouldn't Gwen have a typewriter?
Mind your own business.

What's that doing here?

Ah, Gwen, come in.

Why is that down here? Who's been
in my room? They had no right.

See, in the first place, none of the
rooms in this house belong to you.

And, in the second, I am in charge
of your welfare,

and that gives me every right.
This is you, isn't it?

All we want is to know what Gwen
wants with a typewriter

and why she feels the need
to keep it secret.

She wants to keep it private,
not secret.

There's a difference. Amen.

I've done nothing to be ashamed of.

I've bought a typewriter and I've
taken a postal course in shorthand.

I'm not aware that either
of these actions is illegal.

Will you tell us why?
Preferably without any more cheek.

Because I want to leave service.

I want to be a secretary.

You want to leave service?

What's wrong with being in service?
Nothing's wrong with it

and there's nothing wrong with
mending roads neither,

but it's not what I want to do.

I should remind you that
there are plenty of young girls

who would be glad of a position
in this house.

When I hand in my notice,
I shall be happy to think one of
them will be taking my place.

What makes you think
we'll wait till then?

Are you hiring and sacking now,
Miss O'Brien?

I thought that lay with Mr Carson
and Mrs Hughes.

Enough of this. I'm going to ring
the dressing gong

and we'll have no more talk of this

Can I have my machine back now?

Very well, but I wish I was sure
you know what you're doing.

Daisy, what's happened to you?

I said you could go for
a drink of water,

not a trip up the Nile.

Which churches will you show him?

I can't decide.

Kirby, possibly,
or perhaps Easingwold.

You don't think you're being
a bit obvious?

Coming from you, that's rich.

There was a letter from Mr Napier
in the evening post.

Oh, did he accept? Not yet.

Perhaps he thought it was
too obvious.

Apparently he's bringing a friend
with him,

an attache at the Turkish Embassy.

A Mr Kemal Pamuk.

He's the son of one of the sultan's

and he's here for the Albanian talks.

What's that? To create an
independent Albania.

Don't you read the papers?
I'm too busy living a life.

Since Turkey's signature is vital,

Mr Napier's been given the job of
keeping him happy

until the conference begins.

He's eager to try an English hunt.

I shall invite this Mr Pamuk
to stay here as well.

Who knows? A little hospitality
in an English house

may make all the difference
to the outcome.

And, Mary,
you will ride out with him.

Oh, Mama, must I?

My boots are at the menders
and I haven't ridden for weeks.

Anna, please see that Lady Mary
is fully equipped to go hunting.

Yes, Your Ladyship.


I saw this advertisement
for a limp corrector.


What does it do, exactly?

It corrects limps.

Does it work? Well, as I make it
and I advertise it,

is it likely I'd say no?

Could I see one?

Here we are.

You adjust this to the right height,
to minimise the limp.

You tighten these, gradually,
as tight as you can stand.

As the leg straightens,
the foot lowers to the floor.

Can't say it's gonna be easy
and you can't slack.

Every day, all day,
if you mean business.

All right.

How much?

She asks if we can both dine
on Saturday.

There are two young men staying,

so you won't be so outnumbered
for once.

What men?

A Turkish diplomat called...
something I can't read

and Lord Branksome's charming son,

who's to be flung at Mary,

When it comes to cousin Mary,

she's quite capable of doing
her own flinging, I assure you.

Open the door, can you?

I couldn't find
her britches anywhere,

so I asked Mr Bates.

He looked among
His Lordship's riding clothes.

There they were.

I only hope to God
I've got everything.

Hat, I'll do here.

Gloves and crop are in the hall.


Whatever's the matter?

Hey, come on. Sit down.


What's up? Oh...

I'm just being silly.

You should get that brushed.

He won't be up for another
half an hour, now what is it?

I suppose I've just realised
that it's not going to happen.

What isn't? Well, none of it.

I'm not going to be a secretary.

I'm not going to leave service.

I doubt I'll leave here
before I'm 60.

Hey, what's all this?

You saw their faces.

And they're right.

Oh, look at me.

I'm the daughter of a farmhand.

I'm lucky to be a maid.

I was born with nothing
and I'll die with nothing.

Don't talk like that.

You can change your life
if you want to.

Sometimes, you have to be hard on

but you can change it completely,
I know.

Mr Bates, are you all right?

Take her upstairs.

Dry her off.

Come on, Gwen.


Mr Bates, what's the matter?

Nothing. Not a thing. I'm fine.

Let me help you. I'm perfectly
all right, thank you, Mrs Hughes.

Are you sure?

You're as white as a sheet.

It's my wonderful complexion,
inherited from my Irish mother.

Take it. Take it. Don't dawdle.

His Lordship... William...


Ah, very good.

Can you see them, milady? Not yet.

Oh, wait a minute. Here's Mr Napier.

I was beginning to give up on you.

We're moving off. We were fools not
to accept your mother's invitation

and send the horses down early.

My groom only got here
an hour or two ago,

my mount's as jumpy
as a deb at her first ball.

What about Mr Pamuk?

I gather, if he takes a tumble,
you'll be endangering world peace.

Don't worry about Kemal,
he knows what he's doing on a horse.

Well, where is he? Fussing.

He's rather a dandy.

I can see him now, a funny little
foreigner, with a wide, cheeky grin

and hair reeking of pomade.
I wouldn't quite say that.

Here he is now.

Lady Mary Crawley, I presume.

You presume right.

Sorry to be so dishevelled.

We've been on a train since dawn
and we had to change in a shed.

You don't look dishevelled to me.

Lynch, you don't have to stay with
me. But His Lordship asked me to.

It's a waste of your day.

Help Mr Napier's man get
their things back to the house.

His Lordship said -
Don't worry, I'll look after her.

We'll make it our business
to keep her from harm, I promise.

I hope the day is living up to
your expectations.

It's exceeding them in every way.

And where's Mr Napier?
He's gone over the bridge, look.


And what about you?
Will you follow him?

Or will you come over the jump
with me?

I was never much one
for going round by the road.

Stay by me and we'll take it

I wish we could talk a little more
about you.

What was it like?

Growing up in Manchester?

Does it say anything about
the side aisles?

The side aisles were added in the
14th century

by...Bishop Richard De Warren.

Yes, you can see that in the
treatment of the stone.

It's wonderful to think of all those
men and women

worshipping together through the
centuries, isn't it?

Dreaming and hoping...

Much as we do, I suppose.

Was the screen a Cromwell casualty?

I daresay.

I wonder how Mary's getting on.

All right, I should think.

Why? Oh, I just wondered.

Will she stay with the hunt
the whole day?

Oh, you know Mary.

She likes to be in at the kill.

Where shall we go next?

Not home? Not yet.

We've time for one more, at least,
before we lose the light.

I underestimated your enthusiasm.

Come on.

Is that one mine?

Home is the hunter,
home from the hill.

Heavens, you have been in the wars.

Papa, this is Mr Pamuk.

My father, Lord Grantham.
How do you do, milord?

Did you have a good day?
Couldn't have been better.

This is Thomas, sir.
He'll be looking after you.

You remember Mr Napier.

Of course. How are you? So kind of
you to have us, Lady Grantham.

And this is Mr Pamuk.

How do you do? Milady.

Well, what would you like?

Just baths, we're worn out.

Your cases are upstairs, sir.

If you'd like to follow me... Yes.

Well, I hope Mary hasn't left you
too exhausted, Mr Napier.


He doesn't look Turkish at all.

He doesn't look like any Englishman
I've ever met. Worse luck.

I think he's beautiful.

Is there some crisis, of which
I am unaware? No, Mr Carson.

I cannot think of another reason
why you should congregate here.

No, Mr Carson.

Have you seen our visitor?
Quite a treat for the ladies.

Indeed, milord.

Are they settled in all right?
Mr Napier's valet seems competent

and Thomas knows what he's doing.

Why doesn't the gorgeous Turk
have his own chap?

Apparently his man speaks no

so Mr Pamuk decided to leave him in

I hope Thomas doesn't mind.
You know Thomas, milord.

He has to have a grumble,

but he cheered up
when he saw the gentleman.

Bates, is anything wrong?
Nothing at all, milord.

Is that strap too tight?

Shall I adjust it, sir?

Now, I'm relying on you to see that
I go downstairs properly dressed.

Don't worry, sir. I've got sharp
eyes for anything out of order.

Then I put yourself entirely
in your hands. You do right, sir.

I should love to visit Turkey.

Yes, it's a wonderful country.

My man always does this. Can you...?

I'm very...attracted
to the Turkish culture.

Then I hope your chance will come
to sample it.

I hope so too.

You forget yourself.

I-I'm sorry, sir, I...

That will teach you to believe what
the English say about foreigners.

I ought to report you.

I think you must ha-
I mistook nothing.

But I will make you an offer.

Later tonight, I may need some help
with the geography of the house.

The geography? Yes.

I'm not sure yet, but I may wish
to pay someone a visit.

If that is the case,
you will help me.

And I will say nothing
of your behaviour.

I don't understand. Why would she
want to be a secretary?

She wants a different life.

But why?

I should far prefer to be a maid
in a large and pleasant house

than work from dawn till dusk
in a cramped and gloomy office.

Don't you agree, Carson?
I do, milady.

Why are we talking about this?
What does it matter?

It matters that the people that live
and work here are content.

Of course. We should be helping
Gwen, if that's what she wants.

I agree. Surely we must all
encourage those less fortunate

to improve their lot where they can.

Not if it isn't in their best

Isn't the maid a better judge of
that than we are?

What do you say, Mr Pamuk?

Should our housemaid be kept

or forced out into the world?

Why are you English so curious
about other people's lives?

If she wishes to leave, and the law
permits it, then let her go.

Perhaps the law should not permit it,
for the common good.

So you hanker for the days of

I hanker...for a simpler world.

Is that a crime?

I do dream of a simpler world,

as long as we can keep
our trains and our dentistry.

I wish I shared your enthusiasm.

Our dentist is horrid.
Why go to him, then?

He treated all of us when we were

You know how the English are
about these things. Mm.

..success at the Grand National.

Yes, indeed, second.

Well, the next time
you feel a twinge,

you must come to Istanbul.

Wouldn't the journey be painful?

Sometimes we must endure
a little pain

in order to achieve satisfaction.

Lady Mary rode very well today.

Why did you send Lynch back?

I had my champions to left and
right. It was enough.

Did you enjoy the hunt today,
Mr Napier?

Mary said you had a tremendous run.

It was like something out of
a Trollope novel.

And what about you, Mr Pamuk?
Was your day successful?

Oh, yes, Lady Grantham.
I can hardly remember a better one.

Mary has more suitors tonight than
the Princess Aurora.

But will she judge them sensibly?

No-one's sensible at her age, nor
should they be. That's our role.

Well, if you'll excuse me...
Thank you.

Is it fun to be back in the saddle?

Yes, although I'll pay for it

Would you ever come out with me?

Or aren't we friends enough for
that? Oh, I think it might be...

That run reminded me of a day last
month, up in Cheshire.

We came down the side of a hill -
Excuse me.

It seems we must brush up
on our powers of fascination.

I was a fool to bring him here.
Don't you like him?

Well, I like him very much, but so
does everyone else, unfortunately.

Excuse me.

I hope I didn't wear you out, today.

Not at all. I enjoyed it.

We must do it again.

Next time, let's take my mother.

She was so jealous, she made me
promise she could come with us.

Of course. How nice that would be.

What is it? Is this picture really
a Della Francesca?

I think so. The second Earl brought
back several paintings from...

Mr Pamuk.

Let me come to you tonight, please.
I can't think what I have said

..that has led you to believe -
I don't know when we'll meet again,

so let it be tonight.

Mr Pamuk...I will not repeat your
words to my father,

since I should hate to see you cast
out into the darkness,

but can we agree to consider them

Now, if you'll excuse me, I shall
rejoin my mother and sisters.

You must be mad.

I am. I am in the grip of madness.

Please leave at once, or I'll...

Or you'll what?

I'll scream.

No you won't.

Well, I'll ring the bell, then.

And who's on duty now? The hall boy?

Will you let him really find a man
in your bedroom? What a story.

Do you have any idea
what you're asking?

I'd be ruined if they even knew
we'd had this conversation,

let alone if - What?

Don't worry, you'll still be
a virgin for your husband.

Heavens, is this a proposal?

Alas, no, I don't think our union
would please your family.

I'm afraid not.

Nor mine.


a little imagination...

You wouldn't be the first.

You and my parents
have something in common.


You believe I'm much more of a rebel
than I am.

Now, please go.

I'm not what you think I am.

If it's my mistake, if I've led you
on, I'm sorry, but...I'm not.

You are just what I think you are.


I've never done anything.

Of course not.

One look at you would tell me that.

Oh, my darling.

Won't it hurt?

Is it safe?

Trust me.

He's dead. I think he's dead.

No, I'm sure he's dead.

But how?

We were together and...

He's dead.

In your room?

We've got to get him
back to his own bed. But how?

It's in the Bachelor's Corridor,
miles from my room.

Could we manage it between us?

He weighs a ton.
I could hardly shift him at all.

We'll need at least one other.
What about Bates?

He couldn't lift him.

William can't keep a secret.

And Thomas wouldn't try to.

We've got to do something.

Who else has as much to lose as you
if it ever gets out?

Not Papa.

Please don't say Papa. I couldn't
bear the way he'd look at me.

No, not His Lordship.

What happened? I don't know.

A heart attack, I suppose,
or a stroke or...

He was alive and suddenly, he cried
out, and then he was dead.

But why was he here at all?

Did he force himself on you?

Well...we can talk about that later.

Now...we must decide what to do
for the best.

There's only one thing we can do.

I couldn't. It's not possible.

If you don't, we will figure in
a scandal of such magnitude,

it will never be forgotten until
long after we're both dead.

I'll be ruined, Mama.
Ruined and notorious.

A laughing stock, a social pariah.

Is that what you want for
your eldest daughter?

Is it what you want for the family?

We must cover him up.

I can't make his eyes stay shut.

Leave that and come away.

He was so beautiful.

Her Ladyship's right.

We must get back to our rooms.

I feel that I can never forgive what
you have put me through this night.

I hope, in time, I will come to be
more merciful,

but I doubt it.

You won't tell Papa?

Since it would probably kill him and
certainly ruin his life, I will not,

but I keep the secret for his sake,
not for yours.

Yes, Mama.


I will not insult you

by asking that you also conceal
Lady Mary's shame.

Let us go.

I imagine you've heard
what's happened?


A terrible thing.


Ghastly for your parents.

I don't suppose I shall ever
make it up to them.

Well, it wasn't your fault.

I brought him here.

If it isn't my fault, whose is it?

I was wondering if you might
show me the gardens before I go.

We could get some fresh air.

I won't, if you'll forgive me.

I ought to stay and help Mama.

Of course.

I'm so sorry about all this.

I told your father I'll deal with
the Embassy.

They won't be any more annoyance
for you.

Thank you.

Actually, he was a terribly nice

I wish you could have known him

I took him on as a duty,

but I liked him more and more
the longer I knew him.

Perhaps you saw his qualities
for yourself.

I had an uncle who went like that.

Finished his cocoa, closed his book
and fell back dead on the pillow.

I don't think Mr Pamuk bothered
with cocoa much, or books.

He had other interests.

I meant you can go just like that,
with no reason.

That's why you should treat every
day as if it were your last

Well, we couldn't criticise Mr Pamuk
where that's concerned.

What do you mean? Nothing.

Careful with that.

Gwen, are you busy? Your Ladyship?

I saw this.
It came out yesterday. Look.

It's for a secretary at a new firm
in Thirsk.

See? What, I don't understand.

How did you know? That you wanted
to leave? Carson told my father.

And you don't mind? Why should I?

I think it's terrific that people
make their own lives,

especially women.

Write to them today and name me as
your reference.

I can give it
without ever specifying

precisely what your work here
has been.


Thank you.

Lady Grantham.

I've come to say goodbye.

They're bringing the car round,
to take me to the station.

Have you said goodbye to Mary?

I have.

Will we be seeing you here again?

Nothing would give me more pleasure,
but I'm a little busy at the moment.

I wonder if I might risk
embarrassing you?

I should like to make myself clear.

The truth is, Lady Grantham,
I am not a vain man.

I do not consider myself
a very interesting person.

But I feel it's important that
my future wife should think me so.

A woman who finds me boring could
never love me,

and I believe marriage should be
based on love.

At least, at the start.

Thank you for your faith in me,
Mr Napier.

Your instincts do you credit.

Good luck to you.

Did Mr Napier get off all right?
He did, milord.

And poor Mr Pamuk has been taken
care of?

We got Grassbys from Thirsk
in the end.

They're very good and they didn't
mind coming out on a Sunday.

Is everyone all right downstairs?

Well, you know...

He was a handsome stranger from
foreign parts one minute,

the next,
he was as dead as a doornail.

It's bound to be a shock.

Of course, upstairs or down.

It's been horrid for the ladies,
and for the female staff, I expect.

It's particularly hard
on the younger maids.


Don't let the footmen be too coarse
in front of them.

Thomas likes to show off,

but we must have a care
for feminine sensibilities...

they are finer and more fragile
than our own.

Mr Bates?

I am going to have to insist that
you tell me what is the matter.

I thought it was for Mr Carson
to give me orders.

Mr Carson's no better than any other
man when it comes to illness.

Now tell me what it is
and I'll see what I can do.

It's nothing, truly.

I've twisted my bad leg and walked
on it too soon.

It'll be fine in a day or two.

Well, if it isn't,
I'm sending for the doctor.

The Dowager Countess.

Oh, my dears.

Is it really true?

I can't believe it.

Last night, he looked so well.

Of course, it would happen to
a foreigner. It's typical.

Don't be ridiculous.

I'm not being ridiculous.

No Englishman would dream of dying
in someone else's house.

Especially someone they didn't even

Oh, Granny, even the English aren't
in control of everything.

I hope we're in control of something,
if only ourselves.

But we're not. Don't you see that?

We're not in control of
anything at all.

Edith, go and tell Mary
to come back at once

and apologise to her grandmother.

No, leave her alone.

She's had a shock. We all have.

Just let her rest.

Oh, just the ticket.

Nanny always said sweet tea was
the thing for frayed nerves.

Though why it has to be sweet,
I couldn't tell you.

What did you mean, Mr Pamuk lived
each day as if it were his last?

What I said.

Well, how did you know?

Can't keep William waiting. Gangway.

I'll be asking
the same question later,

so you'd better have an answer ready.

Daisy, where have you hidden the
flour? I can't see it anywhere.

It's just there, Mrs Patmore.

Well, fetch it to me, then.
You're all in a daze today.

Do you think we should have gone up

To see how they are?

I sent a note, but I thought I'd be
in the way. Why?

I thought Mary was rather struck
with him last night, didn't you?

Well, it must have been frightful
for all of them,

but there it is.

In the midst of life, we are in

I suppose Mr Napier will have to
manage everything.

I suppose he will.

We all thought him a very nice

Yes, he is nice.

Will we be seeing a lot of him?

I don't expect so, no.

Because we rather hoped Lady Mary
might have taken a shine to him.

Seems not.

Oh, well.

There are plenty more fish in
the sea than ever came out of it.

Are you looking for something?
Lady Mary?

I just wanted to make sure the room
had been tidied up,

after the...
after the people had left.

Life can be terribly unfair,
can't it?

It certainly can.

Everything seems so golden,
one minute,

then turns to ashes, the next.

Can I ask you a question, Carson?

Have you ever felt your life was
somehow...slipping away...

..and there was nothing you could do
to stop it?

I think everyone feels that,
at one time or another.

The odd thing is, I feel...

..for the first time, really,

I understand what it is
to be happy.

It's just I know that I won't be.

Oh, don't say that, milady.

Don't raise the white flag
quite yet.

You can still be mistress of

Old Lady Grantham hasn't given up
the fight, not by a long chalk.

Oh, that?

I wasn't even thinking about that.

And, if I may say so, milady,
you're still very young.

Am I?

I don't feel it.

We're all behind you, milady.

The staff, we're all on your side.

Thank you, Carson.

You've always been so kind to me.


From when I was quite a little girl.

Why is that?

Even a butler has his favourites,

Does he?

I'm glad.

- Lady Mary? Oh, milady. I thought...
- Carson and I were just making sure

that everything was shipshape and
Bristol fashion,

and it is.

Good night, Carson.

Good night, milady.

Of all the men on earth,
I mean, he looked so fit.

Dr Clarkson said it was
a heart attack.

Did you see any signs? I didn't have
much chance to study the gentleman.

You don't suppose there's anything
sinister in it, do you?

Every day, the papers warn us of
German spies,

and they did say his presence was
essential for peace in Albania...

I doubt it, milord.

Anyone wanting to poison his food
would have to get past Mrs Patmore.

Blimey, that's a thought.

Unless, of course,
she's a spy herself.

I wish you'd tell me what's wrong,

You'll be in no trouble.
I only want to help.

I know that, Your Lordship,
and I am grateful,

but there is nothing
I need help with.

Good morning, Mrs Hughes.
Good morning, milord.

I wonder if you...

Now, will you kindly explain
what in heaven's name is going on?

I'm perfectly well, Mrs Hughes.
A bit stiff, that's all.

Just so long as you know,
I'm not leaving until you tell me.

I hope you have a strong stomach.

Oh, my God.

Cousin Mary?


Are we expecting you?
No, but I wanted to see you.

I looked for you yesterday,
at church.

I wasn't feeling up to it.

None of us were.

It must have been a horrible shock.


And he seemed a nice fellow. He was.

A very nice fellow.

So, if there's anything I can do...

..please ask.

There isn't, but thank you.

Well, here goes.

Do you not think
we ought to say a few words?

What? 'Good riddance'?

That and your promise.

Very well.

I promise I will never again
try to cure myself.

I will spend my life happily
as the butt of others' jokes,

and I will never mind them.

We all carry scars, Mr Bates,
inside or out.

You're no different to
the rest of us, remember that.

I will try to.

That I do promise.

Good riddance!

So he definitely went in?
I saw him walk through the door.

But you don't know
if he went back to his own room?

Yes, I do, cos I was the one
who found him there the next day.

What I mean is you don't know if
he went back under his own steam.

I suppose not, but how else
would he have done it?

That's what they call
the big question.

I don't wanna get in any trouble
over this.

Don't worry, you won't.

Your secret's safe wi' me.