Downton Abbey (2010–2015): Season 6, Episode 9 - Christmas Special - full transcript

Two-hour Christmas special and the series finale. Mary endeavors to build bridges with her sister while Edith's secret continues to pose a threat. As Henry settles into the role of husband and stepfather, finding his place at Downton proves more difficult.

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What a big throw.

Put Marigold into a school
in London?

People do send girls to school,
you know?

Nowadays, it isn't all governesses
teaching quadrilles.

Does she have any relations
who ought to be kept informed?

None that we're aware of.

- You'd live in London for term time?
- I think so.

The magazine's going better and
I enjoy working with Miss Edmunds.

A life change for Lady Edith Crawley
is announced as the family take a stroll.

It's a good idea.
Meet people, get around.

- I just think it's a bit hasty.
- Hasty?

I think I've been about as hasty
as a glacier.

And you'd be happy to live alone?

I'll have Marigold.

Anyway, I'm a spinster, aren't I?
And spinsters live alone.

Is Mama better? I should call on her.

Oh, she's just tired. It'll do her no harm
to spend a day in bed.

I pity poor Denker.

Denker can look after herself.

- Are you all right, darling?
- Don't I look all right?

No, you just seem a bit down
in the dumps.

- I'm sorry.
- Oh, don't apologise.

I'm just worried. I want to help.

I don't think anyone can help,
I'm afraid.

I know you're still upset about
the crash. Of course you are.

Those things are bound to linger.

It's not what you think it is,

I don't blame myself for Charlie's
death any longer. Truly.

But somehow it seems to have taken
all the fun out of driving.

I'm glad I've got the three of you
at last.

- What do you mean?
- I've never had a proper chance

to say thank you for rescuing me,

because there's always been
other people around.

- We were glad to do it.
- The good thing is you can stay.

They've given me a breathing space,
but I can't live on pity forever.

Still, it is a breathing space,
make the most of it.

Why not use the time to understand
what brought you so low?

- (VIOLET) How extraordinary.
- I'm only telling you what happened.

Larry Grey wrote, asking me to tea.

I accepted, as I thought I must.
Then I telephoned

to be told they were in London.

And today I got this.

"Dear Mrs Crawley,

events have overtaken us and we are
not now free to keep our engagement.

Yours, Amelia Grey."

- How peculiar.
- Amen.

What does Dickie say?

Nothing. He went with them,
but I haven't heard since they got back.

That settles it.
You must beard him in his den.

Won't that encourage him?

Your feelings do you credit, my dear,

but never let tenderness be a bar
to a bit of snooping. Never

Miss Baxter is happy to undertake any
or all of your duties whenever you wish.

That's kind of her
but I don't want to stop yet.

- I've a way to go.
- Very well. It's up to you.

I've no complaints but I still find it odd
that a woman in her condition

is working as a lady's maid.

It's not what I'm used to.

I should hope not. Before the war,

they were almost never married.
If they were, they retired.

And this is the future?

If you're really asking, I think
the future is no ladies' maids at all

but we haven't quite got there.

Thank you, Molesley.

- What a cheering sound.
- Rather a break with tradition.

- Can't it be a new tradition?
- Let's hope so.

I spoke to Laura Edmunds.
I'm going to London tomorrow.

- I might drive you if you like.
- I thought you had some time off.

- Well, I have a few things to do.
- Thank you.

I have to pay a call on the way,
at the dower house.

- If you can bear it.
- Of course.

I was down at the farm
doing Mr Mason's books.

- Oh... You have come on. I admire it.
- I'm sure he was grateful.

That's enough love talk. Andy.

- Love talk?
- He's nice. You could do worse.

I could do a lot better, and all.

I thought we might call on Mama
tomorrow afternoon.

I'm sure she'd love that.

- I have a meeting at the hospital.
- Can't you get out?

I don't want to. We're in the middle of a
whole re-organisation. I'm very involved.

Better not tell Granny that.

- Good God.
- I'm sorry, milord. I do apologise.

No, never mind.

- I can't think what came over me.
- It's nothing. It doesn't matter.

- I'll go and see Mama without you.
- Be my guest.

- Is Daisy about?
- No, you've missed her. She's in bed.

Good. Because it's you
I wanted to see.

Oh, well, go on.

Is Daisy interested in men?

What on earth are you implying?

Because she's dedicated
to her work and her studies.

Oh, I see.

It's true she was determined
to pass her exams,

but she's done now, God bless her.

As for being interested,
she's had her heart broken,

- don't worry.
- I don't wanna break her heart.

- No.
- Would you say I had a chance?

Well, everyone has a chance,

- If you do a bit of wooing.
- Has she said anything about me?

She doesn't think I'm good enough?

Oh, get away with you.


- Good news, I hope?
- Good enough.

- I've found a job.
- I'm happy for you, if it's what you want.

I wouldn't leave by choice, but it's time
to draw a curtain over the past months.

- Will you be working nearby?
- Not far. Other side of York.

- We'll still see you.
- What's this?

- Mr Barrow's found a job.
- Has he? Has he, indeed?

Well, I'm glad your efforts have paid off,
Mr Barrow. You deserve it.

Thank you, Mr Carson.

May I walk to the village after breakfast
is cleared, if you've no objection.

No, no, no. Oh, you could pick up
some silver polish from Bakewell's.

I might come with you.

Her ladyship won't like that.

It's very discreet, the colour.
It's called nude.

That won't strengthen
your argument.


I'll go.

If you'd like to wait, milady, Miss Denker
will tell her ladyship that you're here.

- Oh, it was you I came to see, actually.
- Oh, milady, we're all ears.

- She means alone.
- Well, if I'm not wanted.

- When were you last wanted?
- I shall ignore that.

Shall we sit down?

If you're comfortable with me sitting
in your presence, milady.

- We do in London.
- We're not in London.

We are in her ladyship's
drawing room.

I'm here as a publisher
speaking to her author.

Because we are thinking of expanding
your column into a full page.

Really? Well, that's, uh...

...good news.

- Can you manage it?
- I believe so, milady.

Your tips on how to keep your husband
happy have gone well...


Oh, Betty, be quiet.
I'm trying to listen.

...And you wrote so well about dressing
for town and country in autumn.

Could we have a little more of that?

I'm full of ideas

when it comes to combining comfort
and elegance, milady.

You know shampoo
comes from India?

The word, you mean?

The word and the fact.

They were shampooing their hair
hundreds of years before us.

Not sure I see the point of it.

Hello, Mr Molesley. Miss Baxter.

- I'm glad I've caught you.

Mr Trewin wants to retire.
He told me on Sunday.

He'll finish the term.
Then he'll go to his sister in Bath.

Bath? A long way off.

The estate reserves
three cottages for the school,

and I don't want to let the custom lapse.
I wondered if you'd take Trewin's on.

- As well as some of his duties.
- Goodness.

You've time to think.
I don't need a decision yet.

He will think about it, Mr Dawes.
I can promise you that. Good day.

- I can hardly believe it.
- But you will think about it

- and you will make a sensible choice.
- Why do you say that?

I don't seem to be able to do either.
Never mind.

This isn't my moment.
It's your moment.

And well done to you!

Hang on. Spratt is your agony aunt?

You must promise to keep it secret.

Won't your grandmother be furious?

If she finds out.

- Oh, don't tell Mary.
- Why not?

I don't know.
She'll just make a thing of it.

Look, your Mary isn't my Mary.

Let's hope it stays that way.

Do you value honesty, Mr Spratt?

Of course I do. What a question.

You don't want to tell
why Lady Edith was here.

I value honesty and discretion.
They are both virtues.

Oh, because I wouldn't want to think
you were keeping anything secret,

- or wrong from milady.
- Anything wrong?

Involving Lady Edith Crawley, daughter
of the Earl of Grantham? Are you mad?

No. I am not mad.

But I am curious.

Curiosity killed the cat.

I'm going for my constitutional.

I'm going to the farm
if you want company.

- I don't know if I'm going yet.
- Right you are.

He only wanted a walk.

Well, he can go for a walk.
I'm not stopping him.

Nanny wants to take the children out
for a picnic.

Could she have sandwiches
instead of lunch?

- Very well. Can I give you a cup?
- I don't mind.

Just in time.
Could you pour him one too?

- What brings you in here?
- I was looking for Mr Molesley.

- Milady.
- (MARY) Granny.

There, I was beginning to forget
what you look like.

- I'm glad you're back on your feet.
- Shall I make tea, milady?

Will you be here long enough
to drink it?

Don't be spiky, Granny.
Of course we will.

Edith sends love.
She's gone to London.

Not to see Bertie, I assume?

(ROBERT) Afraid not.
(VIOLET) Oh, sad.

Of course I see his point,

- but I bet he regrets it.
- He's painted himself into a corner.

I know, why can't men ever paint
themselves out of a corner?

It's such a waste for both of them.

You're very quiet, Mary.
What are you thinking?

It's just an idea you've given me,
that's all.

- Nothing to trouble you with.
- I'm afraid Cora couldn't come today.

Why not? Oh, don't be mysterious.

It is the last resort of people
with no secrets.

- She's chairing a hospital meeting.
- I see.

Swallow it.
It's stuck in your craw long enough.

Don't worry about me.
I gobbled it up long ago.

It's your father who seems to have
difficulty swallowing these days.

- When were you going to tell me?
- What about?

- The shaking.
- What shaking?

I am your wife, I love you.
Your secrets are safe with me.

What shaking?

- How can I help?
- I ran into Mr Dawes in the village.

And he wants you
to take more lessons.

I think so. He's offered me a cottage.
It'll be empty soon,

and he doesn't want the estate
to take it back.

So you're handing in your notice?

Don't know what I'm doing, really.
Except asking for advice.

You'll check with Mr Branson

that taking this cottage
will suit the family?

Oh, yes. Heaven forfend
he should have a bit of good luck

without checking with
the Holy Family.

- I just wanted to put you in the picture.
- Which I appreciate. Thank you.

So now, Mr Barrow's going,
Mr Molesley is going

and only Andrew
stands between me and Armageddon.

- This is a lovely surprise.
- Well, I... I've been quite worried.

You've kept so quiet.
How did you get on?

I didn't like to bore you
until I knew the whole story.

What whole story?


I haven't been feeling well lately.

I've been very tired
and I've had a rather sore tongue.

- A sore tongue?
- (CHUCKLES) Odd, isn't it?

Then I started to get a tingling,
I suppose you'd describe it.

Why didn't you tell me?

- I didn't like to bother you.
- Well, I'm bothered now.

Anyway, Amelia carted me off to a
frightfully grand doctor in Harley Street

- and it seems I have anaemia.
- Oh, well,

it's a bit of a nuisance, and you have to
fuss about your diet, but you'll be fine.

Not quite.

It's pernicious anaemia.

They ran some blood tests and
telephoned with the news on Monday.

I'm not too downcast.

I've had a good innings,
seen and done a lot in my time.

I should like to have been married
to you,

but no man can have everything.

And at least we're friends again.

Oh, yes.

We're friends again.

Well, I must say, it's very nice, Edie.

Yeah. Do you manage on your own?

Not quite.
A charlady comes every morning,

and her niece helps
when I'm entertaining.

Here, let me.

It's really pretty simple
compared to Downton, obviously.

I don't think we should be fettered
by that sort of thing, do you?

Heavens. What a treat. Aunt Rosamund's
asked me to dine at the Ritz.

- Would you like some tea?
- No, I ought to get back to the flat.

What are you up here for?
You never said.

I don't see why I shouldn't tell you.

I'll have to tell everyone soon.

I'm thinking of giving up driving.

Racing, that is.


- Does Mary know?
- She knows I've lost the joy of it. Yes.

- Since the crash?
- Is it so obvious?

Mary won't mind. She hates racing.

Maybe, but she certainly won't enjoy
the transformation

of her glamorous ace of a husband

into a man who sits about the house
with nothing to do.

Then you must find something to do.

Yes, I must, mustn't I?

Anna? This for you.

And Mr Barrow. There you are.

Thank you.

- What's that?
- It should be... Yes, it is.

A hair dryer, for Lady Mary.
I sent away for it.

What's the point? Why not just rub it
dry with a towel and comb it out?

There's more control.
You can shape the hair.

- I think it'll be useful.
- I've never changed my hairstyle.

Can I hold it?

- It's heavy, isn't it?
- Lord in heaven, what's that now?

A hair dryer. Lady Mary wanted one.

Yes, well, in that case...

Mr Carson, Lady Stiles wants me to go
on Sunday and start on Monday.

Unless you need me to work out
my notice.

We won't insist on it.

- Downton Abbey without Mr Barrow.
- Nothing ungenerous.

- (MRS PATMORE) Are you really going?
- Even good things come to an end.

I don't know if you're a good
or a bad thing, Mr Barrow,

but we've all been together
a long time.

And on that moving note,
I think I'll check the dining room.

I don't think you need to change
your hair.

What, are you a fashion expert now?

This way.

Is it working out?
Henry and Mary living at Downton?

As far as I can tell. He's far too good
for Mary, but they're happy.

Might be better
if he could find something to do.

Well, won't he go on driving?

What on earth?

How did you know I'd be here?

- Are you leaving?
- I certainly am.

Good night, darling.

I'll telephone in the morning.

Is this all a setup?

Somebody tipped you off
I was in London? Was it Papa?

- It was Mary.
- Mary?

How? What did she do?

She booked the table
and got your aunt to play along.

They thought you might not come
if it were me.

- They were right there.
- Will you stay now? Please?

May I bring you a menu, milord,
and perhaps a drink?

Thank you. Yes, we'll have menus
and two glasses of champagne.

Bertie, I don't know
what I'm doing here.

You broke my heart.

I'm not blaming you, exactly.
I know why you felt you had to...

- I want you back.
- Nothing's changed.

- I've changed.
- You haven't said a word to me about it.

I don't believe you'd have spoken now
if Mary hadn't telephoned.

- I would have. I promise.
- But what's different?

I still have Marigold,
you have your mother.

- I've never told her we'd split up.
- Well, we have.

Would you believe me if I said
I couldn't live without you?

You've done a good job
of living without me lately.

I've done a very bad job.

(SERVER) Milady.

And for you, milord.

Thank you.

I don't understand what you want of me.
What are you asking?

I want you to marry me.

Just like that?

Whenever you choose.
But that's what I want.

If I agreed...

Which is a big if.

...Would we tell your mother
the truth about Marigold?

If we tell her,
we'll have to break with her.

I'd prefer not to do that.

Even without your mother,

there are people out there
who know the truth.

There could be gossip.
Are you ready for it?

I hope to avoid it,
but I'm ready if we can't.

The only thing I'm not ready for
is a life without you.

Why was Lady Edith ringing so late?

Mr Carson was quite worried.

I couldn't tell you.

I was finishing with her ladyship
when Mr Carson knocked.

- His lordship went down.
- Mm.

I never think she has much luck.

It's not like you to care.

Remember when Anna said I should
understand what brought me so low?


Well, I've been thinking,

and I thought I might try
to be someone else

- when I get to my new position.
- We do change as life goes on.

Or we could, if our past would let us.

You know what, Miss Baxter?

I listened to Anna,
you should listen to Mr Molesley.

Forget about Coyle
and your time in prison.

You think the strong decision
would be to see him, wrong.

The strong decision is to take away
his power over you.

Leave him behind, Miss Baxter.
Get on with your life.

Let that be my parting gift to you.

- I wonder if you're right.
- I am right.

- You're not going to believe it.
- She's pregnant again.

- No.
- Been arrested for treason.

Not quite. She's back with Bertie,

and we're going up to Brancaster

to meet Mrs Pelham
and announce the engagement.


- Does she know about Marigold?
- No. And she's not going to.

- That must be Bertie's choice.
- When is this?

Friday. They wanna get on with it.

- So do I.
- I've got a big meeting on Friday.

Cora, I don't often insist,
but I insist now.

This is your child who has hardly
known a day's happiness in 10 years.

I don't need the Gettysburg Address.
I'll do it.

I feel that I'm in competition
with the hospital, and I usually lose.

It almost makes me wish
Mama had triumphed.

Never mind it now.
Edith is going to be happy.

Just think about that.

You're right, of course. Hurrah.

- I'll help you with the cases.
- We'll go up after breakfast.

- I'm pleased for Lady Edith.
- I wonder when the wedding will be.

- Oh, that's all I need.
- I like weddings.

Mr Barrow, you'd better say goodbye
to his lordship before they leave.

You'll be gone when they get home.

I am sorry. Really.

The thing is...

It seems odd to say it,

but I find I'm desperately upset.
I keep bursting into tears.

Well, of course you do.

I mean, why wouldn't you,
when you're in love with him?

Am I?

That phrase conjures up for me

dance cards and stolen kisses,
and Mama waiting below in the carriage.

Not two old fuddy-duddies
who can barely manage the stairs.

It's good to be in love, whatever age.

I can't think
why I turned him down.

I must have been mad.

The course of true love
never did run smooth.

After Prince Kuragin,
did you ever fall in love again?

You must know by now,

I never answer any question

more incriminating
than whether or not I need a rug.



Before I go, I want you to know
that I've made a decision.

I won't go and see Coyle.
I won't write either.

I'm putting him out of my life
for good, and that's that.

- Can you stick to it?
- I think so.

He's got no power over me now,
and I won't give it back.

So you've reached your decision.
Now it's up to me to reach mine.

Be strong in your new resolution,
and I know you'll be happier.

You had faith in me when I had none
in myself, and I'm grateful.


What do you say, Mr Bates?

I say I'd rather we part as friends
than enemies.

(ROBERT) Tell Henry we're sorry
to miss him. I hope he's all right.

Why do you say that?

Oh, no reason. But I have been a bit
worried about him. Since the crash.

Darling Papa, you're cleverer
than you look, aren't you?

- That's a relief.
- Darling.

Ah, Barrow.

Your lordship, your ladyship.
I wanted to thank you for everything.

- You're not going now?
- Sunday morning, milady.

We've known some adventures
during your time with us.

I've learned a great deal
while I've been here, milord.

I've rather lectured you at times.
Not too harshly, I hope.

On the contrary,
I will begin my new position

with a new spirit,
and I have you to thank for that.

I'm glad if, on balance,
it's been rewarding for you.

I arrived here as a boy,
I leave as a man.

Will you give my best wishes
to Lady Edith?

We'll always be so grateful to you
for saving her from the fire.

And it turns out,
I saved her for better things.

Very good luck to you, Barrow.

Thank you, milord.

And now I'm afraid
we must get started.

I hate goodbyes.

There seems to be so many of them
these days.

- I'm such a frump.
- (MRS PATMORE) No such thing.

I am. My hair, my clothes.
I look the same as I did 10 years ago.

- I wish I did.
- But would I give myself a job?

- I'd give you a job.
- Are you here for a reason?

- They're going into the library.
- Right.

There it is. Off you go.

- Do you know your problem?
- I bet I soon will.

You despise anyone
who thinks well of you.

If a man should like you,
you think he must be rubbish.

- That's not true.
- Isn't it?

You were soft on Alfred, mad for him,
when he only had eyes for Ivy.

When he made a play for you,
you'd have nothing to do with him.

- It's different.
- How?

Mrs Pelham is in
the drawing room, milord.

If you'd follow me.

You have to admit,
it's quite something.

As long as she's happy.

The Earl and Countess of Grantham.

I'm sorry I wasn't here
to welcome you earlier.

I do hope
they've made you comfortable.

- To a legendary degree.
- Here's Edith.

(EDITH) Hello, Papa.

And you're sure you won't miss it?

I don't think so.
I feel lighter already, really.

Well, I'm thrilled,
and I can't pretend otherwise.

- But you still love cars?
- I still love cars.

You're not alone in that.
I just... I don't want to race anymore.

You'll have to find another way
to express your love.

More to the point,
I have to find a job.

- Mr Carson? Are you all right?
- Yes, I...

- I can't think...
- Let me help you, Mr Carson.

You must rest, Carson. Do you want
to sit here or go downstairs?

I'll go down, I think, milady,
with your permission.

I'll go down.

Don't worry.
Molesley will take care of us.

Andrew, could you help Carson,
and find Mrs Hughes?

I'll go and check on him later.

Drink this. It'll calm you down.

I suppose you think I'm a drunk,

or trembling with fear
at the onset of old age.

I do not.
But I would like to know what it is.

- I'll make an appointment.
- There's no need.

I don't believe ignorance is bliss.

At any rate, it isn't bliss to me.

There's no need
because I know what it is.

My father had it
and my grandfather.

It finished the careers
of both of them.

It's not really a proper condition.
It doesn't even have a name.

Granddad called it the palsy.

These days I just have shaky hands.

The plain truth is, I'm done for.


I came to see how you were.

I'll leave you to it, milady.

- I'm not ill.
- I'm sure not.

But you may be tired.
And there's no shame in that.

Don't concern yourself, milady.

You have more important things
to worry about.

Of course I'm concerned, Carson,

and you must help me.

You know how dear you are to me.

And if there are changes
that need to be made,

we mustn't be afraid to face them.


- Can I join you?
- Of course.

Mary's gone down to see
if Carson's all right.

Is she okay about everything?

I'd say she's concerned about
what happens next, but that's allowed.

It can be hard for women to understand
that a man is what he does,

- to himself, anyway.
- Hm.

Still, things could be worse.
I'm fit, I have a wonderful wife.

- Must just decide how to spend my life.
- "Just"? Hm.

At least Mary's glad I've given
up racing. She always hated it.

She's not glad.
She'd rather you were happy.

Oh, I want to be happy, of course.

But mainly,
I want to be worthy of her.

- I sound like Drummond, but I do.
- What sort of thing might interest you?

You know me.
I always come back to cars.

Or transport, at any rate.

I'd like it to be here,
so we can base our life at Downton.

A local business, so you'd
be part of the family,

but have your own identity outside it.

Well, you know the area, Tom.

If you have any ideas,
don't keep them to yourself.

I won't, Henry.
You can be sure of that.


Did you inherit the household
from Lord Hexham?

We did, but they ran this place
while he was here.

- Rather, while he was not here.
- You seem to manage well.

Do you live in the castle?

You mean, will I move out
when Bertie marries?

- That's not...
- I have rooms that were made into a flat

for an aunt, so I'm very comfortable.

Don't worry.
I'll be well out of the way.

- Oh, I'm not at all worried.
- Of course not.

I keep telling you, Mother.

It's less trouble to have you
in the house than out of it.

What an interesting time this must be
for you, at the start of a new reign.

What will you concentrate on most?

We want to rebuild Brancaster
as a moral centre for the area,

and only Bertie can do that.

Not just as a good landlord or farmer,
but as a moral man leading by example.

I'm sure Brancaster already enjoys
that reputation.

No, I'm afraid not.

Sorry to say that cousin Peter
led a life that was not entirely...

Lord and Lady Grantham
don't need to hear this.

- I disagree. If Lady Edith is to take...
- Oh, please, call me Edith.

Very well. If Edith is to take you on,
she should know what faces her.

Cousin Peter
may have had his merits,

but his morality was not
what I would call reassuring.

- Mother, please.
- Those visits to Tangiers.

I really must insist.

Very well.

But you should be in no two minds.

If you're to make a success here,
you can't afford to put a foot wrong.

I'll say good night.
Bertie will look after you.


We've been wasting your time,
and I apologise.

Not at all. The symptoms you describe
seem to confirm it. I wish they didn't.

We shouldn't have bothered you,
she wouldn't listen.

I wanted to be sure.

- Now we can decide how to deal with it.
- "We"?

You don't think I'm gonna let you
go through this alone.

Goodbye, Dr Clarkson,
and thank you so much.

Why do you want
to get caught up in all this?

You know very well why.

There you are. I've been waiting.

How did you know I was here?

Jackson said he'd driven you
to Mrs Crawley's house,

and the maid told me
you were at the hospital.

Quite a paper chase.
You'd make a good detective.

There was no need to fuss him
with medical advice.

We know the worst. Leave us
to deal with it in our own way.

- Mrs Crawley wants to be involved.
- There's really no need to burden her.

You wouldn't want that.

- Well, not burden, but if she...
- Help his lordship into the car.


Leave us alone, Mrs Crawley.
Just leave us alone, that's all I ask.

All? It's a great deal.

When you thought you'd be saddled with
him for years, I was a necessary evil.

- But now that he has...
- Heavens, is that the time? Good day.

Ah! I've been looking for you.
I wondered if you might like a walk.

I'd love one. So I've been thinking

about what I could do
that would make me a worthy husband.

- Don't be silly.
- I'm serious.

While I was driving, I wasn't
an equal match, but I was an eccentric,

maybe even exciting choice.

But now I'm just a poor man
being supported by a rich wife.

That's not what I want for you.
I don't want you to explain me.

I don't mind explaining you.

(CHUCKLES) But the worst of it is,
I've done it to myself.

Which is why I have to get moving.
This isn't self-pity, I just know I'm right.

- I'm so in love with you, you know.
- I do know.

It motivates all my thinking
and everything I do.

How very cheering.

We're all being taken on a tour
of the grounds.

Bertie says it's the best view,
and of course he's right.

Did he tell you there's a dinner
on Monday to make the announcement?

I just wish I was sure
I'm doing the right thing, for him.

He had the chance to get away
if he wanted to, and he came back.

I'm not convinced he's faced up
to what could happen

with his mother or anybody,
if it gets out.

Why should it get out?

Well, Papa, at the beginning,

nobody was supposed to know
except Rosamund.

Now you know and Mama
and Mary and Tom.

And Henry, I assume,
and probably Anna and Mrs Hughes.

Which means Bates and Carson
will know.

- I doubt she's told Carson. He'd faint.

Well, maybe not, but she'll have told
Mrs Patmore, and so it goes on.

How can it possibly not get out?

Then you're taking a chance.

But I hope you'll take that chance
and live a good life with a nice man.

Please. This isn't just loyalty
to Michael Gregson, is it?

No, it's not about that.

I loved Michael very much,
but he's gone.

And now, I'm in love with Bertie,
more than ever, in fact.

Which is what matters.

Please don't make your life
more difficult than it needs to be.

Now, come on.
They'll be waiting for us.

Well, I wish you well. I do, truly.

Well, I expect you're all glad
to see the back of me.

Well, I won't. Give me a kiss.


Look after yourself. And don't forget,

the people you're working with, try
to get them on your side. You can do it.

- Be nicer, you mean.
- It wouldn't hurt.

You're quick and efficient,
and no one's ever called you stupid.

No reason why you shouldn't get on.

Thank you, Mr Carson.

I've learned a great deal from you.

I'm grateful.

- Mr Barrow.
- Mr Molesley.

Thank you for all your help, Mr Barrow.
I'm only sorry I...

You're a hard worker, Andy,
and a clever fellow.

- I wish you well.
- (GEORGE) Mr Barrow.

They wanted to say goodbye, and
Anna told me when you were leaving.

You've just caught me, milady.

Well, Master George,
I hope you'll be good when I'm gone.

- No, we won't.

- Please don't go.
- I must go, Master George.

But remember, I will always
be your friend wherever I am. All right?

Good lad.


Thank you.

Right, that's it.

Come along.
Goodbye, Barrow. And good luck.

(GEORGE) Goodbye, Mr Barrow.

Strange to think
I was soft on him once.

Well, you were never much of a judge
in that department.

I'm sorry to disturb you.

Just catching up with some letters.

- Is breakfast finished?
- Yes.

I've come because there's something
I feel you ought to be aware of.

Before the announcement
of the engagement this evening.

- Does Bertie know you're here?
- No.

But he knows
what you're about to tell me?

Yes. He knows everything.

Well, uh...

You had better begin.

- Do you know where everything is?
- I think so, Sir Mark.

I can always ask Mrs Jenkins,
if I'm mistaken.

The maid Elsie will be in soon.
She can help.

Is that it, Sir Mark?
Mrs Jenkins, me and Elsie?

This is not 1850, you know.


What are you doing?

Andy's lending a hand
with the sties.

Piglets will be here soon.

I need to start separating
the mothers.

- Who else have you got to help you?
- Only old Joe. Same as always.

I take on two men for the harvest
and the piglets,

but it's mighty helpful
to have the use

of a young man's muscles
at no extra charge.

You should've said you were coming.
I could have walked down with you.

No, I didn't want to bother you again.

He's a cracking lad.

The fact is, I'm getting older, Daisy.
I've been hoping you might move in.

- But at least I've got Andy to count on.
- I am still thinking about it, I promise.

But it's a big step to be cut off
from the life of the house.

You'd not be cut off.
Not if you didn't want to be.

- Have we got any more nails?
- Yep, I've got them here.

- Um, would you like a cup of tea?
- No, don't worry.

Daisy's come to talk to you, not me,
as I know well enough.

What's happened?
Have you fallen out?

We haven't fallen out, exactly.

We just didn't quite fall in,
not in the way he'd have liked.

You could do worse.

So everyone keeps saying.

- Where are they?
- Gone for a walk.

I know you know.

- Edith's told me. She came to you.
- Why didn't you tell me?

- I wanted to spare you.
- Oh, is that the word?

I'd have kept you in the dark.

It was Edith's decision to speak up.

Is that supposed to make her
sordid revelations fragrant?

For me, her story shows
only her courage,

her decency, her loyalty,

and her high regard for truth.

I can reach my own conclusions.

I'm not a child, Mother.
I won't be dictated to.

Bertie, you've a tough task
ahead of you,

a task few would envy
if they knew much about it.

You need a wife
with a strength of character

and the highest moral probity.

I quite agree.
And I have chosen accordingly.

But Edith is damaged goods.

I do not dislike her,

but she's ruled herself
out of the running,

and what is more, she knows it.

I'm glad
you don't dislike her, Mother.

Now I think we should probably
bring this to an end.

They said you were here.

- I asked them to tell Lord Merton.
- He's resting.

I'm beginning to understand
why I was instructed to wait outside.

Mrs Crawley,
my father-in-law is dying.

He has a short time left.
He wants to spend it with his family.

Is that so hard to understand?

I would like to hear it from his lips.

That won't be possible. Good day.

We ought to get them back. It's late.

- Nanny will be in a fret.
- No.

But Mummy will be wondering
where we are.

- I'm working.
- Me too.

Quite right.
So I'll start looking tomorrow.

- Will you tell Mary?
- Not yet.

She'd find the idea too odd.

She has more imagination
than you give her credit for.

I give her credit,
but we're outsiders here, you and I.

- In different ways.
- Maybe.

I want us to set it up without their help.
You mind?

- It means a lot to me.
- No, I'm grateful.

I'm ready for this chance.
Just like you are.

- Come on.
- Come on.


Tell Mrs Potter,
Mrs Crawley will stay for supper.

- We won't change.
- I don't mind what I eat.

Nonsense. She always cooks for ten.

- You'd better tell Spratt.
- I will, milady. If I can find him.

- What?
- Well, he's so busy these days.

So taken up, so preoccupied.

What was all that about?

In Denker's mind, she is Salome,
dancing rings around Spratt's Herod.

Now please tell me more.
Did Mrs Grey actually throw you out?

Well, no, she never let me in.
But, yes.

So he's their captive.

Well, maybe he does
only want to see his family.

No such thing.

They've got him under lock and key.

Now he's on the way out,
there must be no claims on the estate.

That's what this is about.

I can't push my way past the servants
and run upstairs to his bedroom.

I don't see why not.

As my late father used to say,
if reason fails, try force.

Look at that.

I always hoped it would pass me by,
but no such luck, that's all there is to it.


- Oh, you're busy.
- No, no. What is it?

I'm going to accept the offer
from Mr Dawes, of the cottage.

I see. So now,
I'm down to one footman and me.

I've thought about that.
I wondered if, for a house party

or on special occasions,
I could come back.

I've got my livery.
I'd just have to walk up.

Your livery stays here.

That's kind, Mr Molesley.

Mr Carson will be extremely grateful
when he is in his right mind.

Thank you.
Do you know when you'll be going?

Depends if you'd like me
to work out my notice.

No need for that.
I might as well get used to it.

Then I'll move my things gradually,
and move out in a week or so.

I'll tell you when.

- Mr Carson? You all right?
- Never better.

Why say you're "never better"?

Oh, I see. I'm to tell my private
business to the whole world now?

And when was I ever not
in my right mind?

Well, really.
"Your livery stays here." I ask you.

The fact remains that we are down
to Andrew and me.

And I am worse than useless.

I couldn't come to live here,
see your mother every day,

watch her play with Marigold and
leave her in the dark. I just couldn't.

She never played with me much,
but never mind that.

We've each made our positions clear,
and now we must play it out.

- Was it really necessary?
- It was to me.

I'm glad you said it.
I'm very proud of you.

Here she comes now.
Smiles, everyone.

(MAN) The earl and countess
of Lisburne.

I don't believe I'll have any cheese.
What about you, my dear?

- (STILES) No.
- No? Then we'll go through.

Is this the moment?

What moment?

My lords, ladies and gentlemen...

May I say a few words?

I think it a mother's place
to thank you all

for your kindness to my son
in coming here to support him tonight.

This change in his life
is a great responsibility, of course,

but, it is reassuring for us
both to know

that we are surrounded by friends.

I drink to you all.

And now it's my turn to make
an announcement of my own.

I have a hard task...

I suggest you speak now
or you've lost him forever.

Let me make
this very happy announcement.

You see, my son is engaged to marry
the wonderful Lady Edith Crawley,

who is here tonight with her parents.
Let us drink their health.

Edith and Bertie.

(ALL) Edith and Bertie.

Andy's been so helpful to Mr Mason.

I should think he has.
Of course, he's fond of him.

You can be fond of someone
and not work so hard.

It does me good to hear you say
such things.

I don't mean anything by it.

That's your story
and you're sticking to it.

Oh, hello.
What can we do for you?

Just saying good night. We're going.

Oh, back to the carefree love nest.

I hope?

Oh, it's a love nest, all right.

But no life is carefree.

Good night.

Well, that was a turn up
for the books.

She gave you no clue
that was coming?

She hasn't spoken to me
since this morning.

I don't mind admitting I'm amazed.

Delighted, but amazed.

I'm afraid that is a reflection on me.

(ROBERT) Oh, no, not at all.

I hope you won't regret it.

Should I turn down
a daughter-in-law who,

in addition to having birth
and brains,

is entirely
and unimpeachably honest?

I have been waiting for someone
to work that out.

She was prepared to deny herself
a great position,

to say nothing of happiness,
rather than claim it by deceit.

- We must applaud her.
- Oh, absolutely.

You're not just saying these things
to avoid a quarrel with Bertie?

Oh, that's part of it, yes,
but I've had the day to think about it,

and I believe
we can make a success of this.

- Truly.
- Marvellous.

Good. Then everything's settled.

There is one more thing.

- What is it?
- Will you bally well kiss me?


Has anyone told
Lord Merton we are here?

Certainly not, nor will they.

You don't need Mrs Crawley to take him
off your hands anymore, do you?

And you won't have to wait long,

so he lies upstairs
in the shadow of death

and does what you tell him.

Why should we disturb his peace?

I heard Lady Grantham's voice.

I can well believe it.

Why did nobody tell me
they were here?

What's he doing downstairs?

He caught me unawares.

And why have you stayed away?

She didn't stay away.

She was denied entry.

- What? ls this true?
- Of course not.

Right. Here's what we'll do.
We'll go up now and speak to your valet.

He can take everything you need
to my house this evening.

Father, this is all unnecessary
and unpleasant. Might I suggest that...

No. I have let you steer us long enough.
In future, I will look after your father.

- (LARRY) Surely, it would be better...
- No!

Larry, as my son I love you,

but I have tried and failed
to like you.

Will you please leave me to get on
with what remains of my life?

But this is your home.

Not anymore!

Take it.

And may you have joy of it.

And furthermore,

I intend to marry him
as soon as it can be arranged.

This is ridiculous. Father.

Mrs Crawley wants to take you away
from your son

and your family and kidnap you
into marriage.

What do you say?

How perfectly marvellous.

And who can argue with that?

- Thank you, Molesley.
- So your visit was a triumph?

- It was.
- When is the wedding?

Christmas would be fun. New Year's Eve,
when the decorations are still up.

It's a good idea.

Then you can wake in the New Year
with your new life.


I know you made it all happen

when you rang Bertie
and Aunt Rosamund.

I was never convinced it was over.

But why did you do it?

It was something Granny said. What
a waste it would be for both of you.

You are such a paradox.

You make me miserable for years,
and then you give me my life back.

Look, we're blood,
and we're stuck with it.

So let's try and do
a little better in future.

So, Lady Edith's
to be a marchioness,

which almost makes up
for Lady Mary not being a duchess.

Hark at you, Becky Sharp.

They've gone to dinner,
his lordship wants an early night.

Oh, I don't blame him.
I wouldn't mind one, either.

I never thanked you for
your hard work at the farm.

No need. I did it for Mr Mason.

Well, I'm very grateful anyway.

I know you don't like me, Daisy.
Not as I like you.

- So let's not pretend. Let's be honest.

Don't tell me, he's gone off you,
so now you're sweet on him.

- Not exactly.
- But near enough, I'll be bound.

While you were away, I...

Decided to accept Mr Dawes' offer.
I knew you would, and I'm glad.

We won't lose touch.
I'll walk up here often.

No, we won't lose touch.

You can be sure of that.

We've got three months to plan this
wedding, so I don't want any mistakes.

I don't think people ever want
mistakes. They just happen.

- They're the ones her ladyship meant.
- Very good.

(ROSE) Carson!

Lady Rose, how very nice to see you.

- Mr Aldridge.
- Hello, Carson.

Rose. Atticus.

We weren't expecting you
for another hour at least.

The crew were very efficient
getting our bags off.

I should think they were eager
to be rid of us.

- Hello, Henry.
- And where's the baby?

Oh, I'm afraid we didn't bring her.
Nanny wouldn't let us.

- And you have to do what Nanny says.
- They're always such tyrants.

She kept on about the diseases
awaiting on board,

and the germs she'd bring back
from England.

- But she missed Christmas with you.
- I know.

The captain made such an effort,
with flags and Christmas trees,

but I just wept every day
of the voyage.

She wouldn't know if it was
Christmas or Tuesday.

- What a man thing to say.
- (ATTICUS) She's only three months old.

- But such a clever three months.

I've got masses of pictures.

Where's Daddy?
I'm dying to see him.

He wanted to be here for dinner,
but he telephoned to say he'll be late.

I do know how thrilled he is
to be giving this speech.

So am I.

Darling Rose.

- How lovely to see you.
- You too.

And Atticus.

Wasn't he cunning
to get the time off?

He's got lots to do in London,
we're pretending we're here for fun.

Let's start the fun by having tea.

- Carson?
- Milady.

In a moment. I must run down
and say hello to the servants.

I know she's a wife and mother now,
but she seems quite unchanged to me.

A sign of your care of her.

- Or my weakness.
- (MARY) Let's go in.

- (MRS PATMORE) She's beautiful.
- Just like her father.

She's Victoria, milady?

Yes, Victoria Rachel,
for Mr Aldridge's mother

and Cora, for Lady Grantham.

Oh, not Susan, for your own mother?


I didn't expect to see you, Molesley.

- Lady Mary wrote you're a teacher now.
- I am, but it's the holidays.

I'm working here until the wedding.

I hope Carson appreciates it.


Oh, look at you. When's it due?

About ten days, milady.

Oh, I don't envy you,
but it's such fun after.

That's what you've got to keep
telling yourself.

Is Barrow here for the wedding?

He's been invited.
I don't know if he'll get away.

- Of course. He's got a new job.
- He hates it.

Oh, don't exaggerate.

- It's just, it's quieter than he's used to.
- You look familiar.

Andy, milady. Andrew upstairs.

I joined for your wedding in London,
but a job came up here.

He's taken to country life,
haven't you, Andy?

Mrs Patmore, shall I ask Lady Mary
to come down and put the kettle on?

It's all ready, Mr Carson.



What are you doing?

- Mind your own business.
- Oh.

Mr Spratt, I know you resent me.

Why would I resent you?

Because I'm interesting, because
I'm exotic, because I'm attractive.

Oh, dear me, this is worse
than I thought.

Do you always have trouble
distinguishing fact from fiction?

It so happens, Mr Spratt,
that I have a high regard for truth.

Unlike you.

Unlike me?

I know your dirty little secret.

I wonder what her ladyship
would think about your double life?

I beg your pardon.

Butler by day, author by night.

Like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

- When did you find out?
- Lady Edith's visit.

Why have you not mentioned it
in the many weeks since then?

I thought I might spare you.
But now, I don't like your tone.

So, what are you going to do?

Well, that's for me to know
and you to find out.


I was happy about you
and Lord Merton.

Thank you. I hope I wrote enough
about your wedding present.

It was too kind.
Books are Dickie's favourite.

- Why isn't he here?
- He wanted to be,

but I'm anxious
he shouldn't get over-tired.

He's not well, you see.

I say that, but funnily enough,
he's a picture of health. (CHUCKLES)

He'll be at the wedding.

Does he regret giving Cavenham
to Larry?


Let him and Amelia wallow
in splendour.

Much good may it do them.

We're happy as we are.

I have to preside over a meeting
at the hospital tomorrow.

- Fine.
- What sort of meeting?

We invite the public in, financial
supporters, ordinary people too.

It's important they understand
what we're doing.

- The day before Edith's wedding?
- It'll be two hours at the most.

- We can help, Atticus and me.
- That's not the point.

- What is the point?
- Tom and Mary and I have an errand.

I can manage. It's only the flowers,
and they've all been chosen.

Cora, you want to be here for that?

- Drop it, Robert.
- What errand is this?

Oh, you'll see.

Carson, can I have a bit more
of the Claret?

- Andrew?
- It's just there.

Andrew will pour it, milord.

Isn't it thrilling? It's in all the papers,
even in New York.

Lady Edith
and her millionaire marquis.

He wasn't either
when he first proposed.

But he was when you accepted.

Sir Mark, may I remind you
that I will be away on New Year's Eve?

Mrs Jenkins will carry up the tea.

The cook carrying the tea
into the drawing room'?

Lady Stiles said she'd allow it.

- Just this once.
- Mm.


Thank you.
I'm sorry, I couldn't get away.

My darling, you look wonderful.

You look hungry, Papa.
What about a tray?

Thank you, no,
I had dinner on the train.

I hope I haven't let you down,
missing the flowers.

No. Papa just resents the hours
you spend at the hospital.

Hours I'm not spending on him.

I'm sure it's quite unconscious.

Men are unconscious
for much of the time.

I think we should wait
until after the wedding?

- No. She'll enjoy the wedding more.
- Mm.

- What's all this?
- I'm busy reinventing myself.

I'm being reinvented too.

- I rather like the old models.

Didn't you think Carson's behaviour
was odd at dinner?

He hasn't been himself for ages.

Should we go down now
and see what it's all about?

There is no treatment.
There is no cure.

But I'm sorry if Lady Mary
saw fit to trouble you with it, milord.

She didn't. I was puzzled
by that business at dinner.

I see. Well, perhaps it's for the best.

Because I have no option
but to offer my resignation.

What? You don't mean that.

I'm sorry, milord, but I cannot stay
if I cannot perform my duties.

I should have been
more honest with you, milady.

Oh, I didn't know you were in here.

Please come in, Mrs Hughes,

and talk some sense
into your husband.

So he's told you, milord?

When the wedding is over,
I will place an advertisement.

I will do
the preliminary interviews myself.

I could not give this house

or this family into hands
that I do not trust.

This is very drastic.

But you'll stay in our lives, Carson?

You'll stay on the estate,

keep a seeing eye on things,

help manage grand events
and so on?

I would like
to say yes to that, milady.

But I doubt that the new butler
would accept the job under such terms.

I know that I wouldn't.


- What are you doing in the hospital?
- I feel a fool now. You've caught me.

- You haven't answered my question.

Well, the fact is,
I live like an invalid.

But I don't feel like an invalid.

Your care of me has been wonderful.

Even so, I should be fading fast by now,
but I'm not.

Why haven't you said
any of this before?

I didn't wanna get your hopes up.

What did Dr Clarkson say?

Oh, he'll run the tests again
before the wedding.

He says it's unlikely
the London men were wrong.

A practice in Harley Street
doesn't guarantee excellence.


That's the flowers done.

Brock will be back
to replace anything gone over.

Well done. Where's Bertie staying?

With his mother, at Castle Howard.

- We should've asked him for dinner.
- That'd be unlucky, we won't risk that.

Where's Cora?

Gone to the wretched hospital.

Why don't you like her going?

- They take advantage of her.
- But she enjoys it.

That's why they're able
to take advantage.

What were Tom and Henry doing?
It seemed very hush-hush.

- Could you bear to drive me?
- Now?

- I'll do it if you lend the car.
- It's got to be Robert.

It won't take long,
I will be back before tea.

- If you insist.
- I'm afraid I do, rather.

(MARY) I wish you'd just tell me.
(HENRY) No, it's a surprise.

I hate surprises.

(BRANSON) We're there now, anyway.

- What am I looking at?
- Isn't it obvious?

- Talbot and Branson Motors.
- But it looks like a going concern.

And so it is. A real live business, even
if the cars on show are the only stock.

But we'll get more in.

So how will it work?

I'll go between the office and here.
Henry will be here full time.

I'll still have cars in my life,
but not racing,

and eventually we'll build
the business between us.

All of which means you're
a second-hand car salesmen.

We will be once we've sold one.

Now is not time to be snobbish.

We'll set up a dealership
for new cars when we can.

In time, we'll go into production.

Nothing wrong with being married
to Mr Rolls or Mr Royce.

Have I miscalculated?

Are you ashamed of me?

- Of us?
- Are you mad?

- What?
- I'm as proud as anyone living.

- Thank God.

I'll never ask for another thing.

Yes, you will.
And you're going to get it too.

- What? Are you sure?
- I'm quite sure.

But you mustn't tell a soul.
I don't want to steal Edith's thunder.

Which is, in itself,
a sign of happy times to come.

But why are we here?

That deals with the business,
but are there any other questions?

Will the new insurance contract
cancel out the old one?

No. All existing agreements
will be honoured in their entirety.

- You have my word on that.
- Will Dr Clarkson...?

Shh! Maud. Don't waste
her ladyship's time.

That's what I'm here for. Miss?

Will Dr Clarkson be moving to York?

No need to worry. He's gonna stay
right here and look after you.

What I need to reassure you is
that nothing really is going to change.

As you all know...



What is it?

It reminds me

of when she ran the house
as a convalescent home during the war.

Do you still think
they're taking advantage?

If you want to keep her, Robert,

you must let her go.

I'm not very good
at those American slogans.

(CHUCKLES) Well, then,
forget the slogan and listen to this.

You have a wonderful marriage.

And with my parents, I should know.

Don't spoil it now
by asking her to choose.



ls the coffee ready?

- What are you wearing tomorrow?
- Oh, don't know.

One of my Sunday bests.

- I've nothing decent.
- I'm sure that's not true.

- But we'll be on the edge of things.
- But I wanted to look nice.

Wasn't Lady Rose's hair
lovely yesterday?

So smooth and smart.

You've got nice hair.

Why not try a new style
if you aren't satisfied?

Would you mind if I went up
a bit early tonight?

- What's "a bit"?
- Well, now, when they're all downstairs.

What's that got to do with it?

Oh, go on.

But I warn you, I'll leave
the washing up for the morning.

- Daisy, what are you doing up here?
- Just fetching something.

Oh, I do worry about Mr Spratt.

He seems to be
burning the candle at both ends

- and, for all I know, in the middle.
- Oh.

- Doesn't sound like the Spratt I know.
- I agree.

He's changed
since he took this new job.

Gone, the reliable butler,
discreet and serious.

And in his place, the journalist,

spilling the beans
on everyone he knows.

Well, Spratt is working
as a journalist?

I am sorry, milady.
I thought you knew.

Never occurred to me he'd take the post
without first gaining your permission.

Do we know which publication
employs him?

Oh, yes, milady, Lady Edith's.

Her magazine. I've got a copy
of it here, as a matter of fact.

Oh, opened to the right page.

How convenient. (CHUCKLES)

Oh, dear.

I do feel responsible.

Perhaps I should have
held my tongue.

But still, I suppose the truth will out.

Every time.

Denker, every time.

Don't be too hard on him
when you give him notice.

Please, for his sake,
don't be too hard.

Why would...? Why would I give him
his notice, Denker?

Why... Why ever would I do that?


Put your feet up. You'll be standing
for the rest of the day.

As I keep telling her.

Where have you been?

We've got a lot to do if we want
to get to the church on time.

- I'm not going.
- What are you talking about?

The wedding. I've nothing to wear.
No one cares if I go.

- I'll stay and manage the food.
- Nonsense.

- This is because Andy's not interested.
- What?

Andy's given her the brush-off.

That is not true.

- Why is your cap on like that?
- Like what?

Pulled down over your ears.
What's the matter?

- Nothing.
- Well, take it off.

- No.
- Daisy, take it off, now.

- What have you been and done?
- Oh, Daisy.


Oh, let her go. I'll talk to her later.

You can laugh.

It's for you
she's made a fool of herself.

- She doesn't care a scrap about me.
- Oh.

No wonder you're on your own, lad.

You don't know women at all.

I can't believe
this is happening, really.

- At least to me.
- Are the children ready?

- I've asked Baxter to check.
- I've spoken to Mrs Pelham.

I'm gonna take
Marigold to Brancaster,

so she's there when you get back
from honeymoon.

- Nanny's getting the children ready.
- We ought to get changed.

I didn't know you had to brush it
as it blew.

- You should've asked.
- You wouldn't have let me.

- I wish you would sit down.
- (ANNA) I'm nearly done.

- How do I look?
- Like Clara Bow.

Don't be soft.

Would you help pick up the sheet?

I'll do it.

- Don't fuss.
- I want to fuss.

(ANDY) I'll do it.

Thank you.

Daisy, I think we've been out of step
with each other.

I don't know what you mean.

If you really don't, then,
we'll leave it.

But if you do,

let's not be out of step anymore.


A new baby, a new business.

I suppose I must have been
as happy as this,

- but I can't imagine when.
- Honestly, shush.

Remind me never
to tell you a secret again.

We didn't always think there would
be a happy ending for Edith.

There's a lot at risk, but with any luck,
they'll be happy enough,

which is the English version
of a happy ending.

What do you think makes
the English the way we are?

Opinions differ.
Some say our history.

But I blame the weather.

Here you are, Miss Edmunds.

- Isn't it too near the front?
- Certainly not.

You've saved her life, if anyone has.

I'm glad no one blames me
for encouraging her to work.

- We like strong women.
- Do you?

I can assure you.
We like them very much indeed.

Um, I'll need to move in a moment,

but I wanted to say before the service,
I have the results.

- He hasn't got anaemia?
- No, he has got anaemia.

We won't embarrass you by fainting.
It's no surprise.

You have anaemia,
but it isn't pernicious.

- What?
- He has iron deficient anaemia

with low haemoglobin.

So I'm not going to die.

Well, you need to keep looking after
yourself, but no, you're not going to die.

Not of that, at any rate.

- Excuse me.

- You managed to get away?
- Don't worry.

The treadmill awaits my return.

How is it going?

Are you getting on with everyone?

There isn't much of an everyone
to get on with.

Don't you enjoy it more
than being at war with all the world?

I suppose.

What's the matter?

It's just a bit hot in here.

How lovely you look.

Oh, Papa.

Did you ever think
we'd get to this day?

I'm not sure. (CHUCKLES)


You've always surprised me.

But no one can plan
on a brilliant match.

I adore him.

You understand that?


Let me be a little bit proud.

I'll calm down eventually.

If you're proud of me,

please, be as proud as you want,
for as long as you like.

I'd like to say I had an inkling
when we met.

- I don't think I did.
- I didn't.

Odd thing, one minute we hardly know
each other and the next we're related.



Can't we just tell your parents?

As soon as Edith leaves on honeymoon,
we can tell the whole world.

- Will you be best friends now?
- Oh, you're such a sentimentalist.

But will you?

Never you mind.

We're sisters.

And sisters have secrets.

(REVEREND) Dearly beloved,
we are gathered together here

in the sight of God

and in the face of this congregation
to join together

this man and this woman
in holy matrimony,

which is an honourable estate
instituted of God

in the time of man's innocency,
and therefore is not by any

to be enterprised or taken in hand
unadvisedly, lightly or wantonly,

but reverently, discreetly, advisedly,

soberly and in the fear of God.

If any man can show any just cause

why they may not lawfully
be joined together, let him speak,

or else hereafter
forever hold his peace.


The last one's off our hands.

Illogically, I feel a great sense
of achievement,

though heaven knows,
I had little enough to do with it.

Still, it's a job well done.

Shall I tell you
another job well done?

Your job at the hospital.

What's brought this on?

I came to the meeting.
Rose made me take her to see it.

You should have said hello.

I was too busy watching.

And do you know something?

I was very proud of you.

- Don't say it if you don't mean it.
- I do mean it.

You are a woman of real substance,

and I am lucky enough
to call you my wife.

So I don't have to give it up?

- You wouldn't have anyway.
- (LAUGHS) Probably not.

But it makes it so much sweeter
if it's with your approval.

These are to go to the waiting table.
Take them through as needed.

They're not nearly done.

Back in the oven, but keep watch.

No, don't put that one in yet!

- Can I have the Epsom salts?
- Should you be taking them?

- Are you ill?
- Bit of an upset. Nothing serious.

It's all hands to the pump.

Still, it was a lovely service,
and Lady Edith is married. Hallelujah.

And with Miss Marigold headed
for Brancaster Castle,

all is set fair for the future.

Although, the less said about it,
the better.

- Will they ever tell her, I wonder?
- I expect so. When she's ready.

- I wish you'd sit down.
- In a moment.

I just want to put the hair dryer
back upstairs.

I'll leave you to it.

- I've decided to move into the farm.
- You won't regret it.

I've decided a lot of things,
but I won't tell you all of them now.

Andy, get that upstairs!

Can I have some more glasses?


I cannot pour the bloody stuff!

Carson? Are you all right?


- I do beg your pardon, milord.
- Don't be silly.

- I can pour it for you.
- No, I can do it, sir.

Mr Barrow, you are here as a guest.

I'm happy to help, Mr Carson.

Carson, I know the answer.

You and Mrs Hughes will stay
in your cottage.

But what if we were to ask Barrow
to be the new butler?

Carson the elder statesman would
steer things as he's always done.

What do you think?
You'll have a pension from the estate.

You can't pretend Barrow
isn't sufficiently experienced.

No. I wouldn't say that, milady.

I trained him.

Well, Barrow.
Would you like to be butler here?

- Certainly, milady.
- (ROBERT) That's settled.

Barrow will work out his notice
and start at Downton

on a date that suits you both.

I don't want to force your hand,
Mr Barrow.

And I don't want to twist your arm,
Mr Carson.

I think his lordship
has found a solution.

So we should be glad of that.

- Excuse me.
- Yes, sir.

Anna? You're not working, I hope.

I just came to put
the hair dryer back, milady.

It was a great success.

This hat is tight,
it was giving me a headache.

- Do you think we can stretch it?
- Let me try, milady.

- Oh, my God.
- Ah.

Your waters have broken. Right.

No need to panic.

I should get to the cottage.
My things are there.


Don't be ridiculous.
You can wear one of my nightgowns.

Right, let's get you undressed.

This doesn't seem right.

Oh, for heaven's sake.
What does all that matter now?

(HENRY) Bates!


- Bates!
- Mr Talbot?

Ah. There you are. You'd better come,
heaven knows how long it'll be.

- I don't understand.
- Uh, sorry.

Anna is in Lady Mary's room
and, uh, Dr Clarkson is with her.

Oh, my God. (CHUCKLES)

- But she can't have it now.
- She hasn't a lot of choice.

In Lady Mary's bedroom? Surely not.

Well, Spratt.

Denker has told me
all about your column.

I wouldn't have said anything,
but I thought her ladyship already knew.

Believe that, you'll believe anything.

In future, I shall come to you for advice
about my clothes and my entertaining.

Who knew we had an expert
in the basement?

- Well, I...
- Shh. The speeches.

You made a mistake, Miss Denker,
in your haste to be rid of me.

- What was that?
- She never likes to be predictable.

(MAN) And I am a cousin of her father's.

If you mean what you say, Daisy,

I shall drink a toast with gusto.

I do, I'm coming to the farm.

Then I hope we'll be seeing a lot more
of you there, Mrs Patmore.

Oh, I don't know about that.

I think you do.

Oh, we ought to get up
for the speeches.

It gives me pleasure
to bring down blessings

on the head of the beautiful
Marchioness of Hexham.

But first, I should read a telegram
from her grandmother,

the redoubtable Mrs Levinson.

"I'm sorry I could not be with you.

Although we pray for those in peril
on the sea,

I am too old to be one of them.
God bless you both. Grandmamma."

In a way, I'm sorry she's not here.

In a way.

But not in every way.

- What a life we'll have.
- I suppose this is all happening.

Edith and Bertie,

bride and groom.

(ALL) Bride and groom.

- Oh, should I take a drink up for Mary?
- I dare say she'll need one.

Her maid is giving birth
in her bedroom?

- How very modern.
- It wasn't exactly planned.

Which of our lives is?

I should go up.

- Oh, one for me.

He's nice.

I wish you luck with the business,
though you won't need it, of course.

We all need luck, Miss Edmunds.
We all need luck.

They're off! They're going!

I'll not miss this. Come on!


I will try not to disappoint you.

Just love him.
I won't be disappointed in that.

Have a wonderful time, darling,
and don't worry about anything.

It's so strange,
I feel so completely, completely happy.

- I don't think I've ever felt that before.
- You will now, for a long time to come.

- Hurry, or you'll miss your train.
- Throw it! It's unlucky if you don't.

Are you ready?


Aren't you the lucky one?



(EDITH) Thank you.

- You look lovely. All the best.
- Thank you.

- (EDITH) See you soon.
- See you soon.

I hope you're not too unhappy
about the way things have turned out.

Downton will be a very different place
without you at the helm.

The world is a different place
from the way it was, milord.

And Downton Abbey
must change with it.

Make sure there's enough
to drink downstairs tonight.

To see the New Year in.

May I take this opportunity
to wish you and her ladyship

the happiest of New Years?

No one could pray
for your good fortune

more heartily than I.

We are very grateful to you, Carson.

I hope you know that.

Very grateful, indeed.

For everything.

I'd like to go on working, milady.

If we can sort out the baby.

We'll have him here
in the nursery during the day.

To be followed by a young Talbot
in due course, and then we'll see.

Oh. I've come to summon Lady Mary
and Mr Talbot downstairs

to see the New Year in with us.

- This is for you.
- (BATES) Thank you, that's very kind.

Is it that the time already?
Did Edith get off all right?

Oh, yes. Hours ago.

Is this the new arrival?

It is, milady.

I am a father, and I have a son.

We have a son, John.


Congratulations to you both.

I'm ever so sorry to be in here.

- We'll be gone as soon as she's able.
- Oh, don't worry about that.

We ought to go down.
Happy New Year.

I'm afraid Mama would find it
rather unorthodox.

Maybe, but you know what I think?

The more adaptable we are,
the more chance we have

- of getting through.
- We'll do it.

The estate's safe in Mary's hands
with Henry and Tom to help her.

Edith has risen from the cinders
to be kissed

by her very own Prince Charming.

What more can we ask?

A long and happy life together,
just we two,

to watch the children grow.

- That's all I want.
- And why not?

We never know what's coming,
of course. Who does?

But I'd say we have a good chance.


Take these.

We're nearly there!

It's good of you to stay, Mama.

It is good of you to ask me, Cora.

It is your kingdom now.

Your village.

Your hospital.

And I think you run it very well.


- Happy New Year.
- (VIOLET) Happy New Year, everyone.

Happy New Year, everybody!

- (ALL) Happy New Year.
- Happy New Year, Thomas.

- Happy New Year.
- (WHISPERING) Happy New Year.

Happy New Year.

It'll be a different life.

But we can make a go of it, Charlie,
and I definitely mean to try.

- Happy New Year.
- Happy New Year, Elsie.

Would you like some wine?

Oh, yes. Thank you.
Happy New Year.

Happy New Year to you,
Mrs Hughes.

- (CARSON) Thank you, Mr Barrow.
- Happy New Year.

♪ Should auld acquaintance be forgotten

♪ And never brought to mind?

♪ Should auld acquaintance be forgot

♪ And auld lang syne

♪ For auld lang syne, my dear

♪ For auld lang syne

♪ We'll take a cup of kindness yet

Happy New Year.

Happy New Year.

♪ For auld lang syne

Makes me smile, the way we drink
to the future, whatever it may bring.

What else could we drink to?

We're going forward to the future,
not to the past.

If only we had the choice.


♪ Auld lang syne

♪ For auld lang syne, my dear

♪ For auld lang syne

♪ We'll take a cup of kindness yet

♪ For auld lang syne ♪

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