Atticus' dad? Not so much. (Though he does resemble the late, great Yul Brynner.)
And I must say...as sweet and bubbly as Rose is...are we sure she wasn't adopted? Her mother is...well, not sweet and bubbly.
Not only is Rose's mom mean...she is also deceitful. And as nasty as she is, Atticus' mom is kind and gracious, as is Shrimpie. I'm thinking a little trade is in order, but this is not the Swingin' Sixties.
(Anyone else think that this settee would look great at the end of my bed? EXACTLY!!)
Anna's appalled to be in a line-up....at least the hat is perfection.
And Rose sees evidence of Atticus' "infidelity" (fake, of course, because how can he not love Rose?) while wearing this beauty...
I am in LOVE with the hats in this episode.
Daisy gets a wild hair that she will leave Downton and work and study in London. Mrs. Patmore is dejected. Mrs. Patmore cries a lot in this episode, which is sad. Fortunately, she is happy crying at the end. (And Daisy isn't going to London after all, at least until after exams.)
Molesley is....WTF? It's like.....who is this guy? Do I like him? Is he completely different from the sad sack of last season? I am not entirely sure how to take the new and improved Molesley. It's as if my whole paradigm has shifted. And Thomas the evil butler? What??? He's TAKING CARE of people instead of setting them up to be DOOMED??? And Lord Grantham is turning into an old softy. What's next? Mary and Tom the Chauffer get married? Is this Downton Abbey, the Twilight Zone episode?? That is all.
Tony Gillingham and Mabel Lane Fox show up at the blessing of Rose and Atticus, and Mary tries to make amends with Tony. We get a glimpse of what her life will be like as a spinster, unless she changes her disdainful ways.
...at least she has a fabulous hat.
We end the episode with Anna being hauled off in handcuffs, and the unveiling of the memorial. As an English teacher, I feel the WWI poetry is the best of all the poetry I teach.
Best line of the night? Mrs. Crawley: Do you really think I should put up a fight for Dickie? Not gonna touch that one, folks.
Has the season left you satisfied? Do you know there is a "Christmas Special" in England? Because I have connections (they of the Starbucks giftcard), I can watch it. I think I will, just because enquiring minds want to know.
And I leave all my faithful readers with little Carson...
who has found a new home at Marty's Musings. Isn't he the sweetest?