Oh. Em. Gee...y'all. The Carsons' cottage. I can hardly stand all its cuteness!
Unfortunately, the bloom is off the rose (or the rose-covered arbor, whichever) because Carson is criticizing Elsie's cooking.
I imagine he's been spoiled by Mrs. Patmore's delicious meals, but he better get with the program, or Elsie will cut him off at the knees. Or maybe that's me. Anyway, no one wants to hear their husband complain about dinner. You don't like it? Pick something up at the Harris Teeter on your way home, Jerkboy. Mrs. Hughes asks Mrs. Patmore for help cooking, because Mr. Carson wants a home-cooked meal. I told you that he would start treating her like a servant. Now to buy lottery tickets.
Tom and Mary will be dealing with racing cars and pigs. Mary is worried that Mr. Mason won't be able to physically perform the tasks of a pigman, but Andy (who has always wanted to farm) will be able to help him, when Carson allows. Mr Mason tells Mrs. Patmore that it does him good to see a friendly woman bustling about the kitchen. I predicted last year that Mr. Mason and Mrs. Patmore would fall in love. I think we may be headed that direction, peeps. And now excuse me while I go buy MORE lottery tickets.
(I will admit that I was a little unsure as to whether I would like the new components of the Pigman's place, but I see that Mr. Mason has copper pots, and in the grand scheme of things, that's all one really needs.
And maybe ironstone.)
Tom uses all this time with Mary to try to get her to understand that she needs to quit being such a bee-otch and just KISS CAR MAN ALREADY! He tells her that the world is changing and so what if your husband is poor? You have enough for both of you, so get over yourself. Sheesh.
Edith's new boyfriend, Bertie from the shooting day (whom she insists is just a friend, but who do you think you're kidding, Edith? You are an old maid of twenty-something with an illegitimate child and a cranky sister and you know you need that escape hatch) tells her about his friend and employer, Lord Hexam, who spends most of his time in North Africa, painting the young men of Tangiers. He's more artsy than sporty, and
|I just love, love, love Edith's apartment, don't you?|
Denker isn't crazy about the fact that the doctor has decided to take sides with Cora in the whole
In other servant-related news...Thomas, in a kind-hearted moment, offers to teach Andy to read. This means Andy and Thomas are behind closed doors frequently, as Andy doesn't want anyone else to know he is illiterate. You can imagine how this looks to everyone...like they should be calling Lord Hexam for a threesome. Thomas also says he must be getting soft in his old age...hmmmmm...
So...Neville Chamberlain is going to visit Downton! He is currently the Minister of Health, but he will soon become Prime Minister. When the dowager asks him if he doesn't enjoy a good fight, he says' "I'm not sure I do, really."
Just wait 'til the Germans show up, Neville.
In the end, the dinner party is broken up by Robert
Is anyone else tempted to run around their yard, yelling "Bad Harvest!" or is it just me? I think I'll try it out, just for fun.
Until next time, peeps!