Meanwhile, Mrs. Patmore's Bed and Breakfast has turned into a Motel 6...
...and you know it's all Mrs. Hughes can do to keep from cracking up. (Meanwhile, Carson is not amused.)
So there's sad (?) news for Bertie--his cousin, Lord Hexam, has died in Tangiers. They're calling it "malaria," but we all know better, don't we? Because he was so delicate and whatnot. Anyway, the look on Mary's face speaks volumes...
when they learn that Bertie will become the new Marquis and, if Edith marries him, she will outrank them all!
Now what to do about that pesky Marigold? Mary tells Tom that she knows Marigold is Edith's and you just KNOW she will do something $hitty. She always does. It's like she thinks she's Kanye or something. Bad things happen when
Our sweet Irish laddie Tom continues to be the voice of reason--encouraging Mary to see if she will give Henry Tolbert a chance and telling her to let Edith be happy for once. We can always count on Tom for sound advice. And to yell at Mary. Unfortunately, Mary doesn't take it and when Henry shows up, Mary just gets pi$$ier. Then, when he leaves, the pi$$-o-meter is at 110%. That's when Mary outs Edith as Marigold's mother, and Bertie the lord leaves.
(As an older lady, I just think Edith and Bertie appear to be genuinely wonderful for each other and it really chafes me that Mary would do this. Even while they're breaking up, the LOVE IS REAL, PEOPLE!! Meanwhile, Mary and the Mechanic just want to yell over each other. This stuff makes me crazy. Luckily, there's one more episode for Julian Fellowes to get it right.)
Mr. Molesley and I have the same teaching credentials--history and English. I see he also makes lesson plans while he eats dinner. I want to yell "Stop! Don't do it!!" at him, but he has worked so hard at teaching Daisy (who passes everything with high marks!) that I think teaching is his calling.
|Maybe if I wear this get-up, my kids'll pay attention??|
Mrs. Crawley (in a hat I ADORE!) discusses stuff with the cool little miss, and she basically tells her that b!t@#es get stitches. Mrs. Crawley: Legit Gangsta.
We all knew something was up with Thomas the butler, and because Miss Baxter is all things good, she finds him in the tub (with wrists slashed) before it's too late. Carson is not amused. Mary says something to Lord Grantham about his dismissing Thomas, and the lord answers with "...below the belt, even for you."
Yeah, Mary...everyone in the world thinks you're a Bee, even your own dad. (But it was nice of her to take George to see Mr. Barrow. And I think Mary might need a diva gay guy friend! That would be perfect!! Oh well, too late, the series is almost over.)
Edith goes to London to immerse herself in work, and her editor (with whose hair I am OBSESSED) are having their advice columnist, Cassandra Jones, come in to re-negotiate salary. Apparently, the column is very successful and brings in revenue for the magazine. Of course they are gobsmacked when Cassandra Jones ends up being Spratt!
Lord and Lady Grantham have tea at Mrs. Patmore's B&B so that they can help her in the PR department, after all her guests cancelled on her. Carson is not amused.
Tom calls on the Dowager as back-up and she talks sense into Mary who calls Henry and he JUST HAPPENS TO HAVE A MARRIAGE LICENSE AND AN UNCLE WHO IS A BISHOP, which is pretty dang convenient, if you ask me. Edith comes home for the wedding and tells Mary that in the end, the only people who will remember are the two of them. And now maybe Mary will be nicer, for awhile.
Not sure we should count on that, but there's only one more episode to go, so...
Lord Grantham leaves us with this thought: there have been lots of surprises from his daughters...even Edith. And he's not sure she's done with them. So, in next week's episode, we may have yet another surprise.
My surprise has been that these little posts have had such a big following! (Big for me, anyway.) It has been nice chatting with you, and I hope you will come back again!