I saw where some of Downton
was going last night, and it was probably the best episode since the first season finale.
I thought it was pretty obvious there was something up with Nigel Havers and the maid long before Anna finally noticed.
I was thrilled when someone finally
decked Sir Richard, though I agree with Slate
that he wasn't an awful character until this episode where he finally became a comical, mustache-twirling villain.
My heart broke once more for the loveless Edith.
Even though I've really wanted to see Matthew and Mary together, I also kinda wanted to see her go to New York in search of her "cowboy" to shake up the stuffy Brits.
And I was crushed when Bates was convicted -- though I think there's a lot more going on there than we know. (I wonder if Thomas isn't involved in some way; he could frame Bates to get his position as Lord Grantham's valet and
eliminate Anna from the household in a single stroke.)
It's going to be a long couple of months until Downton
comes back, that's for sure.