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Old March 2 2013, 01:14 AM   #91
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Re: Downton Abbey - Am I Missing Something?

I love the show. It is very well written for the most part with great characters and interesting story lines. I also like that the entire family can watch it.
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Old March 2 2013, 02:20 AM   #92
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Well, this Miss O'Brien news should make the next season quite different. http://tv.yahoo.com/news/downton-abb...203802840.html
*sigh*
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Old March 2 2013, 05:30 AM   #93
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So, how will O'Brien make her exit? Personally, I think they'll softsoap it.
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Old March 2 2013, 06:03 AM   #94
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She was driving the truck that caused Mathew's accident. She'll be on the lam and running a cabal of evil staff members set to destroy Downton Abbey. Branson's questionable Irish revolutionary connections will be critical to stopping her, but will run him up against Lord Grantham and Mary. The Dowager Countess will be critical to resolving this and bringing about the final Downfall of the evil Miss O'Brien.
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Old March 2 2013, 06:43 PM   #95
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The 4th season will end with an exciting battle in the kitchen of Downton Abbey. Mrs Hughes will sacrifice herself and Daisy will rise as head chef
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Old March 3 2013, 05:44 AM   #96
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There can be only one... head cook.
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Old March 3 2013, 04:09 PM   #97
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So, how will O'Brien make her exit? Personally, I think they'll softsoap it.
I thought the Christmas special this year opened the door to O'Brien's exit. She told her rival (the lady's maid to Mrs. Shrimpie) that she wanted to travel and was jealous that her rival got to travel and she didn't. Then, O'Brien is more in tune with what Mrs. Shrimpie wants than her rival. I thought it was opening the possibility that O'Brien goes to work for Mrs. Shrimpie -- the Crawleys get Rose, Rose's parents get O'Brien.

Plus, now that O'Brien knows that others know the phrase "bar of soap," she's not going to want to hang around Downton Abbey much longer. True, Bates doesn't know what it means, but O'Brien doesn't know that.
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Old March 3 2013, 04:49 PM   #98
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^True. I think that would make the most sense. We'd get a replacement O'Brien and the whole plot line about the competing maids would make more sense in the grand scheme of things.

The phrase was "her ladyship's soap." If O'Brien had a brain at all, I'm sure she'd find a way to get out fast, while the getting was good.
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Old March 4 2013, 02:13 AM   #99
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It appears my soap pun totally went over all your heads.
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Old March 4 2013, 07:41 PM   #100
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^Better over our heads than under our feet.
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Old March 4 2013, 07:45 PM   #101
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I got it; it just wasn't very funny.
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Old December 22 2014, 03:14 AM   #102
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Pretty funny spoof by the cast for charity special




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Old December 22 2014, 09:33 PM   #103
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^ that's adorable!
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Old December 22 2014, 10:45 PM   #104
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I was a little worried that Dame Maggie was going to hurt herself by rolling off the couch like that.
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Old March 2 2015, 09:26 AM   #105
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Apologies for bumping this thread, but I was wondering if anyone else watched the fifth season that just finished on PBS, with the Christmas special. (yes, it's a bit late for Christmas specials, but that's how PBS scheduled it...)

I saw every episode in this season, and would like to say a few things:

1. There will be a 6th season (yay!).

2. Will they ever figure out who killed the man who raped Anna?

3. All the hoopla over the name of the Crawley's dog (Isis) was ridiculous.

4. Please give Mary some suitors that don't all physically resemble each other. They all look so much alike, and I'm having trouble following this part of the storyline because I can't tell them apart.

5. Maggie Smith and Penelope Wilton's characters should move in together. They went from being enemies to frenemies, and are now best friends. These two characters are way more interesting than most of the younger ones.

6. The last 10 minutes of the season finale had me in tears.
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