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A Very Downton Christmas — S5 E9+

So does this mean that Anna and Bates are free? Or will they never be free? And when we next pick up, what year will be and will Mary and Edith still be living at Downton? Sure the house is big, but is it ever going to be big enough for both of them? Also we were teased by something this entire season with Hughes, and I’m still not convinced we’ve got the whole story. And will Tom every actually just go already OR shut up about it?

I’m kind of hoping there’s an alternative explanation for Miss Clark and her boy. Like maybe Lord Sinderby has a terrible brother who’s the real babydaddy but won’t take any responsibility, so he helps out. And she named him Daniel for her brother that died in the war because otherwise it looks like he’s a hypocrite, and it undercuts the whole importance of marrying within the faith, as well as Rose’s belief that setting up that little photo shoot wasn’t his style. We have no idea what his style is.

Wouldn’t it be awesome if they jumped ahead to 1929 just in time for Robert to lose the family fortune again?

Meantime, if you want to relive Sunday’s Christmas episode (shown in the US in March!) with jokes, my recap should be up over at HappyNiceTimePeople sometime on Monday. And if you need something to do between then and now, might I suggest looking at one of these books or this one?

Downton Abbey S5 E6 Happy Horsey Picnic Time People

Edith gets some bad news, but that doesn’t stop the rest of the family from carrying on with their lives, does it? Also, let’s hope that’s not foreshadowing regarding the unfortunately named dog OR Mrs. Hughes. Please head over to Happy Nice Time People NOW to read my recap whether you watch the show or not. It will tell you all you need to talk about it as though you had seen it or paid attention.

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Downtown Abbey S5 — Lord Grantham STILL an Idiot

The Crowleys survived the Great War and the Spanish flu, but season five opens with a much bigger threat. This time, marrying a wealthy American half-Jewess or your poor relation cousin who is the actual heir won’t be enough to save Downton. It’s 1924, and omigod–THERE’S A LABOUR GOVERNMENT. The peasants are revolting! They are also leaving “service” for jobs that pay actual wages and have set hours. Lord Grantham is expecting a siege at any moment from people “devoted to the destruction of people like us and everything we stand for.”

To see the rest of this exciting, hysterical and hell yeah SNARKY recap of a show you probably saw months ago because of the intertubes please go over to Happy Nice People Time because they will give me money for writing and you won’t. Then come back here and look at more of my stuff, or better yet, just go here and buy this book which I wrote under a pen name because it’s SO GOOD I was embarrassed by my own unworthiness.)