Bates sees Thomas stealing a bottle of wine, the footman tries to frame him for petty theft, and Mrs. Crawley tries to convince the Dowager Countess to surrender her annual entitlement prize for best bloom in the village.
August 1913. O'Brien and Thomas continue to spread their malice, ensuring that Lady Edith learns from Daisy where Kemal died and attempting to frame John Bates for the theft of a snuff-box though Anna, clearly fond of John, ensures the plan backfires on them. Thomas's gossip also discredits Lady Mary's eligibility as a bride and the family must entertain the middle-aged Sir Anthony Strallen as a prospective husband. Mary is bored by him and it brings her closer to Matthew but Edith seems genuinely interested in him. Mrs. Patmore, the cook, must accept that her eyesight is failing and Lady Sybil continues to encourage Gwen in her secretarial applications whilst Isobel actually teaches Lady Violet some altruism at the annual produce show.Written by
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The story-line involving the "Flower Show" is a mirror of a story-line from the film, "Mrs. Miniver," in which commoner Mr. Ballard enters his rose in a flower show against Lady Beldon, who always won. See more »
Matthew is angry at Mary after dinner and leaves abruptly. Mary see's him leave and follows immediately behind him. It takes her a mere 9 seconds to reach the front hall, and Matthew has already donned his large coat, his hat, and has left through the front door. He is 20 feet away walking home when Mary see's him through the door glass. He did all that in the few seconds that she was behind in reaching the front hall. Impossible. See more »