Ashley and I had such a great time talking about episode 2.8 and the Christmas episode, and then our software decided to crash, making us lose everything! Well, it’s a longer story than that, but you’ll have to hear about it in this condensed episode of The DowntonCast with just me as the host. But, you can take a look at our show notes for the crashed episode as well as some things I talked about in this episode:
2.8 (iTunes): With the wedding approaching, there’s excitement in the air but will Branson’s plans rattle everyone? Spanish Flu reaches Downton and a desperate Thomas looks for a way to re-establish himself. Ethel faces a dilemma when the Bryants return with a heartbreaking proposition and a decisive Anna forces Bates to think about their future.
Christmas special (iTunes): Christmas 1919. Downton Abbey is hosting a lavish Christmas party, yet despite being the season of goodwill, tensions are rife and Bates’s arrest has cast a shadow over the festivities. Will he be a condemned man or will he be found innocent in time to dance with his new wife at the annual servants’ ball? Mary has to consider her future with Sir Richard Carlisle following a contretemps at the shooting party and Violet has concerns about Rosamund, whose new suitor–the dashing but raffish Lord Hepworth–is not all he seems.
Character Spotlight: Anna
Next episode: What we hope the next season will be about (we make some lists of what we would like to see happen)