Monday, January 05, 2015

Downton Abbey 5.1 (SPOILERS)

Mondays will be Downton Abbey Season 5 around here for the next few weeks! I'll post my thoughts on each episode and you can chime in with yours. If you need to brush up on pre-Season 5 stuff, I recommend GFY's recap.

Speaking of needing to brush up, raise your hand if you, like me, completely forgot that Edith has a child!!! Village mum is going to be on to her soon, though - rich lady from the house doting on a foundling child. Yeah, seems legit.

I'm so glad the womance between the Dowager Countess and Mrs. Crawley is going strong. (Later on in the episode: OR MAYBE NOT. But how much do I love that we're getting a love triangle/square for the over-50 set? So much!)

Fanny from the 1996 Sense & Sensibility!

"I'm going upstairs to take off my hat" (a la Mary) is a sentence I need to work in to my everyday parlance. Also: "I've been looking into crop rotation and grain sales."

Rose and her meddling. UGH. Miss Bunting and her dinnertime rudeness. UGH.

Caroline Bingley from the 1995 Pride & Prejudice!

Are we never to know what happened to Michael Gregson? Are we just to assume pre-NAZIS? Sometimes it's hard to tell if a show's neglect of a certain storyline is purposeful or not. Did the actor have to leave the show for personal reasons? Or is there more about Michael Gregson coming later in the season? At this point, it's just plain weird that he's still missing.


Ariana said...

Our PBS channel aired a special show "The Manners of Downton Abbey" right after season 5 episode 1 last night. It was absolutely fascinating!!!

Caitlin Carroll said...

I kept thinking ANY EPISODE Gregson will be back. Now it's just tortuous.

Miss Bunting is growing on me, actually.

The elderly love is the best plot line there is.

Bridget said...

I just can't figure out Miss Bunting. She comes off as SO OBNOXIOUS. Honestly, showing up at a dinner party you weren't even invited to, and then insulting the host, and then being all holier-than-thou about thanking the staff for the dinner. It just comes off as horribly...horrible.


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