Monday, January 12, 2015

Downton Abbey 5.2 (SPOILERS)

Oh, it's very cruel to even think of yanking that poor girl (Edith's daughter) out of the farmer's house!!! It's even worse than the time they yanked her away from that family in Switzerland!

Mrs. Crawley's comment re: diabetes: "Just think: a diagnosis will no longer be a death sentence!" can be said of so many diseases these days. We are so lucky.

OH MY GOSH BUYING BIRTH CONTROL IN THE 1920s!!!! It is even more humiliating than...well.

Oh hello there, Scarlet Pimpernel! Perhaps you remember Lady Grantham from such times as WHEN SHE WAS YOUR WIFE, aka Marguerite St. Just!!!! And they even talk about the French Revolution together! Neat.

Although I remain staunchly team Evelyn Napier (I love a lost cause), when forced, I think that Charles Blake has more charisma and charm in his little finger than in all of Tony Gillingham. In fact, it's more than that - my skeezeball-o-meter reading went through the roof when I saw Tony standing on the other side of the conjoining door on Mary's Sex Vacation (which I think is a Bad Idea).

I think Branson is doing just fine as a fancy high-class man. Though I do miss Sybil. I just think Miss Bunting goes around telling people how wrong and awful they are. Miss Bunting, YOU are wrong and awful. THERE I SAID IT.

I find it hilarious that Lord Grantham thought the Scarlet Pimpernel was flirting with his dog. So that's what that look meant! HILARIOUS.

Carson's "get away with you!" to Mrs. Hughes was the single most flirtatious thing he's ever said! So dear!


Ariana said...

Two thoughts on the same "geez, just be nice" theme: Mr. Barrow complains about having no friends, and treats everyone around him like garbage. Geez dude, just try being nice to people without expecting favors. Also, Mary and Edith! What a crusty (though brief) exchange at the dinner table. Grow up, ladies.

I'm curious to see what becomes of Mary's "vacation". Because surely nothing could go wrong there. haha!

Caitlin Carroll said...

Branson is NOT doing fine as a high-class gentleman. He is dying inside. And Miss Bunting... still growing on me. Helping Daisy like that. Come on, Bridget!

Aimee said...

Definitely Team Blake! Tony Gillingham is quite boring. Although I saw an interview with the actor and he was much better looking in real life. Oooh!
Oh Edith! Would she really be so dang obvious? Literally, ignoring everyone else in the room? That situation is just waiting for something to explode.
Barrow, Baxter, Mosely. I agree there has to be some reason Baxter took the jewels. Weird. I like Daisy's remark to Tom, although I can't remember it now.
I don't buy that out of all the land on Lord Grantham's place the only suitable bit is the cricket field. Really?? And speaking of Robert, I would punch him if I were Cora. Flirting with Isis? The audience didn't even know the dog was there. Maybe if he had been petting her, but I really didn't even notice the dog.

I feel like the writing isn't well done and things seem really choppy for me this season. I don't know.

Bridget said...

Ariana, "crusty" is the best word to describe almost every interaction between those two! Seriously!

Caitlin, he is doing better than he thinks he is. And NO NO NO I cannot with Miss Bunting. She's a caricature of a well meaning, kind-hearted, social-justice crusader. Not an actual one.

Aimee, re: choppy, I do feel that the scenes are getting shorter and shorter. Like we only ever see 20 seconds of any given interchange. Hmm.


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