After the shocking ‘Downtown Abbey’ season finale, we now know that Mary Crawley will be in deep mourning. But apparently, we won’t be grieving for too long in season four, now that a handsome newcomer has auditioned to join the cast.
If you haven’t watched the Downton Abbey season 3 finale, then read no further. I’m giving you a full-on spoiler alert. The good news is that Downton fans will be desperate to tune into season four to find out how Lady Mary copes with the loss of someone so important to her life. Now, I can assure you, there’s even more reason to bite your nails until next season.
Lady Mary hasn’t exactly been the luckiest in love. In fact, for all three Crawley sisters, love has had dire consequences. But at least it appears that new mother Lady Mary won’t be left in the depths of depression for too long after the death of the love of her life, Matthew Crawley in the season finale.
The show will likely be introducing Welsh tv actor and hunk Tom Ellis as lady Mary’s new love interest, a source at ITV tells Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper. Ellis, who stars as character Gary Preston, in the British TV comedy show, Miranda and is “incredibly popular with female viewers”, according to the source.
Lady Mary Won’t Have To Wait Too Long For New Love
Well, one look at the 34-year-old dark haired actor, and it’s not hard to see why. But sorry single ladies — Ellis is already married to wife, British actress Tamzin Outhwaite and is dad to their two young daughters. Plus, he has a daughter from another relationship.
Now, for those of you anxious to see lady Mary’s heart set on fire again, apparently you won’t have to sit through almost another entire season. Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes told the New York Times, that season four begins six months after Matthew Crawley’s untimely death.” We don’t have to do funerals and all that stuff. That’s all in the past by then.”
Well that’s good news since we spent a big part of season three first mourning for poor Lady Sybil, who died in childbirth and then watching as her death almost destroyed Lord and Lady Grantham‘s marriage.
Now we can pick up Lady Mary as she’s beginning to rebuild her life and realizing that she can’t live the rest of her long days as a widow and that her newborn son will need a father.
There should be plenty of vying for Lady Mary’s hand from suitors since she will be a very rich widow, having inherited Matthew’s large fortune.
Do you think Tom Ellis will be able to rock lady Mary’s world Hollywoodlifers? Let me know.
— Bonnie Fuller
More on Matthew’s Downton Abbey death:
- ‘Downton Abbey’ Season Finale Recap: Death Takes Another Crawley
- ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 4 Scoop: How Mary Will ‘Move On’ From Matthew