Spoiler alert: Stop reading if you don’t want to know what happened on the special Super Bowl episode of ‘Downton Abbey.’ (Just kidding. What’s football?)
I suppose I should expect it at this point, but can nothing go right for Edith (Laura Carmichael)? The Meg Griffin of the Crawley family got quite a shock — though not one we didn’t see coming — on Downton Abbey‘s Feb. 2 episode, and her life will never be the same again.
I’m talking, of course, about her pregnancy, which couldn’t come at a worse time, and not just because she’s unmarried. Michael Gregson has gone completely AWOL, and Edith is half convinced he’s dead!
Leave it to Edith: She finally finds a suitable man to marry her — and by “suitable,” I mean he’s in the process of divorcing his wife, who is a vegetable — only to end up pregnant and dumped. I can’t wait to hear what Mary (Michelle Dockery) will have to say about this. I’m sure it will be very sisterly and heartwarming, indeed.
‘Downton Abbey’: A Play-By-Play Of This Week’s Events
1. Alfred scored a last-minute spot in the Ritz program and shared a heart-wrenching goodbye with Daisy: “You’re a good person, and you’re going to make someone very happy someday, but I’m afraid it’s never going to be me.”
2. Jimmy (Ed Speleers) tried to get hands-y with Ivy, but she ran off into the night. He was basically like, ‘I got you theater tickets, so where’s my sex?’ And when Ivy said she wishes Jimmy was more like Alfred, Daisy told her off, and Mrs. Hughes (Phyllis Logan) was like, ‘Come on, you had that coming.’
3. Rose (Lily James) invited Jack Ross’ band to play at Downton for Robert’s (Hugh Bonneville) birthday, and Mary totally caught them making out downstairs! The look on her face said it all: This won’t end well.
4. Evelyn proved himself to be Mary’s worst suitor ever by suggesting she “doesn’t deserve to survive,” though I guess he’s not as bad as that guy who literally died in her bed back in Season 1.
5. And Molesly came back to work at Downton, but I’m sure he’ll find some way to screw it all up. I mean, come on, it’s Molesly.
— Andy Swift