Plus, what’s to come of the victim’s spouse in season 4? (Warning: spoilers ahead!)
“Why?!” That was the word on every Downton Abbey fan’s mind — well, the U.S. fans anyway — when one of the show’s main characters was killed in a car accident on the Feb. 17 season finale. And “why” is the question executive producer Gareth Neame answers in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly. As it turns out, the explanation is two-fold.
The family experiences its most joyful occasion, and most tragic setback, as the season winds down.
The Crawleys made their annual trip to Scotland on the Feb. 17 season finale of Downton Abbey, but even though they got far away from home, they brought all of their baggage with them: Mary (Michelle Dockery) bickered with Edith about her relationship with that newspaper chap, Anna revealed her “racy” side to Bates, and the family officially decided to house Rose while her parents go to India — even though Rose sucks.
Sadly, Thomas’ first encounter with Jimmy didn’t exactly go as planned. Could he be fired from the abbey?
Bates (Brendan Coyle) returned to Downton Abbey a free man on the Feb. 10 episode, but in true Downton fashion, his return was interrupted by scandal of a most scandalous nature.
The designer sent a slew of formal looks down the runway and quite a few reminded us of the impeccably dressed characters in ‘Downton Abbey’ — check out his collection right here!
Designer Tadashi Shoji was inspired by the rise and fall of the Russian Empire when he was designing his Fall 2013 collection, but we also saw silhouettes and dresses that were very Downton Abbey! In fact, some of the frocks looked like they came right out of the closets of Lady Mary, Lady Edith and Lady Sybil, (RIP), and we LOVED it! If we ever got invited to dinner at Downton now we know what to wear! While the collection certainly had a distinct look it was also full of so many red-carpet-ready gowns.
Lord Grantham fought with nearly everyone in the abbey — and a few outside the abbey — this week, proving once again how truly awful he is. I’ve always hated Robert (Hugh Bonneville) for being such a self-righteous d-bag, but never have I wanted to punch him through the TV screen more than during the…
Stop reading now if you haven’t seen the Jan. 27 episode of ‘Downton Abbey!’ (Also, buy a DVR!)
The TV world lost a gem of a character Jan. 27 when Downton Abbey‘s Lady Sybil (Jessica Brown Findlay) died during childbirth — technically we actually lost her back when the episode originally aired last October in the U.K., but whatever — and as always, fans used social media to express their outrage.
On the Jan. 27 episode of ‘Downtown Abbey,’ one beautiful new life was created, while another shocking death rocked the entire series. Dr. Linda Burke-Galloway spoke to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY to reveal the details behind the illness and why it killed a beloved Crawley family member.
Cora Crawley is beyond right to blame her dolt of a husband, Robert, for the unnecessary death of Downton’s most beloved character.
Cora Crawley experienced an earth-shattering tragedy on last night, Jan. 27’s episode of Downton Abbey. Just at a time that should have been full of happiness — her daughter Sybil is expecting a baby and the family’s estate has been saved by Matthew Crawley’s inheritance — there is an unexpected death and Robert is to blame!
The Crawley family was changed forever, as the show’s most dramatic season yet took another dark turn.
On the Jan. 27 episode of Downton Abbey, Anna (Joanne Froggatt) discovered a way to prove Bates’ innocence, Edith (Laura Carmichael) finally found a small amount of self-worth, and Sybil (Jessica Brown Findlay) gave birth to a perfectly healthy baby girl. But wait, this is Downton Abbey, right? Cue the unexpected, horrific tragedy…
The ‘Downton Abbey’ star debuted a shorter, choppier hairdo that looked sleek & sophisticated at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Do YOU think the look is hot or not? Sound off below! Michelle Dockery, 30, looked elegant and sophisticated with…
The rebellious couple returned to ‘Downton Abbey’ on Jan. 20 with the fuzz hot on their trail!
Tom (Allen Leech) may be a beautifully wrapped package, but sometimes I wonder if the box isn’t completely empty. He arrived at Downton this week, all wet — I know what I said, let’s move on — and all alone. The police believed him to be an instigator of a rebellion, so he fled Ireland and left Sybil (Jessica Brown Findlay) behind. Yes, pregnant Sybil. God, how could someone who looks so good in a nightshirt be so stupid?!
Love and family come before guilt, Matthew! Now that Lady Mary is your wife, you need to get over your wussy guilt trip and use an inheritance left to you by Lavinia’s father!
Matthew Crawley, you are sacrificing the only woman you have ever really loved — Lady Mary — and her family, over your ridiculously genteel feelings of guilt.
Prince Will-who? Kate Middle-what? The Crawleys threw the wedding of the millenium on the long-awaited season premiere. Tears were shed. Shade was thrown.
Oh, Downton Abbey, how we’ve missed you. The show’s Jan. 6 season premiere brought back the entire Crawley clan — along with a super-sassy Shirley MacLaine as Cora’s mother — for a wedding event full of tears, drama, and of course, bitchy old-world asides from Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess. (“An aristocrat without servants is as useful to the county as a glass hammer.”)
Mary’s wedding, Sybil’s baby & more: HollywoodLife.com previews the must-see moments of season three!
A lot of things can be said about Downton Abbey‘s third season — premiering Jan. 6 on PBS — but one thing is certain: It’s the most eventful, ambitious and surprising collection of episodes yet. Between the new servants, the new house guests, and the major Crawley family milestones, there will be no shortage of drama during the next seven weeks. HollywoodLife.com got an early look at the entire season, so allow us to brace you for five of the biggest story lines to come.
Spoiler alert: Stop reading if you don’t want the latest ‘Downton Abbey’ twist spoiled. It’s a life-ruiner, folks.
Downton Abbey fans’ dreams for the future were shattered when Dan Stevens confirmed he wouldn’t be returning to the show for its fourth season, thus leaving Michelle Dockery‘s Mary without her other half. Dan’s final appearance on the show aired Dec. 25 in the UK, and broadcaster ITV released a super spoiler-y press release about his departure the following day.
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