Season 3, episode 5


In the aftermath of Sybil’s death–no she hasn’t been brought back as a ghost, yet–this week’s episode is full of heart and sorrow. As the Dowager Countess expressed, “I do not speak much of the heart because it is seldom helpful to do so. But I know well enough the pain when it is broken.” Well put Dowager and now we have begun to see all the love Downton has to offer.

Upstairs we have a new couple taking the lead of their own, Mathew and Mary. It seems the two have synced and are working together to lead the rest of the house out of this hard time. Whereas Robert and Cora could stand to take a few notes from Mathew and Mary. Those two are still not talking, and it seems as if blame has taken over their relationship–just make up already! Although they are able to work out their sorrow and grief together at the end of the episode, I know Cora did not believe–for one second–Dr. Clarkson’s false predictions of Sybil’s unstoppable death. And then Tom and his daughter, Sybil. They have formed their own love and reliability upon each other. For Tom, baby Sybil is the only piece of his beloved Sybil he has left–we all know why baby Sybil relies on Tom, right?

Downstairs has plenty of love to go around, too. Daisy is now caught in a love triangle–or square of some sort–and can’t seem to keep out of it. Poor Alfred doesn’t seem to catch the hint that he’s going after the wrong girl–hopefully Daisy can catch a break at some point, like with Jimmy! Sorry Thomas, I think you’re out of luck with him. Daisy now also has fatherly love to consider. William’s lovely dad appreciates Daisy and all her hard work and would love to free her of the service industry. You go Daisy!  Although she still hasn’t made up her mind, I sure do hope she’s able to find clarity and happiness in whatever her decision is. I guess we’ll have to wait to find out. Mrs. Patmore and the other women of the household–Cora, Mary, Edith, Isobel and the Dowager Countess–all showed ladies of the roaring 20s love to Ethel as they refused to leave Isobel’s ladies luncheon–Robert, don’t come between a woman and her Charlotte cake.

Ladies of the 20s, keep powering on! I can’t wait to see what happens next episode with Bates returning and, hopefully, Daisy can get some of her love square squared away–let’s hope that square has something to do with Jimmy.

Until next time, I leave you:


I couldn’t help myself…


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