Sunday, February 15, 2015

Downton Abbey - Season 5, Episode 7

Things I DIDN'T Like About This Week's Episode:

1. Isis was diagnosed with cancer, and Cora and Robert put her in bed between them for the night as she was about to pass.  This scene just did me in.

2. Tom (my favorite character) is planning to move to America with Sybil.

3.  Isobel (my second favorite character) was treated with unbearable rudeness by Lord Merton's sons at a dinner party celebrating her engagement.

Things I DID Like About This Week's Episode:

1. Rose and Atticus are engaged.  I think they are the most adorable Downton couple ever, and I hope their romance continues to be a happy one.

2. Cora found out about Edith and Marigold, and they worked out a plan for Edith to adopt Marigold openly and live at Downton.  Finally a hopeful resolution for this long, sad storyline!

3. Daisy, Baxter, and Molesley visited Mr. Mason at his farm.  Mr. Mason is as lovable as ever, and he encouraged Daisy to continue her studies. 

4. Mary found resolution with Tony Gillingham, as Charles helped her stage a flirtation to signal that she was truly done with the Gillingham romance and wanted him to move on.

Line of the Night:
"I'd say she takes after the dachshund, M'Lady." (Sprat to the Dowager Countess, about new maid Danke) 
"In what way?" 
"She's QUITE untrainable."
As a lifelong dachshund person, that had to make me laugh.

What did you think of tonight's episode?  I would love to hear from you in the comments, below.


Jessica Jannenga said...

I am with you on Isis, poor doggy. I also liked Tom. Glad about Rose too, she is one of the fun ones. Enjoyed the post!

Birdhouse Books said...

Jess, I agree about Rose -- she is a fun character. I initially did not care for her, but now I think she brings a lot to the show.


Unknown said...

I wish the series hadn't rushed through the first 20 years or so. Now it seems a bit ridiculous that so much of the cast is still unmarried. It's been like 30 years! :-)

Felecia said...

I am warming up to Rose as a character on Downton. She adds a fun dynamic to the family. Mary is getting on my nerves with the way she is being with her sister Edith, yes she has no clue but still, she shows no compassion for her sister's lost.

Birdhouse Books said...

Felecia, I so agree with you about Mary! She has been just plain nasty to Edith this season.