Sunday, February 22, 2015

Downton Abbey: Season 5, Episode 8 (Season Finale)

What Happened (A Very  Short Summary)
This was an episode packed with plot developments.  Rose married Atticus, after much unwanted drama from her mother, Susan.  Mary had a moment of sadness about the household breaking up, as Rose moved on, Edith busied herself with baby Marigold, and Tom advanced his plans to move to Boston.  Robert realized that Marigold is his granddaughter.  Prince Kuragin suggested to Violet that they move forward as friends - and lovers.  Daisy considered moving to London, but decided to stay on until she finishes her studies.  Robert honored Mrs. Patmore's nephew with a war monument.  Anna was arrested for Mr. Green's murder.
Character of the Week
Rose is my choice, since she just got married, and the Rose-Atticus pairing is a true love match. 

Line of the Week
"Love may not conquer all, but it can conquer quite a lot." (the Dowager Countess)

"Oh My" Moment
Anna was in a Scotland Yard line up.   That is a sentence I never expected to type about this show!
What I Hope Will Happen Next
I am very curious to see what will happen next with Anna's arrest.  I wonder if Mr. Bates will "take the rap" and confess so she can walk free?   It seemed like he was hinting at that this episode.  I also am looking forward to seeing how the Dowager Countess responds to Prince Kuragin.  From the trailers, it looks like Mary may have a new man on the horizon - so of course that will be interesting as well.

What were your thoughts on this episode?  What do you hope to see in the Christmas episode, which airs next week?


Thickethouse.wordpress said...

I wish Mary and her bil would fall in love, but I think it will never happen......I do not think this Prince is right for the DD...
What on earth is wrong with Rose's mother.......Her father is wonderful. And in Atticus's family it is the other way around, apparently.

Birdhouse Books said...

Kristi, I agree with you about Mary and Tom. They have a nice easy chemistry ... she seems softer and nicer with him.

The Prince's declaration to the DC came out of left field, even given their history.

Agree with you about Rose's mother ... she's horrible. Hope we don't have to see her again on the show!

Treasures By Brenda said...

I enjoyed the episode. As always, so much happened!

I respectfully disagree about Mary and Tom. Tom is way to nice for Mary. I will be sorry to see him move to America.

What's next? Who knows. All I know is that there are going to be a lot of sad people next week after the final episode airs!

Birdhouse Books said...

Hi Brenda,

I agree that Tom is a much nicer person that Mary. He actually is my favorite character, and the one I find most likable.

I agree completely about the end of this season -- I will miss it until it returns in January!

Anonymous said...

What a great resume of this episode. I am very happy for Rose. Too bad she has such a horrible mother. I don't think Prince Kuragin is right for Violet either. And Tom and Mary have too much brotherly affection for each other. I only see this and not passion between them. Wow, was I shocked when they took Anna away in handcuffs. This season started out slow but it's ending with a bang!

Birdhouse Books said...

Laura, thanks for visiting! I agree about Rose's mother. She is awful. Atticus's mother seems like such a warm, nice person; it would be great if she develops a good relationship with Rose as her mother-in-law.

I was also so shocked to see Anna in handcuffs! It will be interesting to see how this is all resolved.