Downton Abbey Season 5 started earlier in the previous months in the United Kingdom while viewers wait anxiously for the start of the season coming early January. This being said, for those that don’t want any revelations as to what occurs in the Christmas special, please avert your attention elsewhere.
Unlike previous Christmas specials, it seems that the viewers had quite the juicy tidbits to watch this season. With all that has been flying around for the past couple of months, we have just witnessed Mary’s new potential boyfriend. Furthermore, the Earl must fight off an ulcer, Tom says his goodbyes, and Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes get engaged. This is the lick your chops stuff that you have been waiting for, but leaves the viewers with many questions including:
Is the Earl’s ulcer really an ulcer?
Does Mr. Talbot have a hidden agenda? Is he trying to become more than an acquaintance?
How will Tom Branson fare and will he ever return?
Will Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes have a falling out or will they be together for the long hall?
Many of these questions have been something of much talk since the showing of the Christmas special not long ago. It’s too soon for speculation as most of what has been seen is too recent. No foreshadowing has really allowed anyone to extract information.
But here is the thing, one of the best lines that I have heard this season came from Mrs. Hughes in response to Mr. Carson’s response, “Of course I’ll marry you, you old booby.” Downton Abbey was trending and #youoldbooby immediately following the episode. After already buying her and him a house, he replied, “take your time, but I am not marrying anyone else.”
Upwards of 10 million viewers hearts melted. There is a lot to think about here and with more questions than answers, you know the show is only going to get hotter! What will happen to the Earl?