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Downton Abbey Seasson 5 – Winter Christmas Special

The Christmas Special for Downton Abbey on ITV has changed this year as it has moved physical location from Highclere castle to Alnwick castle. Alnwick castle as you know was used for the Harry Potter series. They have embellished the castle using artificial snow.

The period drama is being shot in the middle of August and the video can be seen here, shows Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary) and Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith) taking a stroll down the side of the castle and river. The downton crew have made the entire landscape a snowy pasture all around Nothumberland.

That being said, Laura Carmichael speaks out about her character, Lady Edith. Speaking to “Hit Fix,” she states that no one really knows where Edith will be. She explains that her child is in the country without her and Gregson is no where to be found. The family doesn’t really know. Furthermore, she says that she won’t really be getting sympathy from the family. Lady Edith’s emotions and mental health will be all over the place. Her character is someone to really focus on as she is a psychological mess. She really has placed herself in this situation and I believe this is a slippery slope for her.

It seems that Lady Mary will soon pick between her two very handsome suitors, which has been proposed by venture capital posts. These two suitors to recall are Lord Gillingham (Tom Cullen) and Lord Blake (Julian Ovenden). Although she is still unsure, hints in season 5 might shed light on who is going to win that prized possession.

Episode 503 Review

Lord Gillingam is making quite the entrance. Although Mary is still keeping her distance. I will say that Lady Mary, to me is a bitch. She comes off very harsh and Gillingam takes it like he owns it. The show is turning into almost uncertainty as Lady Mary desperately asks others to go on a ride with Gillingam, but none are willing to her avail. She is still very raw from the death of Matthew and anything is setting her off. Lord Gillingam is taking it very well though and he isn’t someone that will go easily.
This show sometimes is like watching paint dry as daily life becomes the best television show. It seems that Earl is keeping himself from whats going on by keeping himself at work. I don’t know what to think about it, but looking at the small little cues of avoidance gives us some sort of idea. Look at those cues for the answers.


As the episode continues, we see Violet Crawley call Mary on her avoidance or hesitance towards Gillingam. It’s clear at this point that Mary is keeping her distance and the tension arises between the two of them.

This episode is divided into the somber and the wicked. It seems that the family is falling apart one person at a time. Tom whines about everything while Isobel falls apart as Gillingam and Mary are spending more time together… after her sons death. One of the cooks has a heart attack as the stresses of running the kitchen has consumed her. Everyone in this episode has brought about a negative effect.

The only character as of now that I understand is Violet. She tells everything as it is and doesn’t take anything seriously. It is her that is the matriarch of the household and is the foundation. In the midst of the most horrible things happening at downton, the sadness and dysfunction, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

When you think there is hope, Anna has been raped. She is unable to look at Mr. Bates because of the disgust and dirtiness she feels about herself. She feels like she brought it upon herself and thus isn’t able to get close to Mr. Bates at the end. Mr. Bates as shown is confused and will scare him.

Thoughts that one should be pondering:

How does Mr. Bates feel for the change in Anna’s behavior?

How will this affect the entire house?

Why is it brought up that there is a cheat in the card room?

What does that foreshadow for later down the road?

Premiere Date

 

Downton Abbey Season 4 Premiere Date

The premiere date has officially been revealed. The new season of Downton Abbey Season 4 will premiere September 22, 2013 on ITV. For most of you, and like me, will be unable to see the show. I plan to run the show that will be linked on this website for a 2 day period. But the show will not be running until the day after the episode airs. So come back to this site to watch the new installments before anyone in the U.S. The episodes will fall under “Episodes” page as soon as the first episode is available for us to get.