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Back To ‘Downton abbey’ For Season 5 We Go!

January is one of those months we make our teeth grind. Filled with New Years resolutions (i.e. Back on that treadmill we go) and empty pockets from the holidays greetings, for some of us, there isn’t much to be very happy about. For the United States, one thing is for sure, Downton abbey is back for season 5 and we all have something to savor for.
 
The premiere of downton abbey season 5 for most of us will be the treat we need to make it not only through the work week, but through the new years resolutions we all promised ourselves. No more cupcake parlors, no more chipotle, no more ben and jerry’s chocolate fudge brownie ice cream, and certainly no more over indulgence in starbucks.. because we are trying to make a statement this year.
 
 




 
 
With that being said, the one thing we all do not have to extricate from our lives is the brand new episodes of Downton. If you haven’t been following the facebook page (which is good on you), then you will be in for many treats. Furthermore, unlike the past Christmas Specials, this one comes with quite the goodies.
 
We electric slide into the ‘Jazz Age’ in the heart of 1924. A noticeable face emerges, an American actor that goes by a very familiar name. For some of us, we aren’t impressed. While for others, it couldn’t have come fast enough. Hopefully, you all have revisited season 4 catching the tidbits that will condense and manifest in this seasons episodes. There are many questions to be asked including Tom Branson and Lady Mary. Also, is there some other courting in the midst? We are still on the edges of our couches (remove the popcorn and the chocolate fudge brownie morsels) waiting to for this series to yield its wondrous nectar.
 
What are your expectations for this seasons? What questions are you hoping to finally be revealed? Please produce your answers on our FB page or the comment section below!
 
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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?