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Episode 405 Recap

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The television program took a massive leap in showing the rape. There has been a lot of debate about the viewing of it. I think it was a bold move. But what is worse was tonight’s episode 5 as Anna and Green come face to face after what had happened and how it is dealt with. No one really knows what took place the night before so you have these individuals in a room that are repulsed but nothing can be said.



Viewers will see that Anna will never be the same and there will always be this deep anger within her. Her fears of not being good enough for Bates have only amplified. She also pointed out the viewers what would happen if Bates sought out, in a rage, Green and murder him.

Downton Abbey doesn’t usually play out this ambiguous scenes, rather they come to light. It’s only a matter of time before Bates finds out and is able to get his hands on Green. It will be something to watch as Downton Abbey continues throughout the whole season.

Questions?

What was the purpose to even bringing up a rape scene? What were the writers trying to get at? This website like others doesn’t just give you a story of what happened prior, rather, asks you questions that you should ask yourself as you watch each episode and the importance of what the writers are trying to convey.

 

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For those of you in the UK that have been following Downton Abbey verses those of you trying to learn more about what is going on with Downton Abbey, it seems that the storyline and the twists that go with it are setting peoples hearts on fire (and not in a good way).

Julian Fellowes, the creator to Downton Abbey has defended his stances in a very heated development. Recently, after Sundays episodes, 60 complaints were received by the network shocked over the apparent rape of Anna May Bates (Joanne Froggatt) on the show.

There was outrage over the thought that something exciting or shock worthy would effect the show that much. What people don’t realize is that real life situations do occur and things don’t work out merry for people. People cannot hide behind a veil in a world where things like this don’t happen.

Although as I have stated on this blog that I am not a watcher of this show. This has intrigued me and set a fire burning within my chest to start watching this show. I don’t care if I piss people off. As a mini psychologist or at least like to call myself one. It’s important to travel down the roads that most people never want to travel. It’s important to learn and experience the emotional feeling about situations that do occur in real life. So I commend the creator in this respect for taking a chance.

People should look at this shoe with respect and the intentions behind “why” the showing of the rape is important. There is nothing good about a rape unless the assailant is stabbed profusely during it and the victim is victorious in getting her revenge. But we can’t hide behind curtains. So I think people, especially the older viewers should look at this as a learning experience.