Downton Abbey recap: We discuss Patrick’s ridiculous return from the dead, Cora’s new hat, Carlisle’s psycho turn, and the Earl’s flirting habits
Worst affair just waiting to happen: How convenient for the mysterious new maid to show up just when the Earl’s looking to reassert his manhood. We’re not huge fans of Cora, but she’s certainly ten times the woman that this little missy is sure to be (see: first point).
Best fictional place we’d like to know more about: Mrs. Hughes continues to take care of Ethel and the secret baby, but still doesn’t have much sympathy for the situation she’s in. She reminds the ex maid that she got herself in trouble by breaking the rules, and that she shouldn’t have expected any help from the father in the first place. After all, Ethel did “what all men want to do behind the bicycle sheds every night.” Wait, what? Mrs. Hughes, we’d really like to know where these bicycle sheds are and what’s going on behind them!
Best tingles: Matthew!! What is going on down there? Did you feel your legs or… perhaps something more? If things are healing, we’re heir-y, heir-y interested.
Best death: We really didn’t think he’d have it in him, but we would love it if Bates was indeed responsible for Vera’s cataclysmic demise. Way to stick it to her, wuss! And in the middle of dinner too!
And that’s it folks, until next week! Stay tuned for our recap of Episode 6 next Monday February 13! You can catch new episodes of Downton Abbey Sunday nights at 9 p.m on PBS
In the meantime, tell us what you thought of the episode and you could win a DVD prize pack of Season One and Season Two, courtesy of eOne Films. And be sure to come back because we’ll be selecting a new winner each week!
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