Spoilers for Season 3.
Don’t read if you haven’t been watching Season 3 as it has been released in the USA.
And if you are outside of the USA and have seen the whole season, please don’t tell us anything or hint at anything about the final episodes.
I told David that I have to stop watching Downton right before bed. We watched the most recent episode with the demise of Sybil online right before going to bed and I could hardly get to sleep. TOO INTENSE. Yikes. I knew she was going to go, but that was still a pretty intense way to go.
I thought it was interesting that the ranking males were calling the shots – wrongly – and the women and lesser ranking men were right. Sad, really, on so many levels. I can’t imagine being in that kind of situation and giving in. I know I live in a different day and age, but still. As a mother I can’t imagine watching my baby suffer like that and not intervening whether my husband agreed or not. It’s sad to think how often in history the knowledge and intuition of women has been ignored by the ranking men and the suffering that has occurred as a result.
Can I just say that I really don’t like Mary? I really don’t. I’ve tried and I just find her mean. Sybil is dead and Edith asks if they can get along better now. Mary basically tells her to drop dead. I’m sorry, but what a cold, unfeeling, self-centered woman. What Matthew sees in her I don’t know.
On the other hand, I really do like Edith. (I know. I’m probably the opposite of most people watching the show when it comes to Edith and Mary.) I so want her to find a good man and be happy.
Like most people I love love love the Dowager Countess. She gets the best lines and adds so much to the show.
And I have loved seeing the alliance between Thomas and Mrs. O’Brien being broken. Those two were simply awful the first season. Now I love it that Mrs. O’Brien is totally setting up Thomas. Payback time!
I hope Bates gets out soon. I’m done with that storyline. Time to move on.
I’ll stop for now. What do you think of Downton this year?