On last night’s episode of Downton Abbey on Masterpiece Classic, several of the stories moved forward including Bates (Brenden Coyle) suspecting that Greene (Nigel Harmon), Lord Gillingham’s (Tom Cullen) valet, raped Anna (Joanna Froggatt)!
In addition, Rose (Lily James) becoming engaged to Jack Ross (Gary Carr), and Charles Blake (Julian Ovenden) and Lord Gillingham continuing to try to woo Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery)! Plus, what is Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael) going to do with her unborn baby and?
In story highlights: Lady Mary came to London to see Jack Ross and asked him to to break off the engagement to Rose. Mary does make it clear that she is concerned about how society will look at the couple and make it difficult for them, more than it is about Mary having an issue with an inter-racial romance. It also becomes clear that Rose wants to shock her mother, whom she hates, with this relationship. Jack has already come to the same conclusions as Mary and decided to break it off with Rose.
Lady Mary tells Lord Gillingham to fire Greene, but won’t explain what she knows (that Anna was raped by the valet). Bates who is now very suspicious of Greene decides to travel to York on his day off … or did he? Later, viewers learn that on that same day in London, Green was found dead! The rapist apparently got into a hit and run accident after he was struck by a vehicle after accidentally falling into its oncoming path! Now the question is, did he get pushed by Bates? Did Bates kill him? Or, is this all a red herring?
Meanwhile, Lady Mary had two handsome suitors who want her … Lord Gillingham and Charles Blake. But no matter what they say to her in their attempts to woo her, she keeps insisting she is … “not on the market!” But who do you think has the leg up on the competition? … Charles or Gillingham?
What did you think of last night’s episode of Downton Abbey? Who do you want Mary to end up with romantically? Do you think Bates killed Greene? Let us know!