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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:26 PM

Comments on Downtown Abbey, Episode 2?

I liked it...I wonder what is going on between O'Brien and William, though. I saw Edith's jilting coming.

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joeybee12 Jan 2013 OP
Arkansas Granny Jan 2013 #1
joeybee12 Jan 2013 #2
Betsy Ross Jan 2013 #3
Ilsa Jan 2013 #4
Silver Gaia Jan 2013 #5
joeybee12 Jan 2013 #7
Arkansas Granny Jan 2013 #8
Skinner Jan 2013 #9
greatauntoftriplets Jan 2013 #6

Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:48 PM

1. I'm hooked. I'm waiting for Thomas (aka Mr. Barrow)

to get his comeuppance. Part of me feels sorry for him but he's such an unpleasant person. I also thought something would happen to spoil Lady Edith's wedding.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:55 PM

2. I wonder if it's later revealed that Edith's fiance had some serious medical issue

he was keeping from her...would sort of make him more likeable in the long run.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:39 PM

3. I thought he was gay. n/t

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Response to Betsy Ross (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:53 PM

4. I cant imagine why he would have considered

asking her to marry him years ago (before WWI) if he was gay. I'm thinking he just doesn't want a young wife, kids.

I'm glad the manor was saved and Matthew agreed to take the money left to him.

I'm ready for more to develop regarding the Irish rebellion and Tom and Sybil.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:58 AM

5. Edith's jilting...

Did you see the look on his face when they were standing in the hallway and she said something like (paraphrasing here), "I want it to be my life's work," after he said something about how she was gonna end up taking care of him and pushing him around in a wheelchair? He was OK until she said that, then his face just fell. She was oblivious, but I think he didn't much care for what she said, and that was what made him change his mind. I thought it was a crappy, thoughtless thing for her to say. Who wants to be someone's "project"? That was the turning point, I think.

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Response to Silver Gaia (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:25 AM

7. Yeah, he didn't like that, and Violet was the only one who

seemed to get that...besides, can't have everyone getting married with no problems!

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Response to Silver Gaia (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:26 AM

8. Yes, when she said something like she didn't love him in spite of his problem but because of it.

I keep wondering if/when "Patrick Gordon" will show up again. I don't think we've seen the last of him.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:57 PM

9. I had the same thought.

That would really throw a wrench into things, especially with Matthew becoming part-owner of Downton.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:25 AM

6. God help me, I felt sorry for Edith.

I think that Isobel is correct that Edith needs something to do.

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