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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:06 PM

Spoiler Warning! I watched the rest of Downton on DVD...anyone else?

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Seems to me they sort of added on matthew's death, like they wanted it to have a happy ending like last year's Christmas special, then they knew for certain Dan Stevens would not be returning, so they had to fit that in somehow...last year they ended with the proposal, and this year I think they wanted to end with the three of them...Matthew and Mary and the baby...but they realized they had to do something, so they filmed the death later and re-edited.

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Reply Spoiler Warning! I watched the rest of Downton on DVD...anyone else? (Original post)
joeybee12 Feb 2013 OP
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #1
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #2
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #3
patricia92243 Feb 2013 #4
Duer 157099 Feb 2013 #5
FarPoint Feb 2013 #6
Duer 157099 Feb 2013 #7
patricia92243 Feb 2013 #8
Duer 157099 Feb 2013 #9
patricia92243 Feb 2013 #10
Duer 157099 Feb 2013 #11
patricia92243 Feb 2013 #12
Duer 157099 Feb 2013 #13

Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:49 PM

1. Yeah, it did seem a bit..contrived.

Let's see..one death a season....still there will be long run of the show, looks like.


If they want to, they can get rid of Lady Cora Crawley or at least make her hold her head up straight..that sideways big eyes doe like look is getting tiresome.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:55 PM

2. I wish she and the Earl were on the outs longer...

That way she could have gone to America and brought in Shirley MacLaine again.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:18 PM

3. Also, two deaths was too much...that's why I think Matthew's wasn't planned...

Sybil's was, and they figured that was enough...then they were stuck and had to figure out what to do with Matthew.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:06 PM

4. I think they should have waited to kill him off. Just let him go to Australia or somehwhere and

Mary talk to him on the phone. Then he could go the next season. Too may deaths in too short a time.

I just finished watching it on DVD and felt frustrated by the ending.

Having said that, I've never seen upstairs, downstairs or Brideshead Revisited - so I will probably remain on my period piece movies for a while.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 03:02 AM

5. Just finished watching

So now Mary and Tom can get together.

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 02:09 PM

6. Did Mary have a baby too?

Don't they still need a male heir if Matthew died?

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 02:10 PM

7. Spoiler

yes, she has a boy at the end of this season

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 02:49 PM

8. Joking?? Right??

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 02:51 PM

9. I usually am, but not sure this time

What do you mean anyway?

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 02:55 PM

10. I thought you meant Thomas - the sneaky butler. You mean Tom the Irish guy> My bad - sorry :(

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 02:59 PM

11. Hah, yes, I mean Tom the widower with a baby

Convenient if they get together don't you think?

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 03:12 PM

12. She got a letter from the Evelyn guy - he was in the very first of the programs - so I think they

will follow that idea.

Also, they showed just briefly the burned fellow that said he was Patrick - the rightful heir. Then he just disappeared and no more story line. So, thought they might go back to him - and Mary - in 2014.

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 03:14 PM

13. She likes Tom though. And he and Matthew were similar in lots of ways

And they both have babies that need another parent. And Downton really likes to tie things up in tidy little bows... so...

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