Downton Abbey will end forever this week with a feature-length special on Christmas Day.
Mary endeavours to build bridges with her sister while Edith’s secret continues to pose a threat, despite having nothing left to lose. As Henry settles into the role of husband and stepfather, finding his place at Downton proves more difficult. Below stairs, Carson faces some personal challenges, which prove that even he is not invulnerable to change.
The final episode airs at 8.45pm on Friday 25 December on ITV. To whet your appetite, here are ten teasing lines of dialogue from the episode…
“I think I’ve been about as hasty as a glacier.”
“Never let tenderness be a bar to a bit of snooping.”
“Why can’t men ever paint themselves out of a corner.”
“The only thing I’m not ready for is a life without you.”
“I never answer any question more incriminating than whether or not I need a new rug.”
“Remember I’ll always be your friend, wherever I am.”
“They’ve got him under lock and key.”
“Do you always have trouble distinguishing fact from fiction?”
“We’re sisters. And sisters have secrets.”
“Who knew we had an expert in the basement?”
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