‘Downton Abbey’ teasers: 10 hints for Season 6 Episode 3

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The final season of Downton Abbey continues on ITV next weekend.

The Abbey is abuzz with wedding preparations, Denker gains the upper hand over Spratt, and Lady Edith shows us her mettle – but the biggest surprise comes at the very end of the episode.

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Season 6 Episode 3 airs at 9pm on Sunday 4 October on ITV. To whet your appetite, here are ten teasing lines of dialogue from the episode…


“It’s been a long time since I’ve been on the brink of anything, except possibly the grave.”

“I know he has a great many relations who seem to get married and buried with numbing regularity – usually on very inconvenient days.”

“I refuse to be defeated by a petulant and overweight tyrant.”

“After you put him up in the potting shed, did he get away safely?”

“Did you drink at luncheon?”

“Not yet, oh great one.”

“I felt like a naughty child in need of a smack.”

“Don’t fish, especially where they’re never going to bite.”

“I may as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb.”

“A peer in favour of reform is like a turkey in favour of Christmas.”


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Can you guess who said each quote? Let us know below…

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