I really didn't think the actual scene was that graphic compared to what I've seen on most tv shows. I really think the reason it was so disturbing to people/me was because it was Anna. And its Downton Abbey. I read an article that called it, "Downton Abbey: SVU". After I watched it I sent a message to my friend saying, "Don't you miss the days when the nastiest thing that happened on DA was O'Brian tripping Bates?"
I am really tired of the Daisy, Iva, Jimmy, other dude romance thing. Boring and continuing to go nowhere.
I think the dowager should be in at least 80% of the scenes. I don't care that she wouldn't be caught dead downstairs. They should still work her into every single storyline. What did she say to Tom? Something like, "If I wanted logic I wouldn't look to the English upper crust for it." There is no denying that she is a caring person. And as a mama bear myself I have really applauded her the times she has come to the defense of her granddaughters. Like when Sir Richard said, "I won't be coming back." and she says, "Oh do you promise?" And again at Ediths wedding when she just got up, grabbed Edith, and got her out of there. I was yelling, "Go granny! No one messes with our kids!"
Speaking of Sir Richards, who I thought was the absolute perfect suitor for Mary, Iain Glen is the best actor working today. Yeah I don't state that as my opinion. That is fact. I rank him right up there with all of the greats. Richard Chamberlain being the first actor that came to mind when I first saw Iain Glen on Game of Thrones. There is one scene that starts with, "Until my last breath I will remember...." Gives me chill bumps when I watch it. I almost wet myself when he showed up on DA. This guy is so good I don't understand why I'm not seeing him everywhere and on everything. Is he super popular in England and can't find time to come to America to do shows? Or is he just to busy with GOT? If I was the writer/producer/director or whoever decides these things, I would have paid him any amount of money to keep him on DA. I would have fired Robert, Mary, Edith, and half the kitchen staff just to keep him and give him bigger storylines. Sir Richard and the dowager would have been all I needed to keep me interested in DA.