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    (Downton) Oh my -- how sad...things will be getting downcast for the rest of the season...just so sad...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MFWalkoff View Post
    (Downton) Oh my -- how sad...things will be getting downcast for the rest of the season...just so sad...
    I've had so much going on that I only now got around to watching this week's episode.
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    OMG = I'm a total soggy mess. Obviously, when Dr. Clarkson kept insisting they get Sybil to the hospital and Sir Phillip kept assuring everyone that she was fine, something was going to go wrong, but I didn't think they'd kill her. While people have died on this show, it's never been a main character like this. I can't imagine Downton Abbey without all three Crawley sisters.

    I don't know how Cora could ever forgive Robert for this. His insistence on listening to a doctor who didn't even know Sybil over Dr. Clarkson, who'd known her her whole life was just beyond idiotic.

    I wonder who got to the witness who could free Bates. Is she dead or did someone just tell her that her testimony could free him? If they don't freaking free Bates after this horror with Sybil, I'll be so upset. I can't take any more bad news this season!

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    I've had so much going on that I only now got around to watching this week's episode.
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    OMG = I'm a total soggy mess. Obviously, when Dr. Clarkson kept insisting they get Sybil to the hospital and Sir Phillip kept assuring everyone that she was fine, something was going to go wrong, but I didn't think they'd kill her. While people have died on this show, it's never been a main character like this. I can't imagine Downton Abbey without all three Crawley sisters.

    I don't know how Cora could ever forgive Robert for this. His insistence on listening to a doctor who didn't even know Sybil over Dr. Clarkson, who'd known her her whole life was just beyond idiotic.

    I wonder who got to the witness who could free Bates. Is she dead or did someone just tell her that her testimony could free him? If they don't freaking free Bates after this horror with Sybil, I'll be so upset. I can't take any more bad news this season!

    I read a UK article from August I think...
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    that said the "three sisters" are very popular in the US these days, thanks to the series being such a hit. It said that Hollywood producers are throwing themselves at the younger stars agents, hoping for the opportunity to work with them. I think the article was in Mirror TV. Anyway, I am hoping that this turns out to be a wonderful career move for Jessica, even though it means I will truly miss her on Downton.
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    Just saw that Masterpiece Theater looks to be rerunning ALL of the earlier seasons of Downton Abbey, starting tonight. Pull up a comfy chair, a big bag of popcorn, a couple of boxes and tissues, and get ready!!!!

    Season 3 can't be far away if they're doing this!
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    Watching Call the Midwife that airs right before Downton Abbey. It is a 6 episode series about midwives serving in East London in the 1950's. Excellent series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZChristian View Post
    Just saw that Masterpiece Theater looks to be rerunning ALL of the earlier seasons of Downton Abbey, starting tonight. Pull up a comfy chair, a big bag of popcorn, a couple of boxes and tissues, and get ready!!!!

    Season 3 can't be far away if they're doing this!
    New episodes start on PBS in January. Too far off for some of us!
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    OK, I'm confused. Why isn't anyone talking about Series 2 of Upstairs Downstairs which is now on Episode 3 and is FABULOUS!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZChristian View Post
    Just saw that Masterpiece Theater looks to be rerunning ALL of the earlier seasons of Downton Abbey, starting tonight. Pull up a comfy chair, a big bag of popcorn, a couple of boxes and tissues, and get ready!!!!

    Season 3 can't be far away if they're doing this!
    My local station (WNET) is still showing Upstairs, Downstairs, according to my program grid. But it's just as well -- I've been watching my Downton DVDs too much, I don't want to overdo it.

    Just saw the latest ep:
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    They're finally wrapping up the Bates saga, thank goodness. The outcome is already such a forgone conclusion that I'm glad they're not dragging it out anymore. Some interesting turns in Tom's story; is Matthew slowly trying to get him to take over the tenant's dormant farm?

    It's funny to see them at breakfast: It used to be Lord Grantham completely outnumbered by women, but nowadays it's been all men at the table except for Edith.

    Through the tragedy, I've really admired Elizabeth McGovern's acting. She'd navigated the stages of Cora's grief so well. I liked the Dowager Countess' solution to bringing down the wall between Cora and Robert.

    And I'm LOVING Daisy's new opportunities. Also the downstairs drama between Daisy, Ivy, Alfred and James the new hottie. Also how the tension is getting thicker between James and Thomas, but it looks like that one is going to really play out next week. O'Brien wasn't kidding when she said she'd take her time getting her revenge on Thomas. (Of course I wish more that James would return Thomas' advances, but that's just my little corner of the world, lol)

    This week's shenanigans with Ethel was more entertaining, thanks to intertwining it with the Grantham family more. Mrs. Padmore is such a hoot! And seeing gruff Carson getting no support for his disgust was funny in the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
    OK, I'm confused. Why isn't anyone talking about Series 2 of Upstairs Downstairs which is now on Episode 3 and is FABULOUS!!!!!!
    I watched this during its initial run. I did like it very much, but it didn't measure up to the original series for me. That would be an extremely difficult task.
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    accidentally got spoiled about Sibyl (won't watch the episodes until they air on regular tv). How could they kill Sibyl? She was my favourite sister! I hope it's not like when the BBC Robin Hood show killed off Marian. I couldn't even watch the next season, I was so aggrieved. So sad.
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