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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlena_M View Post
    LOVED this episode last night. I actually really loved Mary because she is who she is... and she owns it! She doesn't try to adapt to please anyone. She really wanted Matthew's money just to keep Downton afloat... she certainly did *not* want for him to exert any influence or be anything but the proverbial silent partner.

    Sad we lost Sybil.

    I'm ready for Bates to get out of prison - I'm truly tiring of that whole storyline.


    Neither did Scarlett O' Hara...and most people think her husband got the best line in that show.
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    Just got an e-mail from Amazon that my Downton Abbey DVDs have shipped. By Thursday night, I'll have watched the whole rest of the season - and hubby can have the big-screen TV for some stupid football game on Sunday. :-)
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    Enjoy AZChristian!

    I have a different take on Mary. She's never been a favorite for me, but I was feeling some empathy for her as she dealt with her super immature husband who was refusing to open that letter. However, once again the woman is annoying me. I don't see her as holding her own, but being a stubborn, spoiled brat. When Sybil died, it was the second time that Edith has tried to start anew with her relationship with Mary, but Mary just dismisses it and says, she is just the way she is. She just lost her youngest sister, yet she still refuses to try start fresh with their relationship. IMO, that's just mean and ugly. I'm team Edith all the way.

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    I've been Team Edith the whole time. I think I relate to the "middle child" curse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZChristian View Post
    I've been Team Edith the whole time. I think I relate to the "middle child" curse.
    I'm the only girl, oldest child, and have been sort of the boss, with my siblings, for most of my life, althought not disagreeable. (Shocker). lol I still relate the most to Edith though. Maybe because my mom super spoiled my brothers. lol There must be some justice for Edith!

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    I have a habit of championing the underdog and that would have been Edith. And at times I did relate to her ... but didn't really root for her.
    I do like that she seems to be coming into her own this season, so now I can possibly cheer her on.

    I sort of relate more to Isobel who means well and has a good heart, but presents as a know it all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debb70 View Post
    I'm the only girl, oldest child, and have been sort of the boss, with my siblings, for most of my life, althought not disagreeable. (Shocker). lol I still relate the most to Edith though. Maybe because my mom super spoiled my brothers. lol There must be some justice for Edith!

    Ironically enough, I'm the oldest of three girls, and yet I still can't relate to her. My parents would have beat the snot out of me if I had tried to act that nasty towards my family. And I am all for being true to yourself, but to cattily dismiss your sister's peace overture over your friggin' sister's deathbed is just disgusting. It's especially insulting when Sybil was such a kind person who tried to help people.
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    And I am all for being true to yourself, but to cattily dismiss your sister's peace overture over your friggin' sister's deathbed is just disgusting. It's especially insulting when Sybil was such a kind person who tried to help people.
    Perfectly stated!
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    ...but to cattily dismiss your sister's peace overture over your friggin' sister's deathbed is just disgusting. It's especially insulting when Sybil was such a kind person who tried to help people.
    I felt the same way about the peace overture. Couldn't believe my ears/eyes!

    Just finished watching Sunday night's show and I'm still emotionally spent. Outstanding and extremely sad episode. Kudos to all the actors!
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    I guess I have a different perspective about Mary. I think she's a realist. She knows that she and Edith will never be close, so she's not going to lie and utter a bunch of platitudes. That does nothing to honor Sybil's memory. I didn't think she was being catty. She's just Violet 40 years younger. She's just stating the truth of the situation, matter-of-factly. I still love her.

    As much as I want to like her, I continue to be annoyed by Edith. I don't wish her ill, but I don't really root for her either.
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