'Downton Abbey': Pass the tissues, please


UpstairsThe war is still raging on the latest "Downton Abbey" episode and it finally really comes to Downton, as Matthew and William are seriously injured when a shell lands near them. It looks as though William sacrificed himself to save Matthew, which makes it all the harder that William is injured so critically that he's merely being made comfortable while dying.Matthew, meanwhile, has a spinal injury and is now a paraplegic, which also means he'll never have children (or sexual relations of any kind). It starts the whole household grieving, not only for Matthew but for the loss of an heir. And Matthew can't stand not being able to be a proper husband to Lavinia, so he breaks her heart and sends her home.As William lays dying, he asks Daisy to marry him before he goes - because he loves her, but also so she'll be war widow and be taken care of her whole...



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