Downton Abbey Series 3 Episode 2 Review

This week saw Matthew and Mary return from their honeymoon to find Downton Abbey no closer to being bailed out of its financial problems. While the ladies and gentlemen upstairs try to figure out a solution, the folks downstairs find themselves going through their own personal troubles.

The bulk of the episode ‘upstairs’ dealt with the impending loss of Downton Abbey. While Mary and Matthew act like picture perfect newlyweds, her resentment of him for not offering to help Downton with his potential inheritance is clear. Determined to save the life she knows and loves, Mary pairs up with Violet to try to coax her other grandmother, Martha, into offering to finance Downton Abbey. But their hopes are dealt a cruel blow when Martha reveals that her money was tied up by her late husband; shecannot help, even if she was inclined to do so. With no money looming on the horizon, the Crawley’s are faced with the unthinkable — leaving Downton Abbey. Read More... 


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