Downton Abbey Series 3 Episode 4 Review – Mo Money Mo Footmen

This week on Downton Abbey, both the family and staff find their ranks growing a little fuller. Upstairs, Branson turned up at Downton unexpectedly, on the run from the Irish authorities for a crime he now regrets. Downstairs, a new footman and kitchen maid were hired, signalling chaos of the love lives of the servants.

Before this series began, I was worried that there wouldn’t be a reason for Sybil and Branson to spend time at Downton Abbey. I needn’t have worried apparently — Branson’s managed to ensure that the pair can’t leave. After being peripherally involved in the destruction of an estate belonging to the elite over in Ireland, Branson had to flee to Downton to escape prosecution. Thanks to wrangling by Robert, he won’t be arrested unless he returns to Ireland. While Branson seems to promise Sybil that he’ll stay with her, he does seem very eager to return home. Will he stay with his wife and accept life in England, or will he return to Ireland and face punishment for his supposed crime? Read More...


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