Downton Abbey Series 3 Episode 6 Review — Downton’s Women Find Their Inner Sybil

The central themes of this week’s Downton Abbey seemed to be pardoning and acceptance. Violet concocted a plan to help fix Robert and Cora’s marriage; Bates’ quest for freedom very almost went awry; and the folks of Downton started to soften towards Ethel, despite her recent past. Meanwhile, not everyone approved of Branson’s plan to christen his daughter as a Catholic, the love square downstairs firmly became a triangle, and Daisy received an offer that could change her life completely.

The episode began straight after Sybil’s funeral and, of course, emotions were running high. Cora was still upset with Robert for not listening to Dr Clarkson when he said Sybil had eclampsia, and things were not looking good for the future of their marriage. Violet decided to intervene; she asked Dr Clarkson to lie and say that the chances of a cesarean saving Sybil’s life were much lower than he thought. Now thinking that nothing they did could have saved their daughter, Cora and Robert reconciled. Read More...


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