Downton Abbey Series 3 Episode 8 Review — Everyone’s a Team Player

The series 3 finale of Downton Abbey did a good job of tying up most loose ends while untying a couple more. It was a good episode, at least in that it was solid and somewhat satisfying, but it definitely wasn’t without its flaws. This is going to be a review of two parts, but I’ll focus on the good before I start complaining!

The good:

Almost everyone got what they wanted this week. Robert finally came around to Matthew and Branson’s ideas for running Downton, even if he had to be talked out of going into a scheme with Charles Ponzi partway through the episode. Mary fixed a small issue that now means she and Matthew can try for a child with some hope of success. Branson decided to live in Downton Abbey until baby Sybbie is a little older, allowing Cora more time with her granddaughter. Ethel got a job close to her son and was allowed to have contact with him. Even Thomas got a happy ending, not only keeping his job but getting a promotion, too. Read More...


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