Downton Abbey Recap: The Thomas Affair

Downton Abbey is well-known for its capacity to deliver delicious dialogue. At this point, the show that gave us both "Lie is so unmusical a word" and "Do I look like a frolicker?" in the same episode should not need to prove itself in that regard.

Even so, this week’s Downton Abbey doubled down so hard on clever wordplay that it was as if the show were playing in the fourth quarter of the Bon Mots Super Bowl and refusing to say die until it left it all on the field. (Apologies for using a football analogy to describe an episode that featured so much cricket, but after watching Molesley’s humiliation during that crucial Downton vs. Village matchup, I never wish to speak of cricket again.) Read More...


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