'Downton Abbey' Season 4 episode 6 spoilers: Lady Mary finds a worth adversary

Lord Grantham's birthday party goes off without a hitch -- well, almost, on the latest episode of "Downton Abbey." Don't keep reading if you don't want to be spoiled. UpstairsEvelyn Napier and Charles Blake arrive. They're studying landed estates and whether or not they can continue in the current climate. Blake is of the opinion that they have no place anymore and Lady Mary bristles at his attitude, being delightfully sharp with him. This is a romance we can perhaps get behind, as long as they don't rush it. Lady Mary is always at her best when she's being smart and biting (she's much like Granny Violet that way), so their tension is fun. It's reminiscent of her and Matthew, without being a retread of that plot. Meanwhile, Cousin Isobel is running around like a combination of Sarah Bernhardt and Miss Marple, solving the case of the missing letter opener for Lady Violet. But Violet...



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