'Downton Abbey' Season 4 episode 6: Lady Edith makes a choice

On the latest "Downton Abbey," things take a rather hopeless turn for Lady Edith, while Lady Mary impresses Charles Blake by wading through pig poop (really). UpstairsLord Grantham is largely absent from this episode, as he leaves for America to help his brother-in-law Harold through the Teapot Dome scandal. He takes Thomas with him as his valet because Lady Mary asks him to. Why? Because Mrs. Hughes doesn't think Bates should be away from Anna with her (and their marriage) in such a fragile state, so Mrs. Hughes tells Mary what happened to Anna so that Mary will help out.Mary is, of course, horrified at the news and very kind to Bates, telling him it wasn't his fault. She also urges Anna to go to the authorities but respects Anna's wishes to leave it be. Anna also has her own crying-in-the-hallway scene that is just as heartbreaking as Bates' scene last week.Speaking of Mary, she...



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