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Downton Abbey Season 5: The Dowager Countess Set to Return!

We’ve been worried for months now that the Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith) would go the way of Lady Sybil and Matthew Crawley. That is to say, bid adieu to Downton Abbey for new projects further afield, an outcome made all the more likely considering Maggie just turned 79 last December. Show creator Julian Fellowes seemed to know our deepest fears (how does he do that?!) and gave the Dowager a bad case of the flu during Season 4. She’s made of stronger stuff than fictional illness, however,...


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