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Downton Abbey January 26 Spoiler: Is Anna Bates Pregnant? (VIDEO)

Our prim and proper Downton Abbey world got shaken up on January 12 when our favorite lady’s maid, Anna Bates (Joanne Froggatt), was raped by visiting valet, Mr. Green (Nigel Harman). Terrified, Anna pled with Mrs. Hughes (Phyllis Logan) to keep the assault a secret from everyone and most particularly from Anna’s husband, Mr. Bates (Brendan Coyle). Beside feeling guilty and, as she put it, unworthy of Bates, Anna also feared her loving husband would seek revenge against Mr. Green and land... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/JNr4NCT4WlM/2014-01-21-season-4-anna-bates-pregnant

'Downton Abbey': Mary 'wishes she was as cold as she pretends to be,' says EP

Check out this behind-the-scenes video of the "Downton Abbey" cast and creator talking about the latest happenings, including Branson's dalliance with Edna, Lady Mary's proposal and Lady Edith's night with Michael Gregson."She's a minx. What a minx. ... I can't allow this little minx to completely ruin him and ruin this family," says Phyllis Logan of the Edna Braithwaite character, with Allen Leech adding that he loves that Mrs. Hughes is Tom's go-to person."The storyline with Edna shows just how alone he is and how isolated he is in this house. It was a great way of capturing just how abandoned he is," says Leech.Poor Tom. He's just so lonely, as are the Crawley sisters, to some extent. Laura Carmichael says it's so hard for Lady Edith because of the time period, when "one's reputation is so important," while creator Julian Fellowes says that Mary is feeling disloyal to her late husband Matthew. "I think... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/downton-abbey-mary-wishes-she-was-as-cold-as-she-pretends-to-be-says-ep.html

Why ‘Downton Abbey’ Will Keep Airing in January in the U.S.

“Downton Abbey” will probably continue to premiere each new season on PBS in January, months after it airs in the U.K., PBS president Paula A. Kerger said Monday. This season, PBS premiered the third season of “Sherlock” just a few weeks after it aired on BBC One. But that probably won’t lay the groundwork for a similarly condensed space between the British and U.S. airings of “Downton,” PBS’s most-watched show. “I would say standing here today it would be very difficult for me to imagine it being anything other than where it has been,” Kerger told TheWrap at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.  Read More... //www.thewrap.com/downton-abbey-will-keep-airing-january-u-s/

Downton Abbey: Does Edna Braithwaite Come Back?

If Edna Braithwaite had a terrible hairstyle, she’d pretty much be the new O'Brien of Downton Abbey Season 4. Although troublemaker Edna waltzed into our lives at the end of Season 3 (and promptly waltzed back out after she was caught making eyes at Tom Branson), she didn’t stay gone for long. The mischievous maid returned, this time with the qualifications to be a lady’s maid. Well la-di-da, Edna. La-di-da. Edna wasted no time making trouble from her new position of power. Aligning herself... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/jQ-b1EpXZvs/2014-01-14-season-4-edna-braithwaite-back

'Downton Abbey's' Joanne Froggatt 'proud' of controversial storyline

"Downton Abbey's" latest episode that aired in the U.K. on Sunday (Oct. 6) featured a controversial storyline -- spoiler warning, we are going to address it and actress Joanne Froggatt's comments about it, so don't keep reading if you don't want to be spoiled. In Season 4 of the popular British drama, Froggatt's character Anna, a house maid at Downton, is attacked and raped by the valet of a visiting lord. The attack, which happens almost entirely off-screen, had British viewers up in arms, with ITV (the U.K. station that broadcasts "Downton") receiving dozens of complaints about the storyline. But Froggatt says she's proud of what the show has chosen to do with her character this season."Obviously, as an actress, I was really pleased and I was really proud of the show for tackling something like this. It was a really brave thing to do," Froggatt tells the BBC in an interview. "I really do... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/10/downton-abbeys-joanne-froggatt-proud-of-controversial-storyline.html

'Downton Abbey' Season 4 episode 3 spoilers: Horror comes to the servants hall

The latest episode of "Downton Abbey" left us feeling just sick -- be warned, spoilers ahead. Don't keep reading if you don't want to know what has happened. DownstairsOver a dozen guests have arrived for a house party, bringing with them their various maids and valets. Lord Gillingham's valet Mr. Green takes a liking to Anna, but when she rebuffs his advances, he beats and rapes her in the servants hall while everyone else is upstairs listening to the singer perform. It's a hard scene to watch, as the juxtaposition of the crime with the music is both unsettling and tragic. What's even worse is Anna begging Mrs. Hughes not to tell anyone, for fear of what will happen to Mr. Bates when (not if) he goes after Mr. Green. Joanne Froggatt really knocks it out of the park -- we were crying right along with her. In other downstairs happenings, Mrs. Patmore has a... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/10/downton-abbey-season-4-episode-3-spoilers-horror-comes-to-the-servants-hall.html

Downton Abbey Season 4 Episode 3

Downton Abbey  Series 4 episode 3 airs tonight Sunday Oct 6, 2013 , 9pm on ITV (UK). Episode Synopsis:  An extravagant house party at the Abbey gives the Crawleys a chance to reconnect with old friends and culminates in a performance by opera singer Dame Nellie Melba. But some guests prove more welcome than others and along with the celebrations come skulduggery and heartache. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2013/10/06/downton-abbey-season-4-episode-3/

Downton Abbey Season 4 Spoilers: Romance For Mary in Episode 3 (PHOTOS)

Believe it or not, we’re already onto the third episode of Downton Abbey’s Season 4. (Well, for viewers in the UK, that is.) With only five episodes left — not counting the Christmas special — drama at Downton is bound to start picking up. In the recent round of photos released by ITV we get a glimpse at Episode 3, set to air on October 6, 2013. That night expect a glamorous upstairs party including a very special guest who may add a much-needed jolt to Lady Mary’s (Michelle Dockery) life.... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/v3Gtc-8W3x4/2013-10-01-season-4-episode-3-spoiler-photos