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Downton Abbey February 9 Spoiler: News of Edith’s Lover, Michael Gregson!

Give Downton Abbey’s Michael Gregson (Charles Edwards) a red floppy hat and he could guest star in a brand new game, “Where in the World is Michael Gregson?” We find ourselves asking that question all the time during Downton Season 4 as neither hide nor hair of the newspaper editor has been seen since the January 19 episode. We wouldn’t be nearly so concerned if it wasn’t for a certain, um, parting gift he left his lover, Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael). As you may remember, the last time we... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/dDCV4lzpV5M/2014-02-06-february-9-spoiler-edith-lover

Downton Abbey Season 4: What if Lady Edith Gets an Abortion?

With Lady Edith Crawley (Laura Carmichael)'s showstopping pregnancy reveal on February 2, we know at least one issue she's bound to deal with on February 9: What's she going to do about it? Unfortunately, living in England in 1922 and with the father of her child missing, she doesn't have a whole lot of options — at least, not legal ones. She can't have a shotgun wedding without a groom. Is it possible she'll try to end her pregnancy? //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/LsyT4tV_PFc/2014-02-03-season-4-lady-edith-abortion

'Downton Abbey' Season 4 episode 5: Charles Blake breezes into town

It's Lord Grantham's birthday this week on "Downton Abbey" and Lady Rose, the resident party girl of the manor, has taken it upon herself to plan a party for him -- which means the return of cute bandleader Jack Ross (guest star Gary Carr).UpstairsThe birthday party goes off without a hitch, though Rose's hiring of Jack Ross' band to play for the evening certainly raises a few eyebrows. Luckily, no one is as ugly as the time he danced with her at the jazz club, though Carson is pretty funny this episode. He reminds us of how sometimes old people think they're being really progressive, when in actuality they're still being a little racist. Baby steps, though.Two attendees for the party bring another possible Lady Mary suitor to the forefront in the shape of one Mr. Charles Blake (guest star Julian Ovenden). Blake is there studying landed estates and how they can continue in the... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/downton-abbey-season-4-episode-5-charles-blake-breezes-into-town.html

'Downton Abbey': Lady Edith's Laura Carmichael can make a martini and watch your kids

Zap2it: Did you land "Downton Abbey" soon after finishing school?Laura Carmichael: It was 2 1/2 years after. I was about six months without an agent, and I was scooching around, doing parts here and there.Zap2it: What were you working as?Laura Carmichael: I was a waitress, a barmaid and a nanny.Zap2it: What was the audition like?Laura Carmichael: I auditioned without having seen any pages for the script. It was completely cold. I was off to play Viola in the "Twelfth Night" in Dubai. And I thought (of "Downton"), "Maybe no one will see this." I am going to turn down Viola for two lines? I thought I would be a maid; I knew it was period. And I knew it was Julian (Fellowes). I thought it would be two or three lines. Oh, my goodness! It is a real part.Then they sent me the first episode. By the fifth episode, when she writes to the embassy,... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/downton-abbey-lady-ediths-laura-carmichael-can-make-a-martini-and-watch-your-kids.html

'Downton Abbey,' puppies and zombies: What to watch if you're not watching the Super Bowl

If recent viewing trends hold, about 100 million people -- more than a quarter of the entire population of the country -- will watch Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday (Feb. 2) and then talk about it for days afterward.But though it may seem that way, it's not the only thing on TV Sunday. The other broadcast networks are taking the night off, but there are marathons and stunts aplenty elsewhere on your channel guide -- and even a couple of original shows. If you're not watching the game, consider these options (all times Eastern).The originalsPBS: "Downton Abbey" (9 p.m.) and "Sherlock" (10 p.m.). PBS has aired new episodes of "Downton" each of the past three years opposite the Super Bowl and pulled in respectable ratings each time. "Sherlock" has its Season 3 finale.TCM: "And the Oscar Goes to ..." (10 p.m./7 p.m. PT). A history of the Academy Awards (which premieres Saturday night on TCM)... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/downton-abbey-puppies-and-zombies-super-bowl-tv-alternatives.html

'Downton Abbey' fashion: Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery work their staid silks and subdued tones

At its essence, "Downton Abbey," PBS' biggest hit ever, comes down to Julian Fellowes' mission for accuracy.Certainly the spot-on acting and seamless directing are critical to the drama, but the reason it never wavers is because not one teacup or glove is off."There should not be anything that jars," costume designer Caroline McCall tells Zap2it. "And I would hope that [viewers] just get caught up in it and lost in it. We are trying to create this world as authentically as we can."McCall ensures that the Dowager Countess' (Maggie Smith) staid silks and Martha Levinson's (Shirley MacLaine's) flashy dresses and feather accessories could never be confused."I go through the script and break down for each character and list what each character will require for each episode and see where the gaps are, and go through the costumes and see what is available and appropriate," McCall says. "First of all, you have got to work out... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/downton-abbey-fashion-maggie-smith-michelle-dockery-work-their-staid-silks-and-subdued-tones.html

Downton Abbey February 2 Spoiler: Mary, Tom, and Isobel Talk True Love (VIDEO)

Need a good cry? Watch the latest sneak peek from the February 2 episode of Downton Abbey. For context on why we’re sobbing, this episode comes a little more than halfway through Season 4. Thankfully by this point in the series Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) has found a way to move forward from the crushing grief that paralyzed her at the start of the season. That said, Mary’s love for dearly departed husband Matthew (Dan Stevens) is still very much a part of her life, so much so she declined... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/lSJlMsUJgEk/2014-01-30-season-4-spoiler-romance-video

'Downton Abbey' Season 4 episode 5 sneak peek: The best scene all season

"Downton Abbey's" fourth season has been full of heartbreak and tragedy, as Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) and cousin Isobel (Penelope Wilton) have been working through their grief over losing Matthew in the Season 3 finale, plus the below-stairs horror of Anna being raped by a visiting lord's valet.But last episode, Anna finally started on her path to healing, once she could be honest with her husband about what happened. And in this sneak peek clip of Sunday's (Feb. 2) episode, which is our favorite scene of the season, Mary, Isobel and Tom (Allen Leech) reflect on their great loves. "Aren't we the lucky ones?" muses Isobel. "Downton Abbey" airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT on PBS.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/downton-abbey-season-4-episode-5-sneak-peek-the-best-scene-all-season.html

'Downton Abbey' Season 4 episode 5 spoilers: Bates confronts Anna and Mrs. Hughes

On the latest "Downton Abbey" Season 4 episode, the Anna-Bates takes a leap forward, while the Crawleys continue to be everyone's favorite aristocrats. Spoiler warning -- don't keep reading if you don't want to know what happens.UpstairsThere's not a ton going on upstairs this week. A tenant, Mr. Drew, has died and the Crawleys want to take over his land and farm it for themselves because he had fallen behind in the payments. But when Mr. Drew's son wants to take up the tenancy and wins Robert over with his talk of a partnership between the farmers and the estate, they agree to let Mr. Drew the younger take over -- though Robert gives him money to make the account current on the sly. Mary and Tom find out about it but they don't mind. Tom, as a socialist, is all about helping the farmers, while Mary just likes it when her father does something... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/10/downton-abbey-season-4-episode-5-spoilers-bates-confronts-anna-and-mrs-hughes.html

Downton Abbey Season 4 Episode 5

Downton Abbey  Series 4 episode 5 airs tonight Sunday Oct 20, 2013 , 9pm on ITV (UK). Episode Synopsis:  Change is in the air as an exciting opportunity for Alfred creates tension between Ivy and Daisy. Isobel appeals to Violet’s charitable nature, but it does not come without a fight, and Branson considers a new future for himself and baby Sybbie. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2013/10/20/downton-abbey-season-4-episode-5/