Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
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Episode #5.6 

Violet's new maid doesn't seem to be working out, Kuragin reveals he still loves Violet, Anna realizes Bates' innocence, and Thomas reveals a secret to Baxter.

Director:

Philip John

Writer:

Julian Fellowes (written and created by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Bonneville ... Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham
Laura Carmichael ... Lady Edith Crawley
Jim Carter ... Charles Carson
Raquel Cassidy ... Baxter
Brendan Coyle ... John Bates
Tom Cullen ... Anthony Gillingham
Michelle Dockery ... Lady Mary Crawley
Kevin Doyle ... Joseph Molesley
Joanne Froggatt ... Anna Bates
Lily James ... Lady Rose MacClare
Robert James-Collier ... Thomas Barrow
Allen Leech ... Tom Branson
Phyllis Logan ... Mrs. Hughes
Elizabeth McGovern ... Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham
Sophie McShera ... Daisy Mason
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Storyline

Violet has a new maid, Denker, who makes it clear to her what she regards as the limitations of her duties. She accompanies Violet to see Prince Kuragin with news of his wife's whereabouts but the dowager is shocked when Kuragin reveals that he still loves her. An anonymous letter to the police has them questioning Baxter as to whether John ever went to London, though she is unable to help. Aware that it was sent by Barrow she is forgiving enough to take him to see Dr Clarkson when his treatments have a negative effect on him. Robert and Cora reconcile as Robert accepts Mary and Tom's view that they should build decent houses on Downton land whilst John discovers Mary's condoms in Anna's cabinet and accuses her of not wanting to bear his child out of belief that he killed Green. Edith learns that Michael Gregson has been murdered by Fascist thugs and that she now owns his publishing company. Most of the family attend a point-to-point race, where Blake parades new girlfriend Mabel in ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Trivia

Mr. Molesey tells Daisy that he would like to help her with studies, but "not mathematics, obviously." He also mentions that he would like to have been a teacher. In Foyle's War ("Casualties of War"), Kevin Doyle, who plays Mr. Molesey, played a maths teacher. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the episode when the family is gathered in the library, behind them Carson enters the room twice. See more »

Quotes

Prince Kuragin: You think to be unhappy in a marriage is ill-bred.
Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: You do know me, Igor, that I must concede.
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Downton Abbey- The Suite
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Written by John Lunn
Performed by The Chamber Orchestra of London
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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