Julian Fellowes channeled Quentin Tarantino’s writing style in last night’s season finale of Downton Abbey. I was horrified as I watched the brutal murder of Matthew Crawley. I was in tears! Shocked! Devastated! How could this happen? Ok, let me catch my breath. Cousin Matthew wasn’t actually murdered but rather died in a fatal car crash on his way to spread the good news of the birth of his son and heir. Last night’s season finale was unforgivable! I’m seriously considering NOT watching 4th season. Lady Mary and cousin Matthew’s marriage was just beginning to blossom so beautifully. I was so looking forward to seeing Matthew in his new role as a father. Now that will not happen. I will never get to see Matthew interact with his beautiful wife and precious son again. No more sweet kissing scenes between Matthew and Mary. No more argument between Matthew and Lord G. No more bromance exchanges between Matthew and Tom. It’s all over. O-V-E-R. OVER! Oh did I mention how I yelled at the screen as Matthew’s car plowed into the oncoming car. I was literally trying to will the car accident not to happen. I’m still soooooooo upset. I really don’t know if I can finish writing this post. I will do my best…..
The entire Grantham gang travelled to Scotland to visit Cousin Shrimpy and his family. Minus a few servants and Tom. What’s up with that? I thought Tom was apart of the family now. Speaking of Tom. I’m officially a fan of his. As you remember in the beginning of the season 3, Tom was my least favorite character. He was so undesirable with all his blurting out of his political positions every 15 minutes. However after watching how true he stayed to Sybil after her death, I find him to be quite loyal and endearing. His dedication to the honor Sybil’s memory was tested when a new housemaid (Edna) began to put the moves on him. Mrs. Hughes can’t possibly do a thorough background check on these housemaids. Otherwise, she would notice that she has a pattern of hiring a bunch of floozies. Jane (housemaid in season 2) tried to hit on Lord G. – floozie. Ethel slept with an Officer but then turned her life around – redeemed floozie. See the pattern? Someone needs to do better job in the hiring process.
Edith is once again knocking at the door of a scandalous relationship. Geesh! This chick can’t catch a break in the men department. Reminds me of myself minus the “scandalous” part. In season 2 Edith had a little tryst with married farmer. Earlier in season 3 she was in love with Yoda – I mean Sir Anthony. She was jilted by Sir Anthony at the altar. Now, we have her sleazy newspaper editor trying to make her his mistress. He’s still legally married to his wife who is living in an insane asylum.
Cousin Rose looks like she’ll be sticking around. Her parents are pawning her off on the Granthams, so they can go to India to fix their marriage or something. I like Rose. I think she’s spunky and unpredictable. She reminds me of Sybil but less sweet.
The remaining servants at Downton Abbey attended a local county fair. Things got a bit out of control as James won a bet and began to flash his winnings around. A bunch of thugs followed James and decided to rough him up and steal his money. That’s until Thomas saved the day. Thomas fought off the ruffians and saved James from getting his pretty face all jacked up.
How cute was Mr. Bates and Anna during their little impromptu picnic. Love them! I’m hoping that a baby will be on the way for Anna and Bates in Season 4.
Mrs. Patmore has an admired. It seemed her admire was going to propose marriage until until Mrs. Hughes found him fondly another lady at the fair. Mrs. Patmore sure dodged a bullet with that loser. YUCK!
Season 3 has been full of good and bad surprises. I can’t officially say I’m looking forward to season 4. I will need at least six months to recover from the loss of our beloved Matthew Crawley.
Oh yeah! Julian Fellowes is a Joker. The End!
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