Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
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Episode #6.3 

An old acquaintance comes to Edith's aid, while Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes' big day brings an unexpected arrival.

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
Michelle Dockery ... Lady Mary Crawley
Kevin Doyle ... Joseph Molesley
Michael Fox ... Andy
Joanne Froggatt ... Anna Bates
Robert James-Collier ... Thomas Barrow
Phyllis Logan ... Mrs. Hughes
Elizabeth McGovern ... Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham
Sophie McShera ... Daisy Mason
Lesley Nicol ... Mrs. Patmore
David Robb ... Dr. Clarkson
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Storyline

In London Edith meets old acquaintance Bertie Pelham, who proves to be an invaluable help when her editor quits and she needs to publish her magazine by a deadline. At Downton the battle for the hospital's future continues with Isobel and Cora apparently getting Dr Clarkson on side whilst Barrow continues to look for new employment and Violet's maid Denker holds a secret over butler Spratt. Mrs Hughes sticks to her guns regarding the location for her and Carson's wedding, which goes ahead superbly with an unexpected and welcome guest turning up to wish the couple well. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | Romance

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2015 (UK) See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Trivia

The boutonnieres worn at the wedding of Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes appear to be pinned on, and they should have had the stems placed through the buttonhole on the lapel and secured with a tab or loop on the back of the lapel below the buttonhole. Even in the present day it is considered a faux pas to pin a boutonniere despite so many men doing so. In the 1920s every well-dressed man would have known the correct way to wear a boutonniere. See more »

Goofs

When Sir Michael is reminiscing about historical balls held at his home, Mr. Barrow moves his hands around to the front of the hat he is holding. In the next shot, his hands are on the back of his hat. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Hughes: [to Mary] Mr. Carson would support you if you attacked him with a brick.
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Soundtracks

Downton Abbey The Suite
(uncredited)
Written by John Lunn
Performed by Chamber Orchestra Of London
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29 January 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Downton Abbey

Fellowes has successfully managed to make a soap opera melodrama, luxury rather than a necessity. This royal family and the impact it casts upon others surrounding them is the ultimate definition of royalty, in terms of that it spews each of our assumptions of the livelihood of people residing in such palace onto the screen with elegance and stature that does more than people-pleasing work. The emotions comes in plethora of it- hence arguable the titled genre melodrama- but what doesn't come in hand is the content, the writers fiddles with you with such panache that you are rumble down to be gullible enough to nod at anything offered. And this is primary the reason, why in its middle seasons, where the writing was questioned and yet loved and accepted by us effervescently.

Its primary theme that it adapts or conjures for an episode is shared by an entire cast that makes the episode balance and all the tracks, no matter how long they may carry on later, gets a definite period within that hour for you to pin down your decision. The most difficult part of the writers is to pass on information or rumors in this too-big-a-palace but with flawed three dimensional characters, it is weaved out with excellent justifying reasons leaving you in an awe of it.

Fellowes doesn't share its cast, nor a scene, nor humor, nor any anchor that would weight him down to take bold risks, he doesn't compromise on lopping off a character from the screen or adding one despite of being shared by so many, he has managed to reboot the drama until every last viewers gets that point jaggedly on mark. The series is also blessed with incredible cast like Dockery, Bonneville, Carter, Coyle and Smith that stands out among plenty other performances. Downton Abbey is, yes, cheesy, but each aspect of the series owns it, and with commitment like such comes maturity and just good storytelling.

Season 06

The final act can arguably be considered as the aftermath of all, polishing the dull mistakes and unsatisfied characters hanging on a thread, the makers have decided to keep it low on possibly every bit of drama since they have already been through a lot

Episode #6.3

An intriguing new character steps in but is clearly overpowered by the other side of the script where an incredible wedding goes surprisingly as usual with another special guest stepping in for better wishes.


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