Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
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Episode #6.6 

Downton Abbey opens its doors to the public for charity, Barrow's actions are misconstrued, Mary and Henry's romance blossoms, and tensions between Cora and Violet reach a dramatic climax.

Director:

Michael Engler

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
Matthew Goode ... Henry Talbot
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

Opinion is divided upstairs and downstairs when Mary and Tom throw open the abbey to the public in aid of hospital funds, though the outcome of the ongoing battle for the hospital's future brings mixed blessings for Cora. The open day itself is a success despite the family's inexperience as tour guides and an entrance from an angry Violet. Romance appears to blossom for Mary and Henry and possibly even Mrs Patmore and Mr Mason, whilst Molesley is given an unexpected opportunity by local schoolmaster Dawes and the erstwhile Mrs Hughes finds her new husband annoyingly critical of her domestic duties. 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:

25 October 2015 (UK) See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Trivia

The references to "Elizabeth Bennet" and "Pemberley" is to Jane Austen's 1813 novel, "Pride and Prejudiice." See more »

Goofs

Bertie says 'We'll just have to fake it'. The phrase 'faking it' or just fake it was not used in the 1920's. There is no evidence of it's use before the 1960's. See more »

Quotes

Lady Mary Crawley: Ah, Granny, thank God you're here. What else could I tell them about the library?
Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: The library was assembled by the fourth Earl. He loved books.
Lady Mary Crawley: What else did he collect?
Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: Horses and women.
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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 #6.6

Driving a mutual theme in mind as always on both levels, the bickerings of Smith is both funny and sharp as steel that brings out an everlasting feud; always a delight to watch them strike horn, along with Carter too getting in on the ring with Logan.


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