Downton Abbey Finale -- What a shocker!

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Downton Abbey Finale -- What a shocker!
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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 10:09am

OMG... I just watched the season finale of Downton Abbey last night. Here I was, enjoying the joy on Matthew and Mary's faces as they welcomed their wee little one. Then the horrific ending... I seriously sat there for two minutes in shock, then started crying!

Whew... this season has really had way more than it's share of drama. Poor Edith; the triangle she's caught up in right now is so tragic. Do you think she'll every find happiness, or will it always be just slipping through her fingertips?

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Thu, 02-21-2013 - 12:08pm
He could always seek a divorce, although it sounds like his own ethics won't allow him to go that route.

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Wed, 02-20-2013 - 7:34pm

Edith, don't get pregnant!!!

Clearly, there's something terrible about giving birth at Downton Abbey or at the hospital there!

I could have wished the way at least my local PBS station aired the show differently. I would have preferred one hour a week, over eight weeks, rather than two hours a Sunday, over four weeks.  

Edith deserves happiness, but I can't see a way she can get it, without offing his wife.

Julia

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Wed, 02-20-2013 - 12:05pm
I know, I can't believe we have a whole 9 months or so before we get to see a new season!

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Wed, 02-20-2013 - 10:45am

I could see the pregnancy making Mary snippy... I think Matthew assumed that, too, since he so gently tried to steer her into a better humor. I really do think Edith deserves some happiness; kind of ironic that she's even considering becoming his mistress, given how judgemental she came off in the first season. But that's the thing about life -- as we grow older, we realize things are never totally black or white; those little gray areas are everywhere.

I do feel for Thomas; he was so easy to dislike in the first two seasons, but his character is getting some depth now... again, those shades of gray. I think he's really so very lonely, not for a physical relationship so much as just someone he doesn't have to pretend with... know what I mean? If Jimmy can stop focusing on the hog wash about people assuming he's gay if he hangs with Thomas, he may actually become that friend. Time will tell... I just hate having to wait so long for it to tell us! LOL

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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 11:52am
I'm blaming Mary's attitude on her pregnancy! She was quite critical, I just hope that Edith can finally have a chance at a happy ending though. Interested to see them throw out the idea of becoming his mistress. Does anyone think that Jimmy and Thomas can just be friends?

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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 11:50am
I had heard a rumor that there was a shocking ending, so I did some investigating beforehand so I wouldn't be surprised. Even knowing how it would end, still shocked by the images. That scene between Matthew and Mary with the baby about had me in tears, so beautiful. I was glad to see that Rose seems to have redeeming qualities, I was a bit worried about the addition of her character from the previews. Now I'm glad that she'll be in next season more.

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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 11:23am

I have not seen it yet but have heard it is quite the shocker. I am still trying to get over Sybil dying so I hope it isn't that bad. I am glad to hear by the sounds of your post that Mary and Mathew have had a baby.

Brenda

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Tue, 02-19-2013 - 10:19am

I know... it was a dreadfully tragic ending and I never saw it coming!

Was it just because I got so into the darn drama this season or did it seem incredibly short? *sigh* I just don't know how I'm going to wait nearly a year before more is revealed!

Poor Edith indeed! Mary was so darn snippy, nit-picking about Michael Gregson and she doesn't even know the whole story yet. I do hope they can actually set aside their petty differences and build a real relationship; I think they'll really need each other's support next season!