Downton Abbey Binge – Season 5

Season 5

Episode 1

Edith is visiting the family who are looking after her child, the mother of the family not knowing its Edith’s child.

Gillingham has clearly won Mary’s affections.

Carson has been asked to attend a ceremony meeting regarding a war memorial. They want him to be chairman of the memorial to be put on the land. Lord Grantham seems a little put out by it.

Thomas is determined to get the secrets out of Baxter about Bates and Anna.

Tim Drewe reveals to Edith that he knows about the child being hers. He suggests they might be able to find a way for her to see the child without doing it secretly.

Daisy is wanting to learn maths.

Gillingham is coming with no Valet (Green died remember) and Bates is given the job… Uh oh.

The Grantham’s Wedding Anniversary is looming and they want a younger person’s party. Rose asks Sarah to come, without Branson knowing.

Lady Violet brings Lady Shackleton to town to steal a Lords affections away from Lady Crawley.

Sarah sparks debate with Grantham at the party regarding the war memorial.

Edith accidentally starts a fire. Whilst evacuating, Lord Grantham catches Jimmy in bed with Lady Anstruther who had been passing him notes earlier. Grantham tells Carson to fire him.

Episode 2

Jimmy leaves, presumably over his dalliance with the Lady.

Tim Drewe and Edith hatch a plan to get Edith seeing the child more.

Mrs Patmore asks Rose to see if Sarah Bunting wants some extra work. Daisy needs the maths help.

Anna goes for some female contraception.

Lord Grantham allows Edith to bring the child to the house.

Gillingham concedes he has lost to Mary.

Richard E Grant turns up as Simon Bicker, a friend of Gillingham who has been travelling.

Baxter’s past as a jewel thief comes under scrutiny by both Moseley and Cora. She won’t say why she did it.

Lord Grantham is angry that Branson is still seeing Sarah and also that Richard E Grant is playing with the dog.

There’s a lot of discussion about where the war memorial will be going.

The house gets its first wireless. Grantham only agrees when he finds out that the King will be doing speeches on it.

Mary goes to Liverpool and checks into. A hotel. She meets Gillingham there for a naughty night.

A witness has turned up in the case for Green’s murder.

Episode 3

Gillingham and Mary have spent a week together in Liverpool.

Thomas uses the phone and is clearly up to something again.

Rubbish Butler Spratt spots Mary and Gillingham together.

The police say that the witness said “why have you come” was said by Green before he died.

A business proposition comes in for bidding 50 houses on some of their land.

Spratt tells Lady Violet that he saw Mary and Gillingham. She makes up a story about why they were together.

Mrs Patmore wants Carson to add the name of her friends Son who was shot as a coward in the war to the memorial.

The police officer wants to question Bates after it is told to him that Green had a fall out with Bates.

Cora is hanging around with Richard E Grant….. Hmmmmmm.

Lord Grantham has come to London to surprise Cora and he is jealous.

Tim Drewe tells Edith she needs to stay away due to her causing problems with his wife.

Sarah Bunting is about to cause problems at a party but the situation is rectified by the showing of some precious artifacts from Russia before a Russian prince turns up and knows Lady Violet from her past… This allows Mary to kinda get away with what she has been up to.

Episode 4

Lord Merton comes to try to woo Lady Crawley but she is having none of it.

Lord Grantham is not keen on selling his land for housing still.

Thomas is in a bad place. Baxter catches him and it looks like he is up to something dodgy. She later finds an advert for “choose your own path” which is linked to the phonecall he made before.

Edith is keen to know what has happened to Michael over in Germany.

Mary heads off to London to let one of her suitors down. Whilst down there she tells Isobel about Edith and the child.

Mary sends Anna off to take a letter to Gillingham whilst she bumps into Blake. Anna goes to visit the scene of Green’s death, trying to visualise it. She is seen and followed by someone.

Moseley is being run off his feet as he quickly realises that being first footman is a busy job.

The farmer tells Edith that his wife thinks she is unsettling the child.

Mrs Patmore talks to Grantham about the situation with her family friend.

Mary tells Blake she has chosen him. She is going to tell Gillingham tomorrow. I expect something is going to change her mind….

Rose’s parents, Shrimpie and Sarah, are set to divorce.

Bricker chats Cora up some more.

Gillingham is ditched by Mary. He isn’t happy as he says he loves her and doesn’t accept that it’s over and will fight for her.

Grantham is arguing with Sarah Bunting around the dinner table saying she is causing problems with Mrs Patmore and Daisy. They eventually call for them both from the kitchen. Daisy talks about how much Sarah has taught her. Sarah continues to wind Grantham up and he eventually snaps and tells her he would like her to leave the house.

Episode 5

Mrs Patmore inherits a few hundred quid from an aunt.

An inspector comes from Scotland Yard to talk to people about Green’s death.

Branson calls it off with Bunting as he doesn’t like the position she puts him in with the family. Daisy is unhappy that Bunting has decided to leave.

Mary gives her account of things at the fair when she was told about Green. They are asking whether Bates was down there.

Rose bumps into a guy called Aldridge whilst buying cakes for the Russian refugees.

Carson suggests Mrs Patmore invests in a building company. She ends up wanting to invest in a cottage.

Thomas is interested in why Anna and Bates keep getting questioned by the police.

Daisy tells Branson about Bunting leaving. He goes to see her off.

Bricker is back in Downton. Grantham is away for the night…..

Bricker is sneaking around the house late at night and gets into Cora’s room….. But Grantham is back early. He heads upstairs and catches Bricker in her room. Bricker winds Grantham up telling him he has been ignoring his wife. Grantham decks Bricker and the two of them fight. Grantham says he will sleep in a separate room.

An event is being held in the house.

Episode 6

Sue Johnston (Mrs Royle from the Royal Family) turns up as Lady Violets new Maid.

The police want to come back but this time want to talk to Baxter. I expect Thomas has said something.

Michael Gregson has been killed in Germany. Edith inherits his publishing company.

Isis is getting poorly….. Oh no…..

Bates tells Anna he wanted to go to London to kill Green but he didn’t.

Thomas has been taking injections to try make himself less gay. He has a few complications.

Tim and Edith tell his wife that Marigold is Edith’s child. She isn’t happy. Edith takes the child.

Aldridge’s parents are invited by the Granthams after a horse race. Aldridge is Jewish and it could cause some problems.

Carson suggests to Mrs Hughes about investing in a house together.

Edith goes missing. Lady Violet goes to the farm to see if she can find out about Edith but they don’t know where she may have gone. She turns up in a hotel somewhere.

Isis isn’t dead yet….

Episode 7

Rosamund and Violet talk about Edith. Violet suggests telling Cora everything.

Mabel Fox and Gillingham are suited, according to Blake. Gillingham tells Blake he can’t break it off with Mary.

Bates has been left Tenant-less…. Could come in handy with Patmore, Carson and Hughes wanting to buy somewhere.

Cora is told everything about Edith and the baby.

Mrs Hughes mentioned the ticket she gave to Mary. Baxter overhears. The ticket was proof of Bates’ innocence as it was never turned in.

Lord Merton and Aldridge’s family comes to Downton.

Lady Isobel announces her engagement to Lord Merton.

Lady Violet is upset about Isobels engagement because she actually will miss Lady Isobel’s engagement and potentially losing her as a companion.

Cora and Rosamund find Edith and they hatch a plan.

Isis is still laid funny and is diagnosed as having cancer.

Episode 8

As Aldridge’s family come to Downton there’s tension about the fact they are Jewish and wanting the marriage to Rose to be in a synagogue.

Rose gets sent some photos of Aldridge in a compromising situation with another woman.

Shrimpie accuses Sarah and it comes out that she set up the whole shenanigans with Aldridge to put Rose off him.

At Rose’s wedding, Sarah announces that her and Shrimpie are getting divorced. Aldridge’s father is irate but his mother accepts it and tells him not to stop anything from happening.

The new maid to Lady Violet goes out with her male servant friend Andy and she gets back hammered. Thomas seems interested and suggests he goes with them next time. It’s an underground gambling Hall. Thomas wins a lot of money and gives it to the lad to pay his bill. It then comes out that the lady maid has been playing the casino for free drinks.

The police come to arrest Anna. The witness has said that she was seen on the pavement before Mr. Green died. Anna is taken away.

The war memorial is unveiled. Lord Grantham mentions Mrs Patmore’s friend and unveils a plaque to him.

Lord Grantham sees Edith with her child and gives a funny look. He speaks to Cora and she admits it. Lord Grantham is happy with the situation.

Daisy is set to move away but won’t admit it to the farmer.

Isis isn’t dead yet!

Episode 9 – a Moorland Holiday

Season 5 finale time now.

Mary turns up to York Prison to see Anna.

Lord Sinderby has hired a castle for Grouse Season. The family are heading up.

The servants are Aldridge’s family’s own and they don’t like Branson. Lord Sinderby also talks down to the Downton staff.

Lord Grantham clearly doesn’t like Lord Sinderby either.

Bates visits Anna. The police have found something out about her. Anna was abused by her mother’s fella when she was younger. She stabbed him and it’s on record.

Carson and Mrs Hughes are looking around for properties.

The Russian princess has been found who is the ex wife of the Prince. There’s history with them and Lady Violet.

There’s some nastiness between Lord Sinderby and how he talks to his own staff. Someone has sent a letter to the butler to cock everything up for him. He suspects it to be Thomas but it is not.

Lord Grantham is having a few pains in his chest and stomach. He has been told he might have angina.

Mr Bates leaves, leaving a letter for Lord Grantham. Bates is on the run, which allows Anna to get out of prison on bail.

Christmas 1924 and Andy is now working as a footman at the house.

Moseley and Baxter have been going around all the pubs in York to find the pub that Bates stayed in when he was in York when allegedly he killed Green. The issue is that if they clear Bates, Anna will get re-arrested.

Branson is set to leave.

Mary sings Silent Night in front of everyone.

Carson tells Mrs Hughes he has the house for the two of them. He then asks her to marry him! She agrees to marry him!

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!

Oh wait…. Branson talks to Grantham and Lord Grantham is appreciative of him and tells him that he will always have a home.

Mr Bates returns to the house and surprises Anna.

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!

Isis isn’t dead yet either!

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!

Its September

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