DOWNTON ABBEY Recap: "Seaboy 4, Episode 3". Alliboy reviews the 3rd episode in seaboy 4 of DOWNTON ABBEY, starring Hugh Bonneville.




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This week on Downton Abbey, the women ran the show (as they so regularly do). Sex, in its many type of considerations, was additionally a star, though mainly in a negative light. Things are changing, yet as Aunt Rosamund reminds us, some things will certainly constantly continue to be the very same. This season"s third episode was nicely paced, and featured a variety of long-array arcs, as well as some satisfying episodic reoptions. Too vague? Then hit the jump for why "it"s much better to have a damaged heart than a broken neck."


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Downton Abbey has actually frequently treated sex via suspicion, and it is a typical tool for the dianxiety of one or even more characters (the only act even more damning is childbirth). No sexual act so much though is as horrific as what Anna went through last week, as soon as Gillingham"s valet beat and also raped her. For such a disastrous thing to happen to anyone is destructive, but to hear Anna say to Mrs. Hughes, "I feel dirty. I can"t let touch me because I feel soiled" is a new level of sadness.

Unfortunately, Anna"s decision to hide the fact from Bates (for arguable reasons, with her lens) is somepoint Mrs. Hughes have the right to do nopoint to deal with -- which is why it was so incredibly awesome for her to have the ability to bring the hammer on the witchy Edna later, regarding her rusage with Brankid. Whether or not she and also Branchild even had sex is up for debate I expect, but Mrs. Hughes" keen eye (and nose for the unscrupulous) discovered Edna out, and endangered her sufficient to sfinish her running off in the night. It was a quick and also satisfying finish to a character that must have actually never before come ago in the first location, yet at least she offered the purpose in this hour of providing Mrs. Hughes one triumph (in addition to her gift to Carson; more on that later).


Even "as mysterious as a bucket" Edith had actually sex integrated into her story in (so far) its only triumphant incarnation this seakid. She signed some files she didn"t review (trouble…) and also, bolstered by her idea that Gregchild is actually moving to Munich in his pursuit to be via her, compromises her place by resting through him, and sneaking earlier into her aunt"s house in the dawn. This isn"t to say that Edith shouldn"t be a character acting under the new liberal notions of the era, however did Rosamund"s admonishment act as a prescient warning? Was all that talk of pregnancy out of wedlock in other places foreshadow an upcoming scandal for Edith?


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While the Gregchild story line is one that has actually been emerging over a long period of time on the show, Mary"s interactivity with the impulsive Gillingham is one that illustrates the series" problem with burning with plots as well quickly. Gillingham basically stalked Mary for three days before proposing to her (and also while he was involved to an additional woman). What did he expect from her? It"s just been six months since the fatality of the love of her life. While Gillingham appears choose he is earswarm, the timing is all wrong. While his character did aid lug Mary ago right into the people (and pressure Isobel to come to terms with Mary moving on, paving the way for even more suitors), the timeline was a tiny absurd. But of course, what else is new? (Matthew"s spine, anyone …)


This season"s 3rd episode was when aget around moving forward, however likewise knowing boundaries. The just perboy who can not relocate on is Anna, and also for excellent factor. Her interactions through Bates though, and also his idea that this is someexactly how his fault, is truly heartbreaking. As everyone in the house notices Anna"s readjust in demeanor, the truth is certain to come out, as execute many of the Abbey"s many, many type of keys.

Episode Rating: A

Musings and also Miscellanea:


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-- "It have to be my fault, because she is inqualified of fault" - Bates. These 2 are killing me.

-- The little bit character moment via Carboy regarding his shed love Alice was incredibly sweet. Naturally, Mrs. Hughes has actually become Downton"s therapist aget, acting as everyone"s confidant and doling out advice and also fixes as fast as she deserve to. Her gaining the framework for Alice"s image was a nice minute in her friendship through Carson. Their alliance is just one of the strongest and most comforting on the show.


-- The kiss Mary provided to Gillingham was type, offered how kind of crazy / selfish he had actually been about the whole ordeal. It really wasn"t romantic so much as manic … even though I do think his heart was in the appropriate place.

-- "If we only had actually ethical thoughts, what would certainly the poor churchmales have to do?" - Violet.

-- Scenes choose Carson"s tales of the Cheerful Charlies, or of Alice. simply augment how little we understand around some of the other downstairs personalities, namely Ivy. While Jimmy and Alfred both got arcs devoted especially to them last year, Ivy continues to be an enigma, greatly simply running about with her arms caked in flour while Jimmy and Alfred flirt with her.

-- "I"ll tear the apparel from your body!" - Part of Mrs. Hughes" empty, but reliable, risks to Edna.


-- As a Thomas apologetic, I really loved the scene when Daisy was honestly confiding in him, and also Ms. Patmore yelled at him for leading Daisy on. That is so choose 5 years ago, Patmore! Thomas" reaction was priceless. Poor Daisy, she unfortunately doesn"t have anything to do though besides meddle in the love triangle. Once again, Downton battles to uncover functions for its myriad characters.


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-- Tright here was good breakthrough this week via Isobel"s story, and also I"m glad to check out that her friendship with Clarkboy is growing. Isobel is a character the present never appears to understand what to perform with, and now without Matthew, it seems even more challenging. But offering her a "cause" aget both adds historic conmessage to the moment duration, and also resulted in some extremely nice moments (choose her being noble with Gillingham).




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-- "I hope you uncover a method to make friends via the civilization again" - Violet.

-- More beautiful gowns and also nightgowns on Cora this week, le sigh.

-- I nearly forgot around Rose and Jack Ross! The previews have been touting that scene for months. I hope tright here is more to it. Him singing "a increased by any other name …" as she left was A+

-- "The business of life is the acquisition of memories, and also in the finish, that"s all tright here is" - Carkid.

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