Ok, let's get this straight. On her deathbed, Lavinia wrote a letter to her father? And in effect this letter blessed Matthew, her intended who loved somebody else and humiliated her? Folks, there's clearly a conspiracy going on here.
Couples, whether married, engaged, or in committed relationships, can learn a great deal from the way that two of the key protagonists -- Mary and Matthew Crawley -- have fiercely disagreed over money.
Deception swirled upstairs and down and sudden revelations brought both salvation and devastation in tonight's episode of "Downton Abbey" -- but, hey, what else should we expect from everyone's favorite purveyor of class-system porn?
Downton Abbey hasn't completely lost a fan, but it has challenged my former enthusiasm by introducing the ridiculous character, Martha Levinson (Shirley MacLaine), mother of Lady Cora Grantham (Elizabeth McGovern).
Each of these homes will have you channeling the characters of the show, feeling the urge to pour yourself a warm cup of tea and fasten on your bonnet as you dive into the new season of America's favorite English drama.