Rebecca T: HA! Frenemies is the absolutely perfect word. I've always enjoyed their banter, but I feel like it's really cranked up this season. And I think it's because there's just a smidgen bit more friend than enemy these days.
Jenn N: Speaking of not being simple, the cop showing up at the end asking about Mr Green has me worried. Hopefully everyone keeps their mouths shut about what they think they know about Mr Green's death.
Rebecca T: We talked about this last week. I really was hoping this story line was over and done. I really really just want Anna and Bates to have a little bit of peace. And in regards to Anna/Bates - I was really surprised that Thomas had that little moment with Anna. And it oddly didn't seem contrived?
Rebecca T: I know he brings it all on himself, but I agree. I feel like him just being a jerk to be a jerk is really not enough reason anymore. I know he likes to further his own interests, but there are things he does that have no purpose other than to hurt other people. Like holding Murphy's past over her so she'll spy on Bates for him.
Jenn N: Baxter insisting that there was no good underlying reason why she robbed her former employer is also interesting. I'm certain that she does have a good reason but on the other hand, the idea of her being a reformed criminal going straight would be cool to explore. Especially if Mr Moleseley will accept her for who she really is.
Rebecca T: I kind of like the idea of Molesely and Baxter together. I really hope that he's able to get past his initial shock and become even more protective of her. But I don't buy that there wasn't another reason for her crime. And she kind of slightly admitted there was more to the story. The criminal gone straight is interesting, but I have a hunch there is more there.
Rebecca T: I'm nervous about them not telling Mrs. Drewe. I really feel like she needs to know the truth. And I hadn't even thought about Michael still being alive. Oh. My. Werd. Wouldn't that be a twist!
Jenn N: Hughes and Carson; do you think he's interested her for more than friendship?
Rebecca T: First I'd just like to say that I think it's so funny when Carson and Mrs. Hughes fight. And I don't think Carson has any idea how often the two of them are actually not on the same page because Mrs. Hughes is so good at keeping secrets. I honestly don't know what I think about your question though. I feel like they've danced around this before, but I honestly don't think it would ever go that way.
Rebecca T: I do want to add something about the memorial, though. I think Robert is right, though he's certainly not going about expressing his opinion in the right way. I think the memorial should be in a place where people can see it regularly. It's all well and good to have these beautiful gardens and such, but if they are rarely used because you have to plan a trip out to it, what good is it really? But Robert was being a serious crankypants this whole episode. I kept wanting to shake him!
Rebecca T: Haha! I'm glad Daisy got so much out of the lesson, but I was seriously ticked at Sarah when she just announced the time she was coming without checking to make sure it would work for Daisy or not interfere with her job. Sarah may not like the aristocracy or agree with the family's politics, but that is no reason to put Daisy's job in any kind of stress or jeopardy. She is so thoughtless that I just want to scream.
So what did you think? Any insights into Tom's behavior? What do you think will happen to Tony and Mary? Do you think Michael will come back onto the scene?
Remember, no spoilers if you've seen more of the season!