Rebecca T: I know. I'm honestly annoyed with this whole thread coming back. Can we please just let Anna and Bates have a tiny bit of happiness? And this feels like just rehashing old territory. There are so many more interesting things that could happen with them. Like a baby! I would love to see how that might change so many things within the household.
Jenn N: It cracked me up that Tom and Edith thought that Mary's sketching trip was rather sketchy. Spratt really should have kept his nose in his own business but I loved the look on the Dowager's face when he told her and her quick and smooth cover story.
Rebecca T: I love that Tom and Mary are getting along so well now. They make a really great team. Violet is so quick on the lies. It's kind of ridiculous. She's so smooth with her cover up for Mary.
Jenn N: As for my favorite frenemies, I loved when Isobel got to turn the tables on Violet and chide her about the Russian man (whose name I can't remember ) who not only seemed interested in her but remembered her fondly from a wedding they both attended years ago. Despite Violet's dismissive comments, I think she had feelings for him once upon a time too. It would be interesting to see what if anything develops there.
Jenn N: And we finally got to hear Baxter's secret. Only it wasn't that shocking. She got involved with the wrong man and took the heat for him. She hasn't seen him since but what do you bet he shows up one day to cause trouble.
Rebecca T: Ooh! I hadn't thought about the guy showing up at Downton. Man, that could really cause some problems. And talking about setting things up for future trouble, I'm curious as to what is going to happen if Bates stumbles across the birth control that Mary gave Anna.
Jenn N: Yes, Mary once again imposes on Anna by making her take home the birth control. I'm not sure how but I bet that being in the Bates home will cause some kind of problem.
Rebecca T: I can't figure out how it would, but I wonder if it will end up causing more issues in the Mr. Green investigation (I have no reason to believe it would except they are both mysteries/secrets connected to Bates).
Rebecca T: These are the things that make me hate Sarah. She's invited and she knows it's at the last minute. She is a GUEST in this house with Tom, whom she claims as a friend, and she just has zero filter whatsoever. Manners indeed! And I'm concerned that she's going to sow the wrong kind of discontent in Daisy. I love that Daisy wants to learn and if she doesn't want to stay as a cook, fine, but that's what she is right now and she needs a job.
Jenn N: And poor Robert he so desperately wants please Cora but he's mucking it up. Romantic gestures are nice but she wants him to value her brains not just as arm candy.