Well, here we are at the end of this eight week long journey. We’ve been through war and peace and now we’re left with some rather interesting turns in Downton Abbey.
As usual we used our favorite service, TheTelly.net to watch Downton Abbey live as it aired in the UK.
We’ve been treated to a full 90 minutes of the Crawley family dramas – all of which are either resolved or go off in new directions.
The tease this week was that there would be a wedding but much happens and with so many plot points, it’s a big question as to who will actually get married this weekend. You will be happy with the result.
The Spanish Influenza strikes several at Downton and actually kills a main character – you will be quite surprised as to who it ends up being. You’ll also be quite disappointed as to the results of the ensuing aftermath. The way the flu strikes it almost feels like a zombie apocalypse movie – Julian Fellowes would be able to write a passable pandemic story in it’s own right.
Branson & Cybil are determined to go off on their own course together, much to the dismay of Lord Grantham.
My favorite line of the episode is when Lord Grantham utters, “If you’re turning American on me I’m going downstairs.” Classic. Even the Dowager can’t top that (thought she has a few gems this episode).
There are many surprises in the Downton Abbey series 2 final episode and I didn’t see many of them coming – but there were quite a few that you can see coming a mile away. The world they live in has changed very much in the last few years.
The episode ends on a not so shocking cliffhanger, which hopefully we’ll see resolved in the upcoming Downton Abbey Christmas special. We’ve got a few weeks until the Christmas special and then that’s it for Downton Abbey until series 3 airs in September 2012.
Americans will be able to see Downton Abbey series 2 on PBS starting in January. It’s well worth watching.
What did you think of the series 2 finale of Downton Abbey? Let us know in the comments! And try to keep the SPOILERS to a minimum for the American who won’t see it until January.