Yesssssssssss!! Edna is gone forever. Let's hope. What a satisfying smackdown that was, from Tom, then Mrs. Hughes, then (the best, in my opinion), Thomas the schemer himself.
E. Dith. What are you thinking, my friend? Is this the same woman who tattled on her sister to the Turkish Embassy? Speaking of, I've sensed that the tension between Mary and Edith is ratcheting up again. Mary can be so mean, almost unintentionally, it seems.
The "love interest proposes to Mary" box can now be ticked. I suppose it was tastefully done, though Lord Gillingham himself is a bit flat. His admiration of Mary smacked of insta-love to me, even if they were friends as children, or whatever. It's interesting that the show basically chose someone for Mary who is the anti-Matthew: dark, aristocratic, and rich, with long-term (non-familial) ties to the Crawleys.
Also, is Mabel Lane Fox the most divine name for a woman ever or what??