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Downton Abbey 5.1 (SPOILERS)

Mondays will be Downton Abbey Season 5 around here for the next few weeks! I'll post my thoughts on each episode and you can chime in with yours. If you need to brush up on pre-Season 5 stuff, I recommend GFY's recap.

Speaking of needing to brush up, raise your hand if you, like me, completely forgot that Edith has a child!!! Village mum is going to be on to her soon, though - rich lady from the house doting on a foundling child. Yeah, seems legit.

I'm so glad the womance between the Dowager Countess and Mrs. Crawley is going strong. (Later on in the episode: OR MAYBE NOT. But how much do I love that we're getting a love triangle/square for the over-50 set? So much!)

Fanny from the 1996 Sense & Sensibility!

"I'm going upstairs to take off my hat" (a la Mary) is a sentence I need to work in to my everyday parlance. Also: "I've been looking into crop rotation and grain sales."

Rose and her meddling. UGH. Miss Bunting and her dinnertime rudeness. UGH.

Caroline Bingley from the 1995 Pride & Prejudice!

Are we never to know what happened to Michael Gregson? Are we just to assume pre-NAZIS? Sometimes it's hard to tell if a show's neglect of a certain storyline is purposeful or not. Did the actor have to leave the show for personal reasons? Or is there more about Michael Gregson coming later in the season? At this point, it's just plain weird that he's still missing.

A challenging 140km race

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