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Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 25 Dec 2012 23:08

Devastated :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(


Treehunter Report 25 Dec 2012 23:22

Knew someone was going to die but didnt think it was going to be him driving car. :-( :-( :-( :-(

**Stella ~by~ Starlight**★..★..★

**Stella ~by~ Starlight**★..★..★ Report 25 Dec 2012 23:22

Gutted....that was a nasty surprise they kept quiet.



Mersey Report 25 Dec 2012 23:27

I havent watched it intrigued but dont tell me ;-)


Cynthia Report 26 Dec 2012 07:45

What a shame! I really thought it was going to be a Christmas Day 'special' where everything ended happily ever after :-(

I bet it spoiled Christmas Day for some folk. :-(


MotownGal Report 26 Dec 2012 09:22

I really lurve Downtown, and have been a fan since the start.

However, some of the storylines seem to be signposted before they actually play out on the screen.

That flightly little housemaid was bound to cause trouble..............Grocer was bound to break Mrs Pattmore's heart.

Ooooop in Scotland, Lady Edith is heading for heartbreak with her Married Man. Lady Rose will cause no end of trouble when she comes to live in Downtown.

Thomas will still continue to be shifty, and O'Brien will be scheming still.

Not enough lines from Dowager Violet, [she was probably filming] but the lines she DID have, hilarious.

I was thinking to myself that Delicious Dan was driving too fast. But did not want him to be brown bread.

No doubt the newly widowed and the widower will 'grow closer'.

Those little niggles aside, I still thoroughly enjoyed it.


Von Report 26 Dec 2012 09:56

Me as well Hayley. :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(


Paula+ Report 26 Dec 2012 10:43

I read in the Sunday paper a few weeks ago that Matthew would not be returning for the next series :-(

Motown I agree with your appraisal. :-D


Cynthia Report 26 Dec 2012 11:24

Good analysis Motown :-D

I love it each time Violet opens her mouth..... :-D


DazedConfused Report 26 Dec 2012 11:43

That was a turn up for the books!!


Barbinsglos Report 26 Dec 2012 12:04

Hi everyone

It's not often we fail to see what's going to happen next but

Matthew didn't see it either

How sad was that


Janet Report 26 Dec 2012 12:38

I read weeks ago about the potential spoiler that the actor who plays Matthew thought the storylines were not his idea of where the story should go. It wasn't made clear whether or not he would definitely leave and I thought the ending last night left the same impression. Was he dead or just unconscious ?-jl


GinN Report 26 Dec 2012 12:57

His eyes were open so I don't think he was unconcious, but I do hope I'm wrong. What an awful end to Christmas Day, and he looked so overjoyed to be a Dad.


DazedConfused Report 26 Dec 2012 12:57

I also read a short while ago that Matthew was going to die in WW2 and that Julian Fellowes has planned to stop writing Downton at this point in time.

Shame I really liked his character.

Looking forward now for the new series.

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 26 Dec 2012 13:12

I have to agree with GIN his eyes were open but he was bleeding from the ear I pray he isnt dead but I suspect he is, I also agree with our MG, you could sort of predict the way it was going to pan out but not the ending I was so upset .....yes I know its only pretending but fair play to the cast's acting skills , they reeled me in :-( :-0


Julia Report 26 Dec 2012 14:21

Not only were the story lines not going where the actor who plays Matthew, wanted them to go, but I read, in a "popular tabloid", that he fancies his chances across the big pond.
Fellows must have had to write in Matthews' end, rather quickly, as it was only in the last couple of months, that I read about this snippet. Well done to him. It was certainly kept very quiet.

Julia in Derbyshire

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 26 Dec 2012 14:40

Downton is very big over t'pond :-D


JoyBoroAngel Report 26 Dec 2012 16:53

i thought the end was very sad
but at least they have an heir


MotownGal Report 26 Dec 2012 17:57

Just pasting a piccy of Dishy Dan on the inside of me wardrobe so I will see him first thing in the mornings. lol

:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 26 Dec 2012 20:40

What a big Christmas downer ... why did they not just end on the high point .. they got their heir, born safe & sound.