22 March 2012
Downton Abbey: Season Two, Episode Six
The death of the heir presumptive on the Titanic in the very first episode introduced the new heir, Matthew, who we have all grown to love. This episode did something I never expected. A soldier with disfiguring burns on his face arrives at Downton claiming to be Patrick, the presumed dead heir, who has lived in Canada with amnesia for the past six years. Edith believes him, but everyone else doubts him, if only because they have come to love Patrick. My hate for Edith is only matched by my love for Matthew, so obviously, I want this man to be a con artist.
In the love department, Sibyl is thinking about Branson's proposal and even though he claims he can wait forever for her answer... I cannot! She needs to hurry up and marry the fool, because he is wonderful! Lady Edith, as I mentioned, is hopefully on her way to soul-crushing heartbreak, while Lady Mary is preparing to wed Sir Richard. Last episode, she told him about her lover, Mr. Pamuk, and he used his power to keep her secret. However, this episode, he has shown his true hand... he will not hesitate to use the knowledge as leverage to gain the upper hand in their marriage.
In other news, I'm bored with Ethel and her baby. It just stopped being interesting, although if I'm honest, it is probably because I never liked Ethel, so I never cared about what happened to her. Luckily, not a great deal of time is spent on this and the episode ended with a killer cliffhanger. Mrs. Bates is found dead at the end of the episode. As Mr. Bates returned from London with a cut on his face, the question has to be asked... did he kill his wife? And if he did... will Anna still love him?