Obsessed With PBS: Downton Abbey, S6, Part Six

Downton Abbey opens its doors for one day to the public to raise funds for the hospital. “Roll up. Roll up. Visit an actual dining room,” says the Dowager Countess. Yes, see where Lord Grantham SPIT UP BLOOD AT DINNER. Alas, that has been cleaned up and Donk is resting in bed the whole episode. …

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Obsessed With PBS: Downton Abbey, S6, Part Five

DONK SPIT UP BLOOD AT DINNER. What else did I learn from this episode? First off, don’t break up an argument about hospital matters in front of future Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, or you’ll SPIT UP BLOOD AT DINNER. Downton Abbey has been leading up to some health problems for Lord Grantham for a few …

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Obsessed With PBS: Downton Abbey, S6, Part Four

The Stitch Is In. Anna had some gaspy pains so she and Mary high-tailed it to the London Gyno. The non-Donk LG is “cautiously optimistic” that Anna will carry to term. Later Bates is delighted when his wife tells him about their Batesby. And they will all live happily ever after until the newborn is …

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Obsessed With PBS: Downton Abbey, S6, Part 3

I feel like it went down like this: “Where’s Donk?” And thus, Branson had to bring Sybbie back to Downton. Technically, Branson said he realized that the Crawleys were his family and he missed them. But I like to think Sybbie steamrolled him. After all, she rules. Need evidence? Witness her reuniting with George and …

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Obsessed With PBS: Downton Abbey, S6, Part Two

Today’s phrase is “Cervical Incompetence”. Lady Mary makes an appointment with her London gyno so that Anna can see what her lady parts issues are and why a Batesby isn’t happening. Before they leave for London, Bates says to his wife to get some rest and put your feet up. “Yes, I’ll be putting my …

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Obsessed With PBS: Downton Abbey, S6, Part One

OK. Let’s just cut right to the most important thing that happened in the first episode of the final season of Downton Abbey: Mrs. Patmore running “marital relations talk” interference between Carson and Mrs. Hughes. I could just watch Mrs. P stumble through various euphemisms and subtle sex hints for the entire show. See, Mrs. …

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