Obsessed With PBS: Downton Abbey, S6, Series Finale

Pernicious Anemia.  I’ve heard of each word before but never together. But it’s a thing. Lord Merton is diagnosed with it. He tells Isobel that it is terminal and he will die soon but he feels fine. Isobel goes to visit him and is denied entry by the conniving daughter-in-law. Since Merton is about to …

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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 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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Obsessed With PBS: Downton Abbey, S5, Part Nine

If you’re like me, you remember exactly where you were during the infamous Broth War of 1924. In short, Denker says she can make broth. Sprat doesn’t believe her. Her broth sucks. Daisy makes some for her to pass off as her own. Sprat finds it and pours it down the sink. Denker makes more …

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