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All Things Done In The Dark Come To Light On Last Week's Downton Abbey

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Updated 10/26/2013 6:09pm
All Things Done In The Dark Come To Light On Last Week's Downton Abbey
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Erika Rivera

Senior Editor

Welcome back my fellow Downtonians and a million apologies for the lateness of the recap. The Big Apple beckoned me, and set me back a bit as I was on holiday in NYC. Season 4 continues to up the stakes with the twist and turns. I can hardly catch my breath watching these episodes. Without much further ado, let's get to down business as we are expecting a new episode tomorrow night. As always, spoilers lie ahead, although I really hope everyone has seen the episode by now. This week, Evelyn Napier stops by at Downton, much to Mary’s glee. He is in the area investigating estates like Downton, but informs Mary that Downton isn’t at risk. She’s pleased that he has stopped by, as he is another man interested in her. She offers up Downton for him and his boss Charles Blake to stay. Elsewhere,  when a tenant farmer dies owing lots of rent, Mary and Tom want to end the lease and run the farm themselves, but the son appeals directly to The Earl, who lends him money and agrees he can continue to farm. Tom still feels he doesn't belong, and considers moving to the USA, unfortunately. Will we be saying goodbye to him? Hope not. Alfred gets a tryout as a chef at the Ritz, much to Daisy’s dismay. Alfred takes a test under Escoffier, but is not accepted.  Her attitude changes when she learns this. Also going on in the kitchen, Cora has to persuade a nervous Mrs. Patmore to exchange their ice-box for a refrigerator. Poor Mrs. Patmore, she is so determined to stay behind the times. Mrs. Hughes confronts Anna to tell Mr. Bates the truth about the rape, but she doesn’t want to seal his fate. She knows that Mr. Bates will kill Mr. Green and she doesn’t want him to be hanged for murder. Bates continues to pressure Anna, straining the couple even more. Mr. Bates later on overhears the conversation between the ladies and confronts Mrs. Hughes with an ultimatum: tell him the truth or he’s leaving before Anna gets back. Mrs. Hughes coughs up the secret, but tells Mr. Bates that it was some random man who snuck in the kitchen on the night Dame Nellie sang. He is unconvinced and knows that it was Mr. Green, but he won’t let on with Anna — to ease her burden. Bates talks to Anna, and says he loves her more than ever; they reconcile. When Mrs Hughes tells him she's happy it's all over, Bates makes it clear that it is not - he still suspects it was Green. I hope he doesn't do anything crazy. Meanwhile, Edith visits a London doctor to see if she is pregnant. Could Edith be pregnant though? That is the question on my mind, and it would be quite the scandal. Mr. Gregson is away establishing his residency in order to divorce his insane wife, but the two did spend the night together… Poor Mr. Moseley can’t seem to catch a break. As Alfred was being tested, Carson considers re-hiring the morose Mr. Molesley if Alfred leaves, but he's not happy about the demotion back to footman; unfortunately he dithers for too long over whether to accept, and loses the chance. When he comes to tell Carson his decision to take the job, he is rebuffed as Alfred won’t be vacating his spot after all. Lady Grantham gets herself a new lady’s maid in Baxter, but she seems more in cahoots with Mr. Barrow. Thomas sees Cora's new ladies maid Baxter as a replacement for Miss O'Brien, and wants her to make friends with everyone, and spy on them for him. Why do I get the sneaking suspicion that their connection will revive that of his and O’Brien’s nefarious doings? Elsewhere, The Dowager Countess employs a new gardener as a favor to the kindly Mrs Crawley, but when she encounters him working inside the house she becomes convinced that he has stolen from her. Drama! Lady Rose seems eager to help with Lord Robert’s birthday party and we’re guessing that she knows the perfect jazz act to help provide entertainment for the evening. Quote of the night: “I wonder your halo doesn’t grow heavy. It must be like wearing a tiara around the clock.” -The Dowager Duchess To Mrs. Crawley Join us tomorrow as the lovely

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