Anyone here want some Downton Abbey information, news and/or spoilers? Then keep reading!
The fourth season of the show is creeping closer to its premiere date and the cast and producers have been dropping some clues, hints and plot details to get everyone excited for the upcoming season. Sit back, relax and get ready to see what is going on at the Abbey! And if it wasn’t obvious until now, there will be a load of spoilers ahead.
Matthew Crawley is gone…as in forever.
Last year, during the Christmas episode, the nation was rocked and then kicked in the feels and the heart by the tragic and unexpected death of Matthew Crawley. It was speculated that perhaps the car crash that he was in was just a dream but alas, it was not.
Producer Gareth Neame made a statement saying that moments like that are moments to “cherish” because they will be remembered forever. He goes on to add that it’s moments like that that keeps people coming back to the show every week.
Mourning all over the place.
The fourth season starts six months after the passing of Crawley but everyone is still mourning, frowning, crying and wearing black. Characters Branson and Lady Mary both lost their lovers and spouses, and we will begin to see them form a bond over the common ground. Don’t get to excited or upset, either way, because the rumors that they will start a romance have been denied by the both of them. They could be trolling us and lying to our faces, but probably not since this death is a huge deal.
The death will affect everyone in the household, upstairs and downstairs. The attempt to bring Mary out of mourning and to find her a new love will take place in early episodes.
Speaking of love…hello fellas!
Even if she’s sad at the loss of Matthew, Lady Mary will most likely find a new man, and it appears that there are a couple of contenders showing up this season. One will be an old family friend, Lord Anthony Gillingham, who will first show up at a party to help lift Mary’s spirits. I like the sound of him.
The second man is an aristocrat named Charles Blake. Not a lot of information on him at this time, so he’s a bit of a mystery.
As most shippers don’t want to see one half of their ship forget about the other immediately, Gareth Neame says that it won’t happen by the first commercial break; however, romance has always been at the center of the show, so there are definitely many routes for romance.
Downton Gets Jazzy
Mrs. Hughes and Mr. Carson - Keep Dreaming
Kiri Te Kanawa is doing what!?
Is this the on button?
No one will unexpectedly die…probably.
What a treasure trove of information, Downton fans!
Downton Abbey will return to ITV in September and will air in America in 2014 on PBS.