In light of our recent discussion about Downton Abbey and this blog’s theme, I must share a clever YouTube parody graciously provided by Cats Working reader Adele (the human).
But first, some thoughts on the Season 2 finale…
So Mathew and Mary are finally an item. Mary unwittingly reveals that her hide is as tough as her ice-cold heart, strolling outdoors with Mathew in a filmy sleeveless evening frock during a snowstorm.
But now Mary doesn’t have to lam it across the pond as her jilted fiancé, Richard Carlisle, unleashes the fury of the press on the seedy underbelly of the noble Crawleys.
So maybe Downton will host a lavish wedding in Season 3 that will put the late Lavinia’s ill-fated nuptials to shame. Might Mary’s marriage be the reason Cora’s mother (Shirley MacLaine) pops in?
We’ll have to wait to find out if Lady Edith can convince Sir Anthony that real men can do it with one arm. That guy reminds me of a Jim Carrey character, and seems just about Edith’s speed — unless Patrick Gordon reappears and she finds herself forced to choose between the cripple or the man without a face.
Now that Sybil is pregnant, if she has a son, will the law of entailment dictate that he becomes the heir of Downton, robbing Mathew and Mary of their future fortune? That could give Carlisle the last laugh in a scene where he runs into Mary in London, buying gowns off the rack.
And thank goodness Lord Grantham was able to get Bates’ murder sentence reduced to life in prison, which keeps Bates and Anna around for Season 3.
Perhaps their one night of honeymoon passion will result in a little Bates, complete with baby bowler. Maybe Junior could inspire in his perennial patsy of a father a new enthusiasm for sharing all pertinent details about crimes he didn’t commit so he has a hope of getting and staying out of jail.
And what did I tell you about Thomas drooling for Bates’ job? That guy hit a new low when he tried to use the family dog to make himself look like a hero.
I predict while Lord Grantham works on Bates’ appeal in Season 3, his newfound and utterly misplaced trust in Thomas will be shattered again when Thomas either: 1) Senses the lord’s loneliness and makes a pass at him, or 2) Lets something slip about Vera Bates’ murder that…
ONLY THE REAL KILLER COULD POSSIBLY KNOW!!!
And now, enjoy Downton Tabby…