It was Inevitable: Downton Tabby

By Karen

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…


And now, enjoy Downton Tabby


7 Responses to It was Inevitable: Downton Tabby

  1. Marilyn Ritter says:

    Just adore Downton Tabby! What a novel idea and look at the situation from a feline point of view. I was furious when the evil Thomas put Isis in that shed and then failed to rescue her when he had the opportunity eventhough she is a dog. I hope she uses his leg for a fire hydrant. Season 3 will afford many more delights but it is a long time until next January. Sob!

  2. catsworking says:

    Marilyn, I was hoping Isis would turn on Thomas and take a chunk out of him when Thomas came back, but then Thomas would never have gotten another crack at Bates’ job.

    Downton Tabby made me laugh out loud a few times, like when Mr. Pamuk turned blue!

  3. adele says:

    Glad you liked Downton Tabby. Aside from the blue Mr. Pamuk, I liked it when the letters were tossed at Lady Mary Tabby announcing “WWI” and “Mattz penis is broken.” But I also laughed out loud at your giving Lady Edith the choice of the cripple or the Man Without a Face.

    I had dinner on Saturday with a woman who’s an attorney and also deeply anglophile.She explained that the laws of entitlement which go back practically to the Magna Carta are such that even if Sybil has a male heir, the child will not be a legitimate heir to Downton because he does not descend through the male line. Apparently some noble families did manage to change the laws of entail, but very few

    I also think that Thomas may lose his head at seeing Lord Grantham in his tidy-whities, and I can’t help thinking that he knows or had something to do with the death of Vera Bates. And poor Isis — I’m so glad she made it home safely. She has such clean hindquarters.(do you suppose she has a servant to keep her all dainty?)

  4. catsworking says:

    Adele, I was laughing through most of that video. It had some really great moments, like when they added the cat’s butt to the opening sequence.

    I think it would be fitting if Lord Grantham assigned Thomas to the job of keeping Isis well-groomed — with his tongue. I do believe they are subtly positioning him to be up to his eyeballs in the Bates murder, and I think O’Brien knows about it because she seems to be increasingly disgusted with him.

    Hmmm… so Sybil’s child probably can’t inherit. I was afraid that might be the case. But I guess now that Mary’s supposed to marry Mathew, that makes it a moot issue.

    I was glad that Daisy finally got the ghost of William off her back so she can move on to something else next season. Maybe a new footman will come on the scene.

  5. Zappa's mom says:

    Im with Thomas! Is anyone else having Hugh Bonneville/Lord Crawley….moments?


  6. adele says:

    ZM, do you mean lusting afer his Lordship moments? I’d admit to a few.

  7. catsworking says:

    You know, I have thought Lady Cora’s a pretty lucky woman. I wouldn’t kick him out of bed.

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