For Christmas I received a set of Season 5 DVD's. I removed the cellophane wrapper eager to begin watching them only to discover they were Blu-ray discs, and our DVD player isn't made for Blu-ray. Therefore, I'm giving away the never-been-used set of Season 5 DVD's. If anyone would like to have it please leave a comment. If there's more than one person, I will have a drawing and announce the winner on Tuesday.
Did you watch Episode 4 last Sunday night? It paled in comparison to Episode 3 the previous week, but was still enjoyable.
Did you recognize Mrs. Harding [née Gwen Dawson, Downton housemaid in Season 1] as she rode up to Downton with her husband, Mr. John Harding, treasurer of Hillcroft College? I didn't recognize her, but my daughter did.
Of course, Thomas Barrow was as evil as ever with his feeble attempt to expose Gwen which backfired when she endeared herself to the Crawley's with her loving tribute to Sybil. Even Lady Mary's heart was touched.
Impetuous Daisy came perilously close to a disaster with Lady Cora, and after Anna's successful surgery, she finally broke the happy new to Mr. Bates that she was pregnant. Other than that, there were no cliffhangers - unless Robert's chest pains are setting us up for an impending health crisis. Please don't make him die, Julian. He's got to be in the upcoming Downton movie [if it comes to fruition].
This Sunday afternoon a girlfriend and I will be at the McAninch Arts Center [College of DuPage] near Chicago, IL attending an event with Jessica Fellowes [author and niece of Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes]. She'll be taking us behind the scenes and discussing all things Downton Abbey. I'll be sure to tell you all about it when I return.
While my hubby is keeping the home fires burning, I'll be tuning in to Episode 5 from my hotel room, and lamenting that only 4 more episodes remain.