Friendly Warning: Like Mrs. Patmores' unwanted foods, this article spoils the events of the film Downton Abbey . (Hey, that was kind of a spoiler too!) If you have not seen it yet, you can read it later.
The Downton Abbey movie – that feels very similar A series episode that's just longer and more elaborate, with more aerial footage than ever before. She will be seen two years after the series finale, as the Crawleys learn that the King and Queen of England are pending a royal tour as part of their upcoming visit. In true Downton fashion, this sets in motion a series of good-natured gimmicks. The least consequence is Anna's decision to drug the royal staff to give Downton's crew a chance to serve the king and queen. [1
TO HEIR OF MYSTERY | Violet is less pleased to hear that Robert's cousin Maud will be in Downton for the royal visit, as she still has a grudge against her, not recognizing Robert as a Legitimate Heir, even though he is her closest living relative. .. anyway, everyone believes that. With her detective fascinator, Isobel discovers that Maud's beloved maid Lucy Smith is indeed – wait – her daughter! She encourages Maud to share this secret with Violet, which eases tensions between them, even though the widow's wife is characteristically dissatisfied with the whole situation.
MARY, FULL ANGST | Now is the time to contact Mary, whose outlook on the future of Downton has changed a bit since we last saw her. She and Henry are now the parents of a little boy named George, and this big change in life has understandably changed their priorities. Suddenly, a modest estate – one that is not associated with a literal village of responsibility – sounds more sensible to its small family. And she is seriously considering taking the steps to make this her new reality. She confides to Mary that she has little left to live and that Mary will one day take her place as Downton's frightening old lady, adding that Mary is her own best qualities. I understand that some things are inevitable, but I'm just thankful that Maggie Smith's character has come to the end of the film. That loss would have been too much to handle.
EDITH'S EDICT | Of course, Mary of Teck is not the only queen that Downton visits in this movie. Edith Pelham – Excuse me, Lady Hexham – also comes to greet the Royals and brings a mother of a secret with: She is pregnant! (Well, she suspects she is pregnant, but in 1927 that was about as good as any test result.) Unfortunately, this puts her husband in a kind of pickle. You see, the King has just offered Bertie a position on his upcoming South Africa tour, which will commence at about the same time as the hypothetical baby might be born. The king does not seem to understand why this should be a problem (Men, Amirites?), But after a small conversation between Cora and Queen Mary, everything is pretty well settled.
BRANSON … TOM BRANSON | We find that Branson's burgeoning romance with Lucy probably plays the greater role in this film – especially as she continues to connect him to the Crawley family – but his subplot to foil a murder attempt against the king is what us shaken and stirred. And the fact that it is barely noticed afterwards, except for a cursory comment on the ball, is simply confusing. In fact, the royal family owes something between Branson, who saves the king's life, and Princess Mary's inadvertent conviction that she will not divorce her husband. | Despite Thomas Barrow's penchant for treachery, it's impossible not to sympathize with the Crawleys' deeply hidden butler, and this movie only pounding what points home. With Mary Carson returning to replace him in Downton, Barrow decides to go to town with Richard Ellis ( The Royals Max Brown), one of the king's much flirtier employees. When it looks as if Richard had straightened him up, Barrow follows another flirty gentleman into a gay saying, where he encounters one of the most beautiful gifts that Downton Abbey has ever given us: a room full of men in contemporary clothes making Charleston. Unfortunately, a raid by the police breaks off the celebrations, and Barrow is thrown in jail with the rest of his "perverts". Suddenly a conspiracy comes: Richard not only shows up to get Barrow out of prison, but leaves him with a romantic souvenir (and a kiss!) Of their short time together. Considering how much Barrow was struggling with his sexuality throughout the series, it was good that the film at least gave him the hope of a happy ending. Even a version from 1927.
After all of us had the opportunity to see the movie Downton Abbey let's talk about it: What did you like? What did you hate And how hard did you sob when the widow's widow thought about a well-lived life? Rate the movie below, then leave a comment with your full review.