Downton Abbey Recap, "Season 5, Episode 8"

February 23, 2015 3:34 AM

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Downton Abbey Recap, "Season 5, Episode 8"

One thing PBS must be commended on this year is sticking with ITV’s original format (more or less) regarding its Downton Abbey broadcasts. Though technically next week’s episode will be the season finale (which aired of course as a Christmas Special in England), “Season 5, Episode 8″ set it all up perfectly, while also being satisfying in its own way.

A theme throughout this season of Downton has been the slow movement of our main characters away from each other. Isobel considers a future with Lord Merton, leaving Violet more on her own, while Mary schemed to get rid of Tony Gillingham so she could find the right man. Isis passed on, Cora took a ...

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