Downton Abbey s04e04 Episode Script

Episode 4

Why didn't you wait for me? I wanted to finish these before breakfast.
Is it something I've done? No, not anything.
Nobody's done anything.
What happened to you? Leave her alone.
I fell.
I cut my lip.
Now, if either of you need help to carry things down just ask.
Alfred and James will be glad to help.
That's good to know.
What was that, James? Nothing, Mr Carson.
I'd better go up.
Lady Mary hasn't rung yet.
I've things to do.
How was Anna when you lent her that dress last night? How should she be? She told me she'd fallen and cut her lip, but I wondered if it might be more serious.
She always minimises things.
I'm sure I don't know anything you don't know.
What's the matter with everyone this merry morn? I think there's something rather foreign about high spirits at breakfast.
I shall be supervising the departure if anyone wants me.
Well, Mr Gillingham, I hope you haven't forgotten anything.
On the contrary, Mr Carson.
I shall remember this visit for a long time.
Goodbye, Lord Grantham, and thank you for everything.
Oh, nonsense.
I'm the one who should be thanking you.
You look as if you're glad to see the back of us.
You've been kind to me.
I'm afraid I haven't been much fun to be with.
Grief's odd, Tom.
When the Duke died it made me terribly clumsy.
I kept dropping and breaking things.
It was because it felt disloyal to manage anything properly without him, do you see? But you could manage.
Yes, I could.
And so can you.
I wonder.
The trouble is that I'm not really out and all that.
But it should be possible.
I don't think people care about those rules like they used to.
Well, I don't.
The luggage is loaded, m'lord.
It's nice to see you're well looked after.
It seems rather ungrateful, but I can't pretend I like him.
But I'm lucky to have anyone nowadays.
You said it.
I'll say goodbye to Tony Gillingham.
Don't interrupt them yet.
You're sure we can't meet? I'm sure you're much too busy and I'll be chasing my tail.
In other words, no.
I'm afraid you'll have to get started.
They won't hold the train.
Not even for you? Not for me, nor for you either, Duchess.
Not these days.
You look very earnest.
I'm on my way to convince the board of the merits of an out clinic, so people can come early for treatment.
I don't suppose Don't suppose what? I could do with some help.
I know you suspect me of trying to get you back into harness.
But, well, it would leave a nurse free for other duties.
I'll think about it.
I will.
I promise.
The tax people have had a cancellation, so they can see us on Wednesday at noon.
But we should go up tomorrow.
I wouldn't like to risk being late.
And you don't want me to come? No point in you all going.
Are you afraid I might put the case for selling? It's not a question of that.
They don't care how they get the money so long as they get it.
I'll ask how long they can give us and what scale of payment they'll accept.
Then I'll report back.
And we'll make a decision together.
But I will try to persuade you.
Even though you'd be dragging a debt behind you for 20 years? I don't care.
Not if Downton is self-sufficient by the end of it.
I can see I'll spend the rest of my life paying by instalments.
Papa, you always say we're not the owners of Downton but the caretakers.
Very well.
Let's take care of it.
Aunt Rosamund said we can stay with her.
Do you mind keeping an eye on the children, Mama? Is this London? When are you going? Can I come? Tomorrow, and I don't see why not.
Nor me.
Will you meet Tony Gillingham while you're there? I don't think so.
Why should I? Just thought you might.
Don't be transparent, Mama.
It doesn't suit you.
I thought you might come down to see me.
After last night.
Look, Edna, I blush to admit it, but I was very drunk.
So you're not going to deny it? Of course not.
And if I behaved badly, I am sorry.
We'll have to put it down to our low spirits and self indulgence.
I suppose you're so cold because you're ashamed of what you did.
I'm neither cold nor ashamed.
But, as I say, if I made a mistake, then I'm sorry.
I dare say we both are.
What are you making there? Feuilletes.
What's that? Puff pastry layers with asparagus.
I'm doing the hollandaise.
Do they really like that stuff or do they order it to show off? We don't all have to live off battered fish and meat pies.
It's the first thing Mrs Patmore's trusted me with.
First big thing.
I'm quite nervous.
So you should be.
Mess it up and it's back to kindergarten.
What are you doing? You can't treat a poor girl like this.
Like what? To use her one minute and to cast her aside the next.
I've said I'm sorry - Yes, you're sorry.
I know.
But suppose I'm pregnant.
What will you do then? Don't be ridiculous.
You can't be pregnant.
It's not as easy as that.
But it is.
Just as easy.
Why talk about it now? You won't know for weeks.
I must be sure that you'll marry me if I'm carrying your child.
I need to know that you won't cast me off, that you'll be a man of honour.
And don't say I'm not good enough.
If you were good enough for Lady Sybil Crawley, I'm good enough for you.
Don't speak her name.
You weren't so severe last night.
All I need is your word that you'll marry me if there's a baby.
Don't worry.
If it happens, I mean to make a go of being your wife.
I won't hold you back.
You won't have any regrets.
I am already full of regrets.
There is nothing but regret in me.
Did you enjoy the concert? I did.
It was a great treat to hear Melba in person.
And the evening generally? You mean did I find it hard to see Mary come alive again? Yes, I did, I confess it.
But I don't think my feelings are at all defensible.
They are defensible to me.
But it's immoral to react in such a jealous and selfish way.
Well, if we only had moral thoughts, what would the poor churchmen find to do? I'm fond of Mary.
I love her.
I don't want her to be alone and unhappy.
It makes no sense, even to me.
I don't criticise either you or her.
But I hope you find a way to make friends with the world again.
When we get to London, would you mind helping Lady Rose? We can't take Madge off Lady Edith.
Anna, are you all right? Yes.
Only you've been very quiet.
Will that be all, m'lady? Yes, I suppose so.
Very good, m'lady.
I telephoned Rosamund.
I thought Mary was doing that.
Yes, but I wanted to speak to her.
That's a first.
She'll give a little dinner.
What about Tom? She said she won't mind if he wants to be included.
Who could resist such a love call? She'll ask that young man for Rose, so it won't be too obvious.
It'll be pretty obvious.
Do you think something might come of it? Probably not but I wouldn't mind if it did.
After all, being a family means welcoming new members.
Don't you agree, Braithwaite? I think anyone would be lucky to be a part of this family, m'lady.
That's nice.
Thank you.
Aren't we encouraging a nation of hypochondriacs if they rush to a doctor at every twinge? I think it encourages people to look after themselves and not become a burden.
So you mean to help? A little.
Just to provide some free labour.
No more than that.
I wish someone would provide me with some free labour.
Lloyd George would never allow it.
Rosamund is so looking forward to seeing you.
Poor Aunt Rosamund.
We use her like an hotel.
She enjoys it.
It gives her a surrogate real life.
What do you think, Tom? Do you think she minds? Tom? I'm sorry.
What were you saying? I'd far rather know what you were thinking.
Let me taste it.
Go on, then.
It's like eating paper.
Thank you.
I mean it.
Do you really care about this stuff? I want to be a good cook.
I want a skill.
Why shouldn't I? You sound like Alfred.
Well, what do you want? To have a good time.
To see the world.
To meet beautiful women and spend money and drink champagne.
You can't make a career out of that.
Some people do.
I want a life that's fun.
I wish I was more like you.
I should report you to Mrs Patmore.
Report me for what? You know.
No, he does not know and nor do I.
What don't you know? Why everyone's making a fuss over my cooking.
Because you did well, Ivy.
They're not very hard.
They're hard enough for a beginner, as you ought to remember.
Yes, but Ivy moves so fast for a beginner, don't she? Just one night.
We'll be back for dinner on Wednesday.
I'll miss you.
I'm sorry.
I'm just tired.
Before you ask, you've done nothing wrong.
I must have done something.
You won't talk to me, you won't look at me.
I can't come near you.
We're in each other's pockets.
We live together, we work together.
Sometimes I think it's just too much.
There's not a lot to say.
We worked in a few theatres together.
She had a singing act with her sister.
The Lark and the Dove they were called.
Which was she? The dove, I suppose.
Her sister had the voice but Alice was a gentle soul, a sweet and a gentle soul.
And you were courting? Well, you know how it was then.
Not like today.
You were lucky if you got to walk them to the corner.
But you wanted to marry her.
So much I could taste it.
I know, where is that young man now so full of passion? Anyway, she chose Charlie and that was that.
But what's changed? He told me that she regretted it.
That she wished she'd chosen me.
She's dead now, so it doesn't matter, but that's what she said.
I disagree.
It matters a lot.
The woman you lovedloved you.
But it doesn't change anything.
It changes you from where I'm looking.
You're busy.
No, no, no.
I'll say goodnight.
Goodnight, Mr Carson.
What is it? When I get back from London I want to move back upstairs.
What? Why, for heaven's sake? Because I can't .
I can't let him touch me.
But whatever happened was not Mr Bates's fault, surely? Of course not.
He is without fault and that's the point.
I'm not good enough for him.
Not now.
Why say that? Because I think that somehow I .
I must have made it happen.
Stuff and nonsense.
You were attacked by an evil, violent man.
There is no sin in that.
But I feel dirty.
I can't let him touch me because I'm soiled.
Anna, I've been thinking.
We must go to the police.
But suppose you're with child.
What will you do then? I'll kill myself.
I won't listen to that.
No man should be able to do what he did and get away with it.
And when Mr Bates has killed him, will you come with me to the prison when my husband is hanged? But the poor man's heart is breaking for not knowing.
Better a broken heart than a broken neck.
So can I have a room, please? You can.
You must wait until there's some reason for you to give Mr Bates, but I wish you would decide that honesty is the best policy.
In the meanwhile, try to take a break from it .
while you're in London.
There can be no break from it.
Come and talk to me while I'm cleaning them.
I've got work to do.
Five minutes.
Ivy can make the savoury.
There's only three of them, it'll be good practice.
What about me? Collect the trays from the nursery and make the pancakes for pudding.
Put them in the steam warmer.
Have you seen this? What? They're setting up a training school at the Ritz Hotel in London in honour of Monsieur Escoffier.
Just for a few candidates.
How much will it cost? Nothing.
If they pass the test they get free training, a basic wage and the chance of a job after.
They have two examinations a year.
You could do that, Daisy.
Are you trying to get rid of me? Where's Ivy? She ought to see it.
She's around here somewhere.
She's in the boot room.
Sorry to keep you waiting, but Anna couldn't find - Oh.
I hope I'm a surprise and not a shock.
Well, you're certainly unexpected.
I thought I'd get up a small party, just an informal one.
You remember Sir John Bullock? He and Lord Gillingham have just been staying with us.
Cora said it had been a success.
How clever of you both to be free at such short notice.
They brought your message to my club.
I had an evening of cards and whisky ahead so it was a welcome change of plan.
And what about you? Well, I cancelled what I was supposed to be doing.
I hope Miss Lane Fox didn't mind.
Don't punish me for wanting to see you again.
John's got a marvellous idea for later on, haven't you? After dinner I could take you all to hear the new band at the Lotus Club.
You and Mary can be my chaperones, so what could be more proper? It isn't too jazzy, Lady Rosamund.
Just a club with a good dance band.
We can keep the young in order.
That's if you like the sound of it.
Please say yes, Mary, do.
It's such eons since we've had any fun.
What about you, Tom? I'll stay here with Lady Rosamund.
Oh, I was thinking I might go, too.
That settles it.
Tom can come as Aunt Rosamund's partner.
Well? I give in.
Some more champagne over here.
I don't need any more.
How can we keep going if we're not properly fuelled? I can keep going.
April Showers His evening of cards and whisky had already begun when he got your aunt's invitation.
Still it holds a goodly share of bliss I hope you don't mind my ambushing you like this.
It was Mama and Aunt Rosamund who ambushed me.
And I'm glad you came.
Really? Absolutely.
When I'm at Downton I feel so weighed down, as if I were stuck at school for the rest of my life.
But tonight you've made me play truant.
And I like it.
flowers That bloom in May So if it's raining Can I see you again before you go? How? The meeting's at noon and then we go straight to the station.
It's raining violets And, anyway, you've told me you're engaged to be married.
Almost engaged.
Almost is good enough for me.
And even if you weren't the truth is .
I'm not ready and I won't be for some years.
I don't believe that.
Don't misunderstand me.
It's been lovely, here and at Downton.
I feel quite refreshed.
But now it's time to go back to real life again.
And that's doesn't include me.
How could it? Whenever April showers come along When I go through these I can tell I've got some big gaps.
Make a list and we'll see what we can do.
You'll help, won't you? Course.
I just think it's a shame if Alfred has to go.
They might not even test me, let alone offer me a place.
I couldn't go to London, me.
Oh, you could if London was right for the next step in your journey.
Are you sure you want to be a chef? Not this chef business again.
Oh, just because you have no dreams.
I have dreams.
But they don't involve peeling potatoes.
That's it, I'm off to bed.
Me, too.
Goodnight, Mrs Patmore.
You must help him, Daisy.
Although it'll be hard, it'll be better if you part friends, I promise.
One moment of nastiness, and I'll be paying for the rest of my days? Maybe it's good if he goes.
Sometimes you can spend too long on a one-sided love.
I see a light in your eyes So, how are you enjoying it? What? Being a member of the family Crawley? They've been kind to me.
Kinder than I deserve.
Oh, I'm sure that's not true.
It is true.
Too true.
Oh! Oh, dear! Er should we sit down? Aunt Rosamund's gone back to the table.
Should we go? Absolutely not.
We're making a show of ourselves.
Then let's put on a great show.
People are looking at us.
Let them see how it's done.
Oh, my - Are you all right? Oh, um He's not normally like that.
Oh, Mary.
I don't think he is.
I don't know him that well.
I should keep it that way.
I really am all right now.
Thank you, you've saved my face.
Jack Ross at your service.
I'm Rose MacClare.
How do you do? Rose.
I've been sent to fetch you.
Well, if your friends are waiting I'm so sorry.
This is my cousin, Tom Branson.
This is Mr Ross.
He rescued me from deep humiliation.
We should be going.
There was no need to be rude.
I wasn't rude.
Where's John? I should think he's gone home.
Well, have we all had enough? I hope he paid the bill before he left.
If it hadn't have been for Mr Ross You were having quite an adventure with your gallant band leader.
He was terribly nice.
And .
John had made me look such a fool.
A violet renamed but still blue The dappled dew will form in spring No matter what you call the thing So what's in a name? The grass is always greener On the other side I'm going up.
I'll come with you.
I'm whacked.
I'm assuming Sir John Bullock has blotted his copybook for you.
Oh, I don't know.
Doesn't everyone deserve a second chance? Not everyone, no.
Things have come to a pretty pass when you have to be rescued by a black bandleader.
I was jolly pleased anyone wanted to rescue me and so would you have been.
What's the matter? You've been in a glump all day.
If I told you, you'd despise me.
It may surprise you to hear that I said that to someone once.
But I did confess in the end and it made things a lot better.
Well, I couldn't say it.
Not to you.
Then find someone you can tell.
It will help more than you know.
And on that modest notegoodnight.
I'm glad someone's cheerful.
Although I'm surprised it's you.
Why? You were very down in the mouth when you were talking to Mr Branson.
You think you can read me like a book, don't you? I pride myself on keeping my eyes open, yes.
You'll need to keep your eyes open and your ears too where I'm concerned.
Meaning? Meaning there'll come a day when you'll be glad you kept in with me.
Hello, James, Alfred.
Rose, Anna needs to use your curling irons.
All right.
Mine are broken.
Of course.
You're back.
How was it? All right.
Lady Mary seemed quite pleased.
Come here.
Better get on.
Kiss me.
Or tell me what's happened.
One or the other.
Don't bully me.
Anna, you're upset.
You're unhappy and I don't know why.
You say it's not me.
I hope that's true.
But there is a reason and I need to find out what it is.
I won't press you now if it makes things worse but in the end I will find out.
Anna, could you tell Lady Mary, Lord Gillingham is here? Lord Gillingham? But we just saw him in London.
Well, he's come back.
Is his valet with him? I mean, is he staying? She'll want to know.
He doesn't seem to be.
Now, will you give her the message, please? Well, this is a sorry tale.
Damn right it is.
And it's all my fault.
Not all but it is partly your fault.
There's no point in denying that.
And you expect me to help you with it? I couldn't think of anyone else to turn to.
Not the most flattering invitation I've ever known.
The question is, what's to be done? Should I speak to her again? Should I beg? We've not quite come to that.
It is you.
When Anna told me I thought there must be a mistake.
How did you get here? On the same train as you.
But I was travelling in third.
Why? Because I didn't want to speak to you in a railway carriage with, you know, Tom and everyone else listening.
Would you like some tea? Yes, if I may.
I assume you're going to give me an explanation at some stage.
It's not complicated.
I have made a long journey to ask a short question.
Will you marry me? Tony, you don't know me.
How can you say that? We've known each other since we were children.
Yes, but with a very long gap in the middle.
We only met properly a few days ago and now you want to spend the rest of your life with me? Yes.
That's exactly what I want.
I love you, Mary, and there must be a way to convince you.
Ah, James, could you bring us some tea? Very good, m'lady.
Look, I never met Matthew but I'm sure he was a splendid chap.
He was.
But he's dead and I'm alive.
We're good together, Mary.
We could be so very happy if you'd let us.
And Miss Lane Fox? I like Mabela lot.
I even think that I could come to love her.
But I'm not in love with her as I am with you.
You fill my brain.
I see you when I close my eyes.
I can't stop thinking about you - where you are, what you're doing.
You're very persuasive.
Then be persuaded.
I only wish I could.
Not now, if you don't want to.
You take as long as you need - two years, three.
Just so long as I know that you'll marry me in the end.
Tony! Why on earth are you here? Did you leave something behind? No, I had some business nearby, so I thought I'd look in.
Are you staying? Er, yes, if, if you don't mind.
I brought a bag on the off chance.
And your man? I didn't want to make a fuss.
It's only one night.
I can't stay much longer.
Nanny's bringing down Sybbie in a moment.
It won't take long.
She's coming now.
I see.
What do you see? Well, I know now why you sent for me.
You're going to gang up on me and try to pay me off.
Why would we pay you off? Well, if I'm pregnant.
I want my baby to have a father and I won't change my mind about that, however much you offer.
I wasn't planning to make an offer.
Because there is no child.
What? You can't know that.
Nobody can.
But I do know that, actually.
Edna's not pregnant.
Do you think she would have let herself get pregnant before she was sure of you? And she knew how to prevent it.
Why else would you buy this book of instructions? Marie Stopes.
Married Love.
Though in your case it was unmarried love, wasn't it, dear? You've been through my things.
What if I'd agreed to marry her and there was no baby? Once you'd agreed she would have got pregnant.
I don't know whom she would have selected as the father, but no doubt she had a candidate in mind.
What proof have you got? Oh, none at the moment.
But if you persist in your lie I'll summon the doctor and have him examine you.
You can't force me.
Oh, yes, I can.
I'll lock you in this room and when he's arrived I'll tear off your clothes and hold you down, if that's what it takes.
You can't stop me from speaking to her ladyship.
No, you're right.
That I cannot do.
But if you want a reference or another job during your natural lifetime, you'll hold your tongue.
This is yours, I think.
But even with the book, how did you know she wasn't pregnant? I didn't.
And the doctor couldn't have told a thing yet, either.
But at least we know the truth now.
What's the matter with you? Never mind.
I thought we were all about to be dancing to your tune.
Do you ever wonder why people dislike you so much? It's because you are sly and oily and smug.
And I'm really pleased I got the chance to tell you before I go.
Well, if we're playing the truth game, then you're a manipulative little witch, and if your schemes have come to nothing, I'm delighted.
Are you leaving Downton then? What's it to you? Oh, plenty.
It's plenty to me.
You won't believe what's happened.
Braithwaite's handed in her notice.
What? Why? Family troubles.
Or so she says.
Are we living under a curse, doomed to lose our lady's maids at regular intervals? Anna, did you know about this? Is anything the matter? No, m'lord.
You seem very quiet lately.
I hope Bates is behaving himself.
He never does anything else.
Will that be all, m'lady? Yes, thank you.
Did they tell you Tony Gillingham's asked himself for the night? They have.
We must try not to read too much into it.
Why are you in your rompers? Tony only brought black tie.
He didn't think we'd be changing if no-one was staying.
So another brick is pulled from the wall.
Why is Lord Gillingham back so soon? That's the big question.
But we're very glad he is.
Not all of us, I imagine.
Are you ready to go? Carson says the car's outside.
Oh, yes, I think so.
So, you're off in the morning? I am.
Pity we didn't get Edith to wait a day.
Why did she go to London, anyway? I asked but she assumed an air of mystery.
Honestly, Papa.
Edith's about as mysterious as a bucket.
She's gone to see Michael Gregson.
Ooh, that's the next thing to look forward to.
I don't dislike him.
Oh, what a recommendation.
Goodnight, dear.
Goodnight, Granny.
Goodnight, Lord Gillingham.
Goodnight, Isobel.
Goodnight, Lord Gillingham.
I hope we see you up here again before too long.
I hope so, too.
That was nobly done.
She is a good woman and, while the phrase is enough to set one's teeth on edge, there are moments when her virtue demands admiration.
I agree, although I'm rather surprised to hear you say it.
Not as surprised as I am.
Ah, Monk's left the coffee.
He's cleared off till the morning.
Does that mean we have to do the washing up? No, he'll do that tomorrow.
He comes back at eight.
That's quite a discipline.
Why do you say that? It reminds me of Lady Warwick having the stable bell at Easton rung at six, so everyone had to time to get to the right beds before the maids and valets arrived.
Isn't that apocryphal? No, actually.
Papa and Mama stayed there once and said it was quite true.
Of course they already were in the right bed.
I don't know why I said all that.
I hope I do.
Don't be silly.
Will you miss me? Of course.
Is it really only a week until you leave? Mm.
Is there anything I can do to keep things running whilst you're in Munich? Well, as a matter of fact I've got something I want you to sign.
It will give you some authority over my affairs.
Come here.
What'll you do when you get there? Well, I thought I'd write a novel.
Or try to.
I always fancied myself a novelist and never had the time.
Now I've got nothing but.
How long is it going to take? I'm not sure.
I'll set the wheels in motion when I arrive and we'll stop when and if we hit a rock.
But the lawyers are quite optimistic.
I thought lawyers were never optimistic.
That's why it's a good sign.
Are we going out tonight? Rose was talking about the new band at the Lotus Club.
Well, no, I hadn't planned on going anywhere.
No? No.
Michael, I Oh, my darling.
So I can move back in? Edna's room will be empty now and if I'm to dress her ladyship and Lady Mary, I think it makes sense.
If that's what you really want.
I'm sorry it didn't work out with Miss Braithwaite.
Not that I care much for her.
I'm sorry about the disruption for her ladyship.
One day I'll tell you the whole story.
Then you'll be less sorry.
The truth is we were mad as hatters to let her back in the house.
I've got a present for you.
It's for your desk.
What made you think of that? It's good for you to be reminded you once had a heart.
And it'll reassure the staff to know you belong to the human race.
This frame looks expensive.
She was pretty though, wasn't she? She was.
Very pretty.
And I'm sure she was very nice.
And now you can look at that and remember her.
You're right, Mrs Hughes.
I will.
The business of life is the acquisition of memories.
In the end that's all there is.
Thank you.
Bates, do you know anything about why Braithwaite left? I don't, m'lord.
They say she had some troubles at home.
I hope it's not too much for Anna.
Bates? She wants to move back into the house, m'lord.
She says she needs to if she is to perform her duties properly.
Is something wrong between you? Yes.
But I don't know what it is.
She says it's nothing I've done but I can't believe that.
It must be my fault because she is incapable of fault.
I don't know what to do.
There is no such thing as a marriage between two intelligent people that does not sometimes have to negotiate thin ice.
I know.
You must wait until things become clear.
And they will.
The damage cannot be irreparable when a man and a woman love each other as much as you do.
My goodness, that was strong talk for an Englishman.
I don't really want to go back to London, but I suppose I have to.
That's after I get your answer, that is.
I was wondering how long it would take you to get to the point.
Are you ready? What happens if I refuse? We both know I must marry.
I don't need to explain to you how the system we're trapped in works.
Please, don't rush into anything.
I won't make a fool of Mabel.
It wouldn't be fair.
I'd break up with her for you and I will credit her by saying that she'd understand.
She sounds rather fine.
If you don't want me then I think I'm honour-bound to go through with it.
It's no good, Tony.
I can't.
I'm not free of him.
Yesterday you said I fill your brain.
Well, Matthew fills mine.
And I don't want to be without him.
Not yet.
Can I ask one favour? And then I really will go and leave you in peace.
What is it? Will you kiss me? Please.
I will never love again as I love you in this moment.
And I must have something to remember.
Goodbye, Mary.
My darling Mary.
My prayers go with you for everything that you do.
May I have a word, your lordship? Hm.
If Miss Braithwaite is not coming back, I wondered if her replacement had been decided on.
Not yet.
I have a candidate I'd like to put forward who I know very well and is more than qualified.
You must discuss it with her ladyship but I've no objection.
She's a little older than Miss Braithwaite.
That won't hurt.
Why do you say that? No reason.
Where's Tony? Has he gone? He thought he'd said all his goodbyes and he wanted to catch the half past nine.
Are you ready? Where are you going? York.
For estimates to re-equip the saw mill.
So, will we be seeing Tony Gillingham again? I'm sure we willeventually.
He was telling me about Mabel Lane Fox.
Apparently, they're getting engaged.
I imagine he'll be very taken up with that.
Yes, I dare say.
Right, I'll get my hat.
There you are.
Well, you don't look too bad.
I thought you might be a little the worse for wear.
Why should I be? After only two hours' sleep.
My maid saw you come in.
Aren't you going to tell me what kept you out until six in the morning? Well, we Please don't say you were talking and you lost track of time.
Quite apart from the morality - or lack of it in this situation - you do realise you are taking a great risk? You're trusting this man with your name and your reputation.
He wants to marry me.
Of course I trust him.
As you trusted Sir Anthony Strallan? That was rather unkind.
Are you going to tell Mama? No.
You're a grown woman and I'm not a spy.
But you're gambling with your future, my dear.
Be under no illusions.
A lot may be changing, but some things will stay the same.
I'm not a bit sorry.
No, you don't look sorry.
But you may find yourself feeling very sorry later.
You seem more cheerful than you were in London.
I am.
I took your advice.
I talked it over and I'm off the hook.
So whatever it was, it's gone away? I think so.
I envy you.
Why? Because I've just done something which I have a sneaking fear I may regret for a long time to come.
My life is perfect and then, in the space of one day, it is nothing.
Good morning, Miss Baxter.
Hello, Mr Bates.
What do you make of her? She's nice.
How are you getting on with her ladyship? That is so considerate.
She'll be eating out of your hand.
That's the intention.
You owe your place to Mrs Crawley.
She would not let me go until I'd promised.
You make me sound very fervent.
Wars have been waged with less fervour.
His forebears have been tenants since the reign of George III.
Be that as it may the rent's not been paid for ages.
We gave your father a long time.
You want to farm the land yourself.