Downton Abbey s04e05 Episode Script

Episode 5

I don't know why you always wait for me.
There's no need.
I want to be the first to greet you every day.
Well, as I saidthere's no need.
There's - There's every need.
And I will keep it up until you explain to me what has gone wrong between us.
Explain what? My life is perfect.
And then, in the space of one day, it is nothing.
To me, that requires an explanation.
Oh, good morning, Miss Baxter.
Hello, Mr Bates, Mrs Bates.
I wondered if you'd help me.
We will, if we can.
It's my sewing machine.
I have no sockets in my room.
And, as the sewing room is in the laundry wing, I wondered if Mrs Hughes might let me use it in the servants' hall.
I should ask her, if I were you.
Yes, of course.
I'll do that.
What do you make of her? She's nice.
Which prompts me to wonder what she sees in our friend Thomas.
You know the old saying.
'There's nowt so queer as folk.
' We'll miss breakfast, if we're not careful.
Are you happy for us to be teaching Alfred to cook? It's Mr Carson you should ask.
Ask me what? About the kitchen staff helping Alfred to train for his test.
He's been accepted for it, then? Not yet, no.
But he'd like to be ready if he is.
I suppose it's all right.
Alfred is a hard worker.
I'll give him that.
And if cooking's his chosen path Good.
I was just checking I wasn't inciting a revolution.
There we areMy Lady.
I think I've remembered everything.
But I'll just stay here while you check.
It seems perfect, but What's this? Well, I know Americans often drink orange juice with breakfast.
So I thought you might like it.
That is so considerate, Baxter.
Thank you.
Good morning, My Lord.
Good morning.
You look very jovial.
It's just Baxter reminding me of times gone by.
You're pleased with her.
I am, thank heaven.
What's your day looking like? Tom and Mary have summoned me to the library.
They have an idea.
I hope it's not something you're going to fight about.
How can I answer that when I don't know what it is.
So if we find a job for the boy, it'll make a difference to his mother.
Oh, a big difference.
If you really want to help Mrs Pegg, this will be of more use than a world of tea and sympathy.
Well, I don't need anyone else here.
I know.
But would you talk to the head gardener up at the abbey? Or maybe even talk to Lady Grantham.
She takes her garden seriously.
You don't have to tell me that.
I'm sorry.
When's the funeral? Tomorrow.
Will you go? I will.
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've served all the papers.
It's time to get on with it.
You mean, foreclose the lease and farm the land ourselves? That's what we discussed.
It's sad, though.
After such a long time in the hands of one family.
The world moves on, and we must move with it.
So you keep telling me.
Talking of the world moving on, I suppose you've seen this.
'The engagement is announced between the Viscount Gillingham and the Honourable Mabel Lane Fox, only child of the late Lord Osweston.
' Well, I must write and congratulate him.
Nowlet me get on.
But it's electric.
Aren't you worried it'll run away with itself and sew your fingers to the table? I certainly hope not.
How do you operate it? With a pedal - under my foot.
Well, I don't think it has any business in a servants' hall.
But there's no socket in her room.
She could take it to the laundry.
Or, better still, chuck it out altogether! Mrs Patmore is not what you'd call a futurist I think I'd got there already Anna.
I've forgotten something.
You must forgive me, Mr Bates.
I'm afraid I'm keeping Anna too busy.
Would you like to have a try? Anna? I don't know why you must be so hard on Mr Bates.
At least you know now there'll be no baby.
No.
Then, can't you start to get past it and and tell him something? He'd know if it wasn't the truth.
He sees through me.
He can read me like a book.
I wish he could read you.
And take you out of this veil of shadows.
Don't you want to be honest with him? Of course I do.
But I know him.
I know what he'd do.
And I can't risk his future.
Wellit's your secret and not mine.
But I think it's a mistake.
And you're sure you have a feel for gardening? I am, Your Ladyship.
I'm not a ladyship.
Just Mrs Crawley.
II don't know much now.
But I'm a grafter.
And a quick learner.
I cannot make promises, but I will try and find something for you.
Thank you very much, Your Ladyship.
Will you show him out? He's going to be so disappointed when he finds out how ordinary I really am.
You're part of the family.
That's how the village sees you.
It's not how the family see me.
Oh, I'm not so sure about that.
Lord and Lady Grantham have always been as kind as they can be.
And I appreciate it.
But I am not one of them.
And that's the end of it.
Lord Grantham admires you very much.
But if it serves you to think yourself unloved, nothing I say will change that.
I think that's rather harsh.
Lord Grantham.
It was a very good service.
Your father would've been pleased.
Thank you.
Do you have far to go? I'm staying at Yew Tree Farm.
Of course.
Let us know when you're ready to leave.
There's no hurry.
The thing is, My Lord, Idon't want to move out.
I want to take on the tenancy.
What? If it's still possible.
I'm sorry to be the one to say it, but I don't believe it is.
The notices have been served.
The case is closed.
You mean, you want to farm the land yourself.
Then it's all settled.
Mr Drewe, it's no good painting me as Simon Legree.
We gave your father a long time to get straight.
And left him in peace at the end of his life.
He never told me about the debt.
Or I'd've tried to help him.
Because my ancestors have farmed at Yew Tree since the Napoleonic Wars.
Surely, that's got to mean something.
It means a great deal to me.
Then, can we talk about it, My Lord? Please? Come tomorrow morning, if you wish.
But I can't see what good it will do.
Don't take it off too soon.
Let it bubble a bit, or you'll taste the flour.
Sois this enough? I'd say so, yeah.
Now put it to one side while you check your casings.
My, my.
Something smells good.
Alfred's making tarts with an egg and cheese filling.
Oh.
Bouchees de fromage.
They could be tonight's savoury.
Do you think? I don't see why not.
I'll fetch the eggs.
Well done, Daisy.
It's very hard, Mrs Patmore.
I feel like I'm helping him to leave us.
And so you are.
Which is as it should be, now he's decided to go.
So, what's next? We'll add egg and cheese to the white sauce, if Mrs Patmore doesn't mind.
I don't mind at all, Daisy.
You can help him enrich the bechamel.
Your Ladyship.
My Lady.
Is that the afternoon post? Is there anything for me? There's just a couple for His Lordship, My Lady.
Were you expecting something? Not particularly.
I haven't heard from Michael in a bit, that's all.
I expect he's busy.
What have you been up to? I was writing to Tony Gillingham.
Give him my regards.
Say we look forward to knowing Miss Lane Fox.
I am surprised.
I thought he was rather keen on you.
Not for the first time, you've got the wrong end of the stick.
Oh.
I thought you were Robert.
Is he back from his funeral? Not yet, I don't think.
While he's not here, shall we discuss his birthday? Oh, does he have a birthday soon? Fairly soon.
Do you have any plans? Nothing beyond his favourite food.
It's not a special one.
Why don't we have a party? To cheer ourselves up.
A small one.
That'll be fun.
But Maley may have a candidate of his own that he wants to bring forward.
So, you do need extra help.
I suppose so.
The last boy went off to a frightfully grand rectory.
Then, will you take young Pegg? He impressed me so favourably.
You know, I wonder your halo doesn't grow heavy.
It must be like wearing a tiara round the clock.
Will you help him? His mother would be very grateful.
And so would I.
Yes, but your gratitude never seems to last.
I've no sooner said yes than you come back with another request.
Will you? Very well.
Very well.
But he'd better turn out to be all the things you say he is.
Thought I'd get an extra You can help me with this.
Sybbie says there's going to be a hurricane any moment now.
A hurricane? Really? In Yorkshire? So we're getting all the animals under shelter.
I'm sure you are.
Where's Nanny? Collecting some clothes from laundry.
I said I'd stay with them.
She's so much more relaxed than our nanny ever was.
My childhood wasn't anything like Sybbie's.
Nor mine, God knows.
Do you think she's having a good childhood? That we're doing well? I think you're doing your best for her if that's what you mean.
It isn't quite.
Oh.
I think it's time for the hurricane.
Whoo! Uh-oh.
Uh-oh.
This came for you in the last post.
Is that the letter that says if they'll see you? I think it must be.
Well, open it, then.
Oh, go on.
Don't keep us in suspense.
I want it so much.
I can't bear to find out I've not got it.
Give it to me, then.
Well, they are going to test you.
Oh, they are.
But, by 'eck.
It's the day after tomorrow.
They don't give you much time.
Oh, this was posted 10 days ago.
It must've got lost.
He'll be fine.
He knows his stuff.
Course he does.
Doesn't he, Daisy? He does, yeah.
What's this? Alfred's got his test.
At The Ritz.
I'm happy for you, Alfred.
Anna That's the gong.
I shouldn't worry, Mr Bates.
She's got ever so much on her plate.
Haven't we all? Oh, bravo! Very good! She's right.
I couldn't have done better myself.
Now.
Take them up and say you cooked 'em.
I couldn't.
Well, Mr Carson can say it.
And what are they supposed to do? Hang out the flags? Oh, don't grudge him his success.
I don't.
I just can't see the fun in a life chained to a stove.
Are the savouries ready to go up? They certainly are.
I say.
Well done.
We'll be sorry to lose you, Alfred.
But I think you'll pass your test.
Fingers crossed, My Lady.
When is it? The day after tomorrow.
I'm going up in the morning.
Our best wishes go with you.
I'm going up myself tomorrow.
Oh? Just for the day.
To visit Michael's office.
I'll be back for dinner.
All alone? I seem to be.
I don't know why.
How are you getting on with Her Ladyship? Pretty wellI think.
You've done America and praised Lady Sybil? Have I not You name it, I've said it.
She'll be eating out of your hand.
That's the intention.
No enemies downstairs neither.
That was Miss O'Brien's mistake.
Nobody liked her, so nobody told her anything.
They don't like you much.
That's why you're here.
To rectify that failing on my part.
Is it true you've moved into the house again? Mrs Hughes said so.
It seemed easier when I was looking after Her Ladyship as well as you.
But she has her own maid now.
Why not go back to the cottage? I haven't got round to it.
Anna, if you're in difficulties, I wish you'd tell me.
I'm not, My Lady.
Honestly.
I've come to say goodbye.
Thank you for all your help.
Just keep calm.
You know enough to do well if you keep calm.
Very good luck, Alfred.
Is there anything I ought to know about London? There's quite a lot you ought to know about London, dear.
And no time to tell it now or he'll miss his train.
This afternoon, when Her Ladyship comes down, I don't want any backchat - she must see everything is in order, all neat and tidy.
What's happened to your apron? Why? What should - Oh, my God! What's up? WellI must've caught it on a nail.
My other's in the wash.
And Her Ladyship's due! Oh, don't worry.
Miss Baxter'll sort that out.
Give it here.
Right.
I thought you wouldn't mind if Alfred rode in the front, My Lady.
He's catching the same train.
Of course I don't mind.
We all wish you luck, Alfred.
I'm going to need it, My Lady.
It's his first trip to London.
How exciting.
Exciting's one word for it.
You want to reverse the foreclosure and take the lease, but you still can't pay all the arrears.
It doesn't seem a very enticing offer.
I'll pay.
And it won't take long.
Even so I'm a Yorkshireman, My Lord.
This is where I belong.
We've worked this land in partnership with the Crawleys for more than a century.
In partnership with the Crawleys? I don't mean to be impertinent.
I do not hear it as impertinence.
We have been in partnership.
We're in partnership with all our tenants.
Or, we should be.
Then, will you let me come home? I'll see what I can do.
Thank you, My Lord.
I'll be at the farm.
Mr Drewe.
I would prefer to report that you are prepared to repay the arrears in full.
I'll lend you the difference myself.
You'd do that for me? It won't be less than £50.
I'll send a cheque when I'm sure of the outcome.
You won't regret it.
No.
I don't think I will.
Do you think Alfred has a chance with his cooking? I think he's got more than a chance, judging by what Mrs Patmore has to say on the subject.
Because I've got an idea that might kill two birds with one stone.
We'll be short of a footman any day and Mr Molesley will be short of a job.
What say we deal with the two problems together? And solve both.
Exactly.
- But would he do it? - Would he do it When he's been mending roads and delivering groceries, and lucky to get even that? I'll say he'll do it.
I hope you're right.
I know I am.
You might've talked it over with us before you made up your mind.
But I haven't.
I told him we'd think about it.
That's all.
Sounds to me as if you've come to a decision.
If we don't respect the past, it'll be harder to build our future.
Where did you read that? I made it up.
I thought it was rather good.
It's too good.
One thing we don't want is a poet in the family Would it be so bad? The only poet peer I am familiar with is Lord Byron.
And I presume you all know how that ended.
So, you'd let Mr Drewe stay on.
Since he wants to repay the debt, I think it only fair.
Besides, he talks of the partnership between the farmers and the family, and I like that.
Well, I think it's splendid.
Says the queen of the rebels Thank you.
And you agree, even though he has no right to renew the lease? No right legally, no.
But we think he has a moral right.
It's a pity it should be Yew Tree.
It would've filled a hole in the land we farm.
You've managed without it till now.
You haven't said what you think.
Which side are you on? The farmer's, of course.
I've not abandoned all my socialism.
Even though it feels like it sometimes.
In this one and only instance, I am glad to hear it.
When will you tell him? There's no tearing rush.
We've a day or two to talk it over.
And then you can tell him.
It's strangestanding here next to you in silence.
Because I love you.
I want to find out why you don't love me any more.
You'd think we could talk about it.
But apparently not.
But I don't I'm going into Ripon this afternoon to get some things for Lady Mary.
If they miss me, I'll be back before the gong.
Well At least I know you'll be back before the gong Ooh! I can't get over the speed of it.
I feel quite dizzy watching.
I don't think it'll show.
Show? It's better than it was before I bought it.
Aw! Thanks very much.
Her Ladyship's on her way down.
Another one roped to the chariot I'm grateful for this job, Thomas.
And we both know why.
But what's it all about? Well, there's going to be changes at Downton.
There's bound to be.
I'm sure.
So I want to know about any plans upstairs.
Any detail, no matter how small.
Understand? Did the other lady's maids keep you informed? Miss O'Brien, yes.
But we fell out.
What about Mrs Bates? Is she an enemy? She knows what's going on.
No, she's not an enemy.
But she's incorruptible.
So we have nothing in common.
She's also silent.
Shouldn't think I've had four words out of her since I arrived.
Just get them all to trust you and tell you everything.
Your Ladyship.
How can I help? I've come down to persuade you.
I just don't see why it's better than an ice box.
Well, a refrigerator is more efficient.
It keeps food fresh longer.
We won't need ice to be delivered.
But the papers will still be delivered, and the groceries, and all sorts.
Or are we to stop that too? Mrs Patmore.
Is there any aspect of the present day that you can accept without resistance? Well, My Lady.
You must do everything Maley tells you.
I will, Your Ladyship.
John is keen to learn.
Aren't you? I am, ma'am.
Because there's always work for a good gardener.
You owe your place to Mrs Crawley.
She would not let me go until I'd promised.
She would not relax her grip.
You make me sound very fervent.
Wars have been waged with less fervour Well, let's hope we win this one.
Good day, John.
Say what you like, but I know you care about these things as much as I do.
Nobody cares about anything as much as you do.
This is it.
My name is Arsene Avignon.
I am the sous chef of The Ritz.
Todayyou are going to make four dishes.
Is that clear? Then, if you have no questions, we will begin.
In 1917, at our sister hotel in New York, the chef, Monsieur Diat, altered a soup made popular by Monsieur Gouffe and the great Monsieur Escoffier.
What did he do? He served it cold.
Very good.
Yes, it was eaten cold.
Previously, the name had been a simple one.
Leek and potato soup.
But what was it called now? Vichyssoise.
It was Vichyssoise.
Soyou all have the instructions before you.
Please begin.
Mr Napier.
What? Hello, Mary.
I can still call you Mary? Of course you can.
How lovely.
What brings you here? I'm working on a government thing and we've got some research to do in Yorkshire.
I'm on a sort of reconnoitring expedition.
Lucky me.
I was in Thirsk, and I suddenly thought, why not take a chance? Well, I'm so glad you did.
Let me give you some tea.
I'll get them to tell Mama and Papa that you're here.
While I've got you alone You've been in my thoughts a great deal since the wholeghastly business.
That's nice to know.
Which is why it's lovely to see you looking so um .
.
lovely.
Hello.
Lady Mary wants tea for four.
I'llstart again? Hello? Lady Mary wants tea for four in the library? It's not right, you know, when you speak against Alfred.
Sorry.
But imagine having never been to London.
Dearie me.
I've not been to London.
And, for me, it just goes to show.
He may be nervous, it may be a daunting prospect, but he's got ambition.
It drives him.
And I admire that.
Good.
Because I've got plenty of ambition where you're concerned.
Don't be so soft.
Sowhat is this thing you're working on? It's all to do with the rural economy.
Very hush-hush.
Well, don't tell us if it's meant to be a secret.
Well, it'snot like that.
A lot of landed estates are in difficulty.
The department wants to assess the damage of the war years.
Are they likely to survive, and so on.
And are they? Some of them.
It sounds rather interesting.
It is.
Interesting and incredibly depressing.
Which places are you studying in Yorkshire? That I cannot say.
It wouldn't be fair on the owners.
But we have earmarked the ones in serious trouble.
And you'll be glad to know Downton's not among them.
Still, we'd love your opinion on whether or not we're doing the right things.
Wouldn't we, Papa? We don't want to add to his labours.
Where are you staying while you're up here? We haven't decided.
There's quite a good hotel in Ripon.
Nonsense.
You must stay with us.
I couldn't possibly.
Why not? Well, to start with, I'll have my boss with me.
Who's that? Charles Blake.
Have you ever come across him? I don't think so.
You must both stay here.
That way, we'll get the benefit of all your knowledge for the price of a couple of dinners.
What could be better than that? Well, Mr Nugent.
You've donequite well.
I know I can do better, sir, if you give me a chance.
I know it.
You haven't chosen to make your living in the kitchen before now.
No.
You see, my mother was keen - You have worked instead as a footman for the Earl of Grantham.
I have, yes.
And this has made youunhappy? I'll not say that.
But I want to do more with my life.
I see.
Well, we have difficult decisions ahead.
But don't worry.
We won't keep you waiting.
It's good of youto let me disturb your afternoon.
You see I have to get to the bottom of what's troubling me.
And I believe you can help.
I doubt that.
The thing isI know you can.
I heard you questioning Anna about why she was being so hard on me.
But that doesn't mean - Yes.
It does.
You know what this is about.
And you believe she should have told me.
Well, I admit I think she should have.
But it is not for me to.
Then I can't stay here.
What? I have been happy in this house.
Happier than I had any right to be.
But that only makes my present situation all the harder to bear.
I can imagine.
Can you? Can you, Mrs Hughes? Because if you can .
.
you will know why I have to leave here.
My wife no longer loves me.
The sight of me is torture for her, which is torture for me.
If you will not let me hear the truth I will hand in my resignation now and be gone before she gets back.
So be it.
Wait! Where is Anna? Shehad an errand in Ripon.
It's not true.
Anna loves you very, very much.
And I think the pain of coming home to find you gone would finish her.
So I will tell you what happened to make you stay.
And if I'm doing the wrong thing, then I ask for the mercy of God.
I'm sorry, My Lady.
They said you wouldn't be in here before seven.
No.
Nor would I be.
But I left aletter on my desk.
Has anybody else - Oh.
Has anybody else been in here? I don't know, Your Ladyship.
No.
No, why would you? That's all of it.
You haven't said whenit happened.
Haven't I? Was it the last night of the houseparty? When she told me she faintedand hit her head.
Is that when it happened? Yes.
Then I know who it really was.
I've told you who it was.
But I don't believe you! I think it was Lord Gillingham's valet, who teased her and flirted with her from the moment he arrived.
It was not Lord Gillingham's valet.
I don't believe he ever left the concert.
It was not him.
Do you swear that? Why should I swear? You must swear it - on everything you hold dear! Will you? I've said It was an outsider.
It was no-one who was staying in the house.
A man broke in and waited down here.
How many times must I repeat it? Do you swear? Very well.
If it makes you feel better, I swear.
On your mother's life? She is dead.
On her grave.
I've said I swear! Because I will find out who he is.
You're welcome to try.
But I don't know what you've got to go on.
Ah, there you are.
How did you get on? Oh, fine.
I hear Evelyn Napier was here earlier.
I'm sorry to have missed him.
Yes, he just dropped in.
It was a spur of the moment thing.
Is he still in pursuit of Mary? I didn't ask him.
So, will you be giving a birthday party? For Robert? Why? Do you really want me to? I'd had rather a good idea for it.
That's all.
If I did, would you give me a hand? Absolutely.
Shh! So.
Have we come to a final decision about Drewe? I suppose so.
If it means that much to you.
And Tom's socialism will ensure his approval of the plan.
You laugh.
But, as a matter of fact, I've been thinking about it quite a lot lately.
About what? My beliefs, I suppose.
I'm not too sure what they are any more.
Since the houseparty - I won't hear another word about the houseparty.
Somebody said something to upset you.
That's all it is.
What was this? Who was rude? No-one.
He's got that wrong.
I justfelt like an intruder.
It made me face the fact that I'm living where I don't belong.
Welcome to the club Oh, stop moaning.
But, if you went back to Ireland, Tom, would you belong there? No.
I don't think I would.
You've changed me too much.
I'm a man without a home.
I am stateless.
Well, then There is America.
I have family there and they're doing quite well.
It would be a new start.
But you've made a new start here.
But I'm talking about the world Sybbie will grow up in.
Wouldn't it be easier for her to begin with a clean slate, rather than being the daughter of an uppity chauffeur? Well, don't do anything in a hurry.
We don't want to lose you, Tom.
What do you mean, you'll have to think about it? What I say.
I didn't mind helping you out when you were short-staffed.
How good of you But to accept a permanent position as a footman I'm a trained valet, Mr Car- I'm a trained butler! To acceptmy fall by taking a permanent, inferior place You keep telling me it's permanent.
But from where I'm sitting, it's looking less permanent by the minute! I shall give it every consideration.
Very generous, I must say I'll let you know my answer when I have one.
I shall wait with bated breath Aren't you ever going to finish that? It's nearly midnight.
Someone has to do it.
But it doesn't always have to be you.
I know.
I know what happened.
Mrs Hughes told me.
I forced her to.
Then, she was very wrong.
It wasn't her secret to tell.
I gave her no choice, Anna.
What did she say? How How it happened.
When it happened.
I asked if it was Green.
Who? Mr Green.
Lord Gillingham's valet.
She swore it wasn't.
No, it wasn't him.
She said a man .
.
broke in and was waiting down here for you, a stranger.
That's right.
Because, if it was the valet .
.
he is a dead man.
It wasn't him! You only say that because you didn't like him.
No, I did not.
There's no excuse to accuse him when he did nothing.
Would I have sat at breakfast with him next morning if it'd been him? We can't know who the man was.
We have no way of tracing him.
Why wouldn't you tell me? Because I knew the suffering it would bring you.
Well, it's in the open.
No more secrets.
I'm glad of that, at least.
No more fear of being found out.
Because I am found out.
My shame has nowhere to hide.
Why do you talk of shame? I don't accept that there is any shame in this.
But I am spoiled for you.
And I can never be unspoiled.
You are not spoiled.
You are made higher to me and holier because of the suffering you have been put through.
You are my wife.
And I have never been prouder .
.
nor loved you more than I love you now at this moment.
Truly? Truly.
Morning.
Alfred.
Is that the result? I think so, yes.
Do you want me to open it? No, I'll do it myself.
Good luck.
Well? I've not got it.
What? Oh, I am sorry.
It says I did well and I was nearly in the top four, but not quite.
I expect they say that to everyone.
That's enough, James.
And Alfred - to fail at the first attempt does not mean that you won't succeed later.
Quite right.
Might I have a word, Mr Carson? Certainly.
I've given it a lot of thought.
Have you, indeed First, I needed to deal with my father's disappointment, when he learned of my downward path.
But I weighed it against the power to do good that all employment brings.
Did you, now? And you thought all that.
I feel I could contain my skills and guide them into amore modest channel without loss of dignity.
Just fancy So, all in all and after mature deliberation, you'll be pleased to hear that I can accept your offer.
What offer? To replace Alfred as footman.
Oh, dear, Mr Molesley.
I'm afraid that Alfred's not leaving now.
It's a pity you didn't accept the job when we last talked.
And then I'd have been stuck with you.
As it is, you've missed your chance.
As I generally do.
Mature deliberation Cheer up, lad.
You read the letter.
You were a very near miss.
So, next time, you'll hit the target.
I reckon Jimmy's right.
They say that to everyone who fails.
Well, I reckon you work hard and you deserve to succeed.
You just have to stick at it and you will.
I'm not saying he took it.
But I don't see who else could've done.
In other words, you're saying he took it.
I know he was in this room.
Legitimately.
Really, Dr Clarkson.
I'm not a witness for the prosecution.
Aren't you? Well, let us review the facts.
I have lost a valuable paper knife.
Given to the late Lord Grantham by the King of Sweden.
Which makes all the difference It makes the loss greater, yes.
I quite agree.
But I can't accept there's any real proof against ermyoung Pegg.
Well, if you insist, I won't sack him.
Yet.
But I will not allow him back in the house.
And I will have to speak to my head gardener about it.
That will do him a lot of harm.
Well, what would you prefer? That I invite the local criminals to drop in and strip the house bare? Why not ask to be told when a gardener is coming inside? So that you or a servant can keep watch.
Then we'll have time to investigate the loss of the knife.
Or have you already scented blood? As a matter of interest, do you ever doubt? I don't doubt the honesty of young Pegg.
That is not at all what I asked.
I'm very grateful, My Lady.
You didn't have to do this, but it determines me to prove I'm worthy of your faith.
I can't pretend to take the credit, Mr Drewe.
It was His Lordship who was determined you should stay.
You owe your thanks to him.
He'll have my thanks, My Lady.
And he'll have the rest of the payment before he's missed it.
What payment? Remainder of the debt.
I thought you'd know about it.
And so we do.
Of course we do.
I'm sorry.
I was being absent-minded.
How much is it? I've forgotten.
It's only the last £50.
He sent a cheque so I can pay off the full amount and wipe the slate clean.
Well, thank you, Mr Drewe.
I'm sure we have many fruitful years ahead of us.
Are you going to challenge him? No.
If Papa believes enough in Drewe to lend him the money, and to hide it from us, then that tells me something.
What, exactly? That you and I are in partnership with a very decent man.
Mrs Hughes, can I have a word? I know you told Mr Bates about me while I was out yesterday.
He put me in a verydifficult I'm afraid he guessed who it was.
But you denied it.
Denied it? I swore on my mother's grave it wasn't himGod help me.
He seems to have accepted your word.
In fact I'm moving back into the cottage.
Oh! Oh, I'mI'm so pleased.
At least if I'm damned for all eternity, it was to some purpose.
You won't be damned.
Mr Bates has shown great generosity of spirit.
As I knew he would.
Eventually.
Sowe're going to try and put the whole thing behind us.
I hate to think of that evil man getting away scot free.
But maybe it's for the best.
I thought you'd like to know.
What are you grinning about? What do you think? He's not going.
Mr Bates.
I'm so glad to see you.
Anna's told me what's gone on between you.
And it's made me happier than I can say.
To think it's all over and done with.
Nothing's over and done with, Mrs Hughes.
But Anna said - Do you think I would add to her burden, after all she's been through? I don't know his name, so I can't tell it to you.
Not if you were to threaten me with a knife, Mr Bates.
I understand.
And I won't press you.
But be aware.
Nothing is over.
And nothing is done with.
Michael's vanished into thin air.
If anything had happened, we'd know.
I was a fool to think we could leave it behind.
I'm the failure here, not you.
Can I interrupt? Mr Napier and Mr Blake are here in a few days.
You're here to advise the landowners on how to get through this crisis, aren't you? Not quite.
You seem to have brought a traitor into our midst.
Not a traitor.
I wonder you don't just set fire to the abbey and dance round it.
Painted with woad and howling I might.
If it would do any good.
This came in the evening post.
Is anything the matter?