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Masterpiece: Downton Abbey, II: (Episode 2)

Masterpiece Classic

1917

As a convalescent home for wounded officers, Downton Abbey offers respite from the front. But Cora and Isobel, locked in a power struggle over running the home, wage domestic war, and Thomas in his new rank as acting-Sergeant is not one to broker peace. Mary rejects Rosamund's dubious advice while Daisy reluctantly accepts Mrs. Patmore's — in both cases, new bonds are irreversibly forged. Meanwhile, Anna dares to hope when she spies a familiar figure in the village. When Matthew accompanies a visiting General to Downton, a dinner party brings much of the war's painful demands into sharp relief, claiming one victim and very nearly several others. Branson's ambitions are revealed and William's aspirations are fulfilled. And Edith, finally, catches someone's eye.


Episode Info


Episode number: 42x2
Production Number: 4202
Airdate: Sunday January 15th, 2012

Director: Andy Goddard
Writer: Julian Fellowes

Alternate Airdates:

United Kingdom Oct 02, 2011

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (2 Votes cast)

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Guest Stars
Amy Nuttall
As Ethel Parks (Housemaid)
Recurring
Brendan Coyle
As John Bates (Lord Grantham's valet)
Recurring
Dan Stevens
As Matthew Crawley (Distant Cousin to the Earl)
Recurring
Elizabeth McGovern
As Rt Hon Cora Crawley (Countess of Grantham)
Recurring
Hugh Bonneville
As Rt Hon Robert Crawley (Earl of Grantham)
Recurring
Jessica Brown Findlay
As Lady Sybil Crawley (Youngest daughter of the Earl)
Recurring
Jim Carter
As Charles Carson (Butler)
Recurring
Joanne Frogatt
As Anna Smith (Head housemaid)
Recurring
Laura Carmichael
As Lady Edith Crawley (Middle daughter of the Earl)
Recurring
Lesley Nicol
As Beryl Patmore (Cook)
Recurring
Maggie Smith
As Rt Hon Violet Crawley (Dowager Countess of Grantham)
Recurring
Michelle Dockery
As Lady Mary Crawley (Eldest daughter of the Earl)
Recurring
Penelope Wilton
As Isobel Crawley (Matthew's mother)
Recurring
Phyllis Logan
As Elsie Hughes (Housekeeper)
Recurring
Rob James Collier
As Thomas Barrow (Footman)
Recurring
Siobhan Finneran
As Sarah O'Brien (Lady Grantham's maid)
Recurring
Sophie McShera
As Daisy Robinson (Kitchen maid)
Recurring
Thomas Howes
As William Mason (Footman)
Recurring
Main Cast
Laura Linney
As Host - Masterpiece Classic
Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
John LunnDid I Make the Most of Loving You?Opening


Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerGareth Neame  |  Julian Fellowes
Executive Producer - MasterpieceRebecca Eaton
 
Warning: Masterpiece season 42 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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