If the title didn’t tip you off, here is another warning: If you choose to read further you should do so at your own risk, as the following article contains MAJOR spoilers from season 3 of “Downton Abbey”. Proceed with caution.
As a huge “Downton Abbey” fan, nothing made me swoon more than that moment when Matthew and Mary finally got it right and kissed in the snow! Ahhhh, I am a sucker for a torrid love affair.
For those of you that are caught up on (the heartbreaking) season 3 finale, you know that poor Lady Mary is now a single mother. When actor Dan Stevens decided not to return in the role of Matthew, “Downton Abbey” EP Gareth Neame took this as a chance to create a “dramatic opportunity” for Lady Mary. “In any relationship drama, the will-they-or-won’t-they is always more interesting than married couples. So actually what we’ve been able to do is reset [Lady Mary]. She has to start again, and that will be much more interesting.” Neame says.
What better way to heal her heart (and ours) than a handsome new beau! While I am still mourning the loss of Matthew, I must admit that the show was at its best when the Matthew and Mary were struggling through their “will they, wont they” phase. The show is looking for a handsome suitor with a winning personality to play the role of Lord Anthony Gillingham, who will be Lady Mary’s new boyfriend.
How do you feel about a budding new relationship for the new mother (and widow…)? Who do you think should play the role of Lord Anthony?