Last Sunday, ‘Downton Abbey’ fans, in the states, were finally satisfied with two hours of period drama goodness (the ratings speak volumes), and there’s more where that came from!
Despite some saying the Season 4 premiere was slow-moving, the upcoming episode is surely not, especially with Downton holding a house party. That’s right, throughout the episode, Downton plays host to some old family friends, which means party time for the Crawleys! Do we get to see keg stands, beer pong and some bumping and grinding? How ghastly, absolutely not, but the episode is full of all sorts of excitement -- good and bad.
Not only will viewers see Australian operatic singer Nellie Melba (played by Kiri Te Kanawa, who is an international opera singer in real life) show off her vocal cords, but we’ll also get to see the Crawleys entertain an entire household. But will it go off without a hitch? You’ll have to wait and see.
To hold you over until the latest episode, here are five teasers. Enjoy, and if you live in fear of scoop and potential spoilers, walk away quickly like the Dowager Countess of Grantham has shamed you, well, for just being you.
-Branson proves to not be very good at small talk, which adds to him feeling like an even bigger fish out of water.
-Lord Anthony Gillingham (above, Tom Cullen) joins the house party and just might have eyes for Lady Mary.
-Mr. Molesley continues the struggle of finding his place. And as he reflects, he’s a beggar, but cannot be a chooser.
-This becomes a life-changing episode for [SPOILER] and [SPOILER] -- and not just for the episode, but for the entire season.
-Lord Grantham, Michael Gregson and a few other men at Downton take part in some “fun” card games aka gambling.
-Pay attention when Cora delivers the following line, which is fabulous, to Robert, “Am I the only member of this family who lives in the 20th century?” She adds, “You will have her next to you at dinner, and you will like it.”
Catch the next episode this Sunday, Jan. 12 at 9/8c on PBS.