The spoilers for Downton say that eventually everyone downstairs will know about Thomas's situation and in the new episode there will be an argument and everyone will try to put in their two cents. My theory is that Thomas will overhear this argument and run out into the rain and then Ms. Hughes will come out to comfort him and tell him that no matter what happens she will always respect him. Jimmy will see this from the windows and realize how heart broken Thomas is and try to make things right
Oh, good thoughts, I like this theory!
I think, too, that Mrs Hughes is on Thomas’ side, like Bates and probably Anna. Carson most likely feels “bound” to fire him, especially because Jimmy seems to want it. There is also a promo photo of Anna, Hughes and Bates standing in front of Carson’s desk, look quite “judging” at him, so I bet they will “fight” for Thomas, while Carson is torn, Jimmy panicking and the rest of the staff confused about what to think.
Although, if Jimmy really wants to have Thomas fired…. I doubt that. I think Jimmy is highly panicking, because O’Brien remarks that if he doesn’t report Thomas, others will think he didn’t mind at all, and that could also be dangerous for Jimmy. Still think he’s super closeted and doesn’t want to be connected in any way to homosexuality;
why? Just scroll his tag, everyone, enough theories given that explain it. But at the same time he doesn’t want to report Thomas, because Thomas is gay, and because I am convinced Jimmy does like him (romantically or not is hard to tell atm).
But you know, even if Thomas stays and we won’t have a romance between him and Jimmy at the end of the Christmas Special (latest), than I still have hopes and theories that the writers might set the grounds for a romance. Because, as I said, I believe Jimmy likes Thomas -being gay, and basically the only person he sees as a friend in Downton- but is horribly torn between feelings and job/reputation. O’Brien is really not helping here……….
And should it be the case that Thomas has to leave because of Jimmy, I think Jimmy will regret it, though, even if he doesn’t say it.
Thomas is 100% angst, Jimmy is 100% fear. And see, this is why I think they are perfect for each other! Jimmy could help Thomas to feel better about himself and just feel accepted; and Thomas could just prove Jimmy that homosexuality at this time is not the end of the world, because you can still find happiness, if you really mean it.
Sorry for keeping this post rather short and unsorted. I’m tired. And sorry for turning this post in a Thomas/Jimmy thing, when you were only talking about THomas’ fate in general ><