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favourite moment of character development

Obviously the whole film is about Veronica’s development, her acceptance of who she really is. But this moment just struck me as a beautiful instance showing how both she and Logan have already grown. Logan’s ready to be open and honest with her; he’s willing to be vulnerable and possibly judged. He’s not expecting unconditional trust, but is ready to earn it by trusting her in return. And Veronica’s no longer asking him to fight for every inch of trust she’s willing to give. She’s not looking for a reason to disbelieve him any more. She knows who Logan is, and that’s enough. 

Downton Abbey DVD Commentaries → S1E1 (Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame, and Brian Percival)


Julian: Elizabeth’s a fantastically pretty woman, isn’t she?

Brian: Fabulous.

Gareth: She is.

Julian: She and Michelle have the sort of perfect figure for this particular period. They look absolutely marvellous in everything they’re given to wear.


Downton Abbey DVD Commentaries → S1E1 (Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame, and Brian Percival)


Julian: I think what Rob James-Collier here, playing Thomas the footman…he’s got that wonderful arrogance of the footman, hasn’t he? Because they were always wonderfully dressed and they didn’t really have very much to do compared to everyone else under the roof and I think he gets that so well.

Brian: It was a huge step for Rob, this, and…because he’d only really done soaps before and he’s becoming more and more a very fine actor, I think. He’s grown considerably just over the months that he spent on this. It did great things for him in the future. And he’s one hell of a nice guy too.


Downton Abbey DVD Commentaries → S2E1 (Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame, and Liz Trubridge)


Gareth: I think Rob had a huge amount of story to tell in this episode, I mean really, a massive journey to go on in these few scenes to say that he is so completely lost because of the trauma of this war situation that he’s prepared to…

Liz: Do this.

Gareth: …do what he’s about to do. I think he does it really well.

Liz: Oh, I think he’s brilliant with it, yeah. He was very affected by going in those trenches.