Just rewatched (for at least 20th time) Downton Abbey S2 finale and can’t stop crying. This was Downton at its best.
MD and DS knocked this scene out of the park. Their performance extraordinary and chemistry off the charts.
Sometimes, I wish Downton would have ended right here but then we would have missed George’s birth.
As for what Fellowes had happen on what should have been happiest day of Matthew and Mary’s life, I will not forgive him (unless he brings Matthew back in a movie). His decision ruined Downton for a huge part of audience.
Downton Abbey: The Complete Scripts S2. S2E2scene4. The first cap is Matthew’s reaction when Mary says she has come to see him. The last cap is out of order, but I liked wrapping this up with Matthew’s puzzled look; he senses that Mary had another agenda but he really can't imagine that she came to say she loves him. Mary holds it together as she has to talk to Matthew, having just decided that she will never have him, the love of her life. Brilliant work Michelle!