Headcanon that Mary doesn’t get married again, but in a true Titanic fashion the entire series is being narrated by her to maybe her grandchildren when she is an old woman. The last scene is her death and her reunion with Matthew, where they se eeach other once again in a room that looks like the Downton dressing room. There, music is playing and Matthew and Mary looks at Matthew, who smiles. 

“Matthew?” she asks, and he walks over to her slowly and embraces her. 

“You never got married again,” he says softly, sounding both guilty and relieved.

“Well, it’s like you told me,” Mary responds, wrapping her arms around him, “I’ll be your Mary. Always.”


“Women like me don’t have a life. We choose clothes and pay calls and work for charity and do the season. But, really, we’re stuck in a waiting room until we marry.” “I’ve made you angry.” “My life makes me angry, not you.

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Michelle Dockery, who plays icy Lady Mary in Downton Abbey, tearily describes the cast as a “second family”, and says she holds a particular connection with Maggie Smith, her onscreen grandmother, the Dowager Countess. Smith, in turn, says she “dare not catch Michelle’s eye when we’re around the dining-room table — it is so dangerous when we start giggling.” The reason for the irreverence in the face of such grandeur? “We have a great rapport, perhaps because we are both Essex girls.”