After dinner in the Drawing Room, Mary and Matthew are discussing one
of Lady Mary’s many suitors, including her newest one Sir Gilbert
Takes place in the middle of Season 1.
too true Sir Gilbert.” Lady Mary says, walking away and laughing
heartily. She goes over and sits down next to her cousin Matthew
that Sir Gilbert Barol you were talking to?” Cousin Matthew asks
indeed. You know what I like about him? He is uncomplicated and so
diverse in languages.”
rich beyond belief.” Matthew interrupts, teasing her.
all right. What is wrong with that?” Lady Mary asks.
you honestly think him a serious prospect? Really?” Matthew says
with a hint of jealousy but teasing at the same time.
why not? He is as worthy as anyone. More so than most people in this
room.” Mary replies.
have you know that there are far better men than him” Matthew says.
really?” Mary teases.
many have there been again?” Matthew teases back.
Matthew, there hasn’t been that many.” Mary answers.
see, there was Kemal Pamuk the turkish gentleman, Gillingham, Evelyn
Napier, Patrick Crawley, and Me.”Matthew recounts.
not that many.” Mary argues.
so but it wasn’t like any one of them were love at first sight or
anything.” Matthew says.
says they weren’t?” Mary replies.
do you believe in love at first sight?” Matthew asks hopefully.
a silly question. What has gotten into you tonight Mr. Crawley?”
Mary asks. Matthew, feeling a little taken back by the questions
It is just a question Mary!”
What is wrong with you tonight?” Mary asks, a little concerned.
I don’t know what came over me. I am terribly sorry Mary.” Matthew
replies. Unbeknownst to both of them what came over him was love. His
love for Lady Mary. Just then Lady Edith comes over and says to
Papa wants to introduce you to a Mr. Kenneth Lovell.”
do excuse me Matthew.” and before Matthew can reply, Lady Edith
whisks Mary away to meet yet another suitor.