“And in perhaps the most jarring snippet of footage shown, at least from Carson’s perspective, Robert and Cora sneak into the kitchen, marvel at the new refrigerator, and fix themselves a snack. If the Lord and Lady of Downton Abbey making themselves a midnight snack doesn't signal the end of an era, we're not quite sure what does.”
Cora & Robert’s Midnight Shenanigans in Series 6 (Vanity Fair)
Am I an idiot for still having hope that Mary and Tom will end up together in the Christmast special? It’s not just that I think Henry is a poorly drawn, boring character who has no real place at Downton. And it’s not just that Mary’s concerns over being with him were actually really good points that were never addressed and that hardly seems like a good way to start a marriage. And it’s not that I don’t like Matthew Goode because I really really do, and I’m so sad that his character isn’t better. It’s more that I’m hoping there was a reason my precious baby Tom had absolutely no storyline this season other than being Mary’s friend and Henry’s wingman. Like seriously, he didn’t even do any agent stuff or anything. I’m pissed that he did nothing this season, but at least I would understand if it was all leading up to some big surprise romance. It would still be stupid but I could deal.
As I’m vidding stuff, I’ve noticed this repeatedly and it peeves me to no end.
In the Downton Abbey season 5 Christmas special, when Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes are out inspecting houses, Elsie is lugging around the ‘heavy baggage’, and Charles merely has a folder.
Then he’s going on and on about splitting up the duties and whatever, and I’m like, “Bitch, you can’t even carry the heavy stuff for your lady. What happened to manners? If you were still holding to those Victorian standards of propriety that you hold so dear, Charlie-boy, your girlfriend-slash-bff wouldn’t be carrying her own closed parasol, let alone everything she’s carrying for your lazy butt. Don’t give me this ‘we’ll share the duties’ shit.”
No wonder she’s rolling her eyes at him.
HISTORICAL ADVISOR, STAT! WE HAVE AN EMERGENCY CONTINUITY CALL HERE. Whoops, too late.