We here at Frock Flicks (okay, Kendra and Trystan) are so excited for the final season of Downton Abbey that we’re doing weekly costume recaps AND podcasts! Tune in each week for an episode-by-episode recap of our thoughts on both the plot and (especially) the costumes (designed by Anna Robbins) — because really, while we all are invested in the lives of the fictional Crawley family, don’t we actually keep coming back to see what they’re wearing? You can find the podcast at the bottom of this post, or on iTunes!
It’s a few weeks later, and Robert isn’t feeling great, but he’s not dead, whew. Mary and Cora come to visit him:
Over at the dowager’s house…
Back at the Abbey, it’s time for tea!
Over at Mr. Mason’s farm…
Time to change clothes!
Cora heads over to Isobel’s, where she’s pressed into taking the job of president of the hospital.
Back at the Abbey, it’s time for a little Mary vs. Edith sparring:
Mary visits Dad before heading off to London with Anna:
Robert invites Granny to visit, but nobody tells her about the whole ousting-you-as-president thing.
Mary heads to dinner at the Ritz with Tom Branson, Henry Talbot, and some other peeps:
Later, Tom tries to prod Mary into considering Henry as a viable option.
Meanwhile, Carson is headed for a beating as he continues to insult Mrs. Hughes’s cooking and housekeeping.
The next day, Edith’s beau Bertie comes to visit!
Over at Isobel’s, Lord Merton has turned up with his soon-to-be daughter-in-law, who’s all nicey nicey to Isobel.
That evening, it’s time for dinner with Bertie and the fam.
We check in on Marigold:
The next day, it’s Open House time! Here come the unwashed masses!
That evening, the family gathers (with Bertie) in Robert’s room to hash out the day.
Confab with us on the podcast about more shagging on the show and touring the ‘great houses’ of Britain!
Downton Abbey Season Six, Episode Six, Podcast Recap
Listen to our podcast recap of the episode here or on iTunes!