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 the home stretch, the last episode before the final finale, the so-called Christmas special (which obviously isn’t airing at Christmas for us Yanks). That means the show had best wrap up some storylines, stat!
Our friendly local police officer shows up to inform Mrs. Patmore that she’s running a House of Ill Repute.
The next day, Mary is grumpy.
Over at Mrs. Patmore’s, her sister is bearing the brunt of the ire for the Ill Repute Debacle of 1925.
Mr. Moseley has his first day of teaching. It doesn’t go great.
Meanwhile, Edith and Bertie get some alone time:
Back in the Abbey, the children continue to be The Calmest Children of All Time (Kendra thinks they are drugged).
And Henry shows up to annoy Mary (okay, because Tom invited him).
Everyone’s getting dressed for dinner:
After dinner, Bertie and Edith talk and Bertie leaves feeling like they are Officially Engaged.
The next day, Mary shits on Edith because she’s jealous, telling Bertie that Marigold is Edith’s biological daughter.
In the library, Cora and Rosamund are hanging:
Over at Lord Merton’s house, Isobel confronts Miss Cruikshanks:
Back at the Abbey, Bertie is breaking up with Edith. Noooooo!
Back inside, Tom channels all of us and tells off Mary:
Moseley heads back for teaching day 2 with Baxter along:
Daisy does some (nice) snooping as Moseley teaches, which goes WAY better today:
That night, Mary is snappy with Anna and feels bad. About being snappy.
In London, Edith focuses on work:
Over at the Abbey, Violet heard about Mary and Henry and is back from France to fix shit.
Downstairs, Mrs. Patmore and Daisy are prepping for Operation Recover Reputation.
Upstairs, Granny sits Mary down to ‘splain things:
In London, we discover the true identity of the magazine’s advice columnist — Sprat!
In Yorkshire, Mary goes to have a talk with Mathew’s grave:
Over at Mrs. Patmore’s house, Roberta, Cora, and Rosamund have tea in order to get some good press.
Meanwhile at the Abbey, Mary and Hnery get hitched. But we can’t enjoy it because we’re still so pissed at Mary.
It’s the wedding day! Edith is a better person than we and shows up.
At the wedding:
That’s almost it! The story is coming to a close. What do you think will happen in the very last episode?
Downton Abbey Season Six, Episode Eight, Podcast Recap
Listen to our podcast recap of the episode here or on iTunes!