downton abbey season 3 violet mary 'Downton Abbey' Season 3 episode 2: Violet and Mary conspiring together“Downton Abbey” is back in the United Kingdom, with a premiere episode that earned big ratings numbers. Episode two is coming up this Sunday and we’ve got some details from the ITV episode description.

The future of Downton hangs precariously in the balance. In the hope of financial rescue from her American grandmother, Mary and Violet conspire to make sure Downton puts on a bigger show than ever before with a grand party for friends and neighbours. Mrs Hughes faces some worrying personal news, and O’Brien’s efforts to accelerate Alfred’s progress rankle with Thomas.

Anything that rankles Thomas sounds A-OK to us. But we’re actually most intrigued by the Mrs. Hughes storyline. We hope it’s not a reappearance of Ethel. Check out the trailer for episode two here

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