sybil branson downton abbey season 3 premiere 'Downton Abbey' Season 3 episode 4 spoilers: Branson in trouble, a new footmanWe’ve got some details about the fourth episode of “Downton Abbey” Season 3, which will air in the U.K. Sunday, Oct. 7. It sounds like everyone’s favorite Irish couple could have some rough roads ahead.

The ITV description

Branson’s political views land him in hot water, and Sybil’s loyalty is

tested to the limit.

Ethel is torn between head and heart as she makes a difficult decision about her son’s future.

Anna is dispirited at Bates’s silence, what could be the cause?

Carson begins recruiting a footman, and good-looking candidate Jimmy sparks immediate interest below stairs.

First of all, of course Tom’s political views land him in trouble. That’s been brewing for awhile. But surely he and Sybil are not headed for a split? Maybe this is the way to get them back to England, because we definitely miss seeing them regularly. And also, when is the baby due? We are chomping at the bit for a grandchild for Robert and Cora.

And this new good-looking footman — who do you suppose finds him attractive? The ladies? Or Thomas? Maybe conniving servant Thomas is going to get a love interest!

What do you think, “Downton Abbey” fans?

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