allen leech downton abbey season 4 episode 5 'Downton Abbey' Season 4 episode 5 spoilers: Tom looks to a new futureWe’ve got some scoop on “Downton Abbey” Season 4 episode 5, but spoiler warning — don’t keep reading if you don’t want to know what’s going on.

Despite getting ride of that horrid Edna Braithwaite last episode, it sounds as though Tom Branson is still feeling very much otu of place in Downton. The episode 5 description from ITV reads as follows:

Change is in the air as an exciting opportunity for Alfred creates tension between Ivy and Daisy.
Isobel appeals to Violet’s sense of charity, but it doesn’t come without a fight, and Branson considers a whole new future for himself and baby Sybbie.

Hopefully that doesn’t mean he’s leaving Downton, even if it’s only temporary. His interactions with Lady Mary regarding the running of the estate have been highly enjoyable. Those two make a good (non-romantic) pair, so it’d be terrific to see that continue.

As you can see from the new episode 5 pics, Alfred appears to be participating in that chef contest at the Ritz in London. Do you hope he succeeds and leaves Downton to be trained in London? It might not be the worst thing in the world for all those involved in that love quadrilateral.

“Downton Abbey” is airing Sunday nights in the U.K. currently, it will begin airing Jan. 5, 2014 in the United States.

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