There are only three episodes left in “Downton Abbey” Season 5, which means the pieces are being put in place for a big finale before the annual Christmas special in December. Read on for information about episode 6, but be warned of spoilers.
The episode description reads:
Following last week’s altercation, relations between Robert and Cora are strained. Blake’s scheming starts to come to fruition, when Mary is unexpectedly pitted against her love rival. Edith receives some terrible news and decides to take drastic measures, leaving people reeling.
Following a mysterious tip off, Baxter becomes embroiled in the investigation of Green’s death. Meanwhile, Thomas’s condition is deteriorating, prompting him to finally reveal the truth to Baxter. It’s not all bad news however; love is in the air for more than one member of the Crawley family.
Hopefully Robert and Cora are going to repair things. It’s not as though his freezing her out went unnoticed at the cocktail party, so expect Lady Violet to have to get involved before too long.
Will Blake and Mary be successful in their plan to get Tony Gillingham back together with Mabel Lane-Fox? And just what terrible news is Lady Edith going to receive? Do you think she’ll find out once and for all that Michael Gregson is dead and that will push her to reveal her daughter to her family?
The “love is in the air” surely is referring to Isobel and Rose. Maybe there are wedding bells in their respective futures. And thank goodness Thomas confesses to Baxter what he’s been up to regarding his “turn yourself straight” drugs. He needs to get help.