“Downton Abbey” Season 2 is coming to a close Sunday night (Feb. 19) with the 90-minute special that aired Christmas Day in Britain. For PBS, the stars tease the finale for us U.S. viewers.
“It has everythign you might expect from a traditional Christmas episode,” says Hugh Bonneville. “Overindulgence of food … the Christmas tree, the parlor games.”
“There’s reindeer, there’s dancing, there’s shooting, there’s fishing. No, there’s no fishing,” laughs Dan Stevens. “There’s presents, there’s Christmas pudding, there are mince pies… I think. There’s some kissing, maybe under the mistletoe. I can’t tell you.”
“A big tree, lots of dining, formally,” says Elizabeth McGovern. “My favorite thing of all is what they call ‘The Game,’ which is played every Christmas at Downton Abbey.”
“But not everything is as happy as it seems and there’s some twists and turns along the way, but I’m not going to reveal what they are,” finishes Bonneville.
We can hardly wait. “Downton Abbey” airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT on PBS.