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Elaine Stritch in Call Me Madam

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Elaine Stritch in Call Me Madam

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The police want to interview Anna about Green. Meanwhile, a newly-educated Daisy gets above herself. Rose meets a handsome stranger. With the Earl away, Mr Bricker’s flirting with Cora gets bolder and Charles Blake resumes his pursuit of Mary.

Downton link- 5x05

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Downton Abbey 5x05

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The Order of the Companions of Honour, to be a member; Dame Maggie Smith, for services to drama.

Downton link- 5x04

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Downton Abbey Season 5 Episode 4

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Judi Dench - Willow Song (Muse Of Fire)

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Violet, Isobel, & Lord Merton from s5 | ep5 of Downton Abbey.

I know I just posted this photo of Penelope but I had to post this to show that Lord Merton was awkwardly lurking behind her like a joyful Lurch from The Addams Family. I find it interesting that this is probably the most amount of makeup I’ve ever seen Penelope wear on Downton, she seems so dressed up. This feels like an engagement party thing. I think that would definitely be interesting if it were. I don’t think Merton has ever gone to a Crawley dinner as a couple with Isobel so this would kind of be a first. This has got to be one of the most amusing love triangles I’ve ever seen because it’s so incredibly awkward. You have two men who take interest in this one woman. The woman doesn’t really want anything more with either of the men and has even stated so several times. She told Clarkson no, but she hasn’t really done too much to let Merton know that she’s not interested. She kind of drags him along maybe hoping that her buttinski friend Violet will intercept. Violet is trying her best to get Clarkson in on the action again and hope that he will intercept whatever is developing between Isobel and Merton but I think he doesn’t want to interfere in a way Violet hopes he will. So instead Violet does her best to prove to Isobel how beneath Merton she is by occasionally pointing out little things in front of him and embarrassing her. It’s a class thing and I definitely think that’s one of Isobel’s insecurities about her relationship with Merton, she feels that it’s not something she can fit into. I think she made similar jokes in the last Christmas episode. I find it to be an interesting and odd love triangle because Isobel claims to Violet that she’s not interested but she continues to carry on with Merton allowing him to chase after her and enthusiastically share with her his interests in medicine, and whatnot. I’m sure she’s aware of what Violet is doing and in a way whether or not she realizes it, it’s possible it may push her into making a decision out of confusing spite. If she weren’t interested in Merton and wanted to end that relationship and remain friends then why not do it like she did with Clarkson? Why is she continuing to allow Violet to be her buffer and then insult her in front of Merton? Does she want Violet to remind Merton of her status or does she not realize the situation she’s gotten herself into? I know most people dislike Merton and that’s fine but I think after a second viewing he does seem like a nice, dorky guy who has genuine interest in Isobel and encourages the interests they share. For a Lord from a certain social class that holds a certain view towards women he’s very encouraging of her intelligence and interests. I almost feel bad for the guy because out of this love triangle I’m fairly certain he’ll be hurt the most if it ends badly because he seems to be putting the most effort into it lol. Do I think they’ll get engaged? Probably, but mostly because of Isobel’s constant confusing conflicts with Violet. Do I think she’ll marry him? I doubt it. I just wanted to post this to show he’s lurking in the background lol. And I’m expecting this blow up between Violet and Isobel to be just as amazing as the one from last year when they got into a fight over Pegg. 

Frances Conroy

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Maggie Smith, photographed in Stratford, Canada (1976)

Maggie Smith, photographed in Stratford, Canada (1976)

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The look that revealed the apple didn’t fall very far from the tree.

The look that revealed the apple didn’t fall very far from the tree.