Given that it is Valentine’s Day on Feb.14, the latest episode of “Downton Abbey” is fitting. The idea of love, relationships, life and death, the very stuff of life will be explored in Season 6 Episode 7.
If there was any doubt that Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) would spend the rest of her days managing the estate and her son George, Julian Fellowes dispelled fans’ apprehensions by including a very romantic scene at the end of Episode 6. Lady Mary finally accepted Henry Talbot’s (Matthew Goode) humble proclamation of love and kissed him in a secluded alley.
Even though Lady Mary showed heart, it remains to be seen if pragmatism will override her feelings for Henry. This apparent conflict in her own personality may perhaps shine in the latest episode, Season 6 Episode 7.
The Crawleys will attend a car race to show their support for Lady Mary’s beau, but the event itself will be marked by fear. Fans of the show will remember that she lost her late husband, Matthew (Dan Stevens) to a car accident in Season 3.
The promo for the upcoming episode indicates that things will go awry for Henry at the race track. Although it isn’t clear if he will meet the same fate as Matthew, he looks shocked and scared when the race takes place.
Elsewhere in the episode, Lady Edith’s (Laura Carmichael) happiness is marred by the ghosts of her scandalous past. The synopsis released via TV Guide indicates that her relationship with Bertie (Harry Hadden-Paton) will become serious, but does this mean that she will tell him about Marigold? What will he do when he finds out?
Season 6 Episode 7’s synopsis reads:
Mary and the family observe Henry in an auto race; Mrs. Patmore opens her bed and breakfast; Mrs. Hughes tricks Carson into doing the housework; things get serious between Edith and Bertie; and Violet gives Robert a surprise gift.
“Downton Abbey” Season 6 Episode 7 airs on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, on PBS Masterpiece. You can live stream the full episode via PBS Masterpiece website.