Christmas 1919. Downton Abbey is hosting a lavish Christmas party, yet despite being the season of goodwill, tensions are rife and Bates’ arrest has cast a shadow over the festivities. Will he be a condemned man or will he be found innocent in time to dance with his new wife at the annual servants’ ball? Mary has to consider her future with Sir Richard Carlisle following a contretemps at the shooting party and Violet has concerns about Rosamund, whose new suitor - the dashing but raffish Lord Hepworth - is not all he seems.
I LOVE this episode! It's my favourite. Mary and Matthew are perfect and the proposal is beautiful in the snow. I always smile all the way through it. They are together at last! YAY! Violet is very funny - I always enjoy the line about the vase! I cheer when Matthew punches Richard, he deserves it! I love Mary's gown in the last few scenes, it's gorgeous! :) xx