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Downton Abbey Season 5

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We just finished Downton Abbey Season 5 (we bought the Blu-ray so we could marathon it) and loved it. I won’t give any spoilers, but needless to say one part in particular stabbed us in the heart. Other than that part, I loved this season to bits. It had everything that I have always loved about the show.

Highlights for me were the following:

  • The relationship between Violet and Isobel,  which has always been fun, was increased this season. This lead to some fabulous lines. I love how they seem to hate each other just as much as they love each other.
  • Mary was back to her nastier self, which of course is aimed at poor Edith. And indeed, poor Edith!
  • Lord Grantham and Cora’s relationship has also been a favorite in the series, because while it’s not perfect, they do love each other. This is highlighted during this season.
  • Rose. I love her outlook on life. She is so naively positive and charming.
  • Carson and Mrs. Hughes are also favorites, and they get more story this season as well.

Have you been watching? What are your favorite parts?

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