After staring death in the face last week, Mrs. Hughes has decided to throw caution to the wind and grab life by the breadbasket, causing Mr. Carson to clutch his pearls and exclaim, ‘Is it not enough that we are sheltering a dangerous revolutionary, Mrs. Hughes, could you not have spared me that?’ Oh dear. Wait ’til he hears her plans for the butter and jam. One shudders to think.
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I Have Scaled These City Walls: Love Means Never Having to Say I Told You So
She Works Hard For The Money: Give Her a Break Already
The Write Stuff: I Am Woman, Hear Me Get Up For Breakfast
This week also saw the reappearance of the O’Brien apparition when she appeared as a shadow in the doorway of shirtless Jimmy James’ dressing room. We think she might have figured out her next chess move in her match with Thomas, and we’ll bet seven shillings she’ll be the first to find out what secret that pretty boy Jimmy James is hiding. But we’ll have to wait and see.
5. ‘No family is ever what it seems on the outside.’
4. ‘That house was hideous, but that’s no excuse.’
3. ‘Can somebody write that down?’
2. ‘He looks like a footman in a musical review.’
1. ‘You’re a woman with a brain and reasonable ability. Stop whining and find something to do!’
Another quote in the running was, ‘A guinea for a bottle of scent? Did he have a mask and a gun?’ Interesting to note that while the guinea (coin) was replaced by the pound sterling in the nineteenth century, it had an aristocratic association and was still used to indicate amounts up until the 1970′s. A guinea was the equivalent of 21 shillings (about £1.05) – and remember Daisy’s raise was just seven shillings – so that perfume cost about three times Daisy’s raise. Is it any wonder she’s so cranky?
Downton Dish is written by Deborah Gilbert, a British television maven and editor of the E20 Chronicles, a free, weekly Eastenders e-newsletter, and an Eastenders column in the Union Jack Newspaper.