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Downton Abbey Dish #12

Deborah Gilbert | March 25, 2013
Downton Abbey Dish #12

Dispatch from the Downton Abbey Diaspora is written for Inside THIRTEEN 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. Check back …

Downton Abbey: Season 3 Wrap-Up

Deborah Gilbert | March 4, 2013
Downton Abbey: Season 3 Wrap-Up

It’s hard out there for a Downtonian. The end of Downton Abbey’s season 3 would have been upsetting enough without the double-whammy of Matthew’s little mishap. Clearly, no one ever fully explained to Matthew the most important aspect of the …

Downton Abbey: Season 3, Episode 7 Recap

Deborah Gilbert | February 17, 2013
Downton Abbey: Season 3, Episode 7 Recap

This week reminds us that, no matter how bad things get, they can always get worse. Lord Grantham had a craving for ‘Shrimpy Cocktail,’ so the Crawleys took a trip to Scotland on the cutest little train you ever did see. It …

Downton Abbey: Season 3, Episode 6 Recap

Deborah Gilbert | February 10, 2013
Downton Abbey: Season 3, Episode 6 Recap

The nation breathes a collective sigh of relief as our erstwhile hero Mr. Bates comes home. There will be no more prison sewing circles, no more burlap cigarette smuggling, and who knows…you might be able to get one of those …

Downton Abbey: Season 3, Episode 5 Recap

Deborah Gilbert | February 3, 2013
Downton Abbey: Season 3, Episode 5 Recap

The women of Downton, both upstairs and down, are increasingly speaking up. Even Mrs. Hughes: When Carson says to her, ‘I never thought of you as a woman with no standards!’, she exhibits a rather snarkily satisfied body language as she …

Downton Abbey: Season 3, Episode 4 Recap

Deborah Gilbert | January 28, 2013
Downton Abbey: Season 3, Episode 4 Recap

This doesn’t seem to be a week for the usual bon mots. I don’t know about you Downtonians, but I spent half of this episode in tears. To quote Mrs. Hughes, ‘the sweetest spirit under this roof is gone and …

Downton Abbey: Season 3, Episode 3 Recap

Deborah Gilbert | January 21, 2013
Downton Abbey: Season 3, Episode 3 Recap

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 …

Downton Abbey: Season 3, Episode 2 Recap

Deborah Gilbert | January 14, 2013
Downton Abbey: Season 3, Episode 2 Recap

According to Anna, all God’s creatures have their troubles, and we have to agree with our Pollyanna. They certainly do – that’s all part of the fun!… Goin’ to the Chapel of Love: On Second Thought… Former tractor driver Lady …

Downton Abbey: Season 3, Episode 1 Recap

Deborah Gilbert | January 6, 2013
Downton Abbey: Season 3, Episode 1 Recap

We can all exhale – Season 3 is finally here! It’s a New Year and a new season and I know you’ve all resolved to not miss a minute! It’s now 1920 and for our friends at Downton Abbey life …

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