Downton Abbey SPOILERS

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  1. sue35

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    Did anyone watch the Christmas episode for Season 3 tonight? I am just saying I am done with the show after this:( I was even going to re-watch Season 3 when it aired in the US but not now.
     
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    Hi Sue!

    I haven't watched Season 3 online, but I'm planning to watch the U.S. broadcast on PBS. I can definitely believe that the plot might be about to jump the shark - if it hasn't already!

    I've always been a huge costume drama aficionada, so I have a ton of favorite historical mini-series, and overall I haven't been too impressed with DA compared to some of them. (DA is on ITV, and generally I like the BBC's productions better.) However, it's awesome that it has so many people interested in the genre. How about you; do you watch a lot of similar stuff?
     
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    Yup I saw it!

    I'm SO ****** about Matthew, but I'm holding out hope for Thomas' storyline.
     
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    I don't want to give anything away but it seemed one of the actors did not want to renew their contract...hence the sad ending of the christmas episode:(
     
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    Yeah I heard he didn't want to come back. Honestly, I think they should have ended the whole show after three seasons. That was the original plan. Now it is getting too soap opera like.

    I rue watched the Christmas special and stopped it four minutes before it was supposed to end. To me, that is going to be the real ending:)
     
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    Well, at least there is an heir now...and Bates is free!!
     
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    I can't believe this is the last episode for season 3! Boo!
     
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    It was pretty heartbreaking! Something like this wouldn't make me give up on the show though. I enjoy the series very much and these kinds of things happen. I can't wait for next season to start already.

    Portulaca, any recommendations? I'm in the mood for more!
     
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    I watched season three early, so I've been avoiding talking about it with anyone in case I spilled anything by mistake. I went ahead and watched it after someone on another site posted major spoilers without any warning.
     
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    AGGGHHHHHH!!! I can't believe it ended like that!! I knew he was going to leave after season 3. I think he's wanting to come to America and get into movies.
     
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    I think he is going to regret that he left, if he wants to make it big in America. He was just getting popular as being in DA and now he is gone.

    Either way, I am done with the show. It was only meant for 3 seasons and I think it should have ended. I think it is getting to much like a soap opera. I know Mary will get a new man next season and I don't want to watch that!
     
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    Unbelievable! I didn't know the spoiler but I knew "something bad" was going to happen. I couldn't enjoy the show because I was sitting there waiting for the terrible thing to happen! I was worried about Mary but figured they wouldn't repeat the same storyline...I have to admit I didn't see that one coming. After they killed off Sybil too...do we really need two really depressing events in one season? I almost don't want to watch the next season because I know it will only get worse!

    I found it ironic that right after the episode they came on the air asking for PBS donations. I'm sure so many people were ready to donate to PBS after that...
     
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    What if Mary and Branson bond over this shared experience and he becomes her new love interest?!
     
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    No!

    Branson and Thomas are secret lovers :lol:.

    Well, they are in my mind at least.
     
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    That's what I thought also...
     
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    I'm kind of hoping they just introduce some new and interesting characters that I can love.

    Mike, no! Thomas is handsome but so evil. They KNOW he's manipulative and cruel, I wish they'd just fire him already. I did feel for him through the whole Jimmy thing, but he's still a jerk!
     
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    Series 4 is six months later and they are already casting for Mary's new love interest.
     
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    See, Mike, in MY mind, he's straight. ;) He's just waiting for me to go back in time...:lol:
     
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    I didn't know that. Where did you see/hear that?
    I am looking forward to season 4!
     
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    I heard it was originally only meant to be a mini series. I love the show but would have almost rather it ended in season 3 on a happy note rather than continuously getting more and more depressing! My friend was telling me that UK actors don't sign long contracts so it's typical for them to get rid of characters after only a few seasons.
     
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    As my counselor pointed out this morning, no one likes happy marriages. That would make for boring TV and they want people to want to tune in.
     
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    I was kind of hoping they'd start with everyone finding out about Matthew, the funeral, etc, but knowing how much time each season spans I guess I'm not surprised.
     
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    Resurrecting this as I just finished rewatching Season 3.

    Any ideas on OBrien and how her story ends? According to Wikipedia (I know...), the Christmas Special was her last.

    This makes me incredibly happy, but curious as well.
     
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    "Her ladyship's soap."
     
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    I figured as much, but it wasn't ever mentioned, right? Or did I seriously miss it TWICE?!
     
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    Who is watching??? SO glad it is back! Season 4!!
     
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    I'm so glad I saw this thread...I thought it was starting next week! I'll be watching!
     
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    I went to a preview on Saturday. It was fun. It just showed the first hour. I watched the rest today. I'm going to pick up the DVD's from the library tomorrow and watch the rest while I'm home.
     
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    I am extremely tired of Thomas Barrow and his manipulations. He really hasn't grown as a character.
     
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    Ahhh, Downton. You're back. I've missed you so!

    My favorite parts:

    "When you talk that way I'm tempted to ring for nanny!"

    "Now the room will smell like a tart's boudoir!"

    Patton Oswalt's live tweets. Omg, I laughed.

    Love this show!!
     
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    I finally watched the first episode. I'm so excited to see how Mary steps up and takes on challenges. I don't think it's a good idea for anyone to move to Germany during this time period, of course that will create some interesting plots.
    I agree with your favorite quotes kcjo., and your opinion on Barrow, giraffe.
     
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    Speaking of Edith- that green dress was amazing!
     
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    I've already seen all of Season 4. :) So excited it's back on in the US though!!

    giraffe~that dress was great! I want to find one like it for myself!
     
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    Stg-is it on Hulu? Amazon? I can't wait week to week!
     
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    it's on watch-tvseries.net
     
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    I'm actually excited to see Mary lead the estate. I am also happy to see Edith get some romantic action. I was mad after the end of season 3, but I'm back to being a fan after the premier.
     
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    Poor Anna :(
     
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    Oh Anna. I so wish Bates would have kicked his ass!
     
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    Hehehe, I have a secret! :)
     
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    Ok, I'm going to watch now!!!
     

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