Monday, October 1, 2012
Downton Abbey Series 3 Episode 3 Review (SPOILERS) (TV EQUALS)
Here’s the thing about Downton Abbey: It’s only been on for two full series so far, plus these three latest episodes and a christmas special, but it feels like it’s been on for much longer — probably because events have spanned almost a decade. One thing that’s been consistent all that time is Edith, or more specifically, how Edith is the most unlucky Crawley. That poor girl just cannot catch a break.
To backtrack a bit, this week saw Edith finally preparing to marry Sir Anthony. Robert still wasn’t convinced that the pairing was the best thing for his daughter, in fact none of the Crawley’s seemed particularly excited by Edith’s intended, but the wedding approached seemingly without a hitch. Edith, who usually views herself (or is viewed) as the ‘ugly’ sister, looked stunning in her wedding dress. Even Mary set aside their differences to wish her happiness. And then came the ceremony.
Or not. Before the priest could even get out his first sentence, Anthony was cutting him off and telling Edith how he can’t marry her because she shouldn’t waste her life on him. It’s nothing Edith hasn’t heard before, but really, on her wedding day, Anthony? Shame on you. Edith is thoroughly heartbroken and by the end of the episode she was calling herself the ‘useful spinster’.
Sadly that’s exactly what Edith seems to be. I know it’s only a television series, and drama is necessary, but while the other characters’ low points always lead to happier times, poor Edith is consistently set aside. I really hope she’s going to get a decent happy ending one day.
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