BY Julie Miller
10 December, 2013
A year later, the Downton Abbey cast members are still being badgered with questions about the late Matthew Crawley—Dan Stevens’ character who met a nasty fate during last year’s not very jolly Christmas special. Case in point: this morning’s Good Morning America segment, featuring Julian Fellowes and select members of the cast, which was bookended with Matthew-related queries. The line of questioning about a long-dead character was not entirely for naught though—at the tail end of the conversation, Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham to you) revealed that he and the cast have plans to meet their former cast mate on Wednesday. “We’re missing him so much that we’re insisting on having a drink with him tomorrow night,” the Downton patriarch revealed.
Given that the segment was filmed in Good Morning America’s Times Square studio, we presume that the cast is meeting with Stevens in New York City, where the Downton expat has made his home following his grisly exit from the British period series. Since Bonneville made the admission while flanked by Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary), Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith), and Allen Leech (Tom Branson), we hope, in our heart of hearts, that Matthew’s widow, former sister-in-law, and brother-in-law will round out the drink date. Manhattan Downton-ites—already on high alert because of this week’s tea cart/safety hazard—consider yourselves on duty for a Downton reunion-search/pub crawl mission.
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