July 29, 2014
Last week we learned that Downton Abbey will finally give Maggie Smith’s Dowager Countess the air time she deserves with an especially juicy plot. (Our Downton mole tells us that the story arc involves a character suddenly resurfacing from her past.) And now, we learn that the makers of Downton, somehow believing that Laura Carmichael’s Lady Edith has not been through enough personal tragedy, will heap even more pain and heartbreak her way during the show’s upcoming fifth season.
We, somewhat naively, thought that after Edith was left at the altar by her handicapped love interest, knocked up by a married man, and consequently abandoned to deliver her bastard child alone, the Downton Abbey writers would—I don’t know—cut the middle Crawley sister a break. But no, in a new panel interview, the cast revealed that Edith will be abused even more than usual.
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