Friday, October 24, 2014

SPOILERS: ‘Downton Abbey’ season 5, episode 6 preview: Latest Michelle Dockery – Mary talk

24 October, 2014

So far, there has been no more confusing story on “Downton Abbey” than that of Lady Mary, and there may be one simple reason for that: Not even she at the moment has any real clue what she wants. (Warning: Spoilers ahead for Americans!)

Earlier this season, the indication felt pretty clear that Michelle Dockery’s character wanted to give a relationship a try with Anthony Gillingham (Tom Cullen), but that she wanted to do it in a way that did not involve the two parties getting married. After their little hotel-room excursion, though, it suddenly became clear to her that she did not enjoy the romance as much as she thought that she would. Therefore, she worked with Charles Blake to try to smooth things over between Tony and his ex.

Could she regret this choice? We wonder, given that she has a rather unusual facial expression in the photo above from Sunday night’s episode, almost like she is somewhat distraught.

If we were to be honest at the moment, we would say that we are much more of a fan of Mary and Charles together at this point than her and Tony. He seems nice enough, but there doesn’t seem to be enough of a challenge there. We like characters who push Mary and force her to think differently about the world, and Charles is a little more in that vein.


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