Welcome season 2! Finally! And am I too superficial in stating that the clothes are incredible? Two hours was too short. But then I am grateful for the arrival, nonetheless.
How on earth did Lord Grantham NOT know that he was helping to get Thomas back? Why is Mary still acting like a character out of a Thomas Hardy novel? And isn’t Edith just a little too hypocritical by making a play for a married man? I am sure if she had realized that her letter to the Turkish Embassy is what kept Mary around she would take it back in a heartbeat. Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, the saying goes, before you cast judgement.
And I am so mad at Bates. Anna deserves better, and I am surprised that Bates did not know of Vera’s stint as a housemaid.
Anyway, the scenery is magnificent, the plot riveting, and I am glad we have more episodes to see. Season 2 is supposed to span 8 years. Season 3 is under production. Thank God there is something to watch that makes you think, puts historical events in a human context, and shows how life could be a lot better if we were all a bit more civil (or courteous) to each other.