Open House at Downton!

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The house is being opened up to the public for one day to raise funds for the hospital. Robert, who is recuperating in bed, is unhappy at the prospect, as is Carson, but the event gives the whole family pause for thought about the future. Meanwhile, Bertie comes to visit and gives the Crawleys advice about the house opening.

Cora learns that the hospital will be linked with the main hospital in York and she is first choice to be its president and that Violet will be asked to step down, but Violet is livid when she finds out.

Henry meets up with Mary in London and tells her he is growing to love her but Mary is still reticent, while Anna pays another visit to the doctor after she has another health scare with her pregnancy.

After suspicions are raised about Thomas and Andy, Carson confronts Thomas who denies anything untoward but is left in tears and feeling isolated.

As Daisy prepares for her exams, she doesn't seem to want Mrs Patmore to get closer to Mr Mason, and Isobel meets Lord Merton's supportive future daughter-in-law.

Caren Clark

Caren has been a journalist specializing in TV for almost two decades and is a Senior Features Writer for TV Times, TV & Satellite Week and What’s On TV magazines and she also writes for What to Watch.

Over the years, she has spent many a day in a muddy field or an on-set catering bus chatting to numerous stars on location including the likes of Olivia Colman, David Tennant, Suranne Jones, Jamie Dornan, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Derek Jacobi as well as Hollywood actors such as Glenn Close and Kiefer Sutherland.

Caren will happily sit down and watch any kind of telly (well, maybe not sci-fi!), but she particularly loves period dramas like Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey and The Crown and she’s also a big fan of juicy crime thrillers from Line of Duty to Poirot.

In her spare time, Caren enjoys going to the cinema and theatre or curling up with a good book.