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Swansong surprises

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Bertie learns that he is now Lord Hexham as his cousin has died in Tangiers. Mary finally grasps the truth about Marigold and just as Bertie and Edith are about to announce their engagement, Mary tells Bertie that Marigold is Edith's daughter. Shocked, he decides he cannot trust Edith and they separate. Edith and Mary have a vicious row, but after a heart-to-heart with Violet, Mary reconciles with her sister.

Henry turns up at Downton in a bid to win back Mary, but she rejects him again. However, her conversation with Violet changes her mind and she and Henry reconcile and get married.

Thomas's misery increases and he slits his wrists in the bath, but Andy and Baxter manage to save him.

Mrs Patmore is horrified when she learns that an adulterous couple have stayed at her B&B and that her good name has been sullied, but the Crawleys try to give her some good publicity by going for tea at the establishment.

While Daisy passes her exams with flying colours, Molesley starts teaching at the school. His first day is a disaster but he soon wins over his pupils.


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.