Downton 5.1 Recap Is Posted at GeekMom

January 7, 2015 @ 12:35 pm | Filed under:

My first Downton recap of the season is up! You can read it at GeekMom but of course you are always welcome to chat about it here if you like. 🙂

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Downton Abbey Season 5, Episode 1: Fear, Fire, Foes.

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  1. Sheila says:

    Am I the only one who is REALLY bothered by the New & Unimproved Cora? Her character was so feisty and interesting (and she had better hair) in the first series; now she barely has any lines. That said, I was glad to see her in this latest episode with some actual dialogue (that didn’t involve “Oh Robert!”).

    I was thinking the same thing about Mr Bates, too: he’s got Something Secret going on AND they are making him look Dangerously Ill Tempered. A little too improbable for me to take seriously.

    Every time I look at Moseley that I HEART BAXTER tattoo of his pops into my head. I think Baxter sold the jewels to fund a dying husband or child or something similarly noble and pathetic. That’s why she won’t say anything about it.

    And – gasp – does this mean Jimmy is leaving the show?

  2. Melissa Wiley says:

    Yes, I was frustrated with Blank Cora all last season. Half the time we saw her, she was just staring out a window with a book in her lap. Though come to think of it, I spend a fair amount of time that way myself. 😉

    I too am full of theories about some self-sacrificing reason Baxter nicked the jewels!

  3. Karen Edmisten says:

    Oh, yes, I definitely think she had some sad and noble reason for the theft and is protecting someone.

    And yes on Cora, though, like you, Lissa, I empathize with sitting around with a book. 🙂 I was happy to see Cora bark at Thomas in this episode. No surprise, though, when he ran straight back into her good graces, what with Edith in him arms and all.

  4. Sherry says:

    Perhaps Edith gets her lack of personality from her mother, with a little of the waspishness of her grandmother thrown in. But on Edith it’s not cute or witty, but annoying. Come to think of it, Edith combines all her forbears’ worst traits; she whines like her father.