Editor's Note (3/5/16): This article is being repromoted in honor of Downton Abbey 6x09, the very last episode of the show (for now?), airing on PBS in the U.S. this weekend.
Welcome back to Downton Abbey for the very last time. We invite you to join us as we celebrate the last hour of our beloved series with a recap of last night's 2015 Christmas special, “The Finale,” which picks up after November's regular-season finale.
Note for U.S. Viewers: Downton Abbey returns to PBS for Season 6 on January 3, 2016. We'll be repromoting Naz's recaps then, so feel free to wait to read them until that time to remain unspoiled.
Note: This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Downton Abbey, including last night's Series 6, Episode 9, “The Finale,” a.k.a. The 2015 Christmas Special. Enjoy!
Well, here we are: the final episode of the series, and my last recap blog (editor's note: but not her last Downton post! Stay tuned...). Before I get into it, I just want to thank Heroes & Heartbreakers for giving me the opportunity to share my ramblings with all of you for the past four years. And, I want to thank you for stopping by, reading, and commenting. It’s been a wild ride! So, without further ado, here we go!
The episode starts out with the family having a morning stroll through the property. Edith announces that she wants to enroll Marigold in a school in London, and live there during the term time by herself. Henry agrees and thinks it’s a grand plan, while Robert and Cora are a bit hesitant. Later, as they sit down for a snack (beautifully set up in the garden, of course), Mary asks Henry if he’s alright because he’s a bit down in the dumps and he tells her that he’s no longer blaming himself for Charlie’s death, but he feels that the fun has been taken out of racing ever since the accident. Hm ... foreshadowing of things to come? Maybe Henry will turn into a gentleman farmer after all?
[How does it all end?...]