Monday, February 1

‘Downton Abbey’ Season 6, Episode 5: Bloody, Bloody Downton

Viewers left petrified as Lord Grantham vomited blood in Downton Abbey
"I’m telling you, Abbots, when Lord Grantham staggered to his feet and started vomiting geysers of blood all over that exquisitely assembled dinner table, I fully expected some foreign life form to come bursting out of his chest. The long-absent Michael Gregson, perhaps, or the unquiet spirit of Kemal Pamuk or, heaven help us, Reanimated Isis. I mean, who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him? There he lay on his ruined rug, gasping to his beloved (seriously splattered) Cora, 'If this is it, just know I have loved you very, very much.' And for all we knew, Abbots, this really was it. Wouldn’t that have been squarely within the Fellowes m.o.? Whenever the narrative battery shows signs of stalling, he clamps on a pair of jumper cables and shocks the thing back into life. It happened with Mr. Bates’ arrest, Matthew’s death-by-car, Anna’s rape, Sybil’s pre-eclampsia. 'Downton' never scruples to draw blood. ..."
NY Times
'Oh my God' Downton Abbey's gruesome bloodbath hailed as most dramatic scene EVER

2012 March: Downton Abbey, 2013 February: Downton Abbey 3, 2015 January: ‘Downton Abbey’ and History: A Look Back, Recap: Rumble With Lord G!, 2015 February: Recap: Prayers for Lord G’s Truest, Furriest Love, 2015 February: Recap: The Crawleys Should Have Sent Their Regrets, 2015 February: Recap: Yes, It’s Called the Hornby Hotel, 2015 March: Recap: In the Finale, Mary Meets Mr. Handsome, 2016 January: Downton Abbey Returns for a Feel-Good Final Season, 2016 January: ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 6, Episode 3 Recap: So Nice to See Him Again? .