Monday, March 7

‘Downton Abbey’ Finale: A Grand British Story With an American Finish

"We felt it from the opening credits, didn’t we, Abbots? We heard the familiar chords. We watched Lord Grantham and his yellow lab (Isis? Tiaa?) take their last stroll together across the green. We registered the final iterations of the ringing bell, the simmering pot, the lamp, the chandelier. One last time, we thought. And no more. And the whole while Baron Fellowes seemed to be thinking: Right. Let’s clean this up, shall we? Indeed, from a certain angle, the final episode of “Downton Abbey” was just about getting people out of the fine messes their creator had gotten them into, and hustling them with all due celerity toward the finish line. ..."
NY Times
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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? , 2016 February: ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 6, Episode 5: Bloody, Bloody Downton, 2016 February: ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 6, Episode 8: Lady Mary, That Skinny You-Know-What.