Just as Lord Grantham thought he was wresting back control of the estate, Matthew interferes with his plans from beyond the grave. A letter addressed to Lady Mary reveals that she is to inherit her husband’s share of Downton, leaving a miffed Lord G summoning his lawyer – time for the Dowager to put him in his place with a couple of withering one liners…

Elsewhere, as Molesley’s fortunes worsen, Bates hatches a plan to help him; Anna accompanies Lady Rose to a dance in York; both Mrs Hughes and Lady Crawley beg Carson to end his feud with his mysterious friend; and new maid Edna forms a dangerous alliance with Thomas. We can feel the tension brewing for the weeks to come!