With the house recovering from the fire, Robert is faced with a very difficult decision. Meanwhile, his wife Cora is diverted by an art historian, Simon Bricker (Richard E Grant). She wouldn’t cheat on Lord Grantham, surely!

As Daisy continues to struggle with her studies, Mrs Patmore has an idea which might solve everything. Thomas has it in for Baxter; will his meddling ruin her friendship with Molesley?  

As Rose tries to convince Robert of the virtues of a getting wireless at Downton, Lord Merton continues his hot pursuit of Isobel. When Mary puts her reputation on the line, Anna is made a reluctant accomplice…