Following Matthew’s shocking death last Christmas, new mother Mary is struggling to come to terms with her loss. It doesn’t help that Lord Grantham and Violet disagree on how to bring her through it. With death duty putting yet more financial strain on the estate, Robert and Branson are clashing, while Matthew’s valet, Molesley, is out of a job.
Downstairs, hearts are set to be broken as Jimmy finally takes an interest in Ivy. Carson gets an unwelcome reminder of his past while Mrs Hughes sees an opportunity to help grief-stricken Isobel. O’Brien’s departure sends shockwaves through the house, while Mrs Patmore is alarmed by the arrival of the electric whisk!
Meanwhile, Thomas is up to his old tricks and has the children’s nanny in his sights…