Tomorrow night, “Downton Abbey” finally begins its latest run over on PBS, which we like to think of as great news for anyone who has been eagerly looking forward to more adventures with the cast. Let’s start by saying this: As someone who has seen the show already via ITV, it is a marked improvement over season 4. It feels more like the “Downton Abbey” you love, but with a more progressive flair.
What we’ll be doing every week from here on out is presenting you a series of five teasers for each episode prior to it airing, along with the short synopsis released by PBS. So why not start with the premiere? Take a look at the synopsis below:
“When a working-class prime minister is elected, new ideas about class leave Robert feeling snubbed. But Thomas, unchanged, bullies Baxter into a corner. Edith plays with fire.”
Now, let’s move on to those teasers.
1. Lady Mary will receive an interesting proposal during the episode, but it’s not entirely what you think.
2. You finally a little more about Baxter’s past, and what Thomas has been keeping over here throughout the first few episodes of the season. It’s somewhat shocking, but not beyond the realm of possibility.
3. Laura Carmichael gives a series of great performances early on this season, and Edith’s plot this week may crush your heart.
4. Tom Branson once again struggles with whether or not this life is for him in the upper-class society.
5. Daisy is going to try to continue her studies, much to the chagrin of someone who questions whether or not she really needs them.
We’ll be back tomorrow with a specific look at one key moment from this “Downton Abbey” episode, mostly because we’re not going to rewrite a review that is already written. Also, be sure to sign up now for some further updates on all we cover via our CarterMatt Newsletter.