Considering that life at “Downton Abbey” as of late has not been particularly pleasant, it does feel as though we are primed to have something good finally happen to one of the characters. Does this mean that everyone is going to have a smile on their face, though? The correct answer here is probably “far from it.”
On Tuesday, ITV released their official synopsis for the seventh episode of the season airing in just over a week and a half, and it starts things off immediately by saying that there could be something good in the works for Joanne Froggatt’s character of Anna. Does this mean that Bates could finally be released from prison? We don’t really have too much in the way of evidence of that, but there is certainly nothing wrong with hoping so.
Check out the full description below:
“It’s a happy day for Downton as Anna’s patience is rewarded … Edith receives admiration from an unexpected quarter … Matthew refuses to back down over the estate management, will his tactics pay off? … Branson’s plan for the christening causes consternation, as does the arrival of his brother … O’Brien counsels Thomas but what are her motives?”
When it comes to some of these stories, we already know that they are going to be direct carry-overs from episode 6 based on what we have seen from the promo already. We already know that Branson is going to be at odds with Sybil’s family as to how to christen the baby and in what sort of church. In addition to that, we know that Matthew is also going to get more aggressive in making sure Downton runs properly after watching so much money go down the drain thanks to Robert’s bad investments.
Do you think that this is going to be the episode where something nice finally happens for Bates? If you want to see Hugh Bonneville react to Sybil’s death on the show, all you have to do is read the story over here.