‘Downton Abbey’ season 4 spoilers: Real competition for Michelle Dockery’s Mary

MaryIt still feels a little strange to be talking about romance for Mary on “Downton Abbey” season 4, especially since we are still reeling in many ways from the death of Matthew Crawley. However, we also have to realize that the reality of the situation is that the series is not going to give us much time as viewers to mourn at all. After all, the show will pick up six months after the events of the season 3 Christmas special, which means that we are going to have ample opportunities to see Mary move forward with her life.

While we’re certain that Michelle Dockery’s character will still hold his memory rather close, she will have at least advanced enough in her life to be able to not constantly relive every finer detail in relation to it.

One thing that we are learning now about the story ahead, though, is that it is a little too safe to assume that Mary and her son George are going to end up starting a new family with Lord Anthony Gillingham (Tom Cullen), one of the new characters popping up this year. However, show fan site Downton Abbey Addicts is reporting that another man in Charles Blake (Julian Ovenden), another dashing young aristocrat, is also going to make a play for her. There is no word on whether or not Mary will pick either one of them at the end of the day, and perhaps we should think of this as the Edwardian England version of “The Bachelorette.”

There are a plethora of other characters coming on, including an opera singer and reportedly the show’s first-ever black character, but there are fewer details available there when it comes to their story.

What do you think about Mary’s storyline, and do you think that she will choose to be with any man by the time “Downton Abbey” season 4 is done? If you want to read some more coverage pertaining to Hugh Bonneville, you can do so over at the link here.

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