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Downton Abbey Series Finale: Which Characters Will Live Happily Ever After?


Tonight, we say goodbye to the beloved British soap opera, Downton Abbey, when the two hour series finale airs on PBS Masterpiece beginning at 9PMEST/PT.   The series finale comes on the heels off the penultimate episode of the Emmy-award winning drama that aired two weeks ago.

In that, Mary (Michelle Dockery) finally remarried and to Henry Talbot (Matthew Goode), Edith (Laura Carmichael) finally layed the smackdown on her bitchy sister for ruining her happiness with Bertie,  Mr. Barrow (Rob James-Collier) tried to commit suicide, Mr. Bates (Brendan Coyle) and Anna (Joanne Froggatt) are awaiting their baby, and hopefully putting their crime ridden past behind them, Isobel Crawley (Penelope Wilton)  made it very clear that she intends on marrying if she is asked by Lord Merton.  Meanwhile, Mr. Moseley (Kevin Doyle) found happinees in his success as a school teacher, and none other than Spratt (Jeremy Swift) was revealed to be advice columnist, Miss Jones!

But where does that leave everyone as we prepare to grab our hankies and say goodbye?  In the forefront of everyone’s mind is, will Edith find happiness?  Will she be left alone with her child, Marigold?  Will Bertie forgive Edith? What’s next for Mary and Henry?  Will Thomas find a new beginning?  As Mary rode off to start her new life as Mrs. Talbot, her father, Robert the Earl of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville) stated, and could have previewed the finale:  “Of all my children, Edith has given me the most surprises … and I’m sure we haven’t seen the last one yet.”

Look for the residents of ‘Downton’, both upstairs and downstairs to prepare for their futures, some facing a brighter one than others.    The series executive producer, Gareth Naeme previewed to Variety on the series finale, “It will have some real, tear-jerking moments.”

So, are you ready to say goodbye to Downton Abbey? What do you think the future holds for Edith, Mary, Lord Grantham and Cora (Elizabeth McGovern), Bates and Anna, Isobel and the Dowager Countess (Dame Maggie Smith), Branson (Allen Leech), Mr and Mrs. Carson (Jim Carter and Phyllis Logan) and more?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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I actually was hoping for one more season. Looking forward to the feature film they announced with the same cast. I bet they do a stage musical version some day!

SHEESH..I love the show too but really lol

No, I am not ready to say goodbye to this wonderful program and all of these compelling characters. But, I do understand why the powers that be decided to end it now. Downton Abbey is the finest program I have seen in a very long time. I will miss it terribly.

I hope there can be a happy ending for Edith. She’s been treated like the redheaded step child throughout most of the series. She needs to end on a high note for a change. Mr. and Mrs. Bates have also been through the mill. I hope Anna doesn’t loss the baby. Barrow needs to find peace as well. Maybe he can be the new butler for the Dowager Countess.

Whatever happens, I’m sure the finale will be riveting. I have a new box of tissues on the sofa which I will open at the stroke of 9PM.

Thank goodness for DVDs . I have watched and rewached this whole series so many times I can almost repeat the dialog verbatim . This was one of my all time favorite shows. I already miss it

This is such a superb show in every way. I am always left wanting more and tonight’s finale will undoubtedly leave me the same. I have my tissues at the ready and am sure I’ll replay the finale over and over again in my mind as I drift to sleep. Good on you, cast and crew of “Downton Abbey”!

The finale was sensational, emotional, retrospective and satisfying. I loved it.
It conveyed great hope for the future of all family members, upstairs and downstairs.
What a joy this show has been.

The finale seemed a little thrown together, and maybe not realistic in lieu of how things were changeling, , but I’m all for what ends well for everyone for a change.

I’m not ready to say goodbye. Even though last night was wonderful I am deeply sad. I will miss it so much.I have all six seasons on DVD, but let’s face it, with only 2 months x 6 seasons, it’s hardly more than 2 years of an American series. I am so upset that Julian Fellowes chose to end it now. I doubt he’ll ever have as big a success. It’s not often something this huge comes again. I was told by a British friend that the British are known for ending very successful series in their prime. “Big mistake, big!” as Julia Roberts said in “Pretty Woman.” I am so grateful for the wonderful Sunday evenings with this marvelous series. I will miss the characters. This season the only one I didn’t love was Denker, (though I didn’t care about Andy one way or the other). I feel like good friends have moved away and I may never see them again- or maybe just once more for an hour. I’m not at all ready to lose Downton . I also will miss the beauty that it brought into my life. The clothing, the beautiful Highclere Castle, the sumptuous table settings, etc. I would watch each episode at least 3 times. The second time I would look more closely at the surroundings. I will also miss our Sunday ritual of friends getting together and eating scones with clotted cream and jam with tea and eating on beautiful dishes. For last night I sort of wrangled an invitation for the other 3 of us to the home of the one with the 70 inch TV! Though I hide my small tv in a cabinet, watching Downton on a 70 inch TV was grand. I was thinking of getting a larger one myself as I rode home- til I realized there is nothing else on TV that I care about seeing enough to get a larger TV.

Just one word: AMAZING!

If it’s true about the movie, I’ll buy my ticket now! LOVE a happy ending for all and so very satisfying.

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‘Downton Abbey 2’: Big-Screen Sequel Announced & Coming For Christmas

So many of us loved the soap opera that was Downton Abbey when it aired on PBS and ITV for six seasons.  Then, a few years later in 2019, the highly-awaited Downton Abbey movie hit movie theatres near you.

Now comes word from Focus Features that a big-screen sequel is in the works and is slated for release this Christmas in December of 2021.

In a social media announcement, the film company shared: “We’re thrilled to announce that Julian Fellowes and the entire Downton cast are back for #DowntonAbbey2, with Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye and Dominic West joining! See the film in theaters this Christmas.”

While, of course, no plot has been teased or given away, Fellowes will write the screenplay, with Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn) set to direct.

“There’s no place like home for the holidays, and we can’t imagine a better gift than getting to reunite with Julian, (producer) Gareth Neame and the entire Downton family in 2021 to bring the Crawleys back home for their fans,” said Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawsk in a statement.

So, excited to see your favorites and some potential new ones in the all-new Downton Abbey Movie later this year? Comment below.

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DOWNTON ABBEY THE MOVIE: Official Trailer Released

Finally, Downton Abbey fans get a preview of the upcoming motion picture that is set for release in theatres on September 20th.

What we know is that the The film is set in 1927 and the plot revolves around the King and Queen of England coming to the estate for a visit and so … the Crawleys must prepare their arrival.  In fact, they have to bring back Mr. Carson to help!

Featured in the trailer are series stars, who are also back for the film: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Matthew Goode, Joanne Froggatt, Jim Carter and Maggie Smith.

Series creator Julian Fellowes wrote the script and Michael Engler will serve as director. Engler directed the two-hours series finale.

As fans know, Downton Abbey ran on PBS Masterpiece for six seasons here in the U.S.

Check out the trailer, and then let us know if you are excited to see the movie? Comment below.

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‘Downton Abbey’ The Movie Releases Its First Trailer

Now here’s a huge teaser that will get you wanting to see more!  Those of us who loved the British period soap opera, Downton Abbey, which came to a conclusion after its sixth season on PBS here in the United States, will finally get their wish when the film version hits in 2019.

As previously reported, the series executive producer Gareth Naeme said about the film,  “We aim to deliver everything that one would hope for as Downton comes to the big screen.”

Look for the film to land in movie theatres on Friday, September 20th, 2019, with it debuting internationally the week prior on Friday, September 13th.

Most of the cast is intact including: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode, Harry Hadden-Paton, David Haig, Geraldine James, Robert James-Collier, Simon Jones, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Stephen Campbell Moore, Lesley Nicol, Kate Phillips, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton and Penelope Wilton.

Julian Fellowes once again writes the script for the film for the characters he created for the TV series.

Now check out the first trailer below, when just hearing that memorable opening theme song, it brought us back to the drama and the romance of Downton Abbey.

Let us know if you are thrilled to know that the movie is set for release …. and if you are looking forward to seeing what happens to the Crawleys and others in the next chapter of their story when the movie comes your way via the comment section below.

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