Friday, January 4, 2013

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

O.K., you guys.

You know what Sunday is?

It's the day we've been waiting for since, oh, February 19, 2012. The day when the Downton Abbey Christmas episode aired here in the U.S.

Sunday is the day that Downton Abbey Season 3 begins!

Now, I'm not naive enough to think that some of you haven't watched it already. Probably illegally, I might add. But I know you're out there.

You know who you are.

Anyway . . . when last we left the manor, Matthew had just proposed to Mary, Sybil was pregnant with the chauffeur's baby, and Edith was still desperate to be loved by just about anyone.

So many questions still to be answered.

Will Matthew and Mary actually . . . marry?

Will Sybil have her baby? Will she be welcomed back to the manor?

Will Edith ever find true love?

And what about Robert and Cora? I mean, Housemaid Jane nearly ruined them without Cora even noticing anything was wrong. Will Jane show up again? Will the Grantham's attend marital counseling?


And then there's Bates. Dear John Bates, still in jail, and Sweet Anna left behind with her bottom lip quivering. Hopefully all the "Free Bates" t-shirt sales have added something to his legal fund and he'll be able to come back to Lord Grantham, living to brush his shoulders yet another day. But will he be released? We still don't know.

So, if you're a Downton Abbey fan, Sunday is your day. I'm not foolish enough to suggest that ALL of our questions will be answered, but hopefully some of them will.

I haven't watched Season 3 yet. I decided last fall that I wanted to watch each episode in the U.S. as they happen.

So I'll be watching for the first time on Sunday. And on Monday I'll be posting, once again, my Top Five lines from the previous night's episode.

Last year I started posting these recaps sometime in the middle of the season. I had a fantastic response from all of you, so I thought I'd do it again. Besides, these posts are so much fun to write--the Grantham family practically writes them for me!

Just in case you missed some of my Top Five (or Ten) Lines posts, here are the links so you can get caught up.

Top Five Lines from Season 2, Episode 3

Top Five Lines from Season 2, Episode 4

Top Five Lines from Season 2, Episode 5

Top Ten Lines from Season 2, Episode 6

Top Ten Lines from Downton Abbey's Season 2 Christmas Episode

Have fun catching up, and I'll see you on Monday!

Now tell me, what is you favorite Downton Abbey moment so far? What do you hope happens in Season 3? And, please, no spoilers!!

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  1. I love John Bates and Anna.


    ps. Just to set the record straight, my watching of the first episode of the new season ... was legal. That is what happens when your girl who lives in England comes home for Christmas. :)

  2. I love Bates and Anna, too, Glenda. We just have a bit of a family joke about Anna's quivering lip. :) I had forgotten that you saw Ep. 1 already--I really wasn't talking about you. :)