Downton Abbey on Masterpiece: Season 2 (2011)


Season 2
Downton Abbey on Masterpiece

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With its excellent cast and resplendent period trappings, Downton Abbey continues to weave a bewitching, ingratiating spell.

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Air date: Sep 18, 2011

Matthew and others go off to war, while some try to avoid it.

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Air date: Sep 18, 2011

As the period drama returns for a second season, new housemaid Ethel has replaced Gwen, but she soon irritates many of the staff.

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Air date: Sep 25, 2011

Robert's new valet, Henry Lang, has just returned from the war, but O'Brien notices that he is not at all well.

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Air date: Oct 2, 2011

Downton has been turned into a convalescent home for wounded officers, and there is a lot to do; the arrival of the first patients has everyone scurrying.

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Air date: Oct 9, 2011

Tensions flare between Isobel and Cora over the management of the convalescent home; Ethel's flirtation with Maj. Bryant lands her in more trouble than she could have anticipated.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2011

Bates is taken aback when Vera threatens to expose old secrets which could bring down the Crawleys. Mary is the only one who can protect the family, but she pays a high price when she turns to Carlisle for help.

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Air date: Oct 23, 2011

Isobel has plans for Downton to continue to help the war wounded in some way after Robert's announcement that the ceasefire will begin on Nov. 11.

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Air date: Oct 30, 2011

A new development stuns the family. Sybil and Branson try to keep their secret safe. Carlisle puts Anna in a difficult position; Bates is left reeling from the news about Vera, and Thomas embarks on a new money-making scheme.

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Air date: Nov 6, 2011

Spanish flu reaches Downton, and desperate Thomas looks for a way to re-establish himself. Ethel faces a dilemma when the Bryants return with a heartbreaking proposition. Decisive, Anna forces Bates to think about their future.

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Cast & Crew

Zoe Boyle
Lavinia Swire

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Samantha Bond
Lady Rosamund

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Clare Calbraith
Jane Moorsum

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Maria Doyle Kennedy
Vera Bates

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Iain Glen
Sir Richard Carlisle

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Daniel Pirrie
Major Charles Bryant

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Michael Cochrane
Reverend Travis

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Paul Copley
Mr. Mason

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Christine Mackie
Daphne Bryant

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Kevin McNally
Horace Bryant

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Critic Reviews for Downton Abbey on Masterpiece: Season 2

Audience Reviews for Downton Abbey on Masterpiece: Season 2

  • Apr 07, 2021
    It's a lot of fun and funny and totally captivating.
  • Jul 31, 2020
    Season 2 of Downton Abbey evens out to similar quality to Season 1, but its flaws lie in slightly different places. This season takes place during WWI and is jarringly dark in places; it's a mixed bag, since it's certainly adds gravitas to the narrative, but also feels out-of-place next to the show's soapy stylings. Unfortunately the season is marred by two of the more ridiculous subplots in the show's history, and creator Julian Fellowes' decision to speed through WWI results in a number of mind-bending time jumps which do not mesh with the internal developments of the abbey (i.e., years pass in war-time, but the characters seem to have stood still in the meantime). Still, the show is elevated by its cast, among whom there is no weak link, and always provide us with good performances even given silly material. The acting, plus the music and sets, imbue the show with a compelling feel of bygone eras, which surpasses the flaws to make it worth watching.
  • Jul 07, 2020
    The show is getting even better.
  • Nov 13, 2019
    This show is perfection. This season is my least favorite, but still so good. The storylines, characterization, costumes, sets, etc. all beautifully done. Bravo!
  • Sep 26, 2019
    The Crawleys now deal with important events of the Great War, such as the Battle of the Somme, the Easter Rising, the Russian Revolution, the Battle of Amiens, the Armistice, and the Spanish flu epidemic. The change of every character with the war alters the perspective of aristocracy and the deaths in this season do not go unnoticed. RIP William and Lavinia. This is a crude sad season but it has some happy moments.
  • Jun 25, 2017
    Downton Abbey continues to weave a bewitching, ingratiating spell. With its excellent cast and resplendent period trappings.

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