Episode 2
Downton Abbey Series 06

75%

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Critic Ratings: 12
Critics Consensus

While some storylines prove rather shallow, "Episode 2" is an endearing return to form, with well-written dialogue and an affecting descent into tragedy.

Episode Info

The location of the wedding reception becomes an issue between Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes; Thomas seeks employment elsewhere; Mary takes Anna to see a doctor in London about her miscarriages; and Mrs. Drewe abducts Marigold.

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Critic Reviews for Episode 2

Downton Abbey hit its comic stride with the second instalment of its final series.

Feb 8, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

For an episode featuring a child kidnapping, not a whole lot actually happened this week. I was hopeful that having an endpoint to write towards would sharpen the storytelling, but so far that hope is not being borne out.

Feb 5, 2016 | Rating: D | Full Review…

While series six has its share of narrative streams, they all seem to be feeding into a collective thematic watershed: the rising tide of Downton's women.

Feb 5, 2016 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Sunday's annual Malton fat stock show took a dramatic turn.

Feb 5, 2016 | Full Review…

These episodes feel more like visits with old friends I'm happy to see, even if I find their stories a little repetitive and boring.

Feb 5, 2016 | Rating: 7.9/10 | Full Review…

The theme, all-around, was 'meddling.' Some of it for the good, some detrimental.

Feb 5, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I almost want to sit the show down and say, "Come on, Downton. This isn't you. You know better than this."

Feb 8, 2016 | Full Review…

So many "low stakes" plotlines are developing and this worries me. The burden on the actors to spin gold out of Malton Show manure is intolerable.

Feb 8, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This episode is rife with the language of battle and bloodshed.

Feb 8, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Kudos to Andrew Scarborough and Emma Lowndes, between them, for deepening the Downton register into tragedy.

Feb 5, 2016 | Full Review…