Episode 4
Downton Abbey Series 06

100%

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Critic Ratings: 11
Critics Consensus

Riding on the goodwill of the previous installment, "Episode Four" introduces a welcome new suitor for one of the show's central characters.

Episode Info

Tom and Sybbie return to Downton Abbey, Baxter is faced with a dillemma, and Thomas attempts to fill Carson's shoes. Meanwhile Anna goes to London with Mary, and Daisy is not happy with Cora.

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Critic Reviews for Episode 4

It only took three and a half episodes to get there, but finally, in last night's Downton Abbey, a suitor hove into view for Lady Mary

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

This is another great episode for Michelle Dockery... letting us know that there will always be a strong-willed Crawley matriarch to run the show.

Feb 5, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

I have to salute what may have been [Mary's] finest mean-girl moment to date.

Feb 5, 2016 | Full Review…

Mary was in fine form during this episode.

Feb 5, 2016 | Rating: 8.3/10 | Full Review…

Alright, we admit Downton Abbey Season 6 Episode 4 wasn't quite as exciting as Downton Abbey Season 6 Episode 3 - which featured surprise returns, a wedding, and all kinds of pre-wedding intrigue - but it was certainly a solid installment.

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

Downton feels more like Downton with Tom around, but I have to echo Mary's sentiments in regard to his return. "No more Ms. Buntings, if you have any pity." Amen to that, Mary. Amen.

Feb 6, 2016 | Full Review…

Ah, at least there was some entertainment to be had here. For a few moments at a time at least.

Feb 5, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This episode pays lip service to the benefits of social mobility, but the show's sympathies lie with the mighty and powerful.

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

Just when Downtown story lines seemed to have dwindled to an ember, Henry and Mary have pumped in a bellows-blast of oxygen.

Feb 5, 2016 | Full Review…

Downton did manage to pull itself out of the tedious-plotline rabbit hole long enough to make this episode a fitting tribute to two of its most inspirational female characters.

Feb 5, 2016 | Full Review…