Episode 5
Downton Abbey Series 06

91%

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Critic Ratings: 11
Critics Consensus

Downton draws first blood with a shocking event in "Episode Five."

Episode Info

Downton Abbey receives a visit from Neville Chamberlain, who is drawn into Lady Violet's attempts to save the hospital. Mrs Hughes tries unsuccessfully to keep Mr Carson happy, whilst Lady Edith meets Bertie Pelham in London and Spratt comes, unexpectedly, to Denker's aid.

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Critic Reviews for Episode 5

Downton's most savage schemer has pulled in his claws.

Feb 5, 2016 | Full Review…

It's a shocking moment; death has been creeping around the edges of this whole episode.

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

The episode's biggest moment comes as an aside.

Feb 5, 2016 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

The Crawleys' civil war over the local hospital finally became interesting on Sunday's Downton Abbey. Too bad it had to happen at Robert's expense.

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Well, that was completely shocking. Downton Abbey Season 6 Episode 5's biggest moment featured a terrifying and unexpectedly graphic health scare.

Feb 5, 2016 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The fifth episode of Downton Abbey's final season has me questioning the very fabric of this show, which up until this point has been a relatively light period drama about life in the face of trying times and an evolving world.

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Oh, for heaven's sake, this programme is so totally bonkers. I have never seen Carrie, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Return of the Living Dead. But now I don't feel like I need to see any of those things. Because I've seen this. And I can never unsee it.

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Top Critic

As Downton Abbey races toward its conclusion, everything, and I mean everything, comes out.

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

Whenever the narrative battery shows signs of stalling, [Fellows] clamps on a pair of jumper cables and shocks the thing back into life.

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There were several new developments on tonight's Downton Abbey, but let's be honest, there's only one thing anyone is going to remember from it: Lord Grantham projectile-vomiting blood all over the dining table.

Feb 5, 2016 | Full Review…