Episode 8
Downton Abbey Series 06

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Critic Ratings: 12
Critics Consensus

"Episode 8" is a perfect lead-up to the Downton Abbey finale, loaded with misanthropic humor and capped off with a comeuppance six seasons in the making.

Episode Info

Edith's and Mary's romances become complicated; Molesley and Spratt set out on new career paths; Thomas has difficulties; Mrs. Patmore's bed and breakfast attracts unwanted attention; and Isobel puts her foot down. -- (C) PBS

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Critic Reviews for Episode 8

There are only two episodes left, so it's time to chuck the usual glacial pacing and send everybody's storyline pell-mell towards the ending.

Feb 22, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Thomas Barrow had the heartbreak to top them all.

Feb 22, 2016 | Full Review…

Episode eight almost perfectly encapsulated this immensely popular historical drama.

Feb 24, 2016 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Edith finally got to tell Lady Mary what she thought of her on this week's episode of Downton Abbey. And, yes, it was every bit as satisfying and deserved as you might have hoped.

Feb 22, 2016 | Full Review…

Downton Abbey Season 6 Episode 8 was easily one of the best of the last three seasons of the series.

Feb 22, 2016 | Full Review…

I feel as if all six seasons of Downton Abbey had been leading to this moment.

Feb 22, 2016 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

This week's episode of Downton Abbey... is unquestionably an instant classic.

Feb 23, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

What a pugilistic thrill to see Edith and Mary take off their white gloves.

Feb 22, 2016 | Full Review…

As difficult as it was to watch, it was an understandable creative decision on writer Julian Fellowes's part. If there's nothing to cause the audience substantial upset, then there would be nothing left to satisfy us come the series finale.

Feb 22, 2016 | Full Review…

All around, episode eight of season 6 was one of the finest that Julian Fellowes has put together, setting up the finale to be one of the more satisfying closers for a wildly popular series.

Feb 22, 2016 | Full Review…