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Episode 1

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Episode Info

Season 2 opens during WWI with Matthew and Thomas in the trenches in France; and Robert and William longing to join the action. Sybil, meanwhile, finds unlikely support from her grandmother in her quest to help the war effort; Edith learns to drive; Mary struggles with her feelings for Matthew when he returns on leave from the war and attends a benefit concert at the estate with a new companion; and Carson is overwhelmed while running the house with a smaller staff.

Cast

Hugh Bonneville
as Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham
Jessica Brown Findlay
as Lady Sybil Crawley
Laura Carmichael
as Lady Edith Crawley
Jim Carter
as Mr. Carson
Samantha Bond
as Lady Rosamund Painswick
Zoe Boyle
as Lavinia Swire
Brendan Coyle
as John Bates
Michelle Dockery
as Lady Mary Crawley
Kevin Doyle
as Joseph Molesley
Siobhan Finneran
as Sarah O'Brien
Joanne Froggatt
as Anna Bates
Iain Glen
as Sir Richard Carlisle
Thomas Howes
as William Mason
Rob James-Collier
as Thomas Barrow
Allen Leech
as Tom Branson
Phyllis Logan
as Mrs. Hughes
Cal Macaninch
as Henry Lang
Elizabeth McGovern
as Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham
Sophie McShera
as Daisy Mason
Lesley Nicol
as Mrs. Patmore
Amy Nuttall
as Ethel Parks
David Robb
as Dr. Clarkson
Maggie Smith
as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham
Dan Stevens (IV)
as Matthew Crawley
Penelope Wilton
as Isobel Crawley
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Critic reviews for Episode 1

Romance is in the air all over Downton Abbey, both upstairs and down.

June 8, 2018 | Full Review…

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