Downton Abbey - Season 6, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes

Episode 5



Critic 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.


Hugh Bonneville
as Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham
Laura Carmichael
as Lady Edith Crawley
Jim Carter
as Mr. Carson
Brendan Coyle
as John Bates
Michelle Dockery
as Lady Mary Crawley
Kevin Doyle
as Joseph Molesley
Joanne Froggatt
as Anna Bates
Rob James-Collier
as Thomas Barrow
Allen Leech
as Tom Branson
Phyllis Logan
as Mrs. Hughes
Elizabeth McGovern
as Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham
Sophie McShera
as Daisy Mason
Lesley Nicol
as Mrs. Patmore
David Robb
as Dr. Clarkson
Maggie Smith
as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham
Penelope Wilton
as Isobel Crawley
Antonia Bernath
as Laura Edmunds
Paul Copley
as Mr. Mason
Sebastian Dunn
as Charlie Rogers
Sebastian Dunn
as Charlie Rogers
Rupert Frazer
as Neville Chamberlain
Matthew Goode
as Henry Talbot
Harry Hadden-Paton
as Bertie Pelham
Sue Johnston
as Miss Denker
Douglas Reith
as Lord Merton
Howard Ward
as Sgt. Willis
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Critic reviews for Episode 5

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

June 30, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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

June 30, 2016 | 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.

June 30, 2016 | Full Review…

The episode's biggest moment comes as an aside.

June 30, 2016 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

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

June 30, 2016 | Full Review…

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

June 30, 2016 | Full Review…

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