Downton Abbey - Season 6, Episode 7 - Rotten Tomatoes

Episode 7



Critic Consensus: Balancing explosive action against an affecting look at the emotional toll of death, "Episode 7" returns Downton Abbey to its finely appointed wheelhouse.

Episode Info

The dowager Lady Violet surprises everyone with a cunning plan, Andy's secret is threatened, Thomas feels isolated and The Crawleys watch Henry compete in his motor race.


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
Matthew Goode
as Henry Talbot
Sebastian Dunn
as Charlie Rogers
Sebastian Dunn
as Charlie Rogers
Phoebe Sparrow
as Amelia Cruikshank
Sue Johnston
as Miss Denker
Paul Copley
as Mr. Mason
Antonia Bernath
as Laura Edmunds
Samantha Bond
as Lady Rosamund Painswick
Harry Hadden-Paton
as Bertie Pelham
Patrick Brennan
as Mr. Dawes
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Critic reviews for Episode 7

This is the kind of ugly interaction that the frayed nerves of tragedy so often produce, and Downton is a show about human behavior finely observed enough to illustrate it.

June 29, 2016 | Full Review…

The fast-moving camerawork and rapid cutting of the racing scenes feel very out-of-character for Downton Abbey. They're mostly effective, except for the continual cross-cutting to a sedate picnic scene over at the schoolhouse.

June 29, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Death paid its annual visit to Downton Abbey on Sunday, triggering a series of rash emotional decisions - some more upsetting than others.

June 29, 2016 | Full Review…

There was a mix of tremendous highs and disappointing lows on Downton Abbey Season 6 Episode 7.

June 29, 2016 | Rating: 4.25/5 | Full Review…

Episode seven provided some especially explosive action sequences, and while that may be the high point for physical action, there will surely be emotional eruptions to look forward to these final two weeks.

June 29, 2016 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

I don't know about you, but I have a running checklist of things the show needs to accomplish before signing off. I need happiness for Edith, romance for Tom, a baby for Anna and Mr. Bates, and peace for Thomas. I definitely don't need any more deaths.

June 29, 2016 | Rating: 8.2/10 | Full Review…

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