Downton Abbey - Season 6, Episode 8 - Rotten Tomatoes

Episode 8



Critic 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

The final series conclues with Lady Mary and Edith wondering if they can ever make peace with each other, Mrs Patmore's bed and breakfast garnering unwanted attention, and Mr Molesley's first day of teaching not being quite what he imagined.


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
Howard Ward
as Sgt. Willis
Samantha Bond
as Lady Rosamund Painswick
Douglas Reith
as Lord Merton
Patrick Brennan
as Mr. Dawes
Harry Hadden-Paton
as Bertie Pelham
Phoebe Sparrow
as Amelia Cruikshank
Antonia Bernath
as Laura Edmunds
John Voce
as Photographer
Harriet Walter
as Lady Shackleton
Paul Copley
as Mr. Mason
Michael Cochrane
as Rev. Travis
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Critic reviews for Episode 8

Thomas Barrow had the heartbreak to top them all.

July 1, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

July 1, 2016 | Rating: B- | 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.

July 1, 2016 | Full Review…

It took six seasons, but Lady Mary Crawley was finally served a fat slice of humble pie on Sunday's penultimate Downton Abbey - and I have to admit, I kind of loved watching her choke on it.

July 1, 2016 | Full Review…

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

July 1, 2016 | Rating: 4.75/5 | Full Review…

Episode eight almost perfectly encapsulated this immensely popular historical drama.

July 1, 2016 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

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