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It's Sunday evening and we're watching Downton Abbey. It's been a long, delicious ride. Even though I know people who watch the series before it airs on PBS, I've long been a hold out for the weekly treat that comes with a new episode each week. That is, until Friday afternoon . . . when one of my friends at our book club retreat pulled Season 6 out of her bag. Four of us, early arrivals at the retreat, settled in for a two hour treat.
And then today, I borrowed her CD. So I'm watching it again as part of Will's birthday celebration with Sara and Lance (a bit before our 9-11 pm showing on PBS). And with laptop in hand, I'm able to save a few favorite lines (which may or may not be word perfect):
"Don't be spiky, Granny." Lady Mary to the Dowager
"I will always be your friend wherever I am." - Barrow to Master George (as Barrow leaves Downton)
"I'm not a child, mother. I won't be dictated to." - Bertie speaking to his mother
"As my late father used to say, 'If reason fails, try force.'" - the Dowager to Mrs. Crawley
"That's your story and you're sticking to it." - Mrs Patmore to Daisy
"Larry, as my son I love you. But I've tried and failed to like you." - Dickie (Lord Merton) to his son Larry
"We're blood and we're stuck with it." Lady Mary to Lady Edith
I don't think people ever want mistakes, Mrs. Patmore. They just happen." Daisy to Mrs. Patmore
"But with any luck, they'll be happy enough. Which is the English version of a happy ending." - The Dowager to Lady Rosamund
"No wonder you're on your own, lad. You don't know women at all." Mrs. Patmore to Andy
"Let me be a little bit proud. I'll calm down eventually." - Lord Grantham to Lady Edith
And that's it for tonight and forever! Thank you, Jullan Fellowes.
P.S. Did I mention that I've loved the hats this season?