Sunday, March 6, 2016

2016 SOLC 6/31: (Spoiler Alert) Final Episode of Downton!

Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" 
to the Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Tara, Betsy, Dana, Beth, and Anna
for hosting this meeting place each day in March
and for nurturing our writing lives.

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?  


  1. I love this series! My husband and I watched the final episode last night. I love that you lifted some lines! What a wonderful way to allow me to reminisce and enjoy that final episode one more time!

  2. I have never seen one episode of this show. Maybe one day I will. Glad you were able to savor your time with the show.

  3. Oh my. So much talk about this show. I have heard about it in so many places. I think I must check it out. I watched the very first episode years ago as I was up late studying and then as I go to be early and get up early I never watched again. I have school holidays in 3 weeks time and I am going to get into it and then be part of the conversations. Thanks for the lines too. :)

  4. I'm a sower, we plant the Seeds; I am an artist, we write the Words.

    Find-out where we went on our journey far, far away, like the synonyMOUSE metaphors which shall creeep stealthily across thy brain bringing U.S. together.

    And see if you cannot 'read-between-the-lines' -or- VERBUM SAT SAPIENTI (Latin: words to the wise): here's summore symbiotically-explosive-coolness done in four, sardonic satires when we passed-away:

    Here's what the prolific, exquisite GODy sed: 'the more you shall honor Me, the more I shall bless you' -the Infant Jesus of Prague.

    Go git'm, girl. You're incredible.
    See you Upstairs...