"Downton Abbey" (2010) {(#2.2)} TV Season

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Overview "Downton Abbey" Season 02 Episode 02 (S02E02)



Ratings / Votes
8.1/ 10 (241 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Carnival Films [gb] - (as carnival a carnival films production) (as a Carnival / Masterpiece co-production also)
Masterpiece [gb] - (as a Carnival / Masterpiece co-production)

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(UK) - 25 September 2011
(Netherlands) - 12 November 2011
(USA) - 8 January 2012
(Germany) - 18 July 2012
(France) - 9 September 2012

Running Time


1910s, army-officer, bicycle, collapse, hospital, nurse, nursing, shell-shock, suicide, threat, tractor, uniform, war-wound, world-war-one, year-1917,

Technical Support
CAM:Arri Alexa
PCS:ProRes 4444 LogC - (master format)
RAT:16:9 HD

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Full Cast

  1. Bonneville, Hugh as [Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham] <1>
  2. Carter, Jim (I) as [Charles Carson] <4>
  3. Coyle, Brendan (I) as (credit only) [John Bates] <5>
  4. Doyle, Kevin (I) as [Joseph Molesley] <21>
  5. Glen, Iain as [Sir Richard Carlisle] <22>
  6. Howes, Thomas as [William Mason] <9>
  7. James-Collier, Rob as [Thomas Barrow] <10>
  8. Leech, Allen as [Tom Branson] <23>
  9. Macaninch, Cal as [Henry Lang] <24>
  10. Nieboer, Lachlan as [Lieutenant Edward Courtenay] <25>
  11. O Donnell, Fergus as [John Drake] <26>
  12. Robb, David (I) as [Dr. Clarkson] <27>
  13. Stevens, Dan (IV) as [Matthew Crawley] <17>
  14. Ventura, Stephen as [Davis] <29>
  15. Bond, Samantha (I) as [Lady Rosamund Painswick] <20>
  16. Boyle, Zoe (I) as [Lavinia Swire] <19>
  17. Brown Findlay, Jessica as [Lady Sybil Crawley] <2>
  18. Carmichael, Laura (II) as [Lady Edith Crawley] <3>
  19. Dockery, Michelle as [Lady Mary Crawley] <6>
  20. Finneran, Siobhan as [Sarah O'Brien] <7>
  21. Froggatt, Joanne as [Anna Smith] <8>
  22. Logan, Phyllis (I) as [Mrs. Hughes] <11>
  23. McGovern, Elizabeth (I) as [Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham] <12>
  24. McShera, Sophie as [Daisy Robinson] <13>
  25. Nicol, Lesley as [Mrs. Patmore] <14>
  26. Nuttall, Amy as [Ethel Parks] <15>
  27. Sara, Cathy as [Mrs. Drake] <28>
  28. Smith, Maggie (I) as [Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham] <16>
  29. Wilton, Penelope as [Isobel Crawley] <18>

Full Plot

April 1917. With John still absent, Isobel's butler Mosley makes a play for Anna but is rejected. Robert gets a new valet, shell-shocked ex-soldier Henry Lang, whilst William goes off to war. Edith learns to drive a tractor extremely well, and nearly succumbs to a kiss from the married farmer Mr. Drake. Sybil and Thomas work in the cottage hospital, where the latter begins to learn some humanity. At Isobel's suggestion - and to Violet's dismay - Downton Abbey is turned into a convalescent ward to ease the hospital's bed shortage. Mary invites middle-aged newspaper tycoon, and prospective beau, Sir Richard Carlisle to a dinner party, also attended by the Crawleys and Lavinia. Suspicious of Carlisle, Violet invites her daughter and sister to the Earl, Lady Rosamund, who is intrigued by the fact that Carlisle and Lavinia already seem well-acquainted. Carson, despite being taken ill whilst serving dinner, is still perceptive enough to suggest to Mary that Matthew is really the man for her. don @ minifie-1 Matthew again returns to England, promoted to captain and with a new assignment. His new fiancée is terribly anxious at his possible return to the front. Lady Edith shocks her family when she tells them that she's going to help a local farmer, who finds himself without farmhands, by driving the man's tractor. Edith proves to be quite up to the task but she gets more than she bargained for when the married farmer kisses her and she welcomes his advances. Robert Cawley's new valet, Henry Lang, makes something of a fiasco while serving at dinner. He is shell-shocked, though few recognize it. Mr. Mosely develops an interest in Anna but she has decided that John Bates is the only man she will ever love. Lady Mary's friend, newspaper publisher Sir Richard Carlisle, arrives for a visit. Thomas, the former footman, is re-assigned to Isobel's hospital. The hospital expands into Downton Abbey after a young lieutenant, ordered to leave the hospital due to lack of space, commits suicide. Mrs. Patmore gets particularly bad news about her nephew. garykmcd Plot not found

Total Business

CP: © Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011

Movie Certificate

9 (Netherlands)

Music Composers

  1. Lunn, John (I)


  1. Struthers, Gavin (director of photography)

Dress Designers

  1. Buxton, Susannah


Independent Television (ITV) [gb] - (2011) (UK) (TV) (ITV1)
Masterpiece Theatre [us] - (2012) (USA) (TV) (as Masterpiece Classic)
Nederlandse Christelijke Radio Vereniging (NCRV) [nl] - (2011) (Netherlands) (TV)
PBS Video [us] - (2012) (USA) (DVD)
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) [us] - (2012) (USA) (TV) (Masterpiece Theatre)

Film Editors

  1. Wilson, John (II)


  1. Barrett, Alex (I) (production runner) (uncredited)
  2. Birmingham, Lottie (floor runner)
  3. Bruce, Alastair (II) (historical advisor)
  4. Clarkson, Ciarron (floor runner) (uncredited)
  5. Cockerham, Oliver (assistant production coordinator)
  6. Daxter, Claire (script editor)
  7. Ellis, Mark (VII) (assistant location manager) (as Mark 'Sparky' Ellis)
  8. Garner, Sarah (I) (script supervisor)
  9. Gillingham, Taff (military advisor)
  10. Hikaka, Kimberley (production executive)
  11. Houston, Jonathan (production coordinator)
  12. Lawson, Matthew (II) (assistant accountant)
  13. Marriott, Garry (medic: second unit) (uncredited)
  14. Marriott, Garry (second medic) (uncredited)
  15. Payne, Joe (II) (floor runner)
  16. Starling, Peter (II) (medical advisor)
  17. Symons, Sam (script editor)
  18. Wheeler, Jason (III) (location manager)
  19. Wray, Denis (production accountant)


[Lady Sybil and Isobel are proposing setting up a convalescent home at Downton Abbey] Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: I think it's a *ridiculous* idea. Lady Sybil Crawley: Why? Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: Because this is a house, not a hospital. Lady Mary Crawley: Granny, a convalescent home is where people rest and recuperate. Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: But if there are relapses. What then? Amputation in the dining room? Rescuscitation in the pantry? Cora, Countess of Grantham: It would certainly be the most tremendous disturbance. If you knew how chaotic things are as it is. Isobel Crawley: But when there's so much good can be done. [Violet stamps her stick on the floor] Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: I forbid it! To have strange men prodding and prying around the house. To say nothing of pocketing the spoons. It's out of the question. Cora, Countess of Grantham: I hesitate to remind you, but this is my house now - Robert's and mine. *We* will make the decision. Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: [pause] Oh, I see. So now I'm an outsider... who need not be consulted. Cora, Countess of Grantham: Since you put it like that, yes. [Lady Mary is saying goodbye to Sir Richard at the station] Sir Richard Carlisle: I want you to marry me. Lady Mary Crawley: Why? Sir Richard Carlisle: Because I think very highly of you. Lady Mary Crawley: "Very highly". Goodness. Sir Richard Carlisle: I mean it. I think we'd do well together. We could be a good team. Lady Mary Crawley: Now that sounds better. But I can't help thinking that tradition demands a *little* mention of love. Sir Richard Carlisle: Oh I can talk about "love" and "moon" and "June" and all the rest of it if you wish. But we're more than that. We're strong and sharp, and we can build something worth having, you and I, if you'll let us. Lady Mary Crawley: Your proposal is improving by leaps and bounds. You must give me some time, but I promise to think about it - properly. Sir Richard Carlisle: I'm counting on it. [Sir Richard doffs his hat to Lady Mary and gets on the train] Anna: Ethel said you wanted me. Molesley: [diffidently] No, no. I just need a word with you. Anna: If it's about that book, I'm afraid... Molesley: No, no, it's not about the book. Anna: What is it then? Molesley: I understand that Mr Bates has gone... for good. Anna: Yes, I believe that's true. Molesley: So I was hoping... we might be able to see a little more of each other. Anna: Mr Molesley, I take this as a real compliment... Molesley: But it's not going to happen? Anna: No. You see, if you had a child, and that child was taken from you, if the child was sent to the moon, there'd never be one day when they were out of your thoughts, nor one moment when you weren't praying for their welfare, even if you knew you'd never see them again. Molesley: That's you and Mr Bates? Anna: That's me and Mr Bates. But thank you. [Thomas is reading the blinded Lt. Courtenay's post aloud to him] Thomas Barrow: "Things cannot be as they were and, whatever you might think, Jack has your best interests at heart." Lieutenant Edward Courtenay: Stop. Thomas Barrow: Who's Jack? Lieutenant Edward Courtenay: My younger brother. He means to replace me. [laughs quietly] It's what he's always wanted. Thomas Barrow: [awkwardly] Yeah, well... Lieutenant Edward Courtenay: I'm sorry. I mustn't bore you. Thomas Barrow: [almost shyly] Don't let 'em walk all over you. You've got to fight your corner. Lieutenant Edward Courtenay: What with? Thomas Barrow: Your brain. You're not a victim, don't let them make you into one. Lieutenant Edward Courtenay: [with a sad smile] You know, when you talk like that, I almost believe you. Thomas Barrow: You should believe me. All my life they've... pushed me around... just 'cause I'm different. Lieutenant Edward Courtenay: How? Why are you different? Thomas Barrow: [glancing at him] Never mind. Look... look, I don't know if you're going to see again or not. But I do know you have to fight back. [Edward places an affectionate hand on Thomas' knee, and Thomas covers his hand with his own] Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: The truth is neither here nor there. It's the look of the thing that matters.

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Chiltern Open Air Museum, Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire, England, UK - (Drakes Farm)
  2. Ealing Studios, Ealing, London, England, UK
  3. Highclere Castle, Highclere, Hampshire, England, UK - (Downton Abbey)