"Downton Abbey" (2010) {(#2.5)} TV Season

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Overview "Downton Abbey" Season 02 Episode 05 (S02E05)



Ratings / Votes
8.1/ 10 (231 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

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

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(UK) - 16 October 2011
(Netherlands) - 3 December 2011
(USA) - 29 January 2012
(Belgium) - 5 June 2012
(Germany) - 1 August 2012

Running Time


1910s, amiens-france, army-hospital, army-officer, battle, bayonet, blackmail, blast, bride, british-officer, church, cigarette-smoking, contract, death, deathbed, english-army, france, illegitimate-child, impotence, loss-of-son, lucky-charm, new-employee, nurse, paralysis, pep-talk,

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. Cochrane, Michael as [Reverend Travis] <21>
  4. Copley, Paul as [Mr. Mason] <22>
  5. Coyle, Brendan (I) as [John Bates] <5>
  6. Doyle, Kevin (I) as [Joseph Molesley] <23>
  7. Glen, Iain as [Sir Richard Carlisle] <25>
  8. Hearn, Matthew David as (uncredited) [Wounded Soldier]
  9. Howes, Thomas as [William Mason] <9>
  10. James-Collier, Rob as [Thomas Barrow] <10>
  11. Leech, Allen as [Tom Branson] <26>
  12. Maybrick, David as [Stretcher Bearer] <27>
  13. Pirrie, Daniel as [Major Charles Bryant] <28>
  14. Robb, David (I) as [Dr. Clarkson] <29>
  15. Sibley, David (I) as [Hospital Doctor] <30>
  16. Stevens, Dan (IV) as [Matthew Crawley] <17>
  17. Boyle, Zoe (I) as [Lavinia Swire] <19>
  18. Brown Findlay, Jessica as [Lady Sybil Crawley] <2>
  19. Calbraith, Clare as [Jane Moorsum] <20>
  20. Carmichael, Laura (II) as [Lady Edith Crawley] <3>
  21. Dockery, Michelle as [Lady Mary Crawley] <6>
  22. Finneran, Siobhan as [Sarah O'Brien] <7>
  23. Froggatt, Joanne as [Anna Smith] <8>
  24. Kennedy, Maria Doyle as [Vera Bates] <24>
  25. Logan, Phyllis (I) as [Mrs. Hughes] <11>
  26. McGovern, Elizabeth (I) as [Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham] <12>
  27. McShera, Sophie as [Daisy Robinson] <13>
  28. Nicol, Lesley as [Mrs. Patmore] <14>
  29. Nuttall, Amy as [Ethel Parks] <15>
  30. Smith, Maggie (I) as [Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham] <16>
  31. Wilton, Penelope as [Isobel Crawley] <18>

Full Plot

August 1918: Deserted by the baby's father, Ethel has been installed with her child in a cottage on the estate by a sympathetic Mrs. Hughes, who brings her food. Jane, a war widow, has taken Ethel's place as a maid. Vera Bates returns, having spent John's money but with no intention of sticking to their arrangement and planning to make money by selling the story of Lady Mary's indiscretion to Carlisle's newspaper. Tipped off by Anna, Mary goes to see him and explains all, thus scotching Vera's plan as the newspaper owner threatens her with libel action. Having returned to the war, both Matthew and William sustain severe injuries at the Battle of Amiens, fatally in the case of William, who marries Daisy. Mary is glad to become a hospital auxiliary to nurse Matthew, though his spinal damage will, in all probability, leave him paralysed from the waist down and impotent. don @ minifie-1 Everyone at Downton Abbey is shocked by the news that both Matthew and William have been seriously injured at the front. While Matthew is on his way to the family home home for treatment and recuperation, they are told that William cannot convalesce at the Abbey as it is for officers only. Lady Violet, the Dowager Duchess, won't stand for it, however, and uses all of her influence to have William brought to the Abbey as well. She succeeds but William will not recover from his wounds and he asks Daisy to marry him right away. Matthew's condition is such that he will never walk again and will not be able to father children, leading him to make a decision about his engagement to Lavinia. John Bates' wife Vera returns now intent on bringing down not only her husband but the Crawleys as well. Lady Mary makes a quick trip to London to seek Richard Carlisle's help. Ethel the former housemaid has now had her child but the father will have nothing to do with her. garykmcd Plot not found

Total Business

CP: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011

Movie Certificate

9 (Netherlands)

Music Composers

  1. Lunn, John (I)


  1. Marsh, David (VIII) (director of photography)

Dress Designers

  1. Ebbutt, Rosalind


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. Singleton, Steve


  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. Gillingham, Taff (military advisor)
  9. Greenwood, Steven (II) (floor runner) (uncredited)
  10. Hikaka, Kimberley (production executive)
  11. Houston, Jonathan (production coordinator)
  12. Howe, Vicki (I) (script supervisor)
  13. Lawson, Matthew (II) (assistant accountant)
  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)


[William has only a few hours to live, after being gravely wounded in France. Lady Violet wants the local vicar to marry William and Daisy] Reverend Travis: This boy is in extremis. How can we know that these are his true wishes? Maybe the kitchenmaid somehow hopes to catch at an advantage. Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: What advantage would that be? Reverend Travis: Some widow's dole given by a grateful nation. Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: Mr Travis, may I remind you? William Mason has served our family well. At the last he saved the life, if not the health, of my son's heir. Now he wishes, before he dies, to marry his sweetheart. Reverend Travis: Yes, but... Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: You cannot imagine that we would allow you to prevent this happening in case his widow claimed her dole? Reverend Travis: No, but... Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: I have had an interest in this boy. I tried, and failed, to save him from conscription, but I will certainly attend his wedding. Is that an argument in its favour? Reverend Travis: Of course, but... Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: Finally I would point out, your living is in Lord Grantham's gift. Your house is on Lord Grantham's land and the very flowers in your church are from Lord Grantham's garden. I hope it is not vulgar in me to suggest that you find some way to overcome your scruples. Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: It always happens when you give these little people power, it goes to their heads like strong drink. Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: [on telephone] Yes. Yes. The Minister. Well how many Marquesses of Flintshire are there? Is this an instrument of communication or torture? Hello? Shrimpie? It's Aunt Violet. Yes. Very well, very well. And Susan? Good. I won't beat about the bush, dear. Whom might we know on the board of Leeds General Infirmary? Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: And has Lord Flintshire's order been acted on? Hospital Doctor: It has. There's an ambulance waiting although no-one quite knows how you managed it. Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: Would it make any difference if he stayed here, or are you just making him as comfortable as can be? Hospital Doctor: That's it. There's nothing more we can do for him. Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: You see, sometimes we must let the blow fall by degrees. Give him time to find the strength to face it. Lady Sybil Crawley: [Matthew has arrived at the hospital] May I stay to settle him in? Dr. Clarkson: Very well. Lady Mary Crawley: I want to help too. Dr. Clarkson: Lady Mary, I appreciate your good intentions but I'm concerned that Captain Crawley's condition may be very distressing for you. Might I suggest that you hang back until the nurses have tidied him up a little? Lady Mary Crawley: I'm not much good at hanging back I'm afraid. I won't get in your way I promise. But I will stay. You have volunteers don't you? Well, that's what I am. A volunteer. Lady Sybil Crawley: I should wash him. This bit can be grim. Sometimes we have to cut off the clothes they've travelled in and there's bound to be a lot of blood. Lady Mary Crawley: How hot should the water be? Lady Sybil Crawley: Warm more than hot.