Monday, February 20, 2012
Holiday in the Abbey
Downton Abbey aired its second season finale last night, which was also their Christmas special last year in the U.K.
It was a great episode, with some lingering plot resolutions revealed along with some new storylines put into place for next season.
I also enjoyed the witty exchange when Maggie Smith got her least favorite Christmas present...
The Dowager Countess (opening a gift): "Oh, this is nice, what is it?"
Cousin Isobel: "What does it look like?"
The Dowager Countess: "Something for getting stones out of horses hooves?"
Cousin Isobel: "It's a nutcracker. We thought you'd like it. To crack your nuts."
Our favorite "nutcracker" even got to kick up her stuffy heels for a holiday Jig with the help. Plus she let loose one of my favorite zingers this season to one of my least favorite characters:
Carlisle: “I’m leaving in the morning, Lady Grantham. I doubt we’ll meet again.”
Dowager Countess: ”Do you promise?”
Season 3 can't get here quickly enough for me (which we wont see until January of next year)!
However, it'll be worth the wait to see Shirley MacLaine and Maggie Smith battling it out over tea and sarcasm.
Here is the always entertaining recap of the finale from NYMag.