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  1. #1 Five questions for 'Downton Abbey' finale 
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    This is a surprising good series. I never thought I'd like it but...


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    WARNING ...

    If you go to the link, don't read the comments. There is a spoiler in there.

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    I knew who was going to die!!!!

    Excellent Season III with IV coming!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    I knew who was going to die!!!!

    Excellent Season III with IV coming!
    I called it, too. When things are Going Too Well, you know they're going to throw the proverbial kitchen sink at you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    I called it, too. When things are Going Too Well, you know they're going to throw the proverbial kitchen sink at you.
    I heard the actor didn't want to stay another season so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    I heard the actor didn't want to stay another season so...
    He went to Broadway to star in "The Heiress".
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    I called it, too. When things
    Going Too Well, you know they're going to throw the proverbial kitchen sink at you.
    The writing is too obvious. You could tell when he said that they had done their job and produced an heir, the father finally admitted that the SIL's more modern ways were saving their way of life and that the young couple kept talking about how wonderful things are, that it was going to hit.

    Now we'll have to wait til next season to see if Mary marries again, the fate of the spinster/about to be mistress sister and whether the ex-chauffeur/BIL will end up with either of the sisters. Does this sound like a high class soap opera?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    The writing is too obvious. You could tell when he said that they had done their job and produced an heir, the father finally admitted that the SIL's more modern ways were saving their way of life and that the young couple kept talking about how wonderful things are, that it was going to hit.

    Now we'll have to wait til next season to see if Mary marries again, the fate of the spinster/about to be mistress sister and whether the ex-chauffeur/BIL will end up with either of the sisters. Does this sound like a high class soap opera?
    While I was glad to see the whiny Matthew leave the show, I was disappointed in the cliché ending. Seriously, my mother was letting the dog out and I called to her, "Oh Jeeze, Matthew's driving a car, they're going to kill him." and I didn't know that he had announced he was leaving the show.

    And what is up with a "season" starting in January and ending in February. What kind of soap opera is this?

    So here are my predictions:

    Branson ends up with Lady Mary. The two of them have lost the loves of their lives. Barf.....

    Edith scandalizes York with her relationship with the editor and goes to live in London.

    O'Brien goes to Bombay with the Marchioness of Flintshire.

    Thomas and Jimmy actually become a couple, but Jimmy is cheating on him with Branson.

    Anna and Bates actually become a wad of chewing gum.

    Shrimpy's daughter annoys us all so much that we simply stop watching.

    Julien Fellowes splices series one with Brideshead Revisited to make a Christmas special... and no one notices.
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  9. #9 Re: Five questions for 'Downton Abbey' finale 
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    The entire finale seemed abrupt. The new mais's sudden appearance and departure seemed contrived, as did the accident that's been alluded to. The just doesn't seem to be much character or plotting development compared to earlier seasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    The entire finale seemed abrupt. The new mai[d]'s sudden appearance and departure seemed contrived, as did the accident that's been alluded to. The just doesn't seem to be much character or plotting development compared to earlier seasons.
    We remarked on that, too. It's like they were working their way down a checklist, and when they got to the bottom, said, "That's done, then!"
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