Sy is so tiny and so loved and I'm itching to get my hands on him again.
I had to start with my nephew just to prove to Julian Fellowes that a new baby can be a happy event. It doesn't have to be ruined by death and sadness. I hope that message gets across the pond.
I've been wanting to write a Downton Abbey finale wrap-up but wasn't emotionally prepared until tonight. I have a head cold and don't want to face the reality of Matthew's death. But I need to get it out now.
Ever since last week's preview, I was dreading this episode. Branson and a love interest? Too soon, Jules. Too soon. But then the episode started one year later and I thought, "Hmm, OK, I'm open to possibilities."
But then Edna waltzed in and you knew she was trouble since her name started with an "E". And you also knew she needed to go before she could even put away the linens.
And the aunt and uncle who hated each other? I seriously wondered if one of them was going to murder the other. (Don't laugh, Jules has written weirder things.)
Truly, Drunk Moseley was a bright spot. Even though I dislike Sober Moseley, one can't help smiling when Drunk Moseley threw his hands in the air and spun around without care. I would invite Drunk Moseley to a party.
Overall, I feel disappointed with this season. It felt rushed and forced. I miss seasons when someone waits four years to love someone else. (cough cough Branson and Sybil cough) I miss having three story lines instead of 12. (For the record, I do not miss Pamuk. That was a blight.) At times, I thought the show became juvenile. I actually laughed out loud when Mrs. Hughes sat behind Branson and Edna on the carousels. Her stalker positioning and scowl of disapproval was so ludicrous.
But the scene with Mrs. Hughes and Branson? At that moment, I was so proud of her. (In my mind, she practically my grandmother. We're tight and she gives me the best advice.)
Finally, do I need to go into detail about how awful it was to see Matthew's face with blood one minute and then a cheery-faced woman asking for donations? I was so confused and emotionally stunned. What just happened? Is this merely an interruption? Was that really the end of the season? Will someone else die if I don't donate?
Once I got over my shock, I realized they are asking us to pay a lot of money for a season filled with Lady Mary, bitter party of one.
I'll definitely be watching next season but if it starts with Branson making moves on Lady Mary or if anything happens to Mrs. Hughes or Daisy, I'm jumping ship.