Okay people! Downton Abbey, season 2 starts January 8, 2012. Happy, happy, joy, joy! Season 1 won scads of awards and accolades – and rightfully so. This is a rich drama set in pre-WWI. It follows the ups and downs of the elite, the family of Earl Robert Crawley. Oh, and not just his family offers high jinks – the staff does as well.
For those who do not know what I’m talking about, you can catch previous episodes online or maybe you’ve already began viewing them back on December 18th on your local station. Either way, it will prime you for season 2.
I have the following burning questions which I hope are answered this time. And yes, it is drama, a heaping of he-said-she-said and a whole lot of unrequited love.
*Are Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes really not going to become more than friends? I sensed a spark after she turned down another suitor.
*Are John Bates and Anne going to overcome barriers to become and item? Now, now, I know he’s married but the details of that are murky at best. What is he hiding? Why does he feel he’s so undeserving?
*Lady Sybil and Branson (the chauffeur mind you) had a little something-something going on. A mild flirtation. They both have that fiery and independent spirit.
*Will O’Brien be found out and booted or even charged? She’s such a witch!
*I hope Gwen (the maid who was privately training to be a secretary – a big thing back then) gets the job she desperately wants.
*Will Daisy give William a chance?
*Will Lady Edith ever get married…to somebody…to anybody???
*Finally, will Lady Mary be brought down a notch or two and realize that Matthew Crawley is the best thing that has come into her life?
Let’s all stay tuned to see!