Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Season Two Finale Recap and Party "Mending the fire. And suffering."

And as season two of Downton Abbey ended with Matthew proposing to Mary (on bended knee because she demanded it) in a snow globe, all was right with the world.  I even finished this episode feeling some affection towards Edith who can't give up on someone who calls her "lovely."  And for Daisy and her new adopted father.

However if they just skip over the wedding in season three and start with Mary and Matthew already married, I will officially be pissed.  You'd think with all of the scandalous kissing, murder trials, burn victims, big babies, and a fist fight, they could give us a single wedding! I can't believe we didn't get to see Sybil marry Branson!  Are you reading this Julian Fellowes?

Moving on.  How painful was the murder trial?  And okay, O'Brein, fine, you can't help your evil ways.  But Lord Grantham quoting Bates verbatim and Mrs. Hughes uttering the word "bitch"?  Can someone send in a lawyer from the 21st century to keep Bates from hanging from the neck until death??  Preferably a TV lawyer, please.  Speaking of 21st century, did anyone else find Lord Hepworth's haircut to be a bit modern and Paul McCartney-esque?

Just saying.

But what really did happen with Mrs. Bates?  Did she kill herself just to ruin Bates's life?  That's my theory.  Will they ever explain the scratch on his face that O'Brein could not help remembering while under oath?  God, I hope so.

Our last viewing party was bitter sweet as we will have to wait until January of 2013 (I'll  feel as old as Methusala by then) to convene again.  And speaking of 2013, we found out that the CBS Sunday morning piece is not airing until the premiere of season three!  Hopefully we will be able to take a break from driving our flying cars by then, and all remember to watch it.

But the Elegant Ladies and one Elegant Lord went out with a bang.  Lady TeeTee set up a picnic dinner for us all right in the field of Downton Abbey.  Behold!

Downton Abbey projected on the wall!  And you can't see it here but those wild flowers were blowing in the breeze!!

And now, the clothes.

Kate in her riding outfit.  Her horse was waiting outside.

Note Tammy's Hook & Lace necklace!
And Jamilah brought a polaroid camera which gave the night and fun retro feel.  And since it was presiden'ts day- we had off on Monday.  The party was almost as fun as the servant's ball.

Untill 2013 M'ladies and M'lords!

Yours & etc., etc.,

Lady SoSo.

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