Re Edith: Whenever I get really angry at Edith, I remind myself that Edith is Fellowe's creation. She is only playing what he writes for her, and he has written her a wretched role, from the beginning - wretched. In the coming months and years, if I ever read of Fellowes dying in a suspicious accident, I'll know where to look. (Ditto Anna, Bates, and Mrs. Drewe, by the by). She should have left when Dan Stephens and Jessica Brown Findlay left, unless there was a contract in place.
Another peeve (sorry). I know that today we're supposed to value all people, no matter what class, but really, at that time are we supposed to believe all the work to uncover the why of the death of a lowly valet. I mean, really. The policeman must have come out a half dozen or more times (and from London, right, not a hop, skip, and a jump). And I hate to say it, but what did happen to Mr. Green? There was a woman involved, but how?
Good stuff: Mrs. Hughes standing up for her right to plan her own goddamned wedding. Mrs. Baxter's continual affection for Thomas. Granny's putdown of Denker. Isobel's continual fight for what's right. I do wish she'd marry the doctor.
God, I miss Tom. Will he every be back, does anyone know?