Linking up with Jen for her 7 Posts in 7 Days Challenge! (I'm so brave!)
Though, what started off as a less-than-exciting season certainly ended very well, in my opinion.
Well, on to the musings part of our program:
- Edith: what beautiful, sacrificial love!
Not only did she decide against the
abortion, but she carried her baby to
term, breastfed her for a couple of
months (cannot imagine doing this
knowing I was giving the baby away!),
and then handed her over to the
adoptive parents. And, all without the
knowledge or support of her parents
and sister. Which brings me to...
- How can they not know?? I realize
times were different, but your adult
daughter -- who is already dealing with
the tragic disappearance of her
potential fiancé -- travels to Switzerland
for eight months and returns
obviously physically and emotionally
drained, and you barely do more than
ask "are you alright?"?? (Do I win an
award for longest run-on sentence?)
The Mama Bear in me was grinning
like a fool when Edith and the tenant
farmer came to such a wonderful
agreement about her "secret" and...
the baby is coming home!!!!!
- Speaking of which, where the
heck were the babies?? I want
to see way more of Sybbie and Baby
- Rose, don't go away mad...just
- Thomas, I don't even love to
hate you anymore. "Naner-naner-
boo-boo! I tattled again!". Dude, if you
had blond, curly ponytails and lisp, you
would be the youngest daughter of a
- Bates, Bates, Bates.... I'm not even
falling for the "did he/didn't he?" plot
here (he did. Duh.). More interesting is
the surrounding moral issues faced by
Mrs. Hughes and Lady Mary. While I
can understand both points of view,
I think Mary had it right when she
states that it doesn't matter if the bad
guy was eliminated, a life was still
purposely taken and that is wrong.
And, then, she goes and stays true
to her first love (family pride) and burns
the evidence all because Batesy is
loyal to the family. Hmmmmm.
- DOWAGER! 1) I despise Shirley
MacClaine and she's a crappy
actor, so, 2) it's so satisfying to
see her trounced by the Dowager's
classy one-liners and Dame Maggie
Smith's superb acting skills. Suck
it, Triangle Head!
- The finale. How sweet was that?
I loved seeing the staff relaxing at the
beach and enjoying their break. Even
more, I was tickled pink to see Carson
and Mrs. Hughes wade hand in hand
into the ocean. So sweet!
So, what are your thoughts??