Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Downton Abbey Series 4 Episode 3 Synopsis & Photos

Credit: ITV, Carnival Films, 

Exciting synopsis and photos for episode 3 of Downton Abbey series 4. 


An extravagant house party at the Abbey gives the Crawleys a chance to reconnect with old friends and culminates in a performance by opera singer Dame Nellie Melba.

Among the guests are the eligible Sir John Bullock, who soon attracts the attention of Lady Rose; Gregson, who is keen to win Robert’s approval if he is to make a future with Edith; and Mr Sampson, a slightly mysterious acquaintance from Robert’s gentleman’s club.

Some guests prove more welcome than others and along with the celebrations come skulduggery and heartache.

Below stairs, with preparations in full swing tensions run high, and Mrs Patmore begins to feel the strain.

Jimmy’s attempts to impress Ivy in front of love-rival Alfred don’t go to plan, and hapless Molesley is made an offer of employment he finds hard to refuse.

Meanwhile, in the elevated circles above Branson finds himself a fish out of water, but the consolation he is offered may come at a high price.

Rose’s attempts to liven up events inadvertently raise painful memories for Mary, and Gregson uses surprising hidden talents to save Robert from a fix and win his respect.

Principle cast:
Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham - MAGGIE SMITH
Robert Earl of Grantham - HUGH BONNEVILLE
Lady Edith Crawley - LAURA CARMICHAEL
Mr Carson - JIM CARTER
John Bates - BRENDAN COYLE
Lady Mary Crawley - MICHELLE DOCKERY
Molesley - KEVIN DOYLE
Anna - JOANNE FROGGATT
Lady Rose - LILY JAMES
Thomas - ROB JAMES-COLLIER
Tom Branson - ALLEN LEECH
Mrs Hughes - PHYLLIS LOGAN
Cora, Countess of Grantham - ELIZABETH McGOVERN
Daisy - SOPHIE McSHERA
Alfred - MATT MILNE
Mrs Patmore - LESLEY NICOL
Isobel Crawley - PENELOPE WILTON
Jimmy - ED SPELEERS
Ivy - CARA THEOBOLD
Edna - MYANNA BURING
Bill Molesley - BERNARD GALLAGHER

This sounds like an exciting episode!!! 

Yesterday, Tom Cullen who plays Lord Anthony Gillingham tweeted this picture of himself in costume:


Here are some stills from Episode 3. Click for larger view:

Tom Branson looking gorgeous as usual! 

Carson & Molesely. Are things are looking up for Molesely?!

Mr Carson and Cora in intense conversation. Hopefully there's not a maid in the dining room. 

Cora and ?

Rose is no doubt up to something again...

Best lines of the show!

Why hello there you "glamours pirate." 

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa as Nellie Melba.

This is going to be a breathtaking scene!

Iron chef Downton Abbey style. 

Lady Mary dancing & it's not with Matthew! *tear*

Rose and Sir John Bullock. 
Photo Credit: ITV, Carnival Films

Click here for a short video preview from the upcoming episode. My favorite line from the preview, Robert referring to Lord Gillingham as a "glamorus pirate" LOL!

I can not wait for this one! Episode 3 airs Sunday, October 6th at 9pm on ITV.

What are you most excited for in episode 3?

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