**WARNING – DO NOT READ THIS POST IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED THE LAST EPISODE OF SEASON THREE OF DOWNTON ABBEY!!!** (But, if you’ve already read the title and seen the picture of Matthew Crawley’s face, I’m guessing you’ve put two and two together, in which case, I’m terribly sorry. )
As if I wasn’t low enough, now I have to live through yet another loss. I could barely sleep last night, tossing and turning and dreaming of my TV husband, and lover, Matthew Crawley. Am I the only one who cherished each romantic thought he whispered, or swooned with each of his gazes from across the room? I doubt it. And didn’t he look dashing last night in his hunting regalia? (I’m very much opposed to hunting so I had to pretend he was shooting skeet, whatever that is.) Later that night at the dance he was so concerned and watchful over his expecting wife. Such love and devotion…
Julian Fellowes, what were you thinking when you decided to take away the one person who was starting to mean the world to me? How could you give me such a happy heart only to destroy it in an unexpected twist of devastating fate? If you had to kill off someone, why not his mother or that old fool, Carson? But no, you had to target my crush. I actually groaned when I saw the first moment of juxtaposing – the switch from new mother Mary, to my Matthew, happily driving in his convertible. You can’t fool me – I know my cinematic tricks, I knew what was coming — back to Mary, and then the horror. WHY, OH WHY? Don’t even start me on that poor sweet baby! Matthew Crawley would have been a wonderful father, we all know it.
I will say this, Thomas, who’s always been easy on the eyes (No, not Irish Thomas! The young Alec Baldwin Thomas…) is becoming quite the good guy. (Even O’Brien has won me over of late.) We all know that if I throw my affections in that direction, though, they will go absolutely no where — that love would never come to fruition. So, what’s a girl to do? I guess I’ll have to wait until Mr. Fellowes finds a decent replacement for my Matthew. He’d better be devilishly handsome and breathtakingly romantic or I’ll stop watching!! (…I won’t really, I need to see what’ll happen to Edith… Just kidding! Does anyone really care about that story line?)
I don’t watch this, but maybe I should! I couldn’t get a link to the Sugar man story. I’ll have to wait until its available on youtube. Lots of love and romance to you! Judging by this obsession with the handsome young man, it seems you need it!
I was trying to be funny and a little over the top, here. I don’t think my sense of humor always gets conveyed accurately. I need to work on it. I do love this show and it is romantic but I certainly don’t live for it – in case that’s how it came across. Just being silly. (Finding love, though, wouldn’t be terrible.) 😉
Sugar Man is out on DVD now. You can get the album on iTunes but I think watching the documentary first might be better.
I think it was Matthew’s decision to leave and not Julian’s–I read about it last fall–so I knew it was coming–but it was a shocker nonetheless. I too am sorry he decided to leave. As for Edith–I care about her because she is such an underdog and want her to be finally happy. As for Thomas I am glad his character seems to be making a turn for the better, but we still must watch out for O’Brien!
I love the whole cast and each and every storyline. I was trying to be a little funny and over the top, but I do care for Edith. Sometimes I think I write too many serious posts and then when I try to lighten it up a bit, everyone still thinks I’m being dead serious. haha! Either that or I should give up trying to be funny! 🙂
I love to watch O’Brien. So satisfying 🙂
I was glad that flirty maid got the boot – she was so annoying to me. haha!
Here at German “Hinterland” season 1 was broadcasted over Christmas. I have seen season 1 and 2 on DVD but you must be far ahead! I envy you!
Oh no! I’m sorry. I hope I didn’t ruin this for you! Just disregard what you read. This post doesn’t exist. SORRY! :0
Yes, we just finished season 3. Everyone over here seems to be very addicted to it.
me too – I was not taking you to task for Edith–it is just that she seems to have mellowed and is trying to find her way as so many of us are
I love all the actors and actresses too — and hate it when anyone dies — and I am impatient for Season 4
I agree. In the first season both Edith and Mary were very nasty to each other. Now they’ve both mellowed and Edith is much more sympathetic. (Mary was still kind of bitchy last night, wasn’t she?) If I were Edith, I’d take that newspaper guy as a lover so fast it would make your head spin! hahah!
I just felt like Matthew was really starting to come into his own – everything finally came together for him, and then wham! I guess I just wasn’t prepared. 😦
ACK!!! I had to stop reading, as I’m behind in the series!! Not Matthew!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Oh no! Maybe I should take this down. I just had to vent. I’ll put a warning up.
I’m all verklempt! Caught the episode online, and, I’m all weepy. I can’t wait to see what they plan for next year. Poor Matthew.
PS Thanks for putting up the warning! x
We do not have TV, and haven’t for two years, but I cannot tell you how many times that I have truly sobbed over a character lost, or a series finale. MASH, The Marty Tyler Moore Show, St. Elsewhere, Thirtysomething, and the list goes on. Grey’s Anatomy, that horrid season ending with the shoot out, or when George died and no one knew it was him. I am not even certain if George was his name. Gut wrenching.
I’m the same way. These are our friends and family. It’s not so crazy to get attached. I was talking to a friend who said when she moved far away and had no friends, she started watching “Lost” and felt like the cast were all she had in the world. 🙂 I think it’s common to feel this way. Thanks for sympathizing and making me not feel so alone. 🙂
Also, all the shows you listed — yes, yes, and yes!
Good then. I no longer feel so old! 😉
Too funny (not) I actually don’t watch that show…but it they ever replaced Simon Baker …aka Patrick on the Mentalist..well then I’d be upset also…Diane 😉
So, Diane, you know exactly what I’m talking about! Getting rid of a main character is very distressing, especially when you look forward to seeing them all week. 😉
I don’t watch this show and I got your humor woman. I like your flip side very much
You are a naughty writer, though with your spoiler alert.
This has to be the most popular show on TV. We had to buy four sets at the library because people cannot get enough of this show fast enough. It must be good 🙂 to be that in demand.
Yay! I’m glad you got my humor. I think I do too many serious posts and so when I slip one in like this some people get confused. It’s a great show. I think you’d have fun with it. If you get a chance to watch it in between your studying and paper writing, then do! You won’t regret it. It’s juicy at times.
When I got on Facebook this morning, I thought a world leader had died or something because of the outpouring of grief. I haven’t started watching Downton Abbey yet so I didn’t really understand what had happened. I really need to watch it though because the people I know who watch it are OBSESSED!
Matthew Crawley, world leader… close enough. At least he ruled my world. Actually that’s going too far. I just hate to see a good character get knocked off, especially when his life was really starting to get in gear. UGH!
You need to start watching, Emily. We’re only 3 seasons in. If you follow Lily’s rules for marathon watching you could be done in 4 days of round the clock viewing. Of course Cee would be completely neglected – that’s the only hitch. haha! Actually, she might enjoy it and pick up an aristocratic English accent in the process – it’s never too late to start! Why do I think our Wee Cee is smart enough to pick up the subtle plot points and historic significance… I don’t know, I just do. 😉
Lol you did literally start moaning and saying “OH NOOOOOO” I almost had to leave. Poor Matthew. Poor Mary. That’s what she gets for being such a biatch. Heh no just kidding, no one deserves that. But yeah sad times. Maybe they will fix the house how Matthew would’ve liked it. And name the baby Matthew! Yesss.
I have no idea what you’re talking about, but um…my condolences?
If you need a rebound guy, I’m pretty sure Charlie Sheen is back on the air somewhere…
haha! If I’m not spoken for in say, 25, 30 years… then I may go looking for Mr. Sheen in a total act of desperation. Something tells me he’ll still be available.
I don’t see you as a Downton Abbey guy, Guapo. I think you’re wise to not get involved.
I share your sentiments. He was fantastic. Blondes are not typically my type, but he made the role so appealing. *sigh* One more child without a parent. As to the Edith storyline, it’s interesting although a part of me wonders why a prettier actress was not chosen for the role. Very addictive show all around. My mother loves Cora. I like her too.
I’m in full agreement with you. Edith and Mary have changed somewhat and now Edith is much more sympathetic. I hope she takes the newspaper guy as a lover – wouldn’t that be exciting?!
I’m not usually a blonde type either but there was something very likable about Matthew, plus he was very romantic. I was so happy that he finally had a child, and then this – bam – out of the blue. 😦 It was very distressing for me.
I like Cora, too. I’m starting to enjoy O’Brien and Thomas a whole lot more, too. The Bates storyline is slightly boring to me, what about you?
Glad to hear I’m not the only person left in the world who has not watched this series.
It’s slightly addicting. I’m one of those people that gets hooked in, then when one of the characters is knocked off, I suffer– feeling like it’s happened to me personally! haha!
I didn’t read your post (as per your instructions) because I have yet to see the show. What is it about Downton Abbey that makes it so great?
It’s a very clever premise because there are so many characters. The family is part of an aristocracy and they live in a beautiful estate in the English country side. The servants are the other set of characters — it’s interesting to see their lives overlap. The delicate balance of the class system coupled with the historic significance that each decade brings, creates endless drama. It’s very fun to watch.
Thank you! We will try and find the start of the series.
That was quite the surprise! I saw it coming too. I wondered why Anna would have to tell Mr. Carson that Matthew would drive himself. And found it odd that they wouldn’t send him in a car with a driver. I knew it meant something.
I actually quite like Edith. I couldn’t stand Mary from the beginning, and I still don’t care for her. She is so cold and rude. I loved Sybil. Now that she is gone, I’ve decided to care more about Edith. Haha.
I’m excited about the colour Rose will bring to Downton.
Haha! So you saw it coming even before I did! I had no preparation, just a split second. Poor Matthew. 😦
I do like Edith and think that Mary was a beotch last night to her. I think she should take her newspaper guy as a lover, right? I feel sorry for him. Hey, I like a good underdog story. I’m still rooting for Daisy! haha!
Rose looks like she’ll be trouble.
I’m sick, just sick. This was a horrible thing to do to us, at 11pm, no less! I saw it coming, but I hoped I was wrong. However, knowing that that doesn’t happen often (me, being wrong), my stomach sank. I suppose, there is the slightest chance that he could still make it… if public opinion and salary prevail? Dear God please…
hahah! My feelings exactly!! I felt sick to my stomach. Did they have to kill him right after Mary had the baby? Couldn’t they have waited? It doesn’t look good either – I’m just saying, I’m no medical expert but when they give us the old one eye open and bloody face… I think they mean business. It looks pretty final, but like you, I’ll keep hoping 🙂
No, his pupils were fixed and dilated, but it is TV. Bobby Ewing wasn’t dead, maybe Matthew isn’t as well. Nothing good comes from watching soaps! There I’ve said it.
Please, Dawn, I hope you’re right!! I think the Bobby Ewing character set a precedent – good point. haha! From one TV watcher to another – you have eased my viewing soul 🙂
A trip down de Nile is always a fun escape. 😉
I’ve never seen the show and now I don’t think I can because it’s spoiled.
Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker’s father.
I feel like we’re even on the spoilers now.
Yes we are, yes we are. Downton Abbey doesn’t seem like your cup of tea, Tim, anyway. I don’t think there are enough scantily clad girls for your liking. It’s all very uptight – as it should be since it’s the early 1900’s.
I never understand English accents anyway 🙂
Then you’re smart to stay away. Good choice.
i actually just watched this today (yes, supposed to be working but had too).. I am too upset to type a proper reply..
I know. It’s distressing.
Haha Lisa! I’m so sorry for your loss!! I’ve only watched the very first season (in the same sitting — it’s a wonder I didn’t get a blood clot or something LOL!!) I felt kind of like I had eaten an entire bag of Reeses Peanut Butter Cups! But I am definitely up for getting myself caught up. In fact, now I’m looking forward to it more than a bag of Reeses Peanut cups! Ha! 😀
haha! Lily always gets me hooked into these marathons so I know the pins and needles, blood clotting feeling of sitting in the same position for 48 hours!! Do, get caught up and disregard this post. Put it out of your mind.
Okay, now I’m hungry for Reeses Peanut Butter Cups! 🙂
You’re way ahead of what we’re seeing in Oz…but I had to read this anyway ! well written…wish it was on more often so we’d catch up!
Oh, sorry. Don’t read this post, in that case. I didn’t even consider other parts of the world seeing it later! Sorry! It is well written. I’d love it if there were more like it on TV.
Phew, thanks! We haven’t got the series yet, and now I don’t need to get glued to it because I know how it comes out. It’ll give me a lot more writing time.
Spoiling new shows for other countries seems to be what I do best. I’m glad I could help you. It’s been my pleasure.
Lisa, I admit I don’t watch this, but it sounds good and juicy! Maybe I will tune in. Of course, now the love of your life is gone. Sob! Maybe they will bring in a new face you can like equally as much! I hope so. I currently am not liking anyone in any story…I think I need to find someone!
I think that should be our goal for 2013, find new TV lovers/husbands. I need a juicy story and somebody I can get excited about. (yes, this is the sad state I’ve been reduced to. I think I need more Wang Chung!)
Ha ha ha!! Wang Chung is the answer to the Universe! Let’s hope for more sexy TV husbands. I know how you feel!
It makes you just want to scream out, “Can’t I have ANYTHING!?” I might have to check this show out — EVERYBODY’S talking about it…
This show is pure escape. I actually like the world of the servants more than the aristocrats. I like them because they go down to the kitchen and relax and get to talk about everyone. It’s much more chill. Ha! Not to mention the fact that I could rock a starchy maid’s uniform. 😉
I watch Downton because it is woeful! Did you hear Matthew’s line “people are panting to see you” to Mary as she cuddles the nipper. Truly remarkable TV.
I guess I didn’t hear that line but now that I know it, I’ll try and squeeze some of it into conversation today. 🙂
Good! let’s make it “world “I’m panting” day”.
Good idea. Count me in!
“The actor who played Matthew, Dan Stevens, wanted out of the series, as did Jessica Brown-Findlay, the actress who played the spunky and sweet Sybil. This necessitated the dual deaths; not necessarily a choice a screenwriter would make unless forced into it.” news sources
I don’t want to know that Matthew and Sybil are real people, with real lives outside of Downton Abbey! Great. Now the whole character illusion has been broken and I have to think about Dan Stevens and Jessica Brown-Findlay going to auditions for other shows. Thanks a lot, Harper, for pulling me back into reality. 😉
There’s a man inside Barney, too! HF
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Oh I know … I was stunned at Matthew’s demise even though I suspected something nasty was coming. I feel your pain, m’dear … but chin up we might get another dashing gent in his place, even though he is hard act to follow.
And Edith? Oh, bless her … I do hope she finds love or becomes a blue-stocking living in sin or some such … it is about time she had some luck. Must get on to Jules about it immediately … and tell him to get writing.
I personally miss not seeing Hugh Bonneville as the uptight Lord Grantham … so I’m stalking him on Twitter 🙂
I’m hoping that Edith doesn’t waste time taking her newspaper friend as a lover. Now that would be juicy.
As for, “delicious Crawley,” I find it terribly distressing. Let’s hope that Mr. Fellowes finds a suitable replacement – and by “suitable,” I mean, swoon worthy, of course.
Stalk away! I’m with you in this! 🙂
I watched it last night and it was the first thing I thought about this morning. And, what I thought was this, why was there Hershey’s syrup pouring out of Mathew’s ear? I’ve never had the occasion to holler at the TV over a Masterpiece Theater presentation, but watching the season finale set me off. I have a feeling Lady Mary is going to develop into a titan the likes of the Dowager Countess of Grantham. Now, that I’m anxious to see!
Haha! Hershey’s syrup! It was terrible.
I think you may be right about Mary. Now that she has the heir, she’ll rule the roost.
hello, i was sent here by harper. let me just say i’m a downton fanatic. and i felt this way with matthew AND when they killed off sybil. for feck’s sake she was the most likeable of the sisters. i wanted to throw crumpets and hot tea at the writer. but, he knows this and he’s doing it on purpose. i expect the next person we love will be thrown into a fiery pit because this show is like the ‘da vinci code’ of tv. they make you flip the page. oh, and have you seen this pic? because you must….http://twitpic.com/c34run all the best, sweet mo
Oh, Sweet Mo! I’m so glad you found your way over here. I must thank Harper. That picture is great. It’s the first one I’ve seen of them off camera where they’re all looking pretty good. Lots of fun.
I let out an audible groan whilst I was watching with my daughter. She was like, “Oh my gawd! be QUIET!” haha! It was painful, mostly because everything had just come together for our Matthew and then it got taken away so quickly. It sort of mirrors my life! Lol. No wonder I got emotional.
Seriously, though, was it really necessary to kill off Sybil? Thanks to Harper, I know she wanted off of the show, but isn’t that what money and salary increases are all about? All I can say is this next season opener is going to be a bit of a downer with widowed Mary standing at the gravesite of her beloved. Ugh. Let’s hope that Rose is a worthwhile new character and that Matthew gets a hunk of burning’ love replacement.
It’s good that I’m not so wrapped up in this show, eh? Haha!
And thanks for following!!!
huge fan of downton abbey here and no haven’t seen the episode, in fact didnt even know Mary was pregnant! but like a child couldn’t resist even after reading your warning. Its like I’m five!!! devastated now of course! downloading it as I type though 🙂
Oh no! I’m sorry! Now it’s ruined for you.
I woke up the next morning and felt so awful that I had to write about it. Very distressing, indeed.
Always glad to meet a fan.
Hope you’ll visit again!
Something has gone off the rails because I’m not getting any updates from you. I thought you had stopped writing! I knew Matthew was a goner b/c I read a month or so ago that he was leaving the show.
You are liking O’Brien?! have you gone mad woman???!!! She stirred up the whole Thomas/James mess. She is despicable!
And I love Carson, I have a soft spot for grumpy old men 🙂
I might go back and start Downton from the beginning I love it so much.
Maybe it’s just the mood I’m in? I’m living vicariously through O’Brien’s dastardly deeds. 😉
Fix your dang notification. My blog is not the same without your comments.
Ok, I will go look and see what happened!
Everyone keeps going on about Downton Abbey, is it something a man would enjoy or is this like one of those women shows?
Mind you, Greys Anatomy could be considered one of those women shows and I used to like watching that… Maybe I am a woman? :O
I don’t know if you’d like it? Try the first episode and see what you think. You’ll either love it or you won’t. I think Americans love it because it’s soo very British. We’re suckers for that kind of thing.
Haha! Greys Anatomy had a little for everyone. You are so not a woman, my Pete! 😉
Haha soo very British, I’ve never even heard anyone speak like they do on those types of shows, unless that’s how they spoke in old school England. Man those times would have been great.
And too right Greys Anatomy had a little something for everyone, McDreamy ❤ ❤ … Wait a minute…
I’m with you on this…what a terrible thing to do to viewers who waited months for the new season only to be let down after only four, oh wait, the ONLY four episodes this season. So, will we find out what happens next before 2014? Funny post! So, the man of your dreams survived being paralyzed and the whole impotence scare only to succumb to a head on collision with a farm truck. Sorry for your loss.
Haha! That’s true! I didn’t even examine that ridiculousness. Why did Matthew survive paralysis and the impotence scare only to be knocked off? And seriously, why must we wait so long for another season? Does Julian Fellowes think a game of cricket is going to tide us over – for the next two and a half years? Sheesh.
Glad we can laugh together at our loss!