Downton Abbey, Season 4 Character Hub

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John Bates

John Bates

Valet

Freed from prison, reunited with Anna—life is at last looking up for John Bates. He has returned to Downton Abbey with the same easy smile and quiet manner he always had, but the gentle exterior has always hidden secrets. While Bates has not let past hardship harden him, make no mistake: he has not lost his edge, or his sense of justice.