News: Reactions to Episode 2
Note: THE FOLLOWING CONTENT CONTAINS SIGNIFICANT PLOT SPOILERS FOR Downton Abbey, Season 4, Episode 2.
In light of the broadcast of Downton Abbey, Season 4, Episode 2, there are understandably many reactions and emotions related to the dramatic events depicted in the episode. Below you'll find commentary from the series creators and others related to the episode.
Statement from the Downton Abbey UK Producers: A spokesperson for Carnival Films issued the following statement when the episode premiered in the UK: "The complex and loving journey of Anna and Bates has been central to the narrative of the show. The events in episode two were we believe acted and directed with great sensitivity. Viewers will see in the forthcoming episodes how Anna and Bates struggle to come to terms with what has happened."
Video: Actress Joanne Froggatt, appearing on a BBC talk show in 2013, discussed preparing for and acting in this episode.
Related Link: Series creator/writer Julian Fellowes offered his perspective on this episode in a 2013 report on the BBC Arts and Entertainment website.
Learn More/Share Your Reactions: To watch a video of the cast and creators discussing the episode, as well as share your own reactions and thoughts with other viewers, visit the Downton Abbey After the Episode (Episode 2).