Recap: Best Quotes of Episode 1
Downton Abbey, the Final Season is off to a great start with no shortage of drama, romance and yes, an utterly delightful array of Julian Fellowes' bon mots. Here are a few of the very best quotes of Episode 1.
Confronted by her blackmailer, Mary pronounces an icy "Nope."
Gladys "Misery loves company" Denker can't even keep the secret entombed for all of Episode 1!
On the subject of Mrs. Hughes pre-marital intimacy jitters, Mrs. Patmore delivers her most disposable advice since "If you must pay money, better to a doctor than an undertaker."
Spratt, channeling the entire 99%, has a momentary lapse before realizing he'd been Denkered.
From awkward to awesome: Carson, in no uncertain terms, hopes for a full marriage, a true marriage, with Mrs. Hughes.
The Dowager Countess imparts another winner against her frenemy, Isobel, in the battle of the barbs.
One little bit of happiness may do for you, Edith, but Downton fans want the whole package! PS: Don't be defeatist, Edith, it's very middle class!
Mrs. Patmore delivers Carson's heartwarming response to Mrs. Hughes and reminds us of a perfectly chaste seaside postcard of sorts, when Carson and Mrs. Hughes first held hands at the shore.
The Dowager explains her household management philosophy to Isobel, who may be smart to consider her hospital management philosophy as well.
Only Lady Mary can earn her father's approval and confidence after revealing her illicit affair and topping it off with the revelation that she may not actually marry again. But Lady Mary fans heartily approve!