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Toodles, Lady Mary! Downton Abbey Concludes with Lots of Tea and Sympathy

Originally posted 03/06/2016 10:35PM

After six seasons, PBS Masterpiece's beloved British series about aristocrats and servants has rolled to a gentle, satisfying close. In the final episode, Robert, Earl of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville), finally gave up complaining that this or that setback at Downton represented the twilight of the gentry. Everyone, upstairs and down, seemed to agree instead to pretend they were basking in an eternal, sentimental gloaming. Even long-suffering Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael) walked down the aisle, although her escort into the future will be a twit.

Life wound up "happy enough," said Lady Violet (Dame Maggie Smith), "which is the English version of a happy ending."

So, goodbye to all that.

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30 Instagrams That Show How Much We'll Miss the Downton Abbey Cast

Originally posted 03/03/2016 04:45PM

After six seasons, Downton Abbey is coming to an end this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on PBS Masterpiece.

And the fans will be missing the cast's adorable antics almost as much as the show itself.

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Get Ready for Downton Abbey's Finale by Revisiting the Show's Best Zingers!

Originally posted 03/01/2016 10:00AM

Downton Abbey may be coming to a close, but these zingers will live on forever.

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Michelle Dockery Dishes on Downton Abbey's Emotional Truce Between Lady Mary and Lady Edith

Originally posted 02/21/2016 10:20PM

We never thought we'd see the day – but it seems that Downton Abbey's eternally sparring sisters Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) and Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael) may finally be at peace.

Well, for now, at least.

Spoilers warning: Details about the eighth episode of the final season of Downton Abbey lie ahead.

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Grab Your Tissues and Watch the Teaser for Downton Abbey's Final Episode Ever

Originally posted 12/03/2015 04:05PM

Oh, Downton Abbey, is really time to say goodbye?

After six seasons, 52 episodes and plenty of heartbreak, we're gearing up to bid our final adieu to everyone's favorite aristocrats – and their servants – in an episode that Downton star Michelle Dockery told The Telegraph she "felt sick" shooting.

Luckily for those across the pond, Americans still have a whole season of 1920s-set intrigue to experience.

That being said, proceed through the rest of this article with caution – spoilers ahead!

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Can't Wait for Downton Abbey Season 6? Check Out These Brand New Photos from the Final Season

Originally posted 09/10/2015 01:10PM

If the wait for the return of Downton Abbey is getting too long, you're in luck because brand new photos from the sixth and final season just dropped.

The hit PBS Masterpiece show debuted 13 stills from season 6 on Thursday that give us a sneak peek into the drama to come, including some new faces, hunting, dancing and plenty of anguished looks.

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Credit: Nick Briggs/Carnival Film & Television Limited
Romance, Scandal and that Secret Baby: What to Look for in Downton Abbey's New Season

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Romance, Scandal and that Secret Baby: What to Look for in Downton Abbey's New Season

Originally posted 01/04/2015 03:35PM

No meth labs. No superheroes. No steamy sex scenes. So what exactly is it that's got me – an avowed avoider of most things period, British and cozy – hooked on Downton Abbey?

As Season 5 kicks off (on PBS at 9 p.m. Sunday), I think it's the show's sense of human decency – amid rapidly changing times and trying circumstances – showcasing the Granthams' (and most of their circle's) ability to maintain stiff upper lips along with soft hearts.

Season 5 is a quiet but pleasurable one – nothing truly major happens, and that's just fine. After the devastation of World War I and, closer to home, the sudden death of Lady Mary's husband Matthew Crawley back in Season 3, there's enough tragedy still reverberating. As the characters all consider the next steps in their lives, here are some highlights of the new season (mild spoiler warning):

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Downton Abbey Cast Fist-Bumps in Celebration of SAG Nominations (VIDEO)

Originally posted 12/10/2014 03:15PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "20881357" "" "" "auto"] Who knew that Lady Edith Crawley could pound it out?

The Downton Abbey cast stopped by the PEOPLE Now studios on Wednesday just in time to hear that the show had been nominated for two Screen Actors Guild awards.

While Maggie Smith grabbed a nod for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series, the cast was also honored with an ensemble nomination.

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The Wait Is Over! See the Trailer for Downton Abbey's New Season | Downton Abbey

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Watch the Trailer for Downton Abbey's New Season

Originally posted 08/30/2014 04:40PM

There's a fire burning at Downton Abbey and we're not just talking about the heated passions.

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