The Robins are in abundance, busily pulling the earthworms from the moist soil, the nests are getting feathered, the Pussy Willow buds are awaking.
Not long now.
~ Proverb from Guinea
Putting things back in their place.
Wiping away winter dust.
Hanging dried roses from shelves.
"Winter is the time of promise because there is so little to do - or because you can now and then permit yourself the luxury of thinking so."
At the war front, life intensifies for Downton's young men in the face of untold horrors. Meanwhile, at Downton, war makes new and often unjust demands. Some rise to its call for a stiff upper lip and a useful turn, and others see change as an opportunity for either growth or exploitation. Far from the trenches, there remains no shortage of scheming, meddling, and dangerous attractions.
As other great houses crumble, a diminished Downton Abbey struggles to prevail into a new era with its residents and its honor intact.
Airing January 8, 15, 22, 29 and February 5,12, & 19 on PBS
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