August 1918: Deserted by the baby's father, Ethel has been installed with her child in a cottage on the estate by a sympathetic Mrs. Hughes, who brings her food. Jane, a war widow, has taken Ethel's place as a maid. Vera Bates returns, having spent John's money but with no intention of sticking to their arrangement and planning to make money by selling the story of Lady Mary's indiscretion to Carlisle's newspaper. Tipped off by Anna, Mary goes to see him and explains all, thus scotching Vera's plan as the newspaper owner threatens her with libel action. Having returned to the war, both Matthew and William sustain severe injuries at the Battle of Amiens, fatally in the case of William, who marries Daisy. Mary is glad to become a hospital auxiliary to nurse Matthew, though his spinal damage will, in all probability, leave him paralysed from the waist down and impotent.
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Did You Know?
The extent of William's facial injuries change from scene to scene. See more
Daisy and William marry at 4 pm. When William dies it is still very light in the bedroom, but later Daisy says that they were married for six or seven hours making it 10-11 pm when he dies. There's no way it would be that light so late even in summer. See more
Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
Would it make any difference if he stayed here, or are you just making him as comfortable as can be?
That's it. There's nothing more we can do for him.
Closing credits acknowledgement: "The red cross emblem used with kind permission of the UK Ministry of Defence and British Red Cross Society". See more
Downton Abbey - The Suite
Written by John Lunn
Performed by The Chamber Orchestra of London See more