Tonight Downton Abbey will reach its season halfway point with series 4, episode 5 airing at 9 p.m. local time on ITV.
We’ve rounded up a synopsis, photos, and videos previewing Downton Abbey series 4, episode 5 in which some long-awaited parenting will ensue.
Reads the episode synopsis, “Change is in the air as an exciting opportunity for Alfred creates tension between Ivy and Daisy. Isobel appeals to Violet’s sense of charity, but it doesn’t come without a fight, and Branson considers a whole new future for himself and baby Sybbie.”
A clip from the storyline depicts the Branson plot point referenced above in which Tom and Mary are both playing with their respective children. The clip is significant in part because it’s the first time we’re seeing Mary (played by Michelle Dockery) play with her and Matthew’s child following the father’s untimely passing:
A trailer for tonight’s episode offers additional glimpses into what looks like another great show:
Finally, enjoy a slew of photos which show Alfred’s new venture as a cook and the strain between Anna and Bates.
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The trouble between Bates and Anna continues to be intriguing because the latter will have to soon make a tough choice about how to deal with telling her partner that she was raped. Anna has been hesitant to tell him because she knows he would track down and harm the rapist, which in turn would put Bates back in jail.
Downton Abbey is currently airing its new season in the United Kingdom. PBS will not air the new season in the United States until January 2014, meaning that to avoid spoilers domestic fans may want to acquire the show in other ways. You can watch Downton Abbey online in the U.K. by using the ITV Player.