2:00 pm EDT, February 2, 2014

‘Downton Abbey’ season 4, episode 5 preview: Looking back at love

Downton Abbey season 4, episode 5 premieres tonight on PBS at 9 p.m. eastern/pacific. Take a look at what we know about the episode.

UPDATE: Read our Downton Abbey recap!

The synopsis for Downton Abbey season 4, episode 5 reads, “A birthday party is planned for Robert, but Rose’s surprise contribution to the event ruffles feathers above and below stairs. A new farming venture on the Downton estate comes with dramatic repercussions for Mary, and Edith receives more unwelcome news.”

A trailer for episode 5 teases all of the items described in the synopsis above. Take a look:

In a clip from the episode we see Tom, Mary, and Isobel sitting together with the children discussing the loves of their life – all of whom have passed. It’s one of the more bittersweet moments of the episode, and a special bond that the three hold. It makes us wonder: How could Tom want to leave Downton when he has such close ties to people like Mary and Isobel?

Last week’s episode ended on a bit of a cliffhanger when Bates swore that – despite Anna getting somewhat back to normal – he is still after her rapist and will find whoever did it. Another surprise concerning that storyline will appear in episode 6, as you’ll see when the trailer airs tonight.

Watch ‘Downton Abbey’ online

The new episode of Downton Abbey will be released on PBS’ website on Monday, and you’ll be able to watch it for free in the United States.

Return to the site after the episode airs to see our recap of the storyline.

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