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Downton Abbey: Episode 3x01 Part Two
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ACT FOUR
[00:48:19, INT. PRISON - DAY]
[Bates and Craig exit their cell with a guard escort. Anna meets with Bates in their usual room.]

ANNA
How are you getting on with your new companion?

BATES
I don't like him, but so far I've kept it to myself. So...who are the bridesmaids?

[Anna smiles.]

ANNA
You don't care about all that.

BATES
You're wrong. It's the stuff of my dreams.

[Bates smiles.]

BATES
The panic that a dinner won't be ready, or a frock isn't ironed, or a gun wasn't cleaned.

[Anna sighs with a smile.]

BATES
Do you know where you're going for the honeymoon?

ANNA
Oh, I want to talk about that. They'll stay in London with Lady Rosamund for a couple of days just to get used to each other.

[Anna lets out a small chuckle and they both smile at each other.]

ANNA
And then they go to the south of France. I'll hire a replacement in London, and then I'll come home instead. Lady Mary won't mind. I'll pay.

BATES
Why would you do that?

ANNA
Well, to be near you, of course.

BATES
Don't you understand? While I'm in here, you have to live my life as well as your own. Go to France, see some sights. Get us some memories.

ANNA
But I wouldn't be home for a month.

BATES
But we'd have something to talk about. Go. I insist.

[Anna studies Bates.]

BATES
For my sake.

[Anna considers his request.]

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[00:49:30, INT. GREAT HALL - EVENING]
[Violet enters with Carson.]

VIOLET
I was so afraid I was going to be late. But th-- Ah-ha-ha.

[Violet sees Mrs Levinson and they greet one another.]

MRS LEVINSON
Violet.

[Violet opens her arms and embraces Violet, who stands there accepting it awkwardly. Mrs Levinson steps back with a smile, then looks at Violet's face.]

MRS LEVINSON
Oh, dear.

[Violet's smile is frozen.]

MRS LEVINSON
I'm afraid the war has made old women of us both.

[Carson raises his eyebrows and exits.]

VIOLET
Oh, I wouldn't say that. But then, I always keep out of the sun. How do you find Downton on your return?

MRS LEVINSON
Much the same, really. Probably too much the same, but then I don't want to cast a pall over all the happiness.

VIOLET
How could you ever do that?

[They start walking toward the drawing room.]

MRS LEVINSON
Tell me, what do you think of young Lochinvar who has so ably carried off our granddaughter and our money?

VIOLET
Oh.

MRS LEVINSON
Do you approve of him?

VIOLET
Not as much as you will, when you get to know him.

MRS LEVINSON
Hmm. Has he gone home to change?

VIOLET
Oh, no. We won't see him again tonight. The groom never sees the bride the night before the wedding.

MRS LEVINSON
Ha. Nothing ever alters for you people, does it? Revolutions erupt and monarchies crash to the ground, and the groom still cannot see the bride before the wedding.

VIOLET
You Americans never understand the importance of tradition.

MRS LEVINSON
Yes, we do. We just don't give it power over us. History and tradition took Europe into a world war. Maybe you should think about letting go of its hand.

[Mrs Levinson pats Violet's arms and walks off. Edith enters to find Violet staring after Cora's mother.]

EDITH
There you are. I see you've said hello to Grandmamma.

VIOLET (whisper)
She is like a homing pigeon. She finds our underbelly every time. Dreadful woman.

[Violet walks to the drawing room.]

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[00:51:08, INT. DINING ROOM - EVENING]

ROBERT
No, it wasn't me. (to Mrs Levinson) Someone sent Sybil and Tom the price for the tickets to come over.

[Mary is silent and tense from her fight with Matthew.]

SYBIL
Does it matter who it was? It meant we could be at the wedding. Of course, I wish it had been you, Papa, but I don't mind. I thank them, whoever they are.

CORA
Well, I'm very glad you're here, but it wasn't me either, I'm sad to say.

MRS LEVINSON
Well, I love a mystery. Who could it be?

ROBERT
My guess is Cousin Isobel. She always likes to stick her oar in.

SYBIL
I'm going to ask her.

VIOLET
For heaven's sake, it was me.

[Robert looks up in shock, putting down his spoon. Even Mary is shocked out of her nervous state, and Tom looks up in surprise.]

SYBIL
You? But it wasn't your writing.

VIOLET
No. Smithers did it. Like all ladies' maids, she lives for intrigue.

TOM
You wanted me to come here?

VIOLET
I wanted Sybil and her husband to be here for Mary's wedding, yes.

[Carson drops Tom's napkin on him with a grimace, for Tom to put in his lap.]

SYBIL
Why keep that secret?

VIOLET
Silly, wasn't it?

[Mary stares at the table, her brows furrowed.]

TOM
I'm very touched. I'll admit it.

MRS LEVINSON
How democratic. Makes me think maybe I've been mistaken in you.

VIOLET
I am a woman of many parts. After all, Branson is a me-- I mean, Tom. Ha. You're a member of the family now.

[The corner of Tom's mouth turns up into a smile.]

VIOLET
You'll find we Crawleys stick together.

MARY
Not always.

[Mary mopes.]

CORA
Mary, what is it?

MARY
Oh, nothing. It's just...

[Mary can't hold it in. She leaves the table in tears. Tom and Robert stand and Violet reaches her hand out to Mary's retreating figure.]

VIOLET
Oh, Mary, dear...

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[00:52:31, INT. KITCHENS - EVENING]
[Alfred enters.]

MRS PATMORE
Oh, there you are. That's all for this course.

[Mrs Patmore places a gravy boat on Alfred's serving tray.]

MRS PATMORE
Don't you think, Daisy?!

[Mrs Patmore shouts down the table where Daisy is sitting with pursed lips and arms crossed.]

ALFRED
Is Daisy all right, Mrs Patmore?

MRS PATMORE
Oh, yes. She's been such a big help. Now, I think we should check the pudding, Daisy. Don't you agree?!

[Daisy doesn't move.]

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[00:52:49, INT. DINING ROOM - EVENING]

CORA
It's nerves. Everyone cries at some point before their wedding.

MRS LEVINSON
But what was the quarrel about?

EDITH
I'm not sure. I know she accused him of not being on our side.

VIOLET
Oh, well, I hope she's wrong. That could be rather serious.

ROBERT
Of course he's on our side. It's ridiculous. I'll go and see him.

TOM
No, I'll go.


[Robert looks at Tom in unpleasant surprise.]

TOM
I'm his best man. I should be the one to go.

ROBERT
What?

TOM
I know what it is to marry into this family. I'm not comparing myself to Mr Crawley, but he is another kind of outsider.

ROBERT
Well, I hardly--

MRS LEVINSON
Well, why not? He's the one that will lose his job if the wedding's cancelled.

[Robert and Tom regard each other for a moment, then they leave the subject.]

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[00:53:26, INT. KITCHENS - EVENING]
[Daisy approaches Mrs Patmore proudly.]

DAISY
I see what you're doing, you know.

MRS PATMORE
What's that then?

DAISY
Not responding to my protest.

MRS PATMORE
Oh, "Not responding to my protest". Very elegant, I must say.

[Mrs Patmore turns to Daisy with a hand on her hip.]

MRS PATMORE
Who've you been talking to? Thomas?

[Daisy is caught with no response.]

DAISY
Well...

[Mrs Patmore tilts her head, waiting for an answer.]

DAISY
Oh, just give me the cloth and I'll dry.

[Mrs Patmore tosses Daisy the cloth in victory.]

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[00:53:52, INT. LADY MARY'S BEDROOM - NIGHT]
[Mary cries as Anna brushes her hair.]

ANNA
But suppose he never gets the money.

MARY
It's not about the money. It's that he won't save Papa when he could.

ANNA
But he has to be true to himself.

MARY
Well, that's the point. He puts himself above the rest of us. Don't you see?

ANNA
What I see is a good man, milady.

[Mary looks up at Anna in the mirror, listening wholeheartedly.]

ANNA
And they're not like buses. There won't be another one along in ten minutes time.

[Anna puts the hair brush down and goes about her business while Mary thinks over what she said.]

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[00:54:24, INT. CRAWLEY HOUSE - NIGHT]
[Tom and Matthew have a drink in the living room.]

TOM
It seems big, but it's not big.

MATTHEW
And if it happens? I get the money? I can't do what she wants.

TOM
It's strange for me to be arguing about inherited money and saving estates when the old me would like to put a bomb under the lot of you.

[Tom and Matthew both smile in amusement.]

MATTHEW
But?

TOM
But you're meant to be together.

[Matthew smiles a little.]

TOM
I've known that as long as I've been at the house. And at first this kept you apart, and then that kept you apart...

[Matthew looks upwards, remembering.]

TOM
But please don't risk it a third time. Because I'll tell you this: you won't be happy with anyone else while Lady Mary walks the earth.

[Matthew closes his eyes at Tom's social faux pas.]

MATTHEW
Call her Mary, please.

TOM
Never mind what I call her. I know what I'll call you if you let this chance slip through your fingers.

[Matthew chuckles and smiles at Tom.]

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[00:55:19, INT. LADY MARY'S BEDROOM - NIGHT]
[Someone knocks at Mary's door as she's sitting on the bed in her nightgown. She stares at it and Anna goes to it slowly. Anna opens the door to find Matthew at the door, Tom behind him. Anna looks back at Mary.]

MATTHEW
I just need a word.

[Mary stands up at Matthew's voice.]

MARY
No. Go away. I'm undressed, you can't come in.

MATTHEW
One word. Come to the door.

TOM
Please. Just give him this chance.

[Mary walks toward the door at the sound of Tom's voice.]

MATTHEW
I won't look at you.

ANNA
It'd be unlucky if you did.

MARY
Only if we were getting married.

MATTHEW
Which we are.

[Anna looks at Mary and asks with a tilt of her head. Mary nods that she'll talk with Matthew and Anna leaves with a smile. Matthew looks back and Tom, who gives him an encouraging smile, and Tom and Anna both disappear.]

MATTHEW
My darling, I refuse to quarrel about something that hasn't happened and probably never will.

MARY
That's what Anna says.

MATTHEW
And she's right. My darling, I'm sure we will fight about...money...and about Downton...about how to rear our children, about any number of other things.

MARY
Then shouldn't we accept it? Matthew...I've been thinking...and I'm not angry now. Truly, I'm not. But if we can disagree over something as fundamental as this, then...shouldn't we be brave and back away now?

MATTHEW
No.

MARY
It's not because you're afraid of calling it off, because I'm not.

MATTHEW
No...

[Matthew takes a breath trying to form the words.]

MATTHEW
It's because of something Tom said.

[Mary's eyebrows furrow as she waits for his answer.]

MATTHEW
That I would never be happy with anyone else as long as you walked the earth. Which is true. And...I think you feel the same about me.

[Mary thinks about it and raises her eyebrows when she realises the truth.]

MATTHEW
Can I kiss you?

[Mary turns her head in surprise.]

MATTHEW
'Cause I need to.

[Mary smiles.]

MATTHEW
Very much.

MARY
No. It's bad luck to look at me.

MATTHEW
What about if I close my eyes and you do too.

[Mary thinks about it for a moment.]

MARY
All right. But you mustn't cheat.

[Mary waits for Matthew to step around the open door. He steps inside with a smile and she feels her way forward with a hand on his chest. Her hand slides to his face and they kiss. When they pull apart, Mary opens her eyes. They both smile, though Matthew's eyes are still closed. Mary stands there with her hand on his chest and closes her eyes again.]

MATTHEW
Goodnight.

[They both smile again and Matthew steps backward out of her room. Mary opens her eyes and looks at the floor dreamily.]

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ACT FIVE
[00:58:08, INT. GREAT HALL - MORNING]
[Tom descends the stairs in full morning coat apparel. He encounters Robert in the hall.]

TOM
Right. I'm off to collect Matthew.

ROBERT
You look very smart.

TOM
I hope so. Because I'm extremely uncomfortable.

[Tom chuckles with a smile as he fidget with his sleeve. He begins to head out again.]

ROBERT
Branson.

[Tom stops. Robert exhales.]

ROBERT
That is...Tom.

[Tom walks back toward Robert.]

ROBERT
I want to thank you for what you did last night. I'm grateful. I mean it.

TOM
We're both strong characters. I'd say we have plenty of slamming doors and shouting matches to come.

[Robert is aghast for a moment, then he recovers himself with a sigh.]

ROBERT
Forgive me, I was about to be indignant, but of course, you have a perfect right to speak as you do.

TOM
I hope you mean that, too.

ROBERT
I do. Now, hurry up.

[They smile at each other and Tom exits.]

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[00:58:54, INT. LADY MARY'S BEDROOM - MORNING]
[Anna finishes up Mary's hair with a laurel tiara.]

CORA
You'd ask, wouldn't you, if there was anything you wanted me to tell you. I mean, I'm sure you know.

MARY
More than you did.

[Cora exhales.]

MARY
And relax. There isn't anything I need to hear now.

CORA
Because when two people love each other, you understand, everything...

[Sybil raises her eyebrows, waiting for their mother's response.]

CORA
Is the most terrific fun.

[Sybil laughs.]

MARY
Careful, Mamma, or you'll shock Anna.

ANNA
I'm a married woman now, milady.

[The married ladies chuckle.]

EDITH
I think we should go.

SYBIL
What about Anna? How are you going to get to the church?

ANNA
They're waiting for me in the wagonette. I'll see you there.

[Anna steps back and Mary turns around on her chair. Sybil kneels down in front of her.]

SYBIL
I know mine was a wild runaway marriage, darling, and yours is the one everyone wanted, but what's so thrilling is that this is every bit as romantic.

MARY
Thank you. For always being so sweet.

[They kiss each other on the cheek and Sybil stands back. Mary stands and Edith faces her.]

EDITH
Love and position in one handsome package. Who could ask for more?

[Mary exhales and gives Cora a sidelong look as Edith leaves with Sybil. Mary faces Cora.]

CORA
Never mind Edith. Well...

[Cora steps up to Mary.]

CORA
Very, very good luck my beautiful daughter.

[Cora squeezes Mary's hands and leaves. Anna steps forward and unties the robe over Mary's wedding gown.]

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[01:00:21, INT/EXT. FRONT DOOR - MORNING]
[Mrs Hughes brings the flower girls to their motorcar.]

MRS HUGHES
Now, you've a great big motorcar all to yourselves. Just think of that. So we'll expect you to behave as if you were quite grown up. You can do that, can't you?

[One of the flower girls runs over to O'Brien.]

O'BRIEN
Have you got everything you need?

FLOWER GIRL
Yes.

O'BRIEN
[?] then. Careful of your dress.

[O'Brien opens the car door for the girl. The girls giggle as they sit together.]

O'BRIEN
Settle down.

MRS HUGHES
All right?

[Alfred closes the car door on the other side and leans in the window.]

ALFRED
Don't do anything I wouldn't do.

FLOWER GIRLS
We won't.

MRS HUGHES.
Buh-bye.

ALFRED
[?]

[The motorcar drives off. A large horse drawn carriage pulls up to the front door.]

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[01:01:02, INT. KITCHENS - MORNING]
[Daisy and Mrs Patmore are busy arranging a beautiful array of appetisers.]

MRS HUGHES
Have you got everything you need?

MRS PATMORE
We do. Now, be off with you and enjoy yourself.

[Mrs Hughes leaves.]

DAISY
I wish we were going.

MRS PATMORE
And who would get the food ready for when they come back? But still, fetch your coat, and we'll see her off.

[Daisy smiles and they exit.]

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[01:01:19, INT. GREAT HALL - MORNING]
[The family walks toward the front door, Edith and Sybil arm in arm.]

ROBERT
Right. See you in a minute.

[Sybil and Edith smile at Robert as they follow their mother out.]

SYBIL
And so should you.

[Carson enters.]

MR CARSON
They just leaving now, my lord, as soon as we've got Anna.

ROBERT
Ah.

[Anna calls down the stairs.]

ANNA
Here comes the bride.

[Robert and Carson look up as Anna descends with a bouquet. Mary walks down, her veil flowing out behind her. Robert and Carson's jaws drop at the sight of her and step forward.]

MARY
Will I do, Carson?

[Mary smiles. Carson looks at her in awe with tears in his eyes.]

MR CARSON
Very nicely, my lady.

[Mary steps down to the hall and her father meets her.]

ROBERT
Thank heavens you got everything settled. You had me worried.

MARY
It's not quite settled, I'm afraid. He won't get off that easily.

ROBERT
But you're happy?

MARY
I am.

[Robert nods.]

MARY
And what about you?

[Robert takes a breath before he speaks.]

ROBERT
I'm so happy...so very happy, I feel my chest will explode.

[Robert kisses Mary's cheek with tears in his eyes. He offers her his arm and they walk toward the front door together.]

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[01:02:51, INT. DOWNTON CHURCH - MORNING]
[Edith finds Sir Anthony.]

EDITH
It's so lovely that you're here. Come behind us.

SIR ANTHONY
I can't, I'm not family.

EDITH
Well, you almost are.

[Anthony scoffs and allows Edith to lead him to his seat. Matthew and Tom arrive and hand their hats to a servant.]

MATTHEW
Morning. Thank you.

TOM
Thank you.

[Matthew addresses Molesley in a back row.]

MATTHEW
Molesley.

[Molesley stands and O'Brien watches them.]

MATTHEW
I'm very grateful to you for keeping Mr Branson up to the mark. We both are, aren't we?

TOM
We certainly are.

MOLESLEY
Thank you, sir.

[Tom and Matthew walk toward the altar and Molesley catches O'Brien's eye. He smiles at her, but she turns away. Mrs Hughes and Mr Carson sit in a pew together.]

MR CARSON
This is a proud day, Mrs Hughes.

MRS HUGHES
I don't know if I'm proud, but I'm very glad you're happy, Mr Carson.

[Cora leans over to Edith.]

CORA
You're next, darling, you'll see.

EDITH
Will I?

[Cora smiles and takes Edith's hand. Cora and Mrs Levinson sit together.]

VIOLET
It's so encouraging to see the future unfurl.

[Mrs Levinson looks over at Violet coolly.]

MRS LEVINSON
As long as you remember it will bear no resemblance to the past.

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[, EXT. DOWNTON VILLAGE - MORNING]
[Church bells chime and the villagers wave flags and cheer as Lady Mary's carriage drives toward the church. They follow it to the gate and continue cheering as Robert and Mary step out. Matthew and Tom hear the crowd's cheers as they sit in the front pew. They look at each other and smile. The organ starts and Tom leans over just as everyone stands.]

TOM
Good luck.

[Tom and Matthew face the altar as Robert walks Mary down the aisle. Matthew peeks around his shoulder to see Mary smiling at him. He returns the smile. Robert leads Mary to the altar and steps back. Matthew leans over.]

MATTHEW
You came. To be honest, I wasn't completely sure you would.

MARY
I'm glad to hear it. I should hate to be predictable.

[They begin to chuckle.]


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AMAZING WORK. :D

One brief question: I feel like Tom's line to Robert before Tom leaves to collect Matthew for the wedding is "They're both strong characters," not "We're both strong characters" -- if only because Robert thanks Tom for "what you did last night" (in smoothing things over for Mary and Matthew's wedding).

I feel like "slamming doors and shouting matches" sounds more like a married couple vs. a father and son-in-law. But that could just be me. ;p

Thank you for taking all your time to do this!!! I particularly love that you described Mary's look in one scene as "dreamy." Perfect adjective is perfect. :D

I wasn't sure about that one, but since it technically could go both ways, I think I'll wait until I can get the closed captioning from the DVD/Netflix before changing it.

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