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Downton Abbey: Episode 3

SONIA BRAND-FISHER: Mary Crawley says to her sister, Sybil, in the middle of episode 3 of “Downton Abbey” something along the lines of “Fairy tales don’t happen in real life.” This episode, however, felt very fantastical and romantic to me. Lovers, requited and otherwise, unite and reunite to swells of music in almost operatic settings. Even the subtle use of mirrors and reflections in various shots both upstairs and downstairs added to the otherworldly quality of the episode. Not quite as jam-packed with intrigue and scandal as the last episode, this one succeeded beautifully in composing a landscape of stories that could potentially have happy endings, and could potentially not.

HOWARD MEGDAL: So much to like in this episode, easily the strongest of the three so far this season. Continue reading

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