Post # 1
I was curious if anyone had watched season 3 already. I know it hasn’t finished airing in the US, but DH and I preordered it on DVD and had a marathon. LOL.
I was most upset when Matthew died(and in the last episode, for goodness sake!)….I seriously don’t know if I could watch a season 4 without him. However, my guess is that Tom will step up to the plate and sort of take Matthew’s place at Downton.
Post # 3
Awwww I know!!!!!!! I am so upset that matthew died! But is he really dead…. idk. And poor mary! Will she ever get a chance to be happy!?!?!?!
Post # 4
I gave in and bought the DVD. It’s been so frustrating not talking to anyone about it.
I accidently read a spoiler a few months ago about Matthew so I knew it was coming. But it was still so sad.
Post # 5
@Mrs.babycat: That’s another thing I was thinking. I was like, “Maybe he isn’t really DEAD dead, and they’re just tricking us into thinking that and he’ll be back next season.” lol.
I know, I’m hoping that now that Mary has a son, she’ll be happy or at least content with that. I was really pushing for Matthew and Mary to eventually take over Downton, though.
I do like Tom, though I didn’t much in his earlier appearances. I was heartbroken when Sybil died, too.
As far as Edith goes, I’m glad she’s finally decided to be more independant. I always wanted her to be the outspoken feminist, and it seems as if she’s heading that direction. I just wish she could find a guy that wasn’t a runaway or already married, but whatever makes her happy, I guess.
Post # 6
i watched it as it aired in the UK. i was not surprised about mathew. i had read earlier that he wanted out of the show and that the writers were writing him out.
Post # 7
@AcheneMalefic: Yeah I actually really like edith now. I found her so annoying before.
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I just started season 1 on Netflix so I’m not going to read any of these posts, but I love this show already!
Post # 9
I did. Ugh.
He decided not to renew his contract, so they were forced to write him out. Jullian Fellows has some interviews as to why he chose to do it the way he did. He basically had built up them as the “perfect love”, so a sudden divorce would never work, nor would having him get a job at some foreign outpost because he refused to make any future appearances on the show.
Lady Sybil quit in the middle of the season, so she convieantly died in child birth, however she had already been very quiet off in Ireland, which was a pretty big clue on where she was in her interest in remainng on the show.
Yeah, so I’m crushed, I adore Matthew…….but I guess the show is going to take a whole new direction, so it should be interesting to see where it goes. They can only go on for so much longer, as it is a period peice type show, and eventually these type of households do fall apart and change with society as the classes evolve.
Post # 10
@Eva Peron: I guess I should’ve known that’s why, but I didn’t really put two and two together.
@Mrs.babycat: DH still can’t stand her. I don’t really know why; he just says she looks/talks/acts funny. Lol.
@mypinkshoes: That makes sense. It still makes me sad to see him go, though.
Post # 11
Sooo… I opened this thread last night, right after I finished watching season 3… or what I *thought* was all of season 3. Ahhh! I had no idea that there was more than just the 8 episodes in the season – I didn’t know the “Christmas special” or what’s apparently being shown in the US as the end of the 3rd season even existed! Noooo idea!
So I had waited to read this thread, and was all excited to finally open it and talk about season 3 the minute I finished it (or so I thought), and then BAM, I realized very quickly that I had not, in fact, seen all of season 3. (When… Matthew died? What? Is that a joke I’m not getting? Am I confused? Am I getting the name Matthew mixed up with someone else? What am I missing here….?) LOL! It was my own damn fault, too! I feel so stupid!
Anyway, just got done watching the bonus episode. Omg. What a bummer. I agree with OP, I don’t know if I can watch a season 4 without him. (Don’t get me wrong, I totally will, but i don’t want to!)
Post # 12
They seem to be killing off all the ‘good’ characters – Matthew was awesome! Cant imagine what else they will be writing about..