Gone are the petticoats and corsets of yesterday at Downton Abbey. Â It looks like this new season is all jazz shoes, finger waves, illicit kissing, and even features an African American! Â All joking aside, the trailer for season 4 ofÂ Downton looks great, even if it gives away zero spoilers besides the ones I just mentioned. Â Out with Dan Stevens and O’Brien, in with flapper necklines and suitors for Lady Mary!
First of all, it looks like there is a. lot. of. kissing. Â Downstairs kisses, upstairs kisses, crying kisses, etc. Â Speaking of crying, there’s a lot of that too. Â Based on this trailer, Mary seems to be keeping it together and facing Matthew’s death in a typical, stoic manner until she loses her composure with Carson. Â I’ve always been very fond of their relationship, to be honest. Â He sees her in a way no one else does, and through him she becomes more empathetic as a character.
It also appears that at Downton Abbey, there must be no time wasted in finding a new husband for Mary. Â Nothing says “yeah, let’s date!” quite like a widower in mourning and drab black dresses!
And now that Bates is out of prison (in what was perhaps the longest, most drawn-out and ridiculous plot line in the show last season), he still finds a reason to bawl in the stairwell. Â Hoping Bates isn’t quite as, well, Bates-ish this season. Â He’s just too good, damn it!
I’m really not sure what direction the show will go this season, what with the departure of main characters this season. Â I’m hoping it doesn’t get too soap-y, you know? Â Then again all I really need to know is that Grandmama Grantham is back and better than ever.