I'm a virgin...who can't drive. Also a 4 time Source Award nominee.
Can we talk about how Cora busted the shit out of Thomas for bringing a known felon into her home? INTO HER BEDROOM?? dang…..DANG.
MORE SPRATT PLEASE.
OMG TOM’S OFFICE WAS SO CUTE. And when did Tom decide to go to America?
Also Edith’s picture of Marigold probably got ruined in the fire :””(
OK….JUST HEAR ME OUT…
So I was thinking about it last night and I think Anthony Strallan is gay.
-Right, since the beginning we’ve seen that he was usually a bit shy and awkward but this is a dude that is a titled landowner and pretty high up the food chain overall. When you look at other aristocrats on the show they are usually pretty sure of themselves, so why would Strallan be different?
He lives near Downton so it can’t his first time meeting the Crawleys so you would think he’d be a bit more comfortable around them, but maybe he is so deep in the closet and so unsure and ashamed of his feelings that he feels like people are eventually going to find who he really is and that freaks him out.
-He’s obviously a bit lonely and clearly cares for Edith and enjoys their friendship, it gives him companionship and gives off the impression that he is a ‘normal’ and virile man but when the time came for them to take it to the next level (engagement, marriage) he took whatever opportunity came up to ditch her and ran without even trying to fight for her before he was expected to take the next step.
Someone telling you something that goes against what you have experienced about the person you plan on proposing to and not even bothering to talk to them about it?
Letting someone’s father dissuade you so easily and then ending it by writing a note?!
And asking someone to marry you, them saying yes, and immediately after that asking them if they are ‘sure’? WHY WOULDN’T YOU BE SO HAPPY THEY SAID YES AND SO EXCITED TO GET MARRIED?
It’s because he is very aware of what a marriage will entail, especially with a young woman, she will want and expect certain things and maybe with his first marriage he thought it would change him, things would start to be ‘normal’, and when it didn’t he avoided a second marriage like the plague.
-After S1 and him ditching Edith at the garden party, you would think he would avoid her from then on, but since he is so lonely and appreciates her friendship he takes up with her again, but is clear to establish that marriage is not an option by using his arm and age as an excuse. So he’s hoping they can continue to hang out but w/o the pressure of an impending marriage.
It’s clear Edith is after a wedding, so if that is something he is not interested in why continue to accept her friendship, knowing they both want different things?
-All of the couples on Downton have had their physical moments, but through out the course of 6 years Edith and Strallan have only had kisses on the cheek all initiated by Edith. I don’t expect Strallan to start making out with Edith in Robert’s library but they came close to engagement once then where engaged after knowing each other for 6 years…you’re telling me he didn’t want to kiss her one time??
I just think Strallan’s reluctance to make it OFFISH with Edith is highly suspicious, I think he really did care about her but his continued acceptance and encouragement of their friendship, makes me think he saw something in Edith that made him open up a bit more and become comfortable with someone for the first time ever maybe, because his relationship with her was ‘safe’, she was young thereby had to be naive and he just couldn’t cut her out completely until he absolutely had to.