MASTERPIECE: CLASSIC “Downton Abbey” – An Encore of the Entire 2nd Season

Ch. 5.1 – Sundays – Begins 12/9 – Times Listed Below
Ch. 9.1 – Tuesdays – Begins 12/11 – Times Listed Below

Rejoin The Denizens Of Downton Abbey As Their Glittering Culture
Is Thrown Into The Tumult of World War I

Multiple Emmy winner (including Outstanding Miniseries!) “Downton Abbey” resumes the story of aristocrats and servants of Downton Abbey. The international hit, written by Julian Fellowes, stars Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern and Hugh Bonneville, as well as a drawing room full of new actors, portraying the loves, feuds and sacrifices of a glittering culture thrown into crisis.
Laura Linney hosts.

Get caught up on the story before Season 3 premieres on
Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 9:00 pm on Ch. 5.1


DOWNTON ABBEY 2 – Episodes 1- 3: 4-Hour Marathon!

Ch. 5.1 – Sunday 12/9 at 8:00 pm – 12:00 am
Ch. 9.1 – Tuesday 12/11 at 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Episode 1
The first episode of the second series picks up the story in 1916, during World War I. Many changes have taken place at Downton Abbey because of the conflict, which has greatly unsettled all the occupants. A new maid proves difficult and an announcement from Matthew Crawley stuns everybody, particularly Mary. Meanwhile, there are dramas and surprises for everyone from both above and below stairs as the war rages on and all are caught up in it in some way.


Episode 2
It is now April, 1917. The War thunders on and Mr. Carson finds himself under extreme pressure at Downton trying to run the household with so many of the male staff absent in the service of their country. Lord Grantham’s new valet, Lang, has recently returned from active duty and is suffering in a way that only the harsh Miss O’ Brien seems to understand. Meanwhile, former footman, Thomas, wishes to return to the household and finds himself working alongside Lady Sybil, now a nurse, at the local hospital. Sir Richard Carlisle makes himself unknown enemies out of Violet and her daughter, Rosamund.


Episode 3
Matthew and William embark on a perilous patrol behind German lines. Isobel and Cora lock horns over control of Downton’s medical role. Mrs. Bird starts a soup kitchen. Matthew and William embark on a perilous patrol behind German lines.


DOWNTON ABBEY 2 – Episodes 4 & 5: 2-Hour Marathon!

Ch. 5.1 – Sunday 12/16 at 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Ch. 9.1 – Tuesday 12/18 at 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Episode 4
In the climactic battle of the war, Matthew and William go “over the top” to an uncertain fate. Vera plays a cruel endgame with Bates and Anna. Daisy faces the severest test of her life.


Episode 5
As the war nears its end, Downton’s aristocrats and servants put their lives back together. Mary and Sir Richard go estate hunting. A mysterious wounded officer makes a shocking revelation.


DOWNTON ABBEY 2 – Episode 6

Ch. 5.1 – Sunday 12/23 at 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Ch. 9.1 – Tuesday 12/25 at 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Episode 6
The Spanish flu strikes Downton, disrupting one match, hastening another, and transforming the fortunes of all. Mary, Sybil and Robert each confront a moment of truth. Anna and Bates know a moment of happiness.


DOWNTON ABBEY 2 – Episode 7 (Season 2 Finale)

Ch. 5.1 – Sunday 12/30 at 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Ch. 9.1 – Tuesday 1/1/13 at 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Episode 7
In the finale, the family gathers at Downton Abbey for Christmas. What will the holidays – and the new year – bring?


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