PREVIEW: Downton Abbey “Christmas Special” (VIDEO)

Ok, I just want to make sure you’re prepared for my favorite episode of Season 2 of DOWNTON ABBEY…the Christmas Special! Obviously, this first aired on (you guessed it) Christmas Day, 2011. It also serves as the Season 2 Finale. Time for Christmas in February (something I desperately need after getting a sunburn yesterday in LA.)

Last week, things got a little crazy in Downton with the Spanish Flu making it’s way around. The death of poor Livinia left Mary and Matthew with so much guilt, they can’t even attempt to figure out what it means. Plus, Sir Richard is still around trying to make Mary happy enough to forget about Matthew. Bates and Anna got married only to run into some trouble when he is arrested for the murder of his ex-wife. So what will happen this week?

This week’s episode picks up about 8 months after the last. (Wedding was suppose to be in April, now it’s December) Bates is on trial for the murder of his ex and it’s rocking Downton Abbey. Mary and Sir Richard aren’t exactly the happiest couple in town but she feels even more trapped by her past. And what about Matthew’s grief? Has it subsided? Find out this Sunday in the TWO HOUR EPISODE at 9pm on PBS.

Here’s a quick scene from the episode to get you into the Christmasy mood.

Watch Downton Abbey, Season 2: A Scene from Episode 7 on PBS. See more from Masterpiece.

And here’s what the cast has to say about the episode:

Watch Downton Abbey: Christmas at Downton Abbey on PBS. See more from Masterpiece.

Heather is a recent West Coast transplant and can't remember what humidity feels like. She spends most of her time (& money) watching movies, marathoning TV shows on DVD, attending concerts, reading, eating vegetables, attending conventions (San Diego Comic-Con, New York Comic Con, Dragon*Con so far!), blogging about her quarter-life crisis, downing coffee and traveling the world. She likes comic books, photography, reading on the Metro bus and wearing cold weather clothes despite the actual temperature in Southern California.

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