Isobel and Cora look as though they are going to come to blows about who is running things at Downton now that parts of it have been turned into a convalescent home for wounded officers. O'Brien decides to help by suggesting that Thomas, now an Acting-Sergeant, is put in charge, which certainly doesn't please Robert or Carson in the slightest.
Violet is determined to remove Lavinia Swire from Matthew's life but when Mary hears the true story behind the young woman's relationship with Sir Richard Carlisle, she finds that there is nothing to reproach her for, much to the great annoyance of Violet and Rosamund.
Lang's shell shock proves too much and he has to leave service, but Branson's antics cause even more trouble when he tries to ruin an important dinner.
Edith shows a new side to herself as she assists with the wounded, much to the astonishment of her family. Meanwhile, Bates and Anna meet up and he tells her that he thinks he has found a way for the two of them to be together.
Marvellous episode, with some excellent acting and enjoyable new insights into some of the characters. Can't wait for more!