Downton Abbey

Season 2 Episode 9

Episode 9 (Christmas Special)

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Dec 25, 2011 on PBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Matthew: I'm sorry about the vase.
      Violet: Oh don't be, don't be. It was a wedding present from a frightful aunt. I have hated it for half a century.

    • Matthew: I deserve to be unhappy. So does Mary.
      Mrs. Crawley: Nobody your age deserves that. And if you are, and you can do something about it then don't, then the war has taught you nothing.
      Matthew: That is your opinion.
      Mrs. Crawley: Yes, it is.

    • Matthew: I thought you didn't like her for throwing me over.
      Mrs. Crawley: That was a different conversation.

    • Dowager Countess: What on earth's the matter?
      Sir Richard Carlisle: I'm leaving in the morning, Lady Grantham. I doubt we'll meet again.
      Dowager Countess: ...... Do you promise?

    • Matthew: You've lived your life and I've lived mine. And now it's time we lived them together.
      Mary: We've been on the edge of this so many times, Matthew. Please don't take me there again unless you're sure.
      Matthew: I am sure.
      Mary: And your vows to the memory of Lavinia?
      Matthew: I was wrong. I don't think she wants us
      to be sad. She was someone who never caused a moment's sorrow in her whole life.
      Mary: I agree.
      Matthew: Then will you?
      Mary: You must say it properly. I won't answer unless you kneel down and everything!
      Matthew: Lady Mary Crawley, will you do me the honour of becoming my wife?
      Mary: Yes!

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