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The “Downton Abbey” Read-Cap: Death Comes To Downton

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By:           John Russell
On:           Jan 28, 2013
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    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

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      Mandy J. Bell, BSN, RN, Doctoral student and National Institute of Nursing Research Predoctoral Fellow)

      That was one of the most amazing death scenes ever filmed for television. How the Hell did that actress get her neck to stick out like that during the seizures? Bummer that one of the best characters was picked off so early.

      Jan 28, 2013 at 11:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mulletkitty
      mulletkitty

      These “recaps” are crazy inspired and deserve a million hits.

      I wish you were writing the script….if only this show were this campy.

      Things are gonna get chilly and sniffly next week. How many cups of tea will be offered? Tea fixes everything.

      Jan 28, 2013 at 12:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rand503
      rand503

      I’m so glad soeone died! It was in danger of becoming a soap opera, and now it’s a real drama.

      Jan 28, 2013 at 12:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • blkluvla
      blkluvla

      @rand503: I agree – I was worried about a certain loss of focus and meandering style of the show that gave it a soap-opera quality whose only redemption was the clipped English accents. The death was portrayed in a realistic and horrific fashion that made my hair stand on end, even though I’m an MD myself and have seen such things in real life. Incredible acting. What was most agonizing was of course that there was nothing anyone could do – no 911, no injectable medications, just an utter feeling of helplessness. I was riveted.

      The recap is wonderful!

      Jan 28, 2013 at 2:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joel J
      Joel J

      Weddings and Funerals would be a better title for this tv drama. Lady Sybil is not the last character to be knocked off in this soap opera. The question is, will Thomas get into Jimmy’s pants and will O’Brien blow the whistle on them? The plot thickens.

      Jan 28, 2013 at 6:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LadyL
      LadyL

      Poor sweet Sybil, it was awful watching her die and everyone who loved her in the throes of agonized disbelief. Even Thomas was shattered, grieving, as he put it, one of the few who’d ever been kind to him.
      Poor sad Thomas; you can tell the infatuation with Jimmy will not end well. Jimmy seems distinctly uncomfortable with Thomas’s “familiarity” and the manipulative O’Brien is looking a little too self-satisfied about it all.
      Say what you like about his arrogance and fits of spitefulness– when all is said and done, Thomas can’t match O’Brien for cold, calculating cruelty.

      Jan 28, 2013 at 7:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      Sometimes O’Brien looks like Mrs. Blalock, the evil, Rottweiler-toting nanny that looked after Damien in, “The Omen.”

      I wanted Gwen, the type writing secretary to weave back into Sybil’s life, after having had huge success with the telephone company, of which she got in on the ground floor. (Thatcan’thappennowShedead.) Maybe the fruit of her loins will benefit from her mother’s unprecedented kindness. Gwen needs to come back into the story line. That tendril is just hanging.

      Clearly, I blame my spouse for getting me hooked onto this story. Fling-fling-fling-FLING-fling-fling-fling-fling.

      Jan 28, 2013 at 8:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • muscl954
      muscl954

      These recaps are amazingly witty and clever. The author is a hoot!

      Jan 28, 2013 at 9:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • snj29
      snj29

      Sorry. These recaps are neither “witty” nor “clever”. If they are “amazingly” anything, its insipid. I’d of kept my thoughts to myself until two commenters chimed in to the contrary. In the face of such weak writing it seems hard to believe these two posts are not from friends of the “author”.

      Jan 30, 2013 at 2:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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