Have you been gripped by Downton Abbey? Are you as sad as I am to see it end with the upcoming Christmas Special? The Granthams and the Crawleys and their various relatives and retainers have carried us along on some brilliant storylines but there are many loose ends and unanswered questions. These are the plot lines I’d like to see wrapped up please Mr. Downton Abbey Producer!
1 Will Bertie Pelham Realize He Can’t Live without Edith?
Bertie and Edith were so perfect for each other! Hopefully he will be able to put aside Edith’s revelation about Marigold and the couple can finally find some happiness at last.
2 Will Anna’s Baby Be Okay?
Most of Anna’s storyline last season was about her tricky pregnancy and how Lady Mary helped her find the best doctor. The perfect Christmas gift for the viewers would be to see her and Bates finally have a child.
3 What Will Happen to Barrow?
Poor Thomas had a terrible time last season, with his unemployment uncertainty leading to a tragic suicide attempt. I know he’s been rotten to the core but I’ve been caught up in his vulnerability and I want more than anything for Thomas to find happiness by the end of the finale.
4 Where Will Daisy Go?
Now that she has passed her exams, the world of work has really opened up for young Daisy. Will she choose to stay in the Downton kitchen or will she leave to broaden her horizons?
5 Will the Dowager Die?
National treasure Maggie Smith has already joked that Violet must be about 108 by now, so will the Dame get her very own special send off with a grand death to fit such a grand character?
6 Will Branson Find Love?
He has had a couple of interesting romantic plots since poor Sybil died, but maybe before the show is completely finished we will get to see Branson with a new wife who can complete his family once again.
7 Will Mr. Molesley Pop the Question?
It’s clear for everyone to see that dear Mr. Molesley is head over heels in love with Miss Baxter. Will we get to witness another Christmas time proposal like when Matthew asked Mary to be his wife?
8 Will We See Any American Family?
Shirley MacLaine was a big hit in the show when she guest starred as Cora’s brassy American mother. Will we get to see her or any more of the American side before the show ends?
9 Will Mrs. Crawley Accept Lord Merton?
Their romance seems to have been doomed from the beginning, but will Mrs. Crawley eventually ignore the opinions of Lord Merton’s horrible son and agree to be his wife?
10 Or Will She Pick Dr. Clarkson?
Isobel and Dr. Clarkson have had many more seasons to display their chemistry. Perhaps their friendship and shared love of helping those in need could finally see them getting together at Christmas?
11 Will the World Go Mad and Spratt and Denker Get Together?
They have been sworn mortal enemies in the Dowager’s household for a long time, but how great would it be if Spratt and Denker put aside their differences and found love and companionship with one another!
12 Will Mary Have Another Child?
Now that Mary is once again married, there is a great possibility that she might add to her growing family and give little George a brother or sister to play with.
13 Will Lord Grantham Die?
None of us will ever forget the horrifying scenes of last season when Lord Grantham’s ulcer burst at the dinner table. Could this be the beginning of the end or just a brief health scare?
14 Will Michael Gregson Return?
One of the biggest mysteries in the show was the disappearance and apparent death of Edith’s lover Michael Gregson. Could he make a surprise return in the finale to shake things up?
15 Will Carson and Mrs. Hughes Retire?
Now that they are married, perhaps Carson and Mrs. Hughes might decide that their time in service is done and will retire happily to live the rest of their lives together in peace.
16 Will Lady Rose Return?
Lady Rose became a much-loved character during her time living at Downton Abbey with the Granthams and Crawleys. Hopefully she will return from America for last goodbye to the audience.
17 Will We All Cry?
No matter what the Downton Abbey finale has in store, it can be pretty much guaranteed that we will all need a box of tissues by our sides as we watch!
Have I missed anything? What other Downton Abbey questions still need answering? How much will you miss it when it’s finished?