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The World Moves On: Downton Abbey: Season 4, Episode 4

Alfred and the kitchen maids react to his cheese tarts

The characters at Downton Abbey are beginning to move on—some more readily than others—but are we ready? Read on for Amie Simon's weekly recap of Downton Abbey season 4, episode 4

Heartbreak and Hope: Downton Abbey: Season 4, Episode 3 Recap

Gillingham, Mary and Rosamund in London

Spoiler alert! Welcome to blogger Amie Simon's recap of Downton Abbey season 4, episode 3.

House Party Tragedy: Downton Abbey Season 4, Episode 2 Recap

Robert Crawley and opera singer Dame Nellie Melba at dinner

It was, shall we say, a positive episode upstairs and decidely not downstairs. Let’s take a deep breath and recap Episode 2 with KCTS 9's Downton Abbey blogger Amie Simon.

A Changing World: Downton Abbey Season 4, Episode 1 Recap

Thomas Barrow from Downton Abbey Season 4 Premiere: Always On the Lookout
Did you miss any plot points - or sub-plot or sub-sub-plot points? What WAS that lady's maid's name again? Or perhaps you just want to re-live a key moment with friends. To that end, we are pleased to welcome music and entertainment blogger Amie Simon back with our own Downton Abbey episode recaps and relishments! They are all chock-full of spoilers, so don't click if you want to preserve the mystery. Let us begin...

Avoiding Downton Abbey 4 Spoilers: An Illuminated Guide, with Printable Spoiler Spoiler

Downton Abbey Spoiler-Free Zone with Dowager Countess

How to Spoil a Spoiler
If you ever converse with people, familiar or unfamiliar, encounter material from the media or social media, or breathe oxygen, you could encounter Downton Abbey S4 plot spoilers.

01.05.14: Downton Abbey 4 – Be Prepared

Have you been catching up on your Downton Abbey? KCTS 9 is replaying series 2 Sunday nights at 10pm in October and November. In December, we’ll air series 3 on Sunday nights at 8 and 9pm—please note, they are stacked up marathon-style, so make sure you set aside time for a cuppa and some Downton (or clear space on your DVR)!

Downton Abbey: Looking back and looking forward (preview and parody)

The Dowager Countess, Violet, Downton Abbey season four, episode 7

Have you heard the news about season four? We're still reeling from the finale! And yet, we have every intention of watching the full season three marathon on Sunday, 3/24.

Downton Abbey Season 3 Wrap: Drink 'em while you got 'em (with cocktail recipes)

Matthew at dinner in Downton Abbey season three

Amie Simon brings us a final post wherein we drown our sorrows the old-fashioned way, with a cocktail (or three). Bottoms up!

So much happened this season on Downton Abbey, and SO much of it was tragic, I thought I’d offer up some cocktail recipes to toast a few of the good times and help relieve the pain Julian Fellowes caused us with the bad times. Feel free to sip slowly, or down quickly and pour another right away—whatever helps you get through it!

Downton Abbey: Season 3, Episode 7: We love to be in love

Mary and Matthew, en route to Scotland in Dowton Abbey season 3, episode 7

Amie Simon writes: It’s here! The Downton Abbey season three finale! (Already? Bummer.) This week’s 2-hour episode wraps up the season with love blooming in some very unlikely places, lots of hilarity, drunkenness, joy, and … an unexpected shocker. Here are the highlights—and season 4 cannot come soon enough!

Mournful

Downton Abbey's Bransons and Crawleys in mourning at a christening

We know we're still not over the loss of Downton Abbey's "sweetest spirit." But how long will the Crawleys officially wear black? And just what is “half-mourning”? Tara Austen Weaver explains the traditions of mourning:

Downton is a dark place these days—tempers fraying, stiff upper lips (I’m looking at you, Carson), and lots and lots of black. The house is in mourning, upstairs and down.

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