TV Episode | TV-14 | | Drama, Romance
After Bates' mother dies, he hopes his inheritance will buy him a divorce and allow him to marry Anna, Matthew announces his engagement to Lavinia Swire, and Sybil gets involved in the war effort.
Sybil's lament, "All the men I've ever danced with are dead," is based upon script writer/series creator Julian Fellowes' own Aunt Isie, who is quoted in Virginia Nicholson's book, "Singled Out", which discusses the lives of women after World War I.
Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham:
Good morning, Mama. This is very early for you to be up and about.
Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: War makes early risers of us all.
Mosley is worried he'll be drafted into the Army. But in 1916, the age limit for conscription was forty, and we know Mosley was in his mid forties in 1916.
Closing credits acknowledgement: "The red cross emblem used with kind permission of the UK Ministry of Defence and British Red Cross Society".