Womens Liberation Over Lunch: Ladies Drive 'Downton Abbey'
[Editor's Note: In the wake of last week's heart wrenching farewell to one of the Abbey's most beloved residents, I expected this week's visit with the Crawleys to be somewhat somber, but I'm thrilled to see the women of Downton Abbey refusing to take a break from fighting the good fight for women's rights. Elizabeth from xoxoxo e is following the goings on closely. --Morgan]
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Again, one of the most powerful threads of this week's episode centered around the former prostitute and now cook/housekeeper to Mrs. Isobel Crawley (Penelope Wilton), Ethel (Amy Nuttall). Mrs. Crawley, like everyone else, was concerned about how hard Lady Grantham, Cora, was taking the death of her youngest daughter, and wanted to do something, anything, to bring her out of herself. She planned a luncheon for Cora and her daughters, to which the Dowager Countess tagged along ("Am I one of the girls?")