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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Downton Abbey 6.5: Sneak Preview Review

I couldn't resist a preview review of the next episode of Downton Abbey - 6.5 - to air on PBS next Sunday.  It's the best hour so far in this altogether superb final season, and has some crucial developments.  As always with these preview reviews, I'll talk in generalities, and mention no specific people.  But if you prefer not to get even an inkling of what will be on the screen this Sunday, read on no further.

Episode 6.5 of Downton Abbey treats us to a world-famous real-life person at Downton Abbey for dinner, and the worst medical crisis we've seen so far.

As to who that person is - well, all I'll say is he's quite famous in world history indeed, but not for the reason he came to dine, which has to do with ... health care, that is, what some our central characters have been so much at arms about against each other all season ...

As to the health crisis - well, we've seen it coming.   It leads to an ambulance being urgently called and ... well, I don't want say anything more.

Meanwhile, there's a nice kiss between a couple, which is good to see.   And there may be some decency displayed by a character in whom we did not expect to find it, and someone comes to someone's else aid, surprisingly or maybe not so surprisingly because a kind of blackmail is involved.

And, if all that isn't enough, a family secret is revealed.   As I said, this is a toweringly strong episode - don't miss it.   And I'll be back with a another sneak preview review of the next episode, likely a little sooner than you think.

See also other sneak preview reviews for the final season of Downton Abbey: 6.2 ... 6.3 ... 6.4
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