'Downton Abbey' Season 5 Finale Recap: A Scandalous Christmas and a Fond Farewell

'Downton Abbey' Season 5 Finale Recap: A Scandalous Christmas and a Fond Farewell

Branson takes his farewell tour, Violet and Isobel have better love lives than Edith, and Robert gets amazingly trashed at the Christmas party.
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Downton Abbey Ends With Good Cheer

But I don't mean to be a downer, because the Christmas episode was filled with so much good cheer. Sophie, did you forgive Lord Grantham as I did …
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'Downton Abbey' Season 5 conclusion warmed our hearts

Editor's note: The following recap was originally published in December 2014, in conjunction with the UK airing of the Downton Abbey Christmas …
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Updated: August 8, 2021 — 1:30 pm