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Posted: 1/27/2013 9:50:26 PM
Did you see that coming????

As soon as they laid her down to sleep and said she needed to rest, DH called it, said she'd go in her sleep.

Holy crap...


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Posted: 1/27/2013 9:55:57 PM
I didn't expect that but I did expect that Dr. Clarkson was right. It's a shame. Sybil was my favorite of the 3 sisters.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 9:57:46 PM
Mine as well. I felt bad that Robert was pushing this hoity toity city doctor, when the rest clearly didn't see the need. Poor Cora!

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Posted: 1/27/2013 9:59:16 PM
FYI; there is already a thread about this.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 10:00:36 PM
WOW!!! Did NOT see that coming...

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Posted: 1/27/2013 10:12:24 PM
That was shocking! and so sad!

I found this episode so hard, as I had eclampsia with my first born. My DD was healthy, thankfully, but I was in ICU for 3 days post delivery. It was so awful. Watching tonight the memories came flooding back.

I will miss Sybil, I really liked her character.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 10:19:17 PM
I am so disappointed! I loved her character and the storyline.

I can't even imagine how angry I would be if I were Cora!

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Posted: 1/27/2013 11:29:45 PM
I had HELLP syndrome (extreme eclampsia) with my first pregnancy and pre-eclampsia with my second. This was a little too close to home. I didn't even cry because I was too busy trying to cope with all the fear and helplessness that story line brought up. I feel sick to my stomach and agitated after seeing it. I was in the ICU for a week and the hospital for over a month and seven days before me, another mom died at my same hospital. Even with all our advances, eclampsia is still a very scary condition.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 11:58:29 PM
I saw the signs coming. I had HELLP syndrome. Was in the hospital for 10 weeks till I delivered in my 25th week. My dd weighed 1lb 6 ozs.

All those emotions came back. Sat there and cried like a baby.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 12:05:14 AM
Unfortunately I already new about it. When I researched when it started here in the states, the first few titles were MAJOR spoilers. I think it's really lame that it airs here so long after it does in the UK because then spoilers are everywhere even when you're not looking

But seeing Tom and Cora as she was dying broke my heart.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:01:52 AM
I was spoiled, which was a bummer. Still, sad as it was, I liked this week's episode much better than last week's. Not sure I'm thrilled with how buffoonish Lord Grantham is becoming.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:34:30 AM
I don't think he's becoming buffoonish, but he's definitely becoming outdated, and fast. The world is moving on and he's standing still.

I cried when Sybil died and cried even more over that brief Maggie Smith scene that expressed so much pain in just a few seconds of body language.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 7:29:22 AM

I think it's really lame that it airs here so long after it does in the UK because then spoilers are everywhere even when you're not looking


I watched it when it first aired, and I still saw tons of spoilers.

They are everywhere.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 7:32:32 AM

FYI; there is already a thread about this.


I missed it - I scanned twice to see if it was there, and didn't see one!

I even felt for poor Thomas in his moment. He's still a jerk though!


that brief Maggie Smith scene that expressed so much pain in just a few seconds of body language.


That was amazing. She is a brilliant actress. I almost expected Carson to rush to her and help her into the room when she almost fell. Poor old thing.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 7:53:04 AM
I won't say anymore about the series since I responded in the other thread but this:

cried even more over that brief Maggie Smith scene that expressed so much pain in just a few seconds of body language.
Absolutely! One of my favorite characters is gone but this one still shines through. I love her!

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Posted: 1/28/2013 8:39:46 AM
The acting in this show is so amazing! Each one draws us in.

On another note, and I haven't seen this mentioned on any Downton threads, did you know that Cora is played by Elizabeth McGovern? Do any of you older folks remember her from the movie "She's Having a Baby" with Kevin Bacon (Alec Baldwin was in it, too). That was one of the first movies I laughed through where I finished with the big ugly cry!

Anyway, didn't know if you all knew that, or not.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 8:46:54 AM
I cried like a baby. I loved her character and my heart broke for Cora.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 9:46:24 AM

On another note, and I haven't seen this mentioned on any Downton threads, did you know that Cora is played by Elizabeth McGovern? Do any of you older folks remember her from the movie "She's Having a Baby" with Kevin Bacon (Alec Baldwin was in it, too)


I do!!

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Posted: 1/28/2013 11:18:25 AM
I was out last night and stayed away from the computer until I could watch on pbs.org. I knew it had to be something big when my sister texted me to say that I had to watch asap!

As soon as Sir Phillip was blustering about his medical abilities I started to wonder if something was going to go wrong.

The scene with Cora by her bedside afterwards, and the one with Maggie Smith passing through the foyer also made me cry. Such great writing and acting.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 4:04:26 PM

On another note, and I haven't seen this mentioned on any Downton threads, did you know that Cora is played by Elizabeth McGovern? Do any of you older folks remember her from the movie "She's Having a Baby" with Kevin Bacon (Alec Baldwin was in it, too).


She was also in "Ordinary People". "Older folks"??? Shame on you!!!

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Posted: 1/28/2013 4:57:27 PM
So sad.

And they can let Bates out of prison now. That storyline is B-O-R-I-N-G.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 4:58:39 PM
I've always enjoyed Elizabeth McGovern, and definitely loved "She's Having a Baby," and her casting was one of the motivators for me to begin watching the show.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 5:30:21 PM
There are some extra scenes being shown on PBS. I watched the series as it was aired in the UK on ITV.com. And just now re-watched this episode. There were some scenes I didn't remember. Like the one in the beginning with Matthew and Mary in their room. And the scene where mrs Patmore tells the story of Sybil learning to cook.

That's weird. In previous years it was the US version that was missing scenes.
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Posted: 1/28/2013 5:39:19 PM
I can count on one hand the number of times a TV show has made me cry and this was definitely one of them. How depressing! But so well done. Sybil is so pretty and she was one of my favorites.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 5:57:22 PM
I don't watch Downton Abbey but I did ask on my FB feed who died that had everyone upset and several people got harsh with me for "spoiling" it.

Um, if I don't watch and I knew someone died, then it's not a secret. Even with everyone saying vague things like "Oh, I'm so sad." "I cried so much" "I can't believe that happened."

I did take my post down out of courtesy, but I did find it strange that folks hanging out on social boards last night actually thought they could remain in a bubble.

Guess I should start watching Downton, huh?

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Posted: 1/28/2013 6:01:35 PM
Yes you should. It is great. I was late to the party myself but I love it!

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Posted: 1/28/2013 6:14:52 PM

I did take my post down out of courtesy, but I did find it strange that folks hanging out on social boards last night actually thought they could remain in a bubble.


It's not that. I couldn't watch it last night and watched it this morning. I don't think people think they could remain in a bubble, but they don''t want it totally spoiled. That was nice of you to take it down. It was a pretty significant loss on the show.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 8:16:06 PM
Kim M--Aaaaaaahhhhh!!! THANK YOU for that!!!! It was driving me nuts b/c I couldn't remember where I'd seen Elizabeth McGovern before. My mom kept saying Ordinary People, but I never saw that so I knew that wasn't it.

I had a hard time winding down to go to sleep last night because of Downton Abbey. OMG. Fantastic series.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 11:24:33 PM
I wasn't surprised since I had seen this thread
on 2Peas earlier today. (I didn't open the thread,
just the sad face and Holy Frack was enough to
give give it away. Oh well, it happens.)
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