A Downton Abbey Character Will Die

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The producer herself has admitted it.

And the kids at DataLounge.com are going nuts trying to figure who it will be.

Among the guesses:


"I predict it will be Maggie Smith -- from over-chewing the scenery."

"Maggie would be too predictable. And she brings too much to the show to get rid of her, unless she absolutely refuses to do it or unless her health prevents her from continuing. I predict one of the servants."

"Oh, please, oh please, let it be Lady Edith. If not, then kill off Mrs. Patmore. I've grown tired of her harping."

"I really don't like Thomas much, of course. But he is the only major gay character. Even if he really was more asexual in Season 2. I predict the one offed will be Carson."


Well, news flash: It won't be Maggie Smith because the producer talks about the wonderful scenes between she and Shirley MacLaine.

Of course, that might just be early in the season ...


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Helene
Helene

My guess it's the former chauffeur (Lady Sybil's baby daddy). Let's face it -- who would be sorry to see him go?

Katymicallef
Katymicallef

My first thought was Lady Sybil, which would leave an interesting storyline with her new baby and former chauffer husband and whether he'll raise the baby/ will the family blame him/ will he move in at downton with the baby etc

Maggie is far too major a character and the show owes a lot of its popularity to her, plus there's the big thing about her character clashing with Shirley so I don't think it will be her.

La Grand Puta
La Grand Puta

Maggie Smith or Bates would really be downers. I bet there's a turn and Matthew has some freak accident while honeymooning with Lady Mary. Lady Mary is doomed never to be happy...

Jack of Spades
Jack of Spades

So what your saying is "they will die in real time?"??

Jessie
Jessie

If Maggie Smith goes, I go......

MarkyMark
MarkyMark

Its amusingly and quite entertainingly awful, and a perfect example of how desperately starved people are for anything that remotely resembles entertainment for adults.  At least its not as terrible as that "Upstairs, Downstairs" reboot.

Southern Dave
Southern Dave

Hey, Drapes ol' boy, as Kirk Douglas said to Lana Turner in "The Bad and the Beautiful," "Maybe I LIKE to be cheap once in a while."

Also, I know an actress on "SMASH --  Savannah Wise (the cute blonde chorus girl who gets lines occasionally).

And it deals with musicals, which I love.

I agree. "To Each His Own."  Which is the title of a crap movie that won Olivia de Havilland her first Oscar.

anonymouse
anonymouse

The last time I checked, neither Maggie Smith nor Dan Stevens had signed contracts for the fourth season, so it's possible that Violet or Matthew is going to croak.

Damn, Matthew is so handsome...

Cmchen95
Cmchen95

I think it will be either Lady Sybil dying in childbirth or Cousin Isobel dying and forcing Matthew to grow up and develop his relationship with Lady Mary.

normadesmond
normadesmond

bates or his bride. that'd rip our hearts out.

Drapes
Drapes

SMASH is pure crap, but hey, to each his own.

Helene
Helene

SMASH IS crap, but it's in the so-bad-it's-good category of crap.

Southern Dave
Southern Dave

The second season was "crrrrrowded with incident," as Lady Bracknell says, and too much happened too quickly.

Maybe the sister who  runs off with the chauffeur ...?

Or that nasty housekeeper turned ladies' maid who's thick as thieves with Thomas.

Meanwhile, I've really gotten involved with "SMASH." Glad it will have a second season and "Downton Abbey" a third, But don't let it end there. Please, sirs, we want some more!"

By the by, chaps and chippies,  "Downton" and "Gosford Park" writer Julian Fellowes has two novels out ("Snobs" and "Past Imperfect"), both of which deal with the British class system and stately homes of England.

Good as he is, Fellowes owes a great debt to Evelyn Waugh and another British writer, Angus Wilson.

Ron Bruguiere
Ron Bruguiere

It's gonna be Shirley. I believe she only signed on for one season.

Roi
Roi

I don't think the producer would give an interview saying "one character will die this season" and mean the new person. But who knows? Could be.

Melinda9
Melinda9

Did anyone else think the second season sucked?  Edit: I can't think of the exact word, but it seemed formulaic or maybe cursory.

Ladybracknell
Ladybracknell

Any of the servants chosen at random can go, as far as 'm concerned. I detest help.

Ulu
Ulu

I bet it is Dame Maggie. Waa!

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