And here are the Dowager Countess' best lines ...
"Family must never be a topic of conversation."
"An aristocrat with no servants is as much use to the county as a glass hammer."
"Tomorrow, let's ask the servants to dine with us to make things easier."
"Forgive? Perhaps. Forget? Never."
"She is like a homing pigeon. She finds our underbelly every time. " -- on Martha
"I am a woman of many parts."
"No guest should be admitted without the date of their departure settled."
"Never mistake a wish for a certainty."
"Do you think I might have a drink? Oh I'm so sorry, I thought you were a waiter." -- to Robert, when he's wearing the wrong suit for dinner.
What did you think of the season premiere of Downton? Was it hard to watch knowing the big news about a certain cast member on the show?