21. Edna: She's gone! (Hopefully for good!)
20. Tom: He's gross.
19. Robert: He moves up! But only because Tom and Edna are worse. (Although, he does have a nice moment where he tells Bates not to worry about his marriage to Anna.)
18. Thomas: He is his typical self. Next.
17. Mrs. Patmore: She's just trying to keep the peace among her high school-like charges.
16. Mrs. Hughes: Okay, it's great that she helps Tom. What's not so great is how she threatens to tie Edna down and rip her clothes off so a doctor can examine the maid.
15. SASYB: Convincing a woman you are not married to is never a good idea. Look at what happened to Mr. Pamuk!
14. Cora: It's kind of gross how obvious she is about wanting Gillingham and Mary together.
13. Jimmy: He continues his quest for Ivy. We'll see where this goes.
12. Molesley: Is it bad that I barely remember him in this episode?
11. Ivy and Daisy: Daisy is really bratty when she tricks Alfred into walking in on Jimmy and Ivy kissing. Downgrade. (Sorry, Ivy. It's not you, it's her.)
10. Edith: As bad of an influence as SASYB is, I'm glad she's being a little more adventurous and not a goody-two-shoes.
9. Alfred: He wants to be a chef!
8. Carson: He's cute about his long-lost lady love.
7. Rose: She finally sort of gets a plot of her own! When she's embarrassed on the dance floor, the jazz singer comes to her rescue, and the two have a moment.
6. Mary: It's sad that she turns down Gillingham's proposal. Yet, it probably is too soon, post-Matthew.
5. Lord Gillingham: No, he's not Matthew. But he's cute and sweet. Even if he does prematurely propose.
4. Anna and Bates: It's hard to move them down, but it's hard to watch this storyline, too.
3. Isobel: She's very gracious about Lord Gillingham and Mary's possible romance, which is clearly very hard for her.
2. Jack Ross: Dude can sing!
1. Violet: Even when she does very little, she's still the best.
The Dowager's best quotes:
If we only had moral thoughts, what would the poor churchman find to do?
I hope you find a way to make friends with the world again.
So another brick is pulled from the wall.
Violet, on SASYB and Edith: That's the next thing to look forward to.
Robert: I don't dislike him.
Violet: Oh, what a recommendation.