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The final season of "Downton Abbey" is about to end, and with it the lives of the Crawleys. In this week's episode, the show runners have focussed on the eldest daughter of the Crawley family, and her relationship with her new love interest, Henry Talbot (Matthew Goode).

In Episode 6, Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) finally kissed Henry during a romantic walk home after dinner. This was certainly a happy moments for fans, who've been speculating for months about Lady Mary's love life in Season 6. However, she is fascinated but still sceptical about Henry.

In the promo for Episode 7, Lady Mary talks to her lady's maid, Anna (Joanne Froggatt) about her car racing partner, and asks if people can live happily ever after even with their differences. 

The promo also depicts the Crawleys at a car racing event. Lady Mary shares an intimate kiss with Henry before the race begins and appears to be very happy. However, the promo gives an omnious warning that things might go awry. 

In an interview, Michelle Dockery hinted that her new relationship might not last. "What appears to be a good relationship for Mary, seemingly moving in the right direction, takes a cruel turn that sends Mary to a dark place again," she told Metro. 

Episode 7 will also focus on Thomas Barrow (Rob Collier-James). The under butler at Downton, might not have to live in fear as his name gets cleared by his friend, Andy. In the  teaser, Andy says that Barrow has been helping him read and write, dispelling Mrs. Patmore's concerns that the two are in a relationship. However, it remains to be seen if this revelation helps Barrow secure his place at the estate. 

"Downton Abbey" Season 6 Episode 7 airs on Sunday, 1 November at 9pm on ITV. You can live stream the episode via ITV Player

Watch the promo clip for episode 7 here: 

 
 
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