The last and final episode of "Downton Abbey" will offer a closure to fans with an ending that's bittersweet. Season 6 Episode 9 of the period drama will focus on life upstairs and downstairs and tie-up all the loose ends of the plot.
In Episode 8, the Crawleys braced themselves for a new reality in which their eldest daughter, Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery), married again and started a family of her own. At the same time, Lord Grantham's (Hugh Bonneville) other offspring Lady Edith's (Laura Carmichael) engagement to Bertie Pelham ended in disaster. Their happiness was undercut by anxious, tense moments, which resulted from their desolate daughter's bleak future. It remains to be seen if the siblings' circumstances will change in Episode 9.
The synopsis for "Downton Abbey's" Christmas Special episode, which aired in UK in 2015, indicates that Henry Talbot (Matthew Goode) will be tired of his life at Downton. According to the summary released on Spoiler TV, the race car driver will find it difficult to adjust to the new landscape and his life as a father. Will he urge his wife to move to London with him?
Episode 9 will also depict what's in store for Lady Edith. The younger of the two Crawley daughters will receive a marriage proposal, perhaps from Bertie (Harry Hadden-Paton). if that is indeed the case, she will meet her future mother-in-law, who is quite rigid about her views on scandal and propriety. Can she fully accept Lady Edith and her daughter, Marigold as part of the Pelham family?
Elsewhere in the finale, the Bateses can finally look forward to starting a family of their own. According to the synopsis on TV Guide, Anna (Joanne Froggatt) will go into labour.
"Downton Abbey" Season 6 Episode 9 airs on Sunday, March 6, on PBS Masterpiece. You can live-stream the episode here.