Ever since the British period drama "Downton Abbey" premiered with it's season 6, love and relationships have become the central focus of the plot. If Mr. Carson (Jim Carter) tied the knot with Mrs. Hughes (Phyllis Logan), Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael) found herself an interesting suitor in London. And while most members of the estate are entangled in a romantic relationship of some capacity, Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) should not be left out. Perhaps that's why the latest episode of "Downton Abbey" will focus on the eldest daughter of the Crawleys.
In episode 5, Lady Mary and Tom Branson (Allen Leech) will spend a day at a car racing tournament. In the teaser released at the end of episode 4, the two discuss the danger attached to racing, and Lady Mary appears to be apprehensive about her new love interest, Henry Talbot's fascination with speed.
In the promo, she tells her brother-in-law, Tom Branson that she does see the futility of it. Nevertheless, we can sympathise with Lady Mary. After all, she lost her husband, Matthew Crawley in a car accident.
While Lady Mary engages herself in an adventurous activity, her sister, Lady Edith isn't far behind. The latter goes on a date with estate agent, Bertie Pelham, and is usual with the Brits, he is awfully polite and considerate of Lady Edith's thoughts on where they should meet. He tells her that it is her evening out as well and she should share her ideas.
While the Crawley sisters flirt with romance, back in Downton, things spiral out of control between the Dowager (Maggie Smith) and her arch nemesis, Isobel Crawley (Penelope Wilton). In the previous episodes, the two fought about the autonomy of the local hospital. While the Dowager is a firm believer that the hospital shouldn't be given to the hospital at York, Mrs. Crawley feels otherwise. We predict that their tussle will continue and perhaps get a little ugly in episode 5.
Carter Matt released the official synopsis for episode 5:
"Violet invites Neville Chamberlain, minister of health, to dine at Downton Abbey as part of her scheme to quash plans for the takeover of the hospital. The evening proves distressing for everyone. Mrs Patmore, Daisy and Andy help Mr Mason to move into Yew Tree Farm and Andy finds an unexpected confidant in Thomas. Mary and Tom go to watch Henry Talbot test drive a new car, but Mary is not convinced she has met her match. Edith has a date with Bertie Pelham in London. Denker is in trouble with Violet and Spratt is forced to help her. Mrs Hughes is finding it difficult to please Mr Carson and Mary senses she has been kept in the dark about a family secret."