In the lives of Anna (Joanne Froggatt) and Bates (Brendan Coyle), ill luck and misfortunes are a plenty. Throughout the five seasons of "Downton Abbey", the two characters have struggled to find happiness. If they are indeed at a place that's comforting and peaceful, it is quickly snatched away from them. Many hoped that season 6 of "Downton Abbey" would tie up their storyline with a happy event. Unfortunately, that hasn't happened yet.

In the season 6 premiere, we discovered that Lady Mary's maid Anna cannot get pregnant and the prospect of a childless marriage haunts her.

However, her fortune may change in season 6 episode 2 of "Downton Abbey". The synopsis hints that Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) and Anna will undertake a journey to London, possibly to meet the same doctor who helped the eldest daughter of the Crawleys' get pregnant. If Anna does find herself carrying a baby after this, we can expect the last season of "Downton Abbey" to be a peaceful one for the couple.

The upcoming episode will also explore Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael) and her illegitimate daughter Marigold's life at Downton. The young, single mother takes her ward to the village carnival and sees the Drewes at the same event.

The fans of the show would remember that Mrs Drew, who took care of Marigold in season 5, refused to let go of the child. Do the Drewes bear hostility towards Lady Edith for robbing them of a daughter they raised as their own? Will they try to make Marigold a part of their family again? These are some of the questions season 6 episode 2 will answer.

Season 6 episode 2's synopsis reads:

The plans for the wedding hit a snag; pigs cause trouble for Edith and Marigold; Thomas contemplates moving on; Anna has a doctor's appointment; and Violet and Isobel are at odds over health care.

"Downton Abbey" season 6 episode 2 will be aired on Sunday, 10 January, at 9pm EST on Masterpiece. You can live stream the episode here.

Watch the promo below

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