Downton Abbey recap: what happened in series 5, episode 7

Downton Abbey's latest episode on Sunday night brought a heavy dose of tears and emotion as not only one couple announced their engagement but two, while the Earl of Grantham discovered that his beloved dog Isis was on her last legs.

Lady Cora, played by Elizabeth McGovern, also bore the news that her daughter Lady Edith has harboured an illegitimate child, who will duly be welcomed onto the estate as an "adopted" baby.




The latest episode brought two engagements, an ailing dog and an 'adopted' baby

Lady Mary, meanwhile, warmed to Charles Blake and ended up kissing him – putting an end to her romance with Lord Gillingham as they both wanted.

The most heartrending scene however seemed to have come from the Earl of Grantham, played by Hugh Bonneville, who found out that his dog Isis has cancer.

For a recap of what happened on Downton's most recent episode, click on the photo above for a gallery.

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