hellomagazine.comMore scandal in Downton as Earl Grantham and his love rival got into a fight over Cora
Art historian Simon Bricker was keen to inspect more than the Countess' artefacts.
In a treat for viewers he was played by Richard E Grant and when the Earl was away overnight the admirer moved to press attentions on Cora.
Only the Earl decided to return unexpectedly and didn't take kindly to find the historian in his bedroom.
When a fight ensued Lady Edith knocked to see if all was well. Only someone as distracted as she could accept her mother's excuse that her father had knocked over a vase while they were playing a game. Edith's grandmother, meanwhile, has found out that she bore an illegitimate child and is asking her to send the baby away from Grantham.
Mary is having to answer unwelcome questions from the police about her maid Anna's movements around the time that Green was killed.
The girls' cousin has a possible suitor of her own. He's jewish.... Will that be a problem. Only time will tell.
The police seem intent on destroying Mr and Mrs Bates life together, seemingly keen to pin the murder on one or both of them.