Mary's secret assignation is very nearly blown, but Violet's quick thinking saves the day.
Robert is left red-faced and furious when things don't go as planned, while Mrs Patmore is distraught when old wounds are reopened, but Carson is unsympathetic.
Branson receives an interesting proposition concerning the future of the Downton estate, while a figure from Violet's distant past suggests she has buried secrets of her own.
Neville Chamberlain visits Downton for dinner, and is drawn into Violet's plan to save the hospital, with distressing consequences for everyone. 5/9
The house is made open to the public for a day to raise money for the hospital, an act that divides opinions among the family and the servants. 6/9
The Crawleys watch Henry compete in a motor racing event, an occasion that leaves Mary reeling. Violet hatches a plan which surprises the family and delights Miss Denker. 7/9
Bertie's circumstances change suddenly, leaving Edith uncertain whether to risk telling him the truth or keep her past a secret at all costs. 8/9
The final episode of the much-loved period drama. With Edith's wedding on the horizon, will she get the happy ending she has always dreamed of? 9/9