It is summer at Downton but the family are in London as Rose is to be presented at Buckingham Palace.
Season 1, Episode 7
In the Season 1 finale, Cora learns that she's pregnant, which gives Mary reason to pause in replying to Matthew's marriage proposal. In other events, Mary learns that it was Edith who began the rumor about her and the Turkish diplomat; Robert arranges for Mrs. Patmore to see an eye doctor in London; O'Brien mistakenly believes that Cora is planning to replace her; Thomas decides to leave Downton; and Gwen receives good news.
Season 1, Episode 6
Sybil attends a political rally, which doesn't sit well with Robert once he learns of it. Meanwhile, rumors regarding Mary's indiscretion are spreading in London and eventually make their way to both Carson and the dowager; Thomas and O'Brien attempt to frame Bates for the theft of a bottle of wine; Matthew proposes to Mary.