Although the new season picks up after the shocking death of Mary's husband Matthew, Mary will still have to process it. "You have a straightforward choice," the Dowager Countess warns Mary. "You must choose either life or death."
Although the clip shows that viewers can expect more tears, Downton will also be full of laughter and romance once again. But don't count on new suitors making everything better. Unfortunately Dockery recently told us it's unlikely Mary will "ever be happy for a long time."
Downton Abbey returns in the U.S. on January 5, 2014 on PBS. Watch the full trailer below: