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"There's an appetite for it with all the fans"
Not everyone will get a happy ending!
[WARNING: The following contains spoilers from the Season 4 finale of Downton Abbey. Read at your own risk.] We are grateful to have Downton Abbey in our lives, but our devotion to the show is the very reason we're so irked at how it progressed this season. Although we've come to terms with the loss of Matthew (Dan Stevens) and Sybil (Jessica Brown-Findlay), it doesn't seem like the writers quite know what to do in the wake of those deaths. So much of this season felt either forced or false or just failed miserably. Has Downton Abbey lost its charm? Before launching into the season as a whole, let's go over the highlights of the finale, shall we?
Downton Abbey's fourth season, premiering on PBS in January, will say goodbye to Lady Cora's personal maid, O'Brien (Siobhan Finneran, who will appear in one episode to wrap up her story). O'Brien's exit will reverberate through the staff, affecting, among others, head housekeeper Mrs. Hughes (Phyllis Logan) and recently promoted cook's assistant Daisy (Sophie McShera).