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Looks like the Dowager Countess has met her match!

Downton Abbey fans got a nice surprise during Shirley MacLaine's AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony, which aired Sunday: a sneak peek of her appearance Downton Abbey.

AFI tribute to offer first look at Shirley MacLaine's Downton Abbey debut

The brief clip features MacLaine as Martha, Cora's mother, greeting the Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith) upon her arrival to Downton."Oh dear. I'm afraid the war has made old women of us both," Martha snips.Watch below to see the Dowager Countess' response.Season 3 of Downton Abbey will premiere early next year on PBS.