Are they in love?
Or is Mr. Carson gay?
I love them both regardless.
Carson is gay.
Carson is bi
Is he? How do you know?
He was in the theater ... case closed.
Well, he does react to Thomas rather extremely and uses some vile epithets. But I didn't get the impression he was overcompensating. And, he has shown no unprofessional behavior to Jimmy or Alfred, nor any male in the house. By the same token, he has expressed no interest in any female in the house.
I think his reaction to Thomas is completely in proportion to the awful nature of Thomas' character.
I think they're in like and the relationship is fairly married in any event. I can't imagine him giving her the bagpipes.
Bagpipes? WTF do you have going on down there, R7?
At the very least, bi.
Carson has and older brother kind of affecting for Mrs. Hughes.
Maybe he's asexual.
Was the Downton Abbey thread full at 400 posts? My thread watcher is telling me it doesn't exist.
That thread has disappeared...ooowooooooooo
Carson could just be the most asexual character ever.
What on earth could have been controversial about the Downton Abbey thread?
Maybe webmaster was sick and tired of the spoilers. Maybe one of us complained to Webby and he just waved his wand and viola'! Thread closed. That's power for ya.
I refused to read that thread because of the likelihood of spoilers. Even though TWOP has its faults, at least they monitor for spoilers fairly well.
I believe Mr Carson & Mrs. Hughes have a very loving relationship. They are old school and very courtly and proper. I think the fires are banked so to speak. Theirs is a higher love.
Sort of like soldiers in combat.
Well, yes, there was someone who posted "Spoiler Alert" and then revealed the big deal for the Christmas Special, and there was no way to avoid reading it. Maybe that's why.
But if one follows the careers of these actors, one has to know what's coming.
Where are Mrs. Hughes and Mrs. Patmore's husbands? Are they both widows?
[quote]he just waved his wand and viola'!
So he waves his hand and invokes Ms. Davis and the thread disappears?
R20 I don't know that they were ever married. It's my understanding that women in their positions were always referred to as "Mrs." irrespective of their marital status.
I thought Mrs. Hughes' comment about knowing gay men before Thomas was revealing - maybe she had a husband who turned out to be gay and killed himself, and that's why she had to go into service - and why she feels for Thomas.
R14, I believe the most asexual character of all time is Mr. Stevens (Anthony Hopkins) from The Remains of the Day. It must be a butler thing.
Where will the Anna/Bates storyline head now? There doesn't seem to be much in store for them. Maybe they will move on to a spinoff or something.
A Bates baby?
Bump. (Baby bump for Mrs. Hughes)
So is there an episode on this Sunday night or not? Is it the final episode of the season...what they're calling the Christmas episode?
I read somewhere that Mrs. Hughes and mrs. pattmore may not be married....the title of "mrs." is conferred on the head servants - esp. the cook and head maid - as a title of respect.
R29 Like maybe here? R22
I found the episode last Sunday very touching. I was pleasantly surprised Lord Grantham took such an easy going attitude toward the revelation that Thomas was homosexual. I loved it when he said "in the foxholes if I had screamed every time someone tried to kiss me......". I was very happy when they found a way to keep Thomas on. I also drooled when Bates did his number on that vile, evil Obrien. When he whispered into her ear she literally shat herself.
Needless to say I live for this show. So please do not attempt to disturb me on Sunday evenings or I'll cut a bitch!
Not the foxholes, r31. He was talking about Eton - in his school days at Eton.
I have a feeling Lord Grantham was serviced regularly by the boys of Eton and that's why he's so cool with it.
R28 yes it's the final episode of the season - the Christmas episode.
One thing I didn't like about Sunday night's episode is how quickly the writers made it appear they all got over their grief over the death of Lady Sybil.
And I say, is that Allen Leech a hot piece of meat or what! When he was getting ready for bed and in his nightclothes you could see he's built like a powerhouse.
He's in love with Mrs. Hughes. That much was made obvious when he broke out into a love song after hearing the good news about her cancer.
[quote]And, he has shown no unprofessional behavior to Jimmy or Alfred, nor any male in the house. By the same token, he has expressed no interest in any female in the house.
In other words, Carson behaves in a professional manner.
[quote]When he whispered into her ear she literally shat herself.
You don't understand what the word "literally" means, do you?
If she [italic]literally[/italic] shat herself on TV, it would have been pretty disgusting.