|Lady Mary prepares to be unwise in her flirtations.|
9.23: [as Bates and Anna giggle] M: Kiss. Each. Other. Please, honey! Make him drop the cane! I’m sorry; I need some smexy times! A: Yeah, he needs to grab her ass… M: There’s a table right behind you!
9.24: [Harriet shows up] H: Go, Harriet! M: Oh, I like you!
9.25: [as Maggie shows up] M: Oh, Maggie — I don’t like you now! M: [as wife defends procedure] Oh, good for you! A: She [Maggie Smith] is so good at that “What? People are contradicting me?”-look.
9.26: [as procedure continues] M: Whoa — that so ain’t right! H&A: Hush!
Halfway through the show! Guesses all ’round…
A: So the little redhaired girl is going to go off to be a secretary.
M: Bates and whatsherface need to come to some kind of agreement. Understanding.
H: Thomas needs…a shagging or a comeuppance…
M: Thomas is going to blackmail his way out of that house.
A: He’s going to use that information to get himself leverage somewhere, somehow.
M: I do think it will backfire.
A: Yeah, he’s going to try. I don’t know what O’Brien wants…but she’s going to be there with him.
M: Her motivation, other than being spiteful, is…
A: If she was acting as if the family was under threat…but she hates everyone!
M: I think she just wants to see people ruined.
A: It’s a very malicious sort of…youngest daughter needs to find some sort of voice.
M: She’s gettin’ close. Middle daughter — all middle daughter is going to end up a little shafted in this story.
A: Which is sad. But yeah. I want to see Maggie Smith and Harriet Jones…
H: Go at it. Oh, god, yes.
M: …preferably in that little cottage parlor. Epic.
[General agreement and headnodding]
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