Happy Downton Day! It’s just a couple of hours until the s2 finale, when either our wishes will come true or our hearts will be disappointed yet again. It has been great fun sharing this weekly experience with you and so today, in honor of our wonderful fandom, our game will be based on all of your hopes and wishes
. No spoilers beyond the preview. Guaranteed to make you finish your drink, whatever happens.
Down one sip for Downton…
1. Each time there is a kiss, proposal, wedding, or sex scene for A/B, M/M, or S/B. While we’re at it, let’s throw in a sip for any dancing as well.
2. Actually, one sip for each of the three couples who are still together at the end of the episode.
3. There is some admission of love between Carson and Hughes.
4. Carson survives Spanish flu. Two sips if his illness makes Mary shows her softer side. (Three if it turns out not to be the flu at all.)
5. Cora survives Spanish flu!
6. Cora and Sarah share a hug or a kiss (lips, cheek, forehead, wherever). Two sips if one of them mentions love, even in a platonic way. (Three if it isn’t platonic…)
7. Thomas gets a reason to stick around for s3. Bonus sip if it’s not as a footman.
8. Edith has a happy moment. An extra sip if it involves yet another man for her.
9. If the Jane/Robert storyline ends. Two sips if there was no kiss or sex scene before their storyline ended.
10. Lavinia, or Carlisle are out of the picture by the end of the episode. Take an extra sip if Carlisle’s end involves Matthew punching him out and Violet saying something witty.
11. Skip straight to three sips if any old plotline (Lavinia’s scandal, Edith and Mr. Drake, back-from-the-dead!Patrick) unexpectedly pops up.
12. Drown your sorrows by finishing your drink if the episode ends and you’ve had no reason to take a sip yet.
And of course, you must down it all for Downton if episode 8 makes you laugh, smile, and cheer and love the show yet again.
Bonus rule (which I am a bit scared to mention, given the way the series has gone): Drink everything in the house if the episode ends with Mary realizing it’s all been a dream.
Thanks for the fun, friends! See you at Christmas!