- Writers: Julian Fellowes
- Stars: Allen Leech , Brendan Coyle , Dan Stevens , David Robb , Elizabeth McGovern , Hugh Bonneville , Jim Carter , Joanne Froggatt , Kevin Doyle , Laura Carmichael , Lesley Nicol , Lily James , Maggie Smith , Michelle Dockery , Penelope Wilton , Phyllis Logan , Raquel Cassidy , Rob James-Collier , Siobhan Finneran , Sophie McShera
Downstairs Mrs Hughes makes a strange request of Mrs Patmore regarding her forthcoming nuptials whilst Anna, hoping for a child with John, realizes a problem of her own though she does get good news from the police. However talk of necessary economic measures at the abbey has the staff fearing for their jobs, especially when a neighbouring estate has to be sold. Upstairs Mary needs her father's help when a blackmailer threatens to expose her fling with Gillingham whilst Edith has a more pleasant dilemma in whether or not to move to London to run the publishing house. Elsewhere Violet and Isobel lock horns over the future of the local hospital.