- 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
Ladies' maid Phyllis Baxter gets a visit from the police, which brings her closer to the supportive Mr Molesley whilst there is good news for Mr Mason and Anna, though when disaster appears to hit her the returning Tom Branson and Mary join forces to help her. Violet - unsuccessfully - attempts to coerce her friend Lady Shackleton into supporting her in the ongoing hospital feud but her Ladyship does introduce Mary to her nephew Henry, a dashing racing car driver. Elsewhere Edith's plan to appoint a female editor reintroduces former housemaid Gwen, now married and successful, to the abbey though Barrow's scheme to humiliate her only rebounds on him. And he also has cause for displeasure when the newly-weds return.