“Downton Abbey” (PBS) can be seen each Sunday evening at 9/8 p.m. on “Masterpiece.” Last night's episode on Feb. 2, 2014 was called, “4/5” meaning season 4 & episode 5. Overnight TV ratings are not available.
“Downton Abbey” has a 24 character ensemble cast. Here are five of them, Hugh Bonneville (Robert, Earl of Grantham), Maggie Smith (Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham), Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith Crawley), Elizabeth McGovern (Cora, Countess of Grantham) & Joanne Froggatt (Anna Smith Bates).
“4/5” opened with Anna Bates who is the maid of Lady Mary. She admits that she had moved back into the cottage with her husband John. Mary is thankful that everything has worked out, but Anna claims that it isn't completely resolved after being raped. John hadn't told her yet that he won't let it be finished & is determined to find out who attacked his wife.
Isobel hired a new gardener who is blamed for stealing a Japanese ornament belonging to Lady Violet. She terminates his employment. Isobel is furious over this because Violet has no proof of the young man stealing the object. Meanwhile, Thomas Barrow who had suggested the new maid Phyllis Baxter for Lady Cora wants the latest gossip. She reluctantly gives up a secret she doesn't know anything about.
Lady Edith is worried about Michael with whom she spent the night when she visited London. She is scared because he won't answer her phone calls. Is he missing? Alfred has been invited to chef school after another candidate dropped out. Violet's butler found the Japanese ornament, but she still believes the new gardener stole one of her precious knives.
Anna admits that there is the shadow of rape between her & John. She is afraid that it will never be the same between them as husband & wife. They decide to try to put it behind them as best as they can. Alfred says goodbye to everyone including Daisy with whom she was infatuated. Isobel found the knife that the young gardener was accused of stealing. She confronts Violet about it.
What is the secret going around the Abbey? Lady Edith received a message. Is she pregnant with Michael's baby? What will be the surprise birthday present for Lord Robert? - You can watch the full episode of “4/5” at the official website of “Downton Abbey.”