Downton Abbey: Season 4

Downton Abbey: Season 4

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Set in 1922, the fourth series sees Lady Mary mourning her loss as the Crawley family and the servants who work for them remain inseparably interlinked.

2013Rating: MUKITV, PBS
Drama

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Episodes

EPISODE 4.1

Episode One

New mother Mary is finding it hard to come to... More terms with Matthew's shocking death. Robert and Violet fall out over how to handle the situation. Jimmy takes an interest in Ivy, while Carson receives an unwelcome reminder from his past.

EPISODE 4.2

Episode Two

Mary starts to get over the grief she is feeling,... More and takes an interest in the running of the estate. Lady Rose MacClare, Lady Flintshire's daughter, ends up in a predicament at a tea dance in York. Hughes attempts to convince Carson to heal an old wound.

EPISODE 4.3

Episode Three

An extravagant house party at the Abbey gives the Crawleys... More a chance to reconnect with old friends. But some guests prove more welcome than others, and along with the celebrations come skulduggery and heartache.

EPISODE 4.4

Episode Four

Amid the fallout from the eventful house party, Mary faces... More a pressing question about her future. Carson reveals surprisingly intimate details of his former life, and a trip to the bright lights of London sees Rose put the reputation of the Crawleys in jeopardy.

EPISODE 4.5

Episode Five

Change is in the air as an exciting opportunity for... More Alfred creates tension between Ivy and Daisy. Isobel appeals to Violet's charitable nature, but it does not come without a fight, and Branson considers a new future for himself and baby Sybbie.

EPISODE 4.6

Episode Six

A birthday party is planned for Robert, but Rose's surprise... More contribution to the event ruffles feathers above and below stairs. A new farming venture on the Downton estate comes with dramatic repercussions for Mary, and Edith receives more unwelcome news.

EPISODE 4.7

Episode Seven

Cora's playboy brother has got himself into a spot of... More bother and Robert has to make a trip to America to bail him out. Blake and Mary are forced to put aside their differences to deal with a new farming venture on the estate. When Violet is taken ill, help comes from an unlikely quarter. In spite of Mrs Hughes, Mrs Patmore and Carson's attempts to keep the peace, romantic tensions below stairs cause problems.

EPISODE 4.8

Episode Eight

Rosamund comes up with a plan to help Edith deal... More with her problem, but Violet may be about to see right through it. Isobel is the object of someone's attention, while Mary asks Gillingham for a favour. Rose is frustrated when things do not go her way and Alfred realises too late that he may have made a mistake. Just as Bates and Anna seem to be getting over the worst, some unexpected news shakes her up.

Downton Abbey: Season 4 | Reviews

69%42 reviews

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Downton Abbey is long past its sell-by date, yet is still remarkably palatable.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Downton remains a great and glorious palate cleanser amid the roaring grit of most other shows.

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Independent

Independent

Downton is a well-performed, beautifully scripted insight into another England.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

There's a dustiness and a mustiness about the place, a sense of same-old, same-old. Downton Drabbey.

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NPR

NPR

The casting is first-rate — in many instances, perfect... And the many subplots are both rapidly paced and firmly telegraphed.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

The script weaknesses do a disservice to both the better moments in the script and to the cast.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Mundane, increasingly transient plotlines... define the latest installment of the series.

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Variety

Variety

The cast is so uniformly good, frankly, it’s tempting not to single anyone out...

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

(The show) knows that its fans don’t come to it for provocative, groundbreaking storytelling or explosive surprises.

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Time Out

Time Out

The plotting remains inordinately laboured and often plain lazy.

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Downton Abbey: Season 4 | Release Details

Downton Abbey: Season 4 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Prime Video and Neon and TVNZ On Demand.