Downton Abbey: Season 6

Downton Abbey: Season 6

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Secrets and rifts threaten the unity of the family, while those below stairs continue to navigate social changes which put their futures in jeopardy. Will Mary choose the right path? Will Edith finally get a break? Will Carson and Mrs Hughes actually make it up the aisle? And will Anna and Bates overcome the many hurdles that have been set before them?

2015Rating: MUKITV, PBS
Drama

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Episodes

EPISODE 6.1

Episode One

It is now 1925, when secrets and rifts threaten the... More unity of the family, while those below stairs are faced with social changes.

EPISODE 6.2

Episode Two

Lady Mary's meddling gets Mr Carson into trouble with Mrs... More Hughes. Cora and Violet lock horns over the hospital takeover plans. Robert has a tough decision to make.

EPISODE 6.3

Episode Three

Preparations for the wedding of Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes... More are under way. Edith meets up with an old acquaintance. Spratt has something to hide.

EPISODE 6.4

Episode Four

As Tom and Sybbie settle back into life at Downton,... More the family and servants are surprised by the return of another old friend in unexpected circumstances.

EPISODE 6.5

Episode Five

Neville Chamberlain visits Downton for dinner, and is drawn into... More Violet’s plan to save the hospital, with distressing consequences for everyone. Andy finds an unexpected confidante while helping Mr Mason move into Yew Tree Farm, Mary is uncertain if she has met her match, Edith meets Bertie Pelham in London, and Spratt comes to Denker’s aid. Mrs Hughes struggles to keep Carson happy, while Mary thinks secrets are being kept from her.

EPISODE 6.6

Episode Six

The house is made open to the public to raise... More money for the hospital, an act that divides opinions among the family and the servants. Tensions between Violet and Cora come to a head as a decision is made about the hospital takeover, Mr Dawes has a proposition for Molesley, and Baxter is thrown into turmoil by an unexpected letter. Carson is not happy with Thomas, while Mary and Edith hope to overcome their past and find new happiness with the men in their lives.

EPISODE 6.7

Episode Seven

The Crawleys watch Henry compete in a motor racing event,... More an occasion that leaves Mary reeling. Violet hatches a plan which surprises the family and delights Miss Denker, and learns more about Amelia's intentions in befriending Isobel. Molesley and Daisy rise to the challenges of examination day, Andy's secret is brought to light, Thomas feels isolated, and Mrs Patmore and Mrs Hughes teach Carson a lesson.

EPISODE 6.8

Episode Eight

Bertie's circumstances change suddenly, leaving Edith uncertain whether to risk... More telling him the truth or keep her past a secret at all costs. Mary wonders if she can ever make peace with her sister as hostilities escalate, Spratt shows some hidden talents and Molesley's first day as a teacher does not go according to plan. Mrs Patmore's bed and breakfast attracts unwanted attention, leaving her in need of the Crawleys' help.

Downton Abbey: Season 6 | Reviews

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The New York Times

The New York Times

(This) season, the show’s best and worst impulses continue to exist side by side... but here and there, Mr. Fellowes has raised his game.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It has been a miserable series, cursed by the dullest storyline ever...

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

It remains what it has been for years — a pretty melodrama... grounded in a thought-provoking historical moment.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Suffice to say, Fellowes steams ahead as a quality purveyor of British confectionery.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

(It is) by turns wise and sentimental, condescending and hilarious.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Our love for the characters enables us to overlook the vexing problems in the script...

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

For a series dedicated to supposed historical realism, Downton Abbey wraps things up with a bow of pure fantasy.

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Variety

Variety

As always, Fellowes explores the lives of his sprawling cast... with wit, unabashed romance and no shortage of humour...

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

For the first time in a few seasons, (it) feels purposefully structured and intent on sticking the landing.

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NPR

NPR

It's well-written. The production is lavish. The costumes are amazing.

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Downton Abbey: Season 6 | Release Details

Downton Abbey: Season 6 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Prime Video and Neon and TVNZ On Demand.