Downton Abbey: Season 2

Downton Abbey: Season 2

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The Great War rages across Europe, and not even the serene Yorkshire countryside is free from its effects. The men and women of Downton are doing their part both on the front lines and the home front, but the intensity of war only serves to inflame the more familiar passions: love, loss, blackmail, and betrayal.

2011Rating: MUKITV, PBS
Drama

Episodes

EPISODE 2.1

Episode One

The Great War unsettles life at Downton and surprising news... More about Matthew rocks the family. New maid Ethel irritates O'Brien - and Bates returns with devastating news for Anna.

EPISODE 2.2

Episode Two

Carson is finding it tough maintaining standards in the house,... More and the suicide of a young officer prompts Isobel to suggest converting Downton Abbey into a convalescent hospital.

EPISODE 2.3

Episode Three

After Downton is turned into a convalescent home for wounded... More officers, Matthew brings a general to visit, but Branson has a surprise in store. And is Lavinia hiding something?

EPISODE 2.4

Episode Four

Tensions flare between Isobel and Cora. Ethel's flirtation with Major... More Bryant lands her in hot water. There is worrying news about Matthew. Branson declares his feelings for Sybil.

EPISODE 2.5

Episode Five

Robert receives some shocking news from the front. Daisy's relationship... More with William moves faster than she would like. Vera threatens to expose old secrets.

EPISODE 2.6

Episode Six

Carlisle threatens to ruin Mary if she jilts him. A... More major comes to stay - but is he really who he claims to be? Bates learns that Vera has succeeded in scuppering the divorce.

EPISODE 2.7

Episode Seven

How long can Sybil and Branson keep their secret? Carlisle... More puts Anna in a difficult position, Bates is left reeling from the news about Vera, and Thomas embarks on a new scheme.

EPISODE 2.8

Episode Eight

With the wedding approaching there is excitement in the air,... More but will Branson's plans rattle everyone? A decisive Anna forces Bates to think about their future.

Downton Abbey: Season 2 | Reviews

The New Yorker

The New Yorker

The season begins slowly, but with each episode the pace intensifies...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

The emotional authenticity of Downton Abbey continues to make it a classic.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Season 2 is in many ways as captivating and addictive as the first (but) comes off as a shameless throwback to itself.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Despite all the repetition and longueurs, this (season) frequently works... as a peppery little trifle.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

If Downton’s staging and dialogue can be too on-the-nose, the characters are still drawn with great subtlety.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Compulsively, confoundedly watchable...

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

(Season Two) lacks surprise and is stretched precariously thin...

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Huffington Post

Huffington Post

Despite the obvious growing pains, the show gets things right more often than it gets them wrong...

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Downton Abbey: Season 2 | Release Details

Downton Abbey: Season 2 is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Prime Video and Apple TV.