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'Downton Abbey' Season 4 finale recap: London calling

'Downton Abbey' Season 4 finale recap: London calling

Welcome to the Season 4 finale -- downsized in drama and housing.

"Downsized" being a relative term. Compared to last year's finale, when Matthew bit the dust, there wasn't a grand dramatic moment this time around.

To be fair, this isn't quite a "season finale" in the American TV sense of the word. In Britain, this is the Christmas Special, re-packaged and re-promoted as the "season finale" here. It's a bit of false advertising, but we'll take it. 

And the "downsized" housing? The Crawleys are in London and their "other home." Not a manse compared to Downton, but can anything be fairly compared to Downton? Still,...