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'Downton Abbey' recap: Season 5 premiere
'Downton Abbey' recap: Season 5 premiere

We're dropped back into Downton six months after the Season 4 finale, but there has been many changes afoot. I'm sure Carson will spend much of the year super-vexed at everything. For one, it's 1924 and there's a new prime minister who -- scandal! -- represents the Labour Party. Watching Carson and Robert grumble with disdain is what I imagine it was like in the Bush home when Obama was elected.  The youngins' don't seem to mind the new blood in government. Mary mentions that Prime Minister MacDonald is "the son of a crofter," which, after consulting my Old-Fashioned British To English dictionary, means his dad was a farmer. Robert pretty...

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