Played by: Jim Carter (pictured) and Phyllis Logan Where we left off: Carson, the butler, had to deal with a small staff because of the war and the Spanish flu. Head housekeeper Hughes spent much of Season 2 helping former servant Ethel, who became impregnated by an officer staying at Downton. What to expect: Carson not only has to deal with training some new staff members but has a major standoff with Thomas. Meanwhile, Hughes still looks after Ethel and has an incredibly dramatic moment of her own that she tries to keep secret.
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