My Downton Abbey Predictions

December 29, 2015 | My Jottings

I have enjoyed Downton Abbey on television ever since it debuted, and I’m looking forward to seeing the sixth and final season which begins here in early January. Sara and I have been watching the episodes straight through on DVD, and we’re almost done with the fifth season.

She and I were talking about it this morning as she was taking down the tree and other Christmas decorations for me, and we each guessed what might happen to the regular characters. I haven’t read any spoilers and don’t plan to, so if you know something about season six please don’t give anything away!


Here are my guesses:

Robert and Cora Crawley: I’m not sure what I think might happen to them, but my guess is that they’ll be happy and stable, enjoying two of their grandchildren (George and Marigold), and accepting of the new ways coming to Downton.

Mary Crawley: Contrary to probability because Mary seems to have so many suitors, I think as season six closes she will remain unmarried. I don’t think anyone can satisfactorily take Matthew’s place. She will transition toward being the Countess of Grantham and she and George will face the future together as she learns how to keep Downton running and hopefully prosperous.

Edith Crawley: I think Michael Gregson will come back from the dead, so to speak, and return to Edith and Marigold. I don’t think his alleged death at the hands of Hitler’s “thugs in brown shirts” really happened, although he was probably severely injured, and I think Edith is going to get her happy ending. If she doesn’t, I might throw a shoe.

Tom Branson: Tom will take his little daughter Sybbie and sail for America, as was mentioned in season five. Hopefully without Miss Bunting.

Bates and Anna: I predict a happy future and a much wanted pregnancy for this couple we’ve all come to care about.

Barrow: I think Thomas will be one of the characters who will walk into the future with sorrow. I’m betting the writers don’t put him in a relationship and will instead focus on the loneliness of his homosexuality, with him having a “well, of course this is the way my life would go” sort of outlook.

Mrs. Patmore: I think she will retire to her newly-purchased little cottage and be a surrogate mother/encourager to Daisy.

Daisy: I think Daisy’s pursuit of education to better herself will pay off and she will be a success, perhaps running the Mason farm and spending time with Mrs. Patmore there.

Carson and Mrs. Hughes: These two will get married and I will cheer.

Rose and her husband: I’m not sure about these two because I never really got into her character. Ho-hum.

Isobel Crawley: She won’t marry Lord Merton and will instead become closer to Dr. Clarkson. She and Mary will have a close relationship due to their deep love for Matthew.

Molesley and Baxter: I think there’s something to their friendship that will deepen as season six draws to a close. I love his kindness toward her, and how she has never failed to take humble responsibility for her former actions.

Violet, the Dowager Countess: I think Violet will die at the end of the series, deeply loved and grieved, especially by Isobel, whose friendship with her was an unexpected blessing to them both.

How about you? If you’re a Downton watcher, what are some of your predictions? No spoilers though! Gahh!  🙂


  1. Helen in Switzerland says:

    We have just finished the final series here and infant on Christmas day watched the very last ever episode….I won’t spoil your fun – enough to say that you won’t be disappointed. I don’t know what we will do with ourselves on Sunday evenings now!

    I hope that 2016 will bring joy into your life Julie. Much love, Helen x

  2. Just Julie says:

    Oh my, I didn’t know that Downton in Europe has come to an end already! I’m glad I won’t be disappointed, Helen. I wish you much joy and peace this coming year too, dear Helen. I wrapped up in your quilt this very night. 🙂 xoxo

  3. Pat says:

    I sure wasn’t disappointed with the opening episode of season six! I think your predictions are right on – and I am hoping that Edith finally sees some happiness. That poor woman deserves it if for no other reason than living under Mary’s shadow her whole life, haha!

  4. Just Julie says:

    I agree Pat — I think Mary needs to humble herself for the way she has treated Edith. Probably won’t happen though. Haha. xoxo

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