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|Series 4, Episode 2|
|Air date||29th September, 2013|
|Written by||Julian Fellowes|
|Directed by||David Evans|
Episode 4.02 is the second episode of Series 4 of Downton Abbey and is an hour long. It first aired on the 29th September, 2013 on ITV in the UK and received on average 9.6 million viewers. In the USA it aired in January 2014 on PBS in the USA.
Mary is beginning to emerge from her grief and starts to take an interest in the running of the estate. A letter from the late Matthew Crawley is found, stating that his last wish was for Mary to be his sole heiress. She begins to take an interest in running the estate but she meets resistance from her father, Robert Crawley so she turns to Tom Branson for help.
As Alfred Molesley's fortunes worsen, John Bates comes up with a plan to help him. Lady Rose MacClare, is out for some fun but finds herself in a sticky situation at a tea dance in York. Mrs Hughes does her best to urge Mr Carson to allow an old wound to heal.
- ↑ ‘Downton Abbey’ Ratings Jump Again With 9.6M Viewers For 2nd Episode Of Season 4, Nancy Tartaglione, Deadline, 30th September, 2013.
- ↑ Downton Abbey, Episode 2, Press Centre, itv.com, 18th September, 2013.