Violet invites her to Downton, and they have luncheon at the Dower House along with Edith Crawley. Violet also invited Joseph Molesley to help serve at their luncheon, under the pretence he might be hired by Lady Shackleton as her butler (since he himself had been out of a job following the death of Matthew Crawley, and had been unsuccessful in finding another), her previous butler having recently retired.
Unfortunately, Violet's own butler Spratt thought Molesley was trying to take his own job, and his attempts to sabotage Molesley's attempts left Lady Shackleton unimpressed, believing Molesley had not been properly trained.
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Behind the Scenes Edit
- Lady Shackleton is portrayed by Harriet Walter.
- ↑ Downton Abbey and Maggie Smith prove daunting for Harriet Walter, Tim Walker, The Telegraph, 8th March, 2013.