Downton Abbey Season 4 First Look: Meet Mary's New Suitors -- Plus: Tears, Dancing and Kissing!

“You must choose either death or life.”

So says the Dowager Countess to Lady Mary in the first trailer for Season 4 of Downton Abbey. But moving on is harder said than done for the grieving widow, who’s seen crying in Mr. Carson’s arms.

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Perhaps one of my Mary’s new suitors can help make the process a little easier?

Also spotted in the promo: Rose getting swept off her feet by a jazz singer; Daisy and Bates in tears; Branson comforting Isobel; and a lot of kissing between… well, everyone!

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Downton Abbey returns stateside to PBS on Jan. 5.

Press PLAY to watch the sneak peek, then hit the comments with your thoughts.

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. Alichat says:

    AHHH!!! Who is Branson kissing?!?! Who is Edith kissing?!? Why is Lord Grantham skipping into a room???

  2. nabocane says:

    Joy. Pure Joy.

  3. Kevan says:

    After being frustrated with the last two seasons, this season looks promising. I’m coming around.

  4. Reblogged this on Tuesday Dreams and commented:
    Can’t wait!

  5. wordsmith says:

    Downton Abbey: furtive glances, kissing, emotional breakdowns and tea.

  6. Spencer says:

    One word: chills.

  7. Theresa Chester says:

    Where is Season 3?? I got hooked watching Seasons 1 and 2, now 4 is coming in Jan but I’ve yet to see 3.

  8. Tinemi says:

    Soon?? When is soon?? I want this right now, like yesterday is too late.

  9. cjeffery7 says:

    this could be michelle dockery’s season.

  10. Naazneen says:

    Please NOT MORE drama for Bates and Anna?! Give them a break. Besides, if they’re gonna have any of those babies they were talking about waaay back in S1 (?) they better start soon!

  11. Eric says:

    And, why is Daisy crying? Where’s Mr. Barrow’s kiss?