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 (18)

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

    Comment by Alichat – August 31, 2013 12:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • WAIT WHAT?! i totally missed edith kissing someone! BAH! anywho, i ship rose and the jazz singer so hard core right now.

      Comment by cjeffery7 – August 31, 2013 01:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yeah, Lady Edith is totally snogging her boss Gregson in that kissing montage. And I agree – I haven’t met this jazz singer yet, but I already approve. The family’s reaction is going to be PRICELESS.

        Comment by wordsmith – August 31, 2013 02:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Joy. Pure Joy.

    Comment by nabocane – August 31, 2013 01:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • After being frustrated with the last two seasons, this season looks promising. I’m coming around.

    Comment by Kevan – August 31, 2013 02:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Reblogged this on Tuesday Dreams and commented:
    Can’t wait!

    Comment by tuesdaydreams – August 31, 2013 02:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Downton Abbey: furtive glances, kissing, emotional breakdowns and tea.

    Comment by wordsmith – August 31, 2013 02:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Possibly the most succinct summary of the show I’ve ever seen!

      Comment by Ali – August 31, 2013 03:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ha, perfect. Sign me up! :)

      Comment by scooby – August 31, 2013 08:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And we love it!

      Comment by Leigh – September 1, 2013 08:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • One word: chills.

    Comment by Spencer – August 31, 2013 05:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Theresa Chester – August 31, 2013 08:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You can watch it online or get it from your local library.

      Comment by JCK – August 31, 2013 11:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Soon?? When is soon?? I want this right now, like yesterday is too late.

    Comment by Tinemi – September 2, 2013 03:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • this could be michelle dockery’s season.

    Comment by cjeffery7 – September 3, 2013 06:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by Naazneen – September 4, 2013 12:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • And, why is Daisy crying? Where’s Mr. Barrow’s kiss?

    Comment by Eric – September 5, 2013 01:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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