October 25, 2013
As you can imagine, Damon isn't overjoyed with the news that Elena and Stefan have been destined all along, but he's being surprisingly calm and mature about the whole thing. What happens next, with Stefan's amnesia and all, is anyone's guess, but it seems the love triangle is back in full force. Then there's the gypsy problem, which seems to involve Matt in a big way. He lost half a day somewhere, but was that blood or mud on the floor? I'm glad he's getting something to do, but now he needs to get involved with the a-plot.
Next week there's another town event to honour the dead, but Elena's more concerned with her own dead ex-boyfriend. The writers aren't tired of writing this love triangle in circles, apparently. See you there!
Julian! Come in, have a seat. First of all, Mr Fellowes, let me just say that everyone here at ITV is such a fan of the series four scripts. All this stuff on rural economics and tenant farming? Just golden. And the taxation bill storyline? Wowee. There is one thing though. We’d like to do something to really shake things up. Put Downton back on the front pages, so to speak. It’s a bit delicate, so I’ll just come out and say it: we want to do a…
And lo, off went country mouse Alfred to The Ritz this week, where a tiny French John Torode quizzed him on potato and leek trivia.
Having got through to Boot Camp, Alfred’s nerves (and inability to read, seeing as the words ‘Vichyssoise’ and ‘chill thoroughly before serving’ were written on the blackboard directly in front of him) lost him a place at Judges’ Houses. He shouldn’t snap his béchamel whisk in half just yet though; everyone knows there’s always a last-minute twist inclusion before the live shows.