E-News Icon zNews Icon Twitter icon RSS Feeds

Season 4 Synopses

Season 6 | Season 5 | Season 4 | Season 3 | Season 2 | Season 1

Downton Abbey Synopses S4E1

Episode 1: February 1922

P1: Wed., Feb. 3, 2016 at 10pm ET/7 PT
P2: Wed., Feb. 10, 2016 at 10pm ET/7 PT

Following Matthew’s untimely death, new mother Mary is struggling to come to terms with her loss. Robert and Violet disagree on how to bring her through it. Downstairs, Carson has an unwelcome reminder of his past, while Mrs. Hughes sees an opportunity to help grief stricken Isobel. And out for a bit of fun, Rose gets into a sticky situation at a tea dance in York.

Downton Abbey S4E2 Synopses

Episode 2: April 1922

Wed., Feb. 17, 2016 at 10pm ET/7 PT
An extravagant house party at the Abbey gives the Crawleys a chance to reconnect with old friends. Some guests, however, prove more welcome than others, and along with the celebrations come skulduggery and heartache.

Downton Abbey Synopses S4E3

Episode 3: April 1922

Wed., Feb. 24, 2016 at 10pm ET/7 PT
Love is in the air at Downton Abbey and darker emotions too, as Mary, Edith, Tom, and Anna each struggle with a dilemma. Mary faces a pressing question about her future, Carson reveals details of his former life, and a trip to the bright lights of London sees Rose put the reputation of the Crawleys in jeopardy.

Downton Abbey Synopses S4E4

Episode 4: May 1922

Wed., Mar. 2, 2016 at 10pm ET/7 PT
Questions of estate management pit Mary and Tom against Robert, while Bates’ questions about Anna’s suffering pressure Mrs. Hughes. Thomas installs a new ally, and an exciting opportunity for Alfred creates tension between Ivy and Daisy. Meanwhile, Isobel appeals to Violet’s sense of charity, the Dowager makes a new hire, and Tom considers a whole new life for himself and baby Sybbie.


Downton Abbey Synopses S4E5

Episode 5: June 1922

Wed., Mar. 9, 2016 at 10pm ET/7 PT
Pride and prejudice mark surprise birthday party planned for Robert, when Rose’s potentially scandalous recruit raises eyebrows and Mary clashes with an instantly antagonistic man of the people. Bates and Anna step out, and Edith gets troubling news. A new farming venture on the Downton estate comes with dramatic repercussions for Mary, and Edith receives more unwelcome news.

Downton Abbey Synopses S4E6

Episode 6: July 1922

Wed., Mar. 16, 2016 at 10pm ET/7 PT
Cora’s playboy brother Harold is in a fix and Robert must travel to America to bail him out, whilst the estate’s new venture forces Mary to make an unlikely ally. When Violet’s health takes a turn, she finds help coming from an unlikely corner. Downstairs, romantic tensions cause disharmony, and things don’t go quite as planned when Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Patmore and Carson conspire to keep the peace.

Downton Abbey Synopses S4E7

Episode 7: Fall 1922

Wed., Mar. 23, 2016 at 10pm ET/7 PT
Rosamund hatches a plan to help Edith out of her predicament, but will Violet see straight through it? Isobel is on the receiving end of some unexpected attention, while Mary asks Gillingham for a favour. Rose has her nose put out of joint when plans don’t go her way, and Alfred realizes he may have made a mistake. Just when Bates and Anna seem to be coming the worst of their troubles, some unexpected news gives her fresh cause for concern.

Downton Abbey Synopses S4E7

Episode 8: Summer 1923

P1: Wed., Mar. 30, 2016 at 10pm ET/7 PT
P2: Wed., Apr. 6, 2016 at 10pm ET/7 PT

It’s summer, and the family is preparing for Rose’s ‘coming out’ at Buckingham Palace. With the Crawleys stationed at Grantham House, the city’s busy social program promises to make for an eventful season. Never one to miss a grand occasion, Martha Levinson makes an appearance, with some new faces in tow. But all else is forgotten when the Crawleys are implicated in a scandal that threatens to engulf the monarchy, forcing Robert to go to great length to protect the royal family, and his own.