The teaser at the end of Sunday’s episode of Downton Abbey teased the unveiling of some deep screts from Violet, the Dowager Countess of Grantham’s past. Now, the official synopsis for season 5, episode 3 has been released by ITV and further teases those same secrets.
The description of the episode says:
Mary’s secret assignation is very nearly blown, but Violet’s quick thinking saves the day. Robert is left red faced and furious when things don’t go as planned. The events surrounding Green’s death are once again under scrutiny, while Mrs Patmore is devastated when old wounds are reopened but Carson is unsympathetic. Branson receives an interesting proposition concerning the future of the Downton estate, while a figure from Violet’s distant past suggests she has buried secrets of her own.
Hints at Violet’s storyline for the episode point to a person from Violet’s past, which would mean that this mysterious figure is, in fact, the secret that she wishes to conceal. But, what scandals await Downton when Violet’s secrets are revealed?
It’s also interesting to note that Violet is the one to come to Mary’s rescue when her secret tryst with Lord Gillingham is nearly uncovered. It seems that episode 3 is going to be a very Violet-centric episode, which is just fine by me!
New photos have also been released that show off other plot points from the episode, including Cora’s budding friendship with Simon, the police investigation, and Mary’s secret trip:
Downton Abbey season 5, episode 3 will air Sunday, October 5 on ITV.