10cf746e54 Click here to show. On 26 March 2015, the sixth series was confirmed to be the final series, with the final episode airing in the UK on 25 December 2015 on ITV. Upon returning to Downton, the family is surprised to learn that Violet has departed to the south of France for a month in an effort to clear the air following the hospital conflict. ^ "Weekly Top 10 Programmes: ITV1 HD w/e 7 October 2012". When Molesley finds Thomas trying to steal from Carson's wallet, Lord Grantham tells Carson to wait until after the upcoming charity garden party to act on it. He admires Mary's pluck, and approves of her succeeding Tom as the estate's Agent. Hughes Elizabeth McGovern . Christmas special (2015). When an aristocrat's home in Ireland is burned to the ground, Branson is found to have been at the burning and is wanted by the police. The Dowager Countess learns the truth, and offers Edith money.
The local hospital is threatened with a take-over by the larger County Hospital; the board is split, with Violet objecting, and Isobel approving in the name of efficiency. Mrs. ^ "Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes talks Season 4". ^ "Weekly Top 10 Programmes: ITV1+1 w/e 14 October 2012". Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: No. Comments. Bates is extremely upset at being sacked, but prepares to leave in the morning.