Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey: Season Two
Airs Sundays, October 3 - November 24, 2013 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published December 23, 2011 at 9:46 a.m., updated October 11, 2013 at 10:31 a.m.
KPBS will rebroadcast Season Two leading up to the premiere of Season Four of "Downton Abbey" which premieres January 5, 2014 on MASTERPIECE. The series originally aired in 2011.
Multiple Emmy winner (including Outstanding Miniseries!) "Downton Abbey" resumes the story of aristocrats and servants of Downton Abbey during the tumultuous World War I era.
The international hit, written by Julian Fellowes, stars Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern and Hugh Bonneville, as well as a drawing room full of new actors, portraying the loves, feuds and sacrifices of a glittering culture thrown into crisis. Laura Linney hosts.
Episode one airs Sunday, October 13 at 10 p.m. - Two years into World War I, Downton Abbey is in turmoil, as Matthew and other young men go to war — or avoid it. The women also pitch in, and many couples see their romantic dreams dashed.
Episode two airs Sunday, October 20 at 10 p.m. - Downton is turned into a convalescent home with Thomas in charge. Meanwhile, Lavinia and Sir Richard’s secret comes out, Anna tracks down Bates and Branson seizes his chance to strike a blow for Ireland.
Episode three airs Sunday, October 27 at 10 p.m. - Isobel and Cora lock horns over control of Downton’s medical role. Mrs. Bird starts a soup kitchen. And Matthew and William embark on a perilous patrol behind German lines.
Episode four airs Sunday, November 3 at 10 p.m. - In the climactic battle of the war, Matthew and William go over the top to an uncertain fate. Vera plays a cruel endgame with Bates and Anna. And Daisy faces the severest test of her life.
Episode five airs Sunday, November 10 at 10 p.m. - Lord Grantham receives some terrible news from the front line which will impact on everyone at Downton. It looks as though the future of the entire family could be under threat as the greedy Vera Bates threatens to expose all the secrets that she knows about the Crawley family.
Episode six airs Sunday, November 17 at 10 p.m. - The Spanish flu strikes Downton, disrupting one match, hastening another and transforming the fortunes of all. Mary, Sybil and Robert each confront a moment of truth. Anna and Bates know a moment of happiness.
Episode seven air Sunday, November 24 at 10 p.m. - In the finale, the family gathers at Downton Abbey for Christmas.