Sybil's ends up putting herself danger when a fight breaks out at an election results meeting. Matthew' feelings towards Sybil are noticed by her sisters, but it is Mary who ends up being surprised to receive a marriage proposal. Bates manages to clear his name over the missing wine but he decides to resign rather than name the real culprit who is responsible.
The Crawleys have been the Earls of Grantham since 1772. In the drawing rooms and library and beautiful bedrooms, with their tall windows looking across the park, lives the family, but below stairs are other residents, the servants, as fiercely possessive of their ranks as anyone above.
Some of them are loyal to the family and are committed to Downton as a way of life, others are moving through, on the look out for new opportunities or love or just adventure. The difference being that they know so many of the secrets of the family, while the family knows so few of theirs...
Downton Abbey - Series 1, Episode 6 Synopsis and Schedule