Oh, Sh*t: This Is How 'Downton Abbey' Ends

MAJOR spoilers got me like ⬇️

Unlike the folks at the Hollywood Reporter (thanks for the info (opens in new tab), but seriously—give a girl a heads up), we shall extend the courtesy of a GIGANTIC SPOILER ALERT before we make/ruin your lives with details about the series finale of Downton Abbey (opens in new tab), which *some people* seem to have forgotten doesn't air in the U.S. until AFTER THE SERIES RETURNS JANUARY 4.

So turn back now if you'd rather now know.

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SPOILERS AHEAD

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I MEAN IT

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According to a press release (opens in new tab) from Carnival Films, Lady Rose and her husband and father will return to Brancaster, home of the Marquess of Hexham, for the program's end, which better resolve things more than the producers have led on.

"Mary endeavors to build bridges with her sister while Edith's secret continues to pose a threat, despite having nothing left to lose," the release reads. "As Henry settles into the role of husband and stepfather [editor's note: BOMBSHELL, BUT ALSO, I TOLD YOU SO], finding his place at Downton proves more difficult. Below stairs, Carson faces some personal challenges, which prove that even he is not invulnerable to change."

Okay. But if this means Carson (or Mrs. Hughes/Elsie) dies, I will come for you, Julian Fellowes. I will come for you, and I will make you resurrect them for the Downton movie (opens in new tab). Humph. 

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Chelsea Peng
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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.