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Movie screencaps featuring the Cast

Jul 30

Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley in

Downton Abbey: Season Two (2011) (Set 5)


Jul 29

Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley in

Downton Abbey: Season Two (2011) (Set 4)


jennonthego:

bama744:

Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley and Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley having a conversation that’s not what it seems to be. Double entendre, anyone?

Downton Abbey: Season Two (Episode 2)

My favorite part of this exchange is that while Matthew may be needling Mary a bit with his question, the supposition is that Mary is on an errand from her mother to invite him to dinner. His question can be taken as “don’t you (plural) want me (to come to dinner)?”

But Mary makes it personal, admitting, through the guise of a dinner invitation, what she really wanted to tell him when she came into the yard and happened upon Lavinia in the first place. I love that she doubles down on her unconscious declaration with her “very much” aside. She may not have heard herself when she started, but she knew what she was saying when she finished.

It’s moments like these that I wish we got season two from Matthew’s point of view as well. Did he ever reflect on her turn of phrase or just file it away in the “things Mary Crawley says to which you must pay no attention (no matter how much you might want to” part of his heart?

I like to believe that Matthew realizes that the longer they dawdle, the more realistic the possibility that things may go past a point of no return. So, he takes the opportunity that may, as you mentioned, needle her a bit, but he also knows that they both understand that things between them are still unsettled. This way he serves up an opportunity for her to respond in a way that provides an answer to both the spoken, and the unspoken, question. And, when she does, he knows exactly what she’s saying, just as she knew exactly what he was asking. And, she had her opportunity to, in a way, follow Carson’s advice.

As for Matthew’s point of view, there’s not much ever shown that would say exactly what he’s thinking, But he doesn’t, like Mary, over-think things, and he doesn’t play games with his feelings. And, he may listen to other opinions, but he decides what’s best for himself. Mary, on the other hand, has advice coming at her from many directions but most of it is not in her best interest. Sadly, Mary has alienated Edith who I believe would have been a good confidante, being closer in age, and situation, to Mary. But, so it goes at Downton Abbey.


snowball4:

bama744:

snowball4:

bama744:

Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley and Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley having a conversation that’s not what it seems to be. Double entendre, anyone?

Downton Abbey: Season Two (Episode 2)

yes and a very nice one too.  

Mary seldom speaks without thinking which, given some remarks she makes, can make her appear cruel. In this case, I believe she did think before saying the first words, and it felt so good to say it, she added the final words, without hesitation (or thought). And, the way she’s smiling while avoiding his eyes, I think she’s happy but she seems a little unsure of what his reaction might be. But, this is Mary, and she knows. or she never would have said it in the first place. Of course, that’s just my take on it the few times I’ve watched it.

And don’t forget, Carson told her she needs to tell him she’s in love with him… so with everything that happened in that few moments, she got the nerve to tell him as best she could, I think, hoping he would get her meaning.  But judging by his confused look, he didn’t seem to get her drift.  At least, not at that moment. I wonder if he pondered it over and over after she left. Knowing Matthew, I think he did, but kept it to himself. 

I’m sure it was what he was hoping to hear, but he’d been disappointed before so when it comes to Mary, he’s not exactly on emotionally solid ground. I think they know how each other feels because they always seem to gravitate to each other in mixed company. And, they both light up when they see each other, even while they’re playing out their “other” relationship scenarios. I’m sure that if the story took place in modern times we would have already heard someone tell them “Get a room, already”. But, it is kind of cute just watching them, though they are wasting some precious time.


Romeo Is Bleeding (1994)

Gary Oldman as Jack Grimaldi
Lena Olin as Mona Demarkov
Annabella Sciorra as Natalie Grimaldi
Juliette Lewis as Sheri
Roy Scheider as Don Falcone
Michael Wincott as Sal
Will Patton as Martie
James Cromwell as Cage


snowball4:

bama744:

Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley and Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley having a conversation that’s not what it seems to be. Double entendre, anyone?

Downton Abbey: Season Two (Episode 2)

yes and a very nice one too.  

Mary seldom speaks without thinking which, given some remarks she makes, can make her appear cruel. In this case, I believe she did think before saying the first words, and it felt so good to say it, she added the final words, without hesitation (or thought). And, the way she’s smiling while avoiding his eyes, I think she’s happy but she seems a little unsure of what his reaction might be. But, this is Mary, and she knows. or she never would have said it in the first place. Of course, that’s just my take on it the few times I’ve watched it.


Haywire (2012)

Gina Carano as Mallory Kane
Michael Fassbender as Paul
Ewan McGregor as Kenneth
Bill Paxton as John Kane
Channing Tatum as Aaron
Antonio Banderas as Rodrigo
Michael Douglas as Alex Coblenz
Michael Angarano as Scott
Mathieu Kassovitz as Studer


The Mephisto Waltz (1971)

Jacqueline Bisset as Paula Clarkson
Alan Alda as Myles Clarkson
Barbara Parkins as Roxanne Delancey
Curt Jürgens as Duncan Mowbray Ely
Kathleen Widdoes as Maggie West
William Windom as Roger West
Bradford Dillman as Bill Delancey
Pamela Ferdin as Abby Clarkson


Abduction (2011)

Lily Collins as Karen Murphy
Taylor Lautner as Nathan Harper
Sigourney Weaver as Dr. Bennett
Maria Bello as Mara Harper
Jason Isaacs as Kevin Harper
Alfred Molina as Frank Burton


The Italian Job (2003)

Mark Wahlberg as Charlie Croker
Charlize Theron as Stella Bridger
Edward Norton as Steve
Donald Sutherland as John Bridger
Jason Statham as Handsome Rob
Mos Def as Gilligan (aka Left Ear)
Seth Green as Lyle (aka Napster)
Franky G as Wrench
Olek Krupa as Mashkov


Class Action (1991)

Gene Hackman as Jed Ward
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Maggie Ward
Colin Friels as Michael Grazier
Joanna Merlin as Estelle Ward
Laurence Fishburne as Nick Holbrook
Donald Moffat as Quinn
Jan Rubes as Pavel
Matt Clark as Judge Symes
Fred Dalton Thompson as Dr. Getchell


Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley in

Downton Abbey: Season Two (2011) (Set 3)


Jul 28

Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley & Maggi Smith as Violet Crawley in Downton Abbey: Season Two (2011) (Episode 3)

With her deadpan delivery, you can never be sure when, or if, Violet is kidding. You can be sure that it’s not very often.


Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley and Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley having a conversation that’s not what it seems to be. Double entendre, anyone?

Downton Abbey: Season Two (Episode 2)


Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley in

Downton Abbey: Season Two (2011)

(Set 2)


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