Clutch your pearls, Downton Abbey fans. Season 3 is shaping up to be just as tumultuous as the first two. And while we thought one love story was bound to have a happy ending, a promo video for Season 3, Episode 4 shows otherwise.
Lady Sybil (Jessica Brown Findlay) and Branson (Allen Leech) — sorry, Tom — managed to make it back to Downton for Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) and Matthew’s (Dan Stevens) wedding, but things have taken a turn for the worse since then. In the promo, Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville) yells at Tom, “You abandoned a pregnant woman in a land that is not her own while you run for it.”
Meanwhile, said pregnant lady calls Downton to tell them she’s “all right.” Is she still in Ireland? Is she destined to have her baby on the Cliffs of Moher? And why did Branson head back to the estate without her?
So many questions! The answers will start rolling in when Season 3 premieres stateside on January 6, 2013.