Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey Season 4: Watch the First Clip of Lady Mary! (VIDEO)

Got your box of tissues handy? Good, because Season 4 of Downton Abbey looks to be just as sad as we expected after the emotional roller coaster that was Season 3.

In a 44-second clip released by British channel ITV, we see Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) pale and listless. She refuses to wear anything but black in honor of her new role as widow of the dearly departed Matthew (Dan Stevens). Then Nanny brings in the adorable seriously, a sailor suit? Are you trying to kill us with cuteness, Julian Fellowes? baby George.

What does Mary do when faced with such cheek-pinching innocence? She leans in to kiss her six-month-old’s downy head and whispers “Poor little orphan” and so our hearts burst into a thousand itty-bitty pieces.

Watch the rest of the clip and try to keep your spirits up, guys.

Season 4, Episode 1 of Downton Abbey premieres in the UK on Sunday, September 22, at 9 p.m.