Mr. Fellows didn't shy away from the happy ending.
He gave us the very happiest ending of all...
the singing of Auld Lang Syne...with kissing....and a quip from Violet.
But that was not her best quip of the night. There were a few others that were wonderful.
Violet and Mrs. Crawley barging into the home of Lord Merton...to rescue him!
I loved it so much.
Amelia: "Mrs. Crawley wants to take you away from your son and your
family and kidnap you into marriage. What do you say?"
Lord Merton: "How perfectly marvelous."
Rosamund: What do you think makes the English the way we are?
Violet: I don't know. Opinions differ. Some say our history, but I blame the weather.
My other favorite line of the night was when Cora says something like,
"Edith is going to be happy." Can any of you remember it? It was so sweet.
Please feel free to post them. I'd love to re-read them and I didn't find much online this morning.
Happy, happy all around. Just like I wanted it. The good parts version.
And was it ever beautiful?!?
I liked Edith's blue dress and Violet's blue dress coat.
Everything was spectacular.
Love stories for everyone, except Thomas, but he got respect and friendship and a place.
I hung on every word and I honestly felt it was so cleverly and perfectly written.
Name dropping included.
Charlie and Elsie :o)
Oh I just love them all.
I love everybody.
I just read this and thought I would share it;
Q. What was the last scene that you filmed for the finale?
A. It was Edith and Bertie’s reconciliation dinner at the Ritz. We had to shoot from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. when the dining room was closed. It was the crew’s final scene too, and a lot of them played waiters and diners which made the whole thing like a very glamorous, joyous party. It was quite emotional. Julian came, and at about 3 a.m. we went outside to do an exterior shot. They shut down Piccadilly for us so that we could put in period cars and taxis. Julian looked around and said, “There really are worse jobs in the world.”
Then Michelle and some of the other actors came to the Ritz at 4 a.m. so that we could all be together, and we had a Champagne toast. Our final cast party was at the Ivy restaurant and John Lunn, who composed the "Downton" music, sat down and played it on the piano. Everyone fell silent. It was the music of our story, and of their lives for six years. It was the most stirring, moving moment.
~Director, Michael Engler
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Tell me what you loved? and share you favorite moments and quotes!!
Thank you for watching along and enjoying Downton with me.
It's been so much fun.
Donna Elsie :o)