quote:Apparently not. Losing major characters Sybil and Matthew in such a short time is really un-American. It might have been better if Matthew had a sudden fling with that new maid and run off with her than for what really happened. At least then we could entertain the thought of him possibly coming back all contrite to face the consequences of his dalliance in some later episode. Meanwhile, Mary would be free to play the field. Or not.
Brits aren't nearly as off-put by killing off lead characters as Americans are.
I think they should have entertained replacing the actor and retaining the character if possible.
quote:This would have been the better choice if Stevens was determined to leave. Plus it would have given us fans the chance to compare/contrast the two Matthews and fight over which one was better for the role.
they should have entertained replacing the actor and retaining the character if possible.
Yeah that's about the only other thing they could have done.
But, if the Earl dies then what?
Branson would resume control until M&Ms child became of age, no? I think this is where the series is headed. An Irishman running DA. They are going to have to move Branson into the lead male role or find another husband for Mary who would run DA. I see this dynamic driving the plot forward, it's the only thing that can keep people interested IMO. Branson vs Mary vs The Earl