The Regular Wife and I are starting our countdown to Downton Abbey by re-watching the first season. It's as wonderful as I remembered -- especially the wounded soul, Mr. Bates, who comes to Downton to be the valet to the master of the house, the Earl of Grantham, Robert Crawley. He might be my favorite character on TV right now.
Anyway, it seems an appropriate time to highlight the three sisters of the house -- no sons, the estate's entailed, much as in Pride and Prejudice... you get the picture.
First, there's the eldest, beautiful sister, Mary, played by Michelle Dockery:
We. Can't. Wait.
P.S. Here they are in civvies: