PBS to cure ‘Downton Abbey’ blues with Sunday S6 binge marathon


With only one episode left before Carson closes the doors for the final time at Downton Abbey, there are those already deep into the throws of a severe case of separation anxiety. And, with good reason! The sixth and final series will be in Branson’s rear view mirror by the end of the night on Sunday, March 6, when the series finale airs as part of PBS’ Masterpiece at 9p ET/8p CT.

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Before I risk unleashing a flurry of spoilers for those that haven’t been able to see any or all of the final series for some reason, you can binge watch the entire sixth series today (Sunday, Feb 28) on PBS from 12n ET/11a CT to 9p ET/8p CT. If you haven’t seen anything so far, changes are afoot at Downton. If you’ve been a good trouper and watched all of series 6, you already know what those changes are.

There are many loose ends that need tidying up before the doors close at Downton. Creator/writer Julian Fellowes has always said that the final series would be about closure to a number of dangling story lines that he has created over the last six years. He also said you may not like all the closures as not every real-life storyline is tied up in a nice bow. Times are changing at Downton and that will be good for some and not so good for others.

Thankfully, it’s no spoiler alert to reveal that the on-screen sister relationship continues between Lady Mary and Lady Edith, which more closely resembles that of Joan Crawford and Bette Davis in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? That was a given whether you’ve been with the Crawleys from series one or if you just jumped on the Downton bandwagon at any point over the last 6 years.

Whatever your status may be regarding Downton Abbey, forget todays red-carpet nonsense known as the Academy Awards and head over to your local PBS station today and watch or re-watch the entire sixth and final series of Downton Abbey and get ready for some appointment telly on March 6 on PBS. Here’s a look ahead to next Sunday’s series finale.

While rumors have been swirling the internets lately with respect to what’s next for the Crawleys, the best one so far is that Mr. Bates and Anna will open a bed and breakfast. The name? The Bates Motel, of course.