Slate’s Downton Abbey podcast recap and spoiler special, Episode 2.

A Spoiler-Filled Podcast on Downton Abbey Episode 2

A Spoiler-Filled Podcast on Downton Abbey Episode 2

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Jan. 11 2015 10:00 PM
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The Downton Abbey Podcast, Episode 2

The “Snoozer” edition.

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Lady Edith Crawley in Downton Abbey, Season 5, Episode 2.

Photo courtesy Nick Briggs/Carnival Film & Television Limited via PBS

As a member of Slate Plus, you’ll get early access to our Spoiler Special podcasts—including our newly launched series about Season 5 of PBS’s Downton Abbey! This Spoiler podcast will be available for Slate Plus members the moment each Downton episode ends, at 10 p.m. Eastern on Sunday nights. 

Each week, Slate’s culture critic and Outward editor June Thomas will chat with contributor Seth Stevenson about the drama, relationships, and intrigue in Downton Abbey.

In this installment of the podcast, Thomas and Stevenson dissect the Dowager Countess’ third-wheeling skills, Lady Mary’s birth-control spy mission, and why the Mr. Bates storyline keeps bringing Downton Abbey down.

This podcast contains major spoilers, so listen after you watch each episode.

Listen to the other episodes here.

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