Slate’s Downton Abbey podcast recap and spoiler special, Episode 5.

A Spoiler-Filled Podcast on Downton Abbey Episode 5

A Spoiler-Filled Podcast on Downton Abbey Episode 5

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Feb. 1 2015 10:00 PM
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The Downton Abbey Podcast, Episode 5

The “Grand Drama” edition.

Elizabeth McGovern as Cora in Downton Abbey
Elizabeth McGovern as Cora in Downton Abbey.

Photo by Nick Briggs/Carnival Films via PBS

As a member of Slate Plus, you’ll get 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 frequent contributor Seth Stevenson to dissect the latest developments on the new season of Downton Abbey.  

In this installment of the podcast, Thomas and Stevenson discuss the tragedy among poor Edith’s shoulders, why Lord Merton and Isobel make a fine match, and whether Rose just might end up as Mrs. Atticus Aldridge.

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

Listen to the other episodes here.

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