Season 3 of Downton Abbey has already aired in the U.K., but if you are a law-abiding American viewer patiently waiting for its arrival in the U.S. on January 6, you might want to refresh your memory about what happened in Seasons 1 and 2 with the video below.
If any of the plot points mentioned don't ring a bell, you can always revisit Slate's Downton TV Club.
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