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caeli1701:

Hold on a tic: given the bromance quote that strongly implies Jimmy won’t be leaving in the first episode, what does that mean if he does leave later on in the season?

Like how could you top the horror drama of a Lady A departure from a writer’s standpoint? Logically, what else could make Jimmy go, and what else could give it extra emotional impact than it already would have since Thomas will always love Jimmy?

Yeah, I can’t figure it out. Jimmy getting sacked over Lady Anstruther seems too convenient a way to write out Ed for JF not to use this. Maybe the reviewer who made that ‘bromance’ comment thought of Ethel or Edna or even Mosely, when he was out of a job, and assumed Jimmy would be hanging around too or at least turn up again. 

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In His Shoes

afewreelthoughts:

“What, Jimmy?  You’d never believe in magic?”

Giveaway fic for zhugh37.  If you recall, I posted the opening drabble for this prompt some months ago.  Sorry it’s taken so long to finish the thing!  Posted especially tonight because Halloween and to tell myself not to give up the ship!

Please forgive any typos!  This was written in a passion tonight, what with the anxiety the Downton trailer has caused.

Prompt:  Thommy body-swapping

Other Relevant Tags: Banna, accidental voyeurism, masturbation, magic spells

Words: 3493

Rating: M (tiny bit of smut.  It’s my first time, guys!)

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Ahhh really loved your take on this!  Loved all of Jimmy’s bungling and the deep denial (“if he had a lover, he wouldn’t need magic to know her mind, and she wouldn’t …”).  And loved that Thomas cottoned on so quickly and how easily he was like ‘here you go, Jimmy’ lol.  Thanks so much! This was really sweet and a nice picker upper after these last couple days!

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Oooh look the man who posted those pics the other day had won ‘An evening with Ed Speleers’ thing. Posted at @kitchenlangport.

Oooh look the man who posted those pics the other day had won ‘An evening with Ed Speleers’ thing. Posted at @kitchenlangport.

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A few more of Ed on the set of Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass in Gloucester on Monday. 

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zhugh37:

Ed on the set of Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass in Gloucester on Monday. (x)

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Ed on the set of Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass in Gloucester on Monday. (x)

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su-o:

First of all, we urge you to prepare yourself for Molesley’s (Kevin Doyle) new storyline, which involves a sticky black substance, a hilarious bath scene and banishment from upstairs.

Then there’s the saga of Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael) and her little girl, Marigold, who has been sent to live with the neighbouring Drewe family, but could the short distance between mother and daughter prove to be too much for poor Edith?

Another string left hanging from last series is the secret that Barrow (Rob James Collier) had over Miss Baxter (Raquel Cassidy), which we are very pleased to tell you is revealed in the very first episode of the new series.

The situation arises when, after the bullying of Barrow intensifies, Baxter is forced to reveal the blackmailing to her friend Molesley who then urges her to tell Lady Cora (Elizabeth McGovern) about her deep secret, before Barrow does.

We can tell you that Baxter does indeed confess her dark secret to her boss, but will it affect her place in Downton?

We can also tell you that when Lady Cora finds out about the blackmail, she is far from happy with Barrow but, when his own future at the Abbey looks to be in question, like a cat with nine lives, Barrow manages to redeem himself yet again. But how?

There’s also drama for another member of the serving staff, which will leave us wondering until the very last moment of episode one if they will be back for episode two….

In other news, The Dowager Countess tries to play cupid for Isobel (Penelope Wilton) but just what trick does she have up her sleeve? Branson (Allen Leech) rekindles his friendship with school teacher Sarah Buntin (Daisy Lowe) with a little help from Lady Rose (Lily James) but Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville) is far from pleased with the relationship, especially when it causes some unpleasantness at his anniversary meal.

Finally, Lady Edith manages to set fire to her bedroom after the party, causing everyone to have to evacuate the house, but in the process, a shocked Lord Grantham walks in on a rather compromising situation between two other characters…

Well, shit

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Another one from Monday’s shoot for Nuit Magazine. (Source)

Another one from Monday’s shoot for Nuit Magazine. (Source)

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Also from today. For Nuit Magazine. (Source)

Also from today. For Nuit Magazine. (Source)

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Outtakes from last year’s Marie Claire shoot. (Source)