Downton Abbey just finished it’s final episode for season 4. That’s right, folks: it’s time for a finale recap!
1. Bates saves the day
Terrance Sampson, an awful thief, attempts to create a scandal by stealing a letter from Rose’s friend, Freda. The contents of the letter could bring shame down on the entire royal family. Downton conspires to pull a little caper to stop this from happening.
Thanks to Mr. Bates’ expert forging abilities, they craft a letter to ensure their passage into Sampson’s apartment when he’s not there. The goal is to find the letter and confiscate it. When that plan falls through, Bates snatches the letter from Sampson’s coat, effectively saving the royal family a heap of shame.