唐顿庄园第一季第一集_4

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2013-4-12 14:13

唐顿庄园第一季第一集_4

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唐顿庄园第一季第一集_4

[INT. LADY GRANTHAM'S BEDROOM - EVENING]
[Robert knocks and enters.]
ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
You look very nice.
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Thank you, darling. Did Murray make matters clearer?
ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
Yes, I'm afraid he did.

[Cora is disappointed, but she waits for O'Brien to leave before speaking.]
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
By the way, O'Brien says Bates is causing a lot of awkwardness downstairs. You may have to
do something about it.
ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
She's always making trouble.
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Is that fair? When she hasn't mentioned it before now.
ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
I don't know why you listen to her.
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
It is quite eccentric, even for you, to have a cripple valet.
ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
Please...don't use that word.
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Did he tell you he couldn't walk when he made his application?
ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
Don't exaggerate.
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Doesn't it strike you as dishonest not to mention it?
ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
I knew he'd been wounded.
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
You never said.


ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
You know I don't care to talk about all that.
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Of course, I understand what it must be like to have fought alongside someone in a war.
ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
Oh, you understand that, do you?
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Certainly I do. You must form the most tremendous bonds. Even with a servant.
ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
Really? \"Even with a servant\"?
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Oh, Robert, don't catch me out. I'm simply saying I fully see why you want to help him.
ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
But?
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
But...is this the right way? To employ him for a job he can't do? Is it any wonder the others
noses are put out?
ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
I just want to give him a chance.
[Cora sighs.]

[INT. DRAWING ROOM - EVENING]
[Robert enters to find Violet looking out a window.]
ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
Mama, I'm sorry. No one told me you were here.
[Violet turns around and opens her decorative fan to block the light coming from the electric
chandelier.]
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Such a glare. I feel as if I were on stage at the Gaiety.
ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
We're used to it. I do wish you'd let me install it in the Dower House; it's very convenient. The
man who manages the generator could look after yours as well.
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
No. I couldn't have electricity in the house. I wouldn't sleep a wink. All those vapours seeping
about.
ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
Even Cora won't have it in the bedroom. She did wonder about the kitchens, but I couldn't see
the point.
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Well, before anyone joins us, I'm glad of this chance for a little talk.

[They sit.]
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
I gather Murray was here today?
ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
News travels fast. Yes, I saw him, and he's not optimistic that there's anything we can do.
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Well, I refuse to believe it.
ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
Be that as it may, it's a fact.
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
But to lose Cora's fortune!

[Robert scoffs and stands up.]
ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
Really, Mama, you know as well as I do that Cora's fortune is not Cora's fortune anymore.
Thanks to Papa it is now part of the estate, and the estate is entailed to my heir. That is it. That
is all of it.
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Robert, dear, I don't mean to sound harsh--
ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
You may not mean to, but I bet you will.
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Twenty-four years ago, you married Cora against my wishes for her money! Give it away now,
what was the point of your peculiar marriage in the first place?
ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
If I were to tell you she's made me very happy, would that stretch belief?
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
It's not why you chose her...above all those other girls who could've filled my shoes so easily.
ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
If you must know, when I think of my motives for pursuing Cora, I'm ashamed. There's no need
to remind me of them.
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Don't you care about Downton?
ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
What do you think? I've given my life to Downton. I was born here, and I hope to die here. I
claim no career beyond the nurture of this house and the estate. It is my third parent and my
fourth child. Do I care about it? Yes, I do care!

[Someone enters and Violet gives him a shushing expression.]
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
I hope I don't hear sounds of a disagreement.
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
What? Is that what they call discussion in New York?
LADY MARY
Well, I'm glad you're fighting. I'm glad somebody's putting up a fight
LADY SYBIL
You're not really fighting Granny, are you, Papa?
ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
Your grandmother merely wishes to do the right thing. And so do I.
[Carson enters.]
MR CARSON
Dinner is served, my lady.

[INT. KITCHENS - EVENING]
DAISY
Does anyone else keep dreaming about the
Titanic
? I can't get it out of my mind.
GWEN
Not again. Give it a rest.
ANNA
Daisy, it's time to let it go.
DAISY
But all them people freezing to death in midnight icy water.
MISS O'BRIEN
Oh, you sound like a penny dreadful.
GWEN
I expect you saw worse things in South Africa, eh Mr Bates?
MR BATES
Not worse, but pretty bad.
DAISY
Did you enjoy the war?
MR BATES
I don't think anyone enjoys war, but there are some good memories, too.
ANNA
I'm sure there are.
GWEN
Mr Bates, could you hand me that tray?

[Mr Bates gets up to grab it, but his knee twinges and he spills the whole contents on the floor as he grabs his knee. Anna gets up quickly.]
ANNA
I'll do it.
[Gwen clearly feels awkward.]
MR CARSON
Ladies are out. We've given them coffee. His Lordship's taken his port to the library. Anna,
Gwen, go up and help clear away. Er, Daisy, tell Mrs Patmore we'll eat in 15 minutes.
[Mr Bates, Mr Carson, and Miss O'Brien sit at the table.]

[INT. DINING ROOM - EVENING]
[The servants clear the table.]
GWEN
I keep forgetting, does this go next door or back to the kitchen?
THOMAS
Those go back, but the dessert service and all the glasses stay in the upstairs pantry.
WILLIAM
Put it on here.
[Gwen sets the dish down on the tray. O'Brien creeps up to Thomas in the antechamber.]
THOMAS
What is it?
MISS O'BRIEN
Her Ladyship's told him she thinks Mr Bates ought to go. She said to me, \"If only His Lordship had been content with Thomas.\"
THOMAS
Did she really?
ANNA
What are you doing up here?
MISS O'BRIEN
It's a free country.
ANNA
Well, I'm going for my dinner. You two can stay here...plotting.

[INT. THE DOWER HOUSE - DAY]
[Violet holds a letter.]
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
So, the young Duke of Crowborough is asking himself to stay.
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
We know why?
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
You hope you know why. That is not at all the same. You realise the duke thinks Mary's prospects have altered?
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
I suppose so.
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
There's no suppose about it. Of course, this is exactly the sort of opportunity that will come to Mary if we can only get things settled in her favour. Is Robert coming 'round?
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Not yet. To him, the risk is we succeed in saving my money, but not the estate. He feels he'd be betraying his duty if Downton were lost because of him.
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Well, I'm going to write to Murray.
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
He won't say anything different.
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Well, we have to start somewhere. Our duty is to Mary. Well, give him a date for when Mary's out of mourning.
[Violet hands the letter back to Cora.]
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
No one wants to kiss a girl in black.

[INT. LADY MARY'S BEDROOM - DAY]
[Sybil puts a flower in Mary's hair as they stand in front of the mirror.]
LADY EDITH
Oh, do stop admiring yourself. He's not marrying you for your looks. That's if he wants to marry
you at all.
LADY MARY
He will.
LADY SYBIL
You look beautiful.
LADY MARY
Thank you Sybil, darling.
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
We should go down. They'll be back from the station at any moment.
[The girls file out.]
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Let's not gild the lily, dear.
[Cora takes the flower out of Mary's hair and lowers her voice to a whisper.]
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
And Mary, try to look surprised.

[INT. SERVANTS' CORRIDOR - DAY]
MR CARSON
You all ready?
[Carson inspects William's uniform.]
MR CARSON
Very well. We shall go out to greet them.
DAISY
And me, Mr Carson?
MR CARSON
No, Daisy, no you.
[Daisy's expression falls.]
MR CARSON
Can you manage, Mr Bates, or would you rather wait here?
MR BATES
I want to go, Mr Carson.
MR CARSON
There's no obligation for the whole staff to be present.
MR BATES
I'd like to be there.
MR CARSON
Well, it's certainly a great day for Downton to welcome a duke under our roof.
THOMAS (to William)
Remember to help me with the luggage. Don't go running off.
MR BATES
I'll give you a hand.
THOMAS
Oh, I couldn't ask that, Mr Bates, not in your condition.
[The servants head upstairs and Thomas turns to Mr Carson.]
THOMAS
How long do we have to put up with this, Mr Carson, just so I know?

[EXT. DOWNTON ABBEY, FRONT WALK - DAY]
[The servants line up and the family exits the house. William opens the car door for the duke
and Robert.]
ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
Welcome to Downton.
[Mrs Hughes and the housemaids curtsy and the men bow their heads.]
DUKE OF CROWBOROUGH
Lady Grantham, this is so kind of you.
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Not at all, Duke. I'm delighted you could spare the time. You know my daughter, Mary, of
course.
DUKE OF CROWBOROUGH
Of course, Lady Mary.
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
And Edith, but I don't believe you've met my youngest, Sybil.
DUKE OF CROWBOROUGH
Ah, Lady Sybil.

[They step forward to shake hands.]
LADY SYBIL
How do you do?
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Come on in, you must be worn out.
DUKE OF CROWBOROUGH
Oh, Lady Grantham, I have a confession to make, which I hope won't cause too much bother. My man was taken ill just as I was leaving, so...
ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
Oh, well, that won't be a problem, will it Carson?
MR CARSON
Certainly not. I shall look after His Grace myself.
DUKE OF CROWBOROUGH
Oh, no, I wouldn't dream of being such a nuisance, surely a footman...

[The duke looks at Thomas.]
DUKE OF CROWBOROUGH
I remember this man. Didn't you serve me when I dined with Lady Grantham in London?
THOMAS
I did, Your Grace.
DUKE OF CROWBOROUGH
Ah, there we are. We shall do very well together, won't we...?
THOMAS
Er, Thomas, Your Grace.
DUKE OF CROWBOROUGH
...Thomas.
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Good.

[The family heads inside.]
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
I hope you had a pleasant journey.
[O'Brien kicks Bates's cane out from under him and he falls.]
ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
Bates, are you all right?
MR BATES
Perfectly, my lord. I apologise.
[The family continues inside and Bates looks up at O'Brien. Anna crouches down to help
Bates.]
ANNA
Mr Bates.
[William closes the front door and Anna helps Bates to his feet.]
ANNA
That's better.
MR BATES
Please, don't feel sorry for me.
[Bates and Anna walk around to the servants' entrance behind the others.]

[INT. CORRIDOR - DAY]
LADY MARY
What shall we do? What would you like to do?
DUKE OF CROWBOROUGH
I think I'd rather like to go exploring.
LADY MARY
Certainly. Gardens or house?
DUKE OF CROWBOROUGH
Oh, house, I think. Gardens are all the same to me.
[They chuckle.]
LADY MARY
Very well. We can begin in the hall, which is one of the oldest--
DUKE OF CROWBOROUGH
No, not all those drawing rooms and libraries.
LADY MARY
Well what, then?
DUKE OF CROWBOROUGH
I don't know. The...the secret passages and the attics.
LADY MARY
It seems a bit odd, but why not? I'll just tell Mama.
DUKE OF CROWBOROUGH
No Don't tell your mama.
LADY MARY
But there's nothing wrong in it.
DUKE OF CROWBOROUGH
No, indeed, I'm--I'm only worried the others will want to join us.
[Mary smiles, flattered.]