唐顿庄园第一季第六集_12

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2013-5-30 11:45

唐顿庄园第一季第六集_12

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唐顿庄园第一季第六集_12

[EXT. STABLES - DAY]
[Mary walks in her riding clothes.]
LADY MARY
Does Carson know you're here?
WILLIAM
I heard you were going out, and I wanted to see how he was walking.
[William pets Diamond as he waits for her to take the reins.]
LADY MARY
Lynch is happy for me to ride him?
WILLIAM
Oh, yes. He's better. But I'll wait and see what he's like when you're up.
[Mary nods.]
LADY MARY
William, are you planning to go home soon?
WILLIAM
Well, it's a bit far for my half day, but I can maybe get the time to go in July, when the family's in London. That's if I don't go with you, of course.

LADY MARY
I think you should take a few days off and go now. I'll fix it. I'll speak to Father and to Carson. No one will mind.
WILLIAM
But why, milady?
LADY MARY
Your mother's not been well.
WILLIAM
Wha...how--how do you know?
LADY MARY
I heard someone mention it in the village. I forget who.
WILLIAM
I had a letter and she never said.
LADY MARY
Oh, I'm sure it's nothing, but I know it would cheer her to see you.
WILLIAM
Well... if it wouldn't be a bother.
LADY MARY
It won't. I'll arrange it as soon as I get back.
WILLIAM
Thank you very much, milady.
[Mary takes begins to walk the horse.]
LADY MARY
She ought to spend some time with the people she loves.

[INT. LADY GRANTHAM'S WRITING ROOM - DAY]
[Cora writes at her desk. Thomas enters.]
THOMAS
The Dowager Countess, milady.
[Violet enters and Cora stands, Thomas exits.]
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Good afternoon, my dear.
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Good afternoon.
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
There's no need to be so prim. I come in peace. Shall I sit here?
[Violet seats herself and Cora stands next to a nearby chair.]
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Now, I've been thinking. I confess I do not know if I would have had strength, mentally or physically, to carry a corpse the length of this house... but I hope I would have done.

[Cora smiles.]
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
You were quite right. When something bad happens, there's no point in wishing it had not happened. The only option is to minimize the damage.
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Or try to.
[Cora sits in the chair next to Violet.]
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
But if the Flintshires have got hold of it...
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
I've written to Susan. I said it was a story made up by Mr Pamuk's enemies to discredit him. Even if she doesn't believe me, she won't tell in case it reflects badly on her. The ambassador is dangerous, but then, how many people really go to the Turkish embassy?

CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
It only takes one.
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Well, I mean, it just can't be helped. We can't have him assassinated. I suppose.
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Robert still doesn't suspect.
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Oh, I should hope not. No, our only way forward is to get Mary settled as soon as possible.
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
I have news on that score.
[Violet looks surprised.]
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Matthew has proposed.
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM (gasp)
My, my. Has she said yes?
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
She hasn't said anything yet, except that she's going to have to tell him about Pamuk.
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
For heaven's sake! Why?
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
She thinks to keep it secret would be dishonourable.

VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
She reads too many novels. I mean, one way or another, everyone goes down the aisle with half the story hidden. The question is, will she accept Matthew?
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
I'm not sure.
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM (sigh)
Well, if she doesn't, we'll just have to take her abroad. In these moments, you can normally find an Italian who isn't too picky.
[Cora grins in amusement.]
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
We'll give her till the start of the grouse.
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Very well. If she turns Matthew down, we'll take her to Rome in the autumn.
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM (nods)
It's official.
[Violet stands and Cora does likewise.]
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Thank you for not turning against her. I know that you have rules, and when people break them you find it hard to forgive. I understand that and I respect it.
[Violet nods.]
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
In this case, Mary has the trump card.
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
What?
VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Mary is family.
[Cora smiles as Violet leaves.]