唐顿庄园第一季第七集_5

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2013-6-4 16:50

唐顿庄园第一季第七集_5

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唐顿庄园第一季第七集_5

[EXT. LONDON, BELGRAVE SQUARE/ INT. LADY ROSAMUND'S HOUSE - DAY]
LADY ROSAMUND
Of all of you, Sybil might find joy in a cottage. But not you.
LADY MARY
We don't know it'll be a boy.
LADY ROSAMUND
Exactly. So ask Matthew to wait until the child is born. If it's a girl you can wed him happily, and all will be as it was before.
LADY MARY
But if I delay, won't he think I'm only after him for his position? Besides, I'm not sure I want to put him off, even without the title.
[Rosamund is surprised.]
LADY MARY
We get on so well, you know. And he's terribly clever. He might end up Lord Chancellor.
LADY ROSAMUND
And he might not. Oh, come along, Mary, be sensible. Can you really see yourself dawdling your life away as the wife of a...country solicitor?
[Rosamund marches off and Mary considers her words.]

[INT. LIBRARY - DAY]
[Carson enters with Robert.]
MR CARSON
But why would we ever want a telephone at Downton, my lord?
ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
Well, they have their uses. You could speak to the housekeeper in London. That'd be helpful, surely.
MR CARSON
I hope I have not failed in my management of the recent move.
ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
Not at all. But the telephone is here now, and the girls got used to it when we were in London. Besides, none of us know what the next few months will bring.
MR CARSON
Because of the Archduke's death?
ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
Austria won't get what it wants from Serbia. And now Russia's starting to rumble. Well, there's not much we can do about that. So, will you take care of the telephone man?
[Carson nods with a grumble.]

MR CARSON
Oh, about Mr Bates, my lord. I expect you've had time to consider the contents of that letter?
ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
Yes, but I find it very odd. Regimental silver? I could more easily see Bates as an assassin than a petty pilferer.
MR CARSON
I agree. And while the letter is hard to argue with, I wouldn't put anything past Thomas or Miss
O'Brien.
[Robert considers that remark as Carson leaves.]

[INT. DRAWING ROOM - DAY]
LADY SYBIL
So, what did we miss?
LADY MARY
Nothing much. Although you'd have had more invitations than I did.
VIOLET, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Have you thought about Matthew?
LADY MARY
Of course, but Aunt Rosamund...
VIOLET, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
No!
[Violet puts her hand up.]
VIOLET, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
She's written to me. I should pay no attention.
LADY EDITH
But Granny, she has got a point. Mary can't be completely na?ve.
LADY MARY
I don't need your help, thank you.

VIOLET, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Mary, listen to me. If you take Matthew now when his whole future is at risk, he will love you to the end of his days.
LADY SYBIL
Why, Granny, you're a romantic.
VIOLET, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
I've been called many things, but never that.
LADY EDITH
And what happens if the baby is a boy and Matthew loses everything?
VIOLET, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Mary can always change her mind.
LADY MARY
But I can't do that to Matthew. It's not how we are together.
VIOLET, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Oh!
[Violet sighs in frustration and turns away.]
LADY MARY
Now, I'm going upstairs to help Anna unpack.
LADY SYBIL
I'll come with you.

[Sybil leaves with Mary. Violet sits down with Cora and Edith.]
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Edith, why don't you go, too?
[Edith gets up with a sigh.]
VIOLET, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Sir Anthony Strallan was at Lady Wren's party. He asked after you.
[Edith smiles and exits.]
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Is she really serious about him?
VIOLET, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Any port in a storm. Oh, by the way, I was right about my maid. She's leaving to get married. I mean, how could she be so selfish?
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
I do sympathise. Robert's always wanting me to get rid of O'Brien, but I can't face it. Anyway, she's so fond of me.
VIOLET, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Well, I thought Simmons was fond of me. What am I to do?

CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Why don't I put an advertisement in
The Lady
? It's always the best place to start.
VIOLET, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Oh, that's so kind. Thank you. I really must be going. Now, don't let Mary wait for the baby before she gives Matthew her answer.
CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
I'm sure it's another girl.
VIOLET, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
I know those men of the moral high ground. If she won't say yes when he might be poor, he won't want her when he will be rich.