唐顿庄园第二季第七集_9

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2013-8-23 15:39

唐顿庄园第二季第七集_9

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唐顿庄园第二季第七集_9

[INT. KITCHENS - DAY]

ETHEL
If that's what he's like, I don't want his help. I don't want it.

O'BRIEN
I doubt you'll have the option. You're a dark horse. How did you keep it a secret all this time?

ANNA
Maybe when he's thought about it, he'll feel differently. You never know.

[Carson enters.]
MR CARSON
Anna, will you kindly go upstairs and help in the dining room? Ethel, please take the child and leave.

[Ethel takes Charlie from Anna's arms.]
MR CARSON
How did you get here?

ETHEL
I caught the bus and walked up from the village.

MR CARSON
Then can you reverse the process as quickly as possible.

MR BATES
She's very badly shaken, Mr Carson. She's lost everything.

MR CARSON
Are you all right for the fare?

ETHEL
Yes, thank you.

[EXT. DOWNTON ABBEY, FRONT DOOR - DAY]
[Robert sees off the Bryants.]

[INT. LIBRARY - DAY]

LADY MARY
He's their only grandchild. There can never be another.

SIR RICHARD CARLISLE
Even if Ethel is telling the truth--

CORA, COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
I believe she is.

SIR RICHARD CARLISLE
Even so, there‘s no legal reality to it. The child is her bastard and has no claim on them.

[The ladies react to that.]

ROBERT, EARL OF GRANTHAM
Steady on, sir. The ladies have had enough shocks for one day.

SIR RICHARD CARLISLE
I just don‘t see the point in pretending something can be done when it can‘t.

MATTHEW
What about you, mother? Can‘t one of your refugee charities help?

ISOBEL CRAWLEY
But she‘s not a refugee, and we have more claims on our funding than we can possibly meet.

LADY MARY
The truth is, Ethel‘s made her choice and now she‘s stuck with it.

LAVINIA
That seems a little hard.

LADY MARY
Does it? Aren‘t all of us stuck with the choices we make?

[Mary calmly drinks her tea while the others blanch at her coldness.]

[INT. KITCHEN STORAGE - DAY]

MRS PATMORE
Candied pear, well, well. I never thought you'd find that.

THOMAS
I hope you're pleased, Mrs Patmore.

DAISY MASON
Course she is, aren't you? There's stuff here we haven't seen since before the war. I can't wait to get started.

MRS PATMORE
I won't ask where you got it from, because I don't want to know.

THOMAS
I keep saying there's nothing wrong, so what I'd like to know is--

O'BRIEN
When will he get paid?

MRS PATMORE
When I'm satisfied.

O'BRIEN
And when will that be, oh Mighty One?

MRS PATMORE
When Daisy's baked the cake and I'm pleased with it. He understands. He knows this is just the sprat to catch the mackerel.

[INT. MATTHEW‘S GUEST BEDROOM - EVENING]
[Mr Bates helps Matthew into his wheelchair.]

MATTHEW
I really ought to walk to the library.

MR BATES
No need to rush it, sir. You‘re getting better every day.

[A knock at the door. Mr Bates opens it]

VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Oh, Cousin Matthew, may I come in?

MATTHEW
Please.

[Matthew tries to get up in her presence.]

VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
No, no, no. No, stay where you are. (to Bates as he exits and closes the door) Thank you.
[Matthew sits back down.]

VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
No doubt you will regard this as rather unorthodox, my pushing into a man‘s bedroom uninvited.

MATTHEW
Well, erm—

VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
It‘s just I don‘t want us to be disturbed.

[She sits down.]

VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
I‘m sure you know how pleased I am that you will recover after all.

MATTHEW
Thank you.

VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Just as I am delighted that you can once more look forward to a...to a happy married life.

MATTHEW
I—I‘m very lucky.

VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Now, this may come as a surprise, but I feel I must say it all the same.

MATTHEW
Please do.

VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Mary is still in love with you.

MATTHEW
What?

VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
I was watching her the other night when you spoke of your wedding. She looked like...Juliet on awakening in the tomb.

MATTHEW
Mary and I have always—

VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Of course, I suspected long ago that the flame hadn‘t quite gone out. But then there was no chance of your recovery, and it seemed best to let her try for happiness where she could.

MATTHEW
I—I quite agree, and--and Sir Richard is--

VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
No, le—let‘s not muddy the pool by discussing Sir Richard. The point is, you loved her once, you sure you can‘t love her again?

MATTHEW
Cousin Violet, I...please don‘t think I mind your...speaking to me in this way. I quite admire it, but...consider this: Lavinia came back against my orders, determined to look after me for the rest of my life, which meant that she would wash me and f--feed me and...do things that only the most dedicated nurse would undertake, and all with no hope of children or any improvement.

VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Yes. Yes, it‘s all very admirable, and I give her full credit.

MATTHEW
Giving her that credit, do you think it would be right for me to throw her over because I can walk? To dismiss her because I no longer have need of her services?

VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
Spoken like a man of honour. And we will not fall out over this.

MATTHEW
But you don‘t agree.

VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM
I would just say one thing. Marriage is a long business. There‘s no getting out of it for our kind of people. I mean, you may live forty...fifty years with one of these two women. Just make sure you have selected the right one.