唐顿庄园第二季第八集_2

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2013-9-3 11:10

唐顿庄园第二季第八集_2

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唐顿庄园第二季第八集_2

[INT. DRAWING ROOM - EVENING]
[Mary is standing up facing Robert.]

ROBERT
What do you mean, "you knew"?

LADY MARY
I hoped it would blow over. I didn't want to split the family when Sybil might still wake up.

ROBERT
And all the time, you've been driving me about, bowing and scraping and seducing my daughter behind my back?

BRANSON
I don't bow and scrape! And I've not seduced anyone! Give your daughter some credit for knowing her own mind!

ROBERT
How dare you speak to me in that tone. You will leave at once.

LADY SYBIL
Oh, Papa!

ROBERT
This is a folly! A ridiculous, juvenile madness!
[Violet holds up her hand.]

VIOLET
Sybil, what do you have in mind?

ROBERT
Mama, this is hardly—
[Violet holds up her hand.]

VIOLET
No. She must have something in mind. Otherwise, she wouldn't have summoned him here tonight.

LADY SYBIL
Thank you, Granny. Yes, we do have a plan. Tom's got a job on a paper. I'll stay until after the wedding; I don't want to steal their thunder.

[Sybil indicates Mary and Lavinia.]

LADY SYBIL
But after that, I'll go to Dublin.

CORA
To live with him? Unmarried?

LADY SYBIL
I'll live with his mother while the bans are read. And then we'll be married... [Sybil and Branson gaze into each other's eyes.]

LADY SYBIL
And I'll get a job as a nurse.

VIOLET
What does your mother make of this?

BRANSON
If you must know, she thinks we're very foolish.

VIOLET (chuckles)
So at least we have something in common.

[Robert, who has been facing the wall, whips around and storms into the centre of the room.]

ROBERT
I won't allow it! I will not allow my daughter to throw away her life!

LADY SYBIL
You can posture it all you like, Papa, it won't make any difference!

ROBERT
Oh, yes, it will.

LADY SYBIL
How? I don't want any money and you can hardly lock me up until I die! I'll say goodnight. But I can promise you one thing, tomorrow morning nothing will have changed. Tom.

[Sybil gives him a look to follow her out, leaving the rest of them in a state of shock.]

[INT. ETHEL'S HOUSE - DAY]

ETHEL
He's not coming here.
[Ethel folds up Mr Bryant's note.]

ETHEL
I don't want him to see this place. I won't have him pity me.

MRS HUGHES
The question is, are you prepared to let them into Charlie's life?

ETHEL
I suppose so, yes.

MRS HUGHES
Good. I'll ask them to Downton for Monday at four. And this time, it'll be all above board.

[INT. SERVANTS' HALL - DAY]

O'BRIEN
Can't have expected to live here free forever.

THOMAS
I didn't expect to get booted out.

O'BRIEN
You'll have to find some work.

THOMAS
It's not that easy. Every Tom, Dick, and Harry's looking for work these days and they don't all have a hand like a Jules Verne experiment.

[Branson enters.]

ANNA
Mr Branson, I know it wasn't easy last night.

BRANSON
We should've spoken out long ago.

DAISY MASON
Spoken out about what?

BRANSON
Oh, why not? Lady Sybil and I are getting married.
[Carson enters and the servants stand.]

MR CARSON
Have you no shame?

BRANSON
I'm sorry you feel like that, Mr Carson. You're a good man. But no, I have no shame. In fact, I have great pride in the love of that young woman and I will strive to be worthy of it.

MR CARSON
I will not disgrace myself by discussing the topic, and nor will anyone else. Now, if you will go, Mr Branson, we will continue with our day. Leave an address where we may forward what is owing to you.

BRANSON
No problem there, Mr Carson. I'll be at the Grantham Arms in the village until Lady Sybil is ready to make her departure. I bid you all a good day.

JANE
Is it really true--?

MR CARSON
Please. I have asked for silence and silence I will have.

[INT. GREAT HALL - DAY]
[Lavinia puts a record on the gramophone as Violet enters the house.]

VIOLET
What on earth is it?

LAVINIA
A gramophone. Some cousins of mine have given it to us.

VIOLET
I should stand well clear when you light blue touchpaper.

[INT. DRAWING ROOM - DAY]
[Violet enters while Edith is sorting the wedding presents.]

VIOLET
All on your own?

LADY EDITH
I've left space at the front for jewels. I know Lavinia's getting something from Papa.

VIOLET
And from me. Though she's so slight, a real necklace would flatten her.
[Edith and Violet chuckle.]

VIOLET
What news of Sybil?

LADY EDITH
Papa is with her now.

VIOLET
I'm afraid it'll end in tears.

LADY EDITH
Maybe. But they won't be Sybil's.

VIOLET
I used to think that Mary's beau was a misalliance, but compared to this, he's practically a Hapsburg.

[Edith smiles for a moment.]

VIOLET
Oh, don't worry. Your turn will come.

LADY EDITH
Will it? Or am I just to be the maiden aunt? Isn't this what they do? Arrange presents for their pretty relations?

VIOLET
Don't be defeatist, dear, it's very middle class. Now, I better go up and support your father.