Lady Mary’s New ‘Do


Cynthia:  Oh my gosh! Did you see Lady Mary’s new haircut on last week’s Downton Abbey?

Marcy:  Yeah. So.


Cynthia:  So… it’s so modern and unexpected.

Marcy:  That haircut is over 90 years old.

Cynthia:  But on the show it’s brand new. And … quite scandalous.



Cynthia:  I thought it was so thrilling when she walked into the drawing room with her new ‘do and art deco dress.


Marcy: Really?

Cynthia:  Shocking, really.

Marcy:  You’re a prude.

Cynthia:  What?

Marcy:  Scandalous? Thrilling? Shocking? What are you, a Dowager Countess wannabe? Are you going to wear a giant skirt with a bustle and swoon at the sight of an ankle?  Do you need smelling salts or something?

Cynthia:  You know, Marcy, Vanity Fair just did an entire article debating whether Lady Mary was a sociopath because she’s so mean and unfeeling.  And she’s like that for absolutely no reason. She has everything.

Marcy narrows her eyes and swishes her tail back and forth.

Marcy:  What are you saying?

Cynthia:  That you exhibit the same sociopathic tendencies as Lady Mary sometimes. And for no reason. You have everything.

Marcy:  Ahhh… I’m not a sociopath. I’m just a cat.

Cynthia:  Well, you can’t spell sociopath without c-a-t.

Marcy slinks off sadly. Cynthia feels horrible and rushes after her. She pets Marcy’s head.

Cynthia:  Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings. I’m so sorry, Marcy.

Marcy lays her head on Cynthia’s arm and looks up at her blinking.

Marcy:  Lady Marcy.


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  • Reply Anonymous February 13, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    Mary only did that to make her poor sister feel bad. It's always about Mary-Mary, Mary, Mary! 😉

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch February 14, 2015 at 5:20 am

      Uh oh. Do I sniff a Jan Complex? Are you by any chance a younger and often suffering overlooked younger sibling? I am going to have Penelope talk to you. She is the expert in Little Sister Revenge!
      xoxoxoxo, cynthia

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  • Reply Anonymous February 14, 2015 at 2:36 am

    I like Lady Mary's new do. The bluntness and hard edges suit her. I never thought she was a sociopath, just a bitch.

  • Reply Whimsical Preppy February 18, 2015 at 1:26 am

    I love the clothes and props in Downton Abbey! I do prefer Lady Mary's hair before the haircut but she does look great with the 20's bobbed cut too.
    I'm actually bugged that someone would call her unfeeling after a certain episode that was so dramatic and heart wrenching. I don't want to spoil it, just in case, but lets just say this scene included the whole family and she was the one jumping in to solve the problem, yelling at the doctors to do something. It showed us the strength of her character to not fall apart during such a horrible situation and to just jump in and try to help anyway she could while everyone else stood by dumb founded.
    I have not read this article but I'm curious now.
    Have you seen all of the episodes? If so I'm sure you can guess what scene I was talking about. It was one of the most dramatic scenes I have ever seen on TV. I also wish the writers would have thought of a nicer storyline, instead of taking the route that they did.
    Thanks for sharing,

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch February 18, 2015 at 10:12 pm

      Hmmmm… I am up to date on the episodes that have aired in America. The episode I and Vanity Fair are referring to is the one that aired last week – Feb. 8th. And she was so mean even the Dowager called her out on it. Does something awful happen later this season? Oh dear, I hope this is not the case. I'm like you and don't like when Fellowes gets all tragic.
      If you are referring to a few seasons ago I do know which one you are talking about and she was very sensitive there. That was a horrific scene. In fact, I kind of pretended it didn't happen.
      Where are you in the series? That would help me figure out where we are each coming from!
      Don't read the article if you are not up to date on the American airings!!!!

  • Reply GnomeLover February 23, 2015 at 6:59 am

    Ha! Lady Mary does seem like a sociopath. So funny. I wonder if it is intentional that they want you to think that. I liked her hair except for the tail. The back bugged me. Love the Marcy dialogue here. It was brilliantly written.


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