“Downton Abbey’s” fourth season has been highlighted by the beginnings of a fight — albeit an exceedingly polite one — for Lady Mary’s heart. She’s not quite ready to move on, but Mary has been enjoying the attention from both Lord Anthony Gillingham (Tom Cullen) and Charles Blake (Julian Ovenden).
Mary hasn’t chosen one of her strapping suitors just yet, but which side are you on? Some “Downton” cast members make their choices in the above video.
Lesley Nicol is on Team Gillingham, while Allen Leech and Laura Carmichael agree with Zap2it that Blake has tension with Mary and he challenges her the way Matthew did. Leech adds that Evelyn Napier might also be an OK choice, to which we say — shhh, you be quiet, Allen Leech.
Phyllis Logan puts another vote in the Team Blake column, while Hugh Bonneville says he can’t possibly choose between them — then teases in a dastardly fashion that perhaps there’s going to be a third person in the mix. Is that another Napier reference? Perish the thought. Lady Mary can’t marry the man whose foreign house guest she slept with and killed.
Rob James-Collier has perhaps the most sensible vote: “The tallest one. I like tall men.”
Who do you think Lady Mary should choose? Vote below in our poll and don’t forget to watch “Downton Abbey’s” two-hour Season 4 finale on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on PBS.