Matthew and William are back at the frontline... Cora informs Mrs Hughes they will be expecting a visit from Major Bryant who is back to visit his friends still convalescing at Downton. Mrs Hughes mentions the news to Ethel, who urges her to pass a letter on to Bryant. Bates has received the Decree Nisi, but not the Decree Absolute and has given Vera most of his money to achieve this. But Vera wants more and returns to Downton to heap yet more revenge on Bates. Will Carlisle be able to save the day? Cora is busy running Downton at the expense of Lord Grantham, while Sybil and Branson discuss politics and Branson declares his feelings for Sybil. However will she react this time?