Edith is forced to choose between the Traitor Ginger Impostor Child and her burgeoning career as the next Rupert Murdoch (a job for which she never does any work but occasionally mentions over breakfast). However, it is apparent that Thomas' near-death experience has changed him for the better, as he seems to show self-reproach for what he has done and no signs of the intense despair that he felt before. The thing with the movie is, this may well be the final installment, or if there is another installment that probably won't be on screens for another couple of years, so you want happy endings. He tells Lady Grantham that he thinks Nanny West is neglecting the children, leaving them unsupervised. James is satisfied that Thomas will be leaving, but it is not enough for Sarah O'Brien. By accepting all cookies, you agree to our use of cookies to deliver and maintain our services and site, improve the quality of Reddit, personalize Reddit content and advertising, and measure the effectiveness of advertising. Mr Pamuk, the Turkish ambassador who so unfortunately expired while embracing Lady Mary in the first series and whose supposed corpse was unceremoniously spirited away by the servants, turns out to have been living in Mrs Patmores cold-meats cupboard since 1912. His father is the sixth Earl of Grantham and Violet Crawley, and his mother is Lady Rosamund Painswick's sister. Thomas convinces Lord Grantham that this is proof of Alfred's being not ready for the job. His resentment of others, especially towards the Bateses (The happy couple and everyones so pleased for you), is probably born out of his own unhappiness. You had faith in me when I had none in myself and I'm grateful.Thomas thanking Miss Baxter for her kindness. Richard gives Thomas a key ring to remember him by until they can meet again before leaving Downton. He is the son of the 6th Earl of Grantham and Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, and the brother of Lady Rosamund Painswick. O'Brien encourages Alfred to tell Mr. Carson. Because it's a movie, it's not as dramatic as the series because you can't have two hours of drama and emotion. He bought high-end food stuffs that looked like quality goods. Thomas agrees but is clearly hurt that he won't get to spend as much time with Andy. Isis has gone missing from where he'd hidden her, and he spends all night looking for her. Well presume we have access to the current existing cast for the final episode, although its unclear whether Branson (Allen Leech) has definitively left the show. He was also friendly with Lady Sybil at the time, never showing any unkindness towards her. He is subsequently shown sobbing after both their deaths, also emphasizing his great ability to feel and care despite his aloof and cold exterior. You have reached your limit of free articles. Peter is the son of Bertie Pelham and Lady Edith Crawley, Edith found out she was pregnant shortly before the royal visit at Downton and was initially afraid Bertie would not be around during the baby's birth as King George had asked him to accompany him during an upcoming tour. While no one on the Downton Abbeyteam will divulge the specifics of the scene, producer Gareth Neame echoes Collier's thoughts. But what if its true and this is the end? Thomas's relationship with Daisy was rocky, at first. Lord Grantham announces that the war is over, with a ceasefire to come at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11. After this, he is also more sympathetic and defends Baxter. To Anna, he confided after hearing of Lady Sybils death that in [his] life, not many have been kind to [him]. Jimmy fetches Dr. Richard Clarkson and some of the other staff for Thomas and stays silent whilst Thomas fails to say what really happened, avoiding telling everyone that Jimmy left him alone to face the two men and get beaten. However, when he goes out that evening to retrieve her, he finds that Isis is not in the shed. Unfortunately, due to the fire Thomas rushes to help Edith while Lord Grantham, warning others of the fire, walks in on Jimmy and Lady Anstruther. We hope you enjoy your stay. Jan 7, 2022She knows that Thomas is the illegitimate son of O'Brien and Lord Grantham - and the rightful heir to the house. When the staff and the family travel to London for Lady Rose's wedding to Atticus Aldridge, Carson hires a temporary footman, Andrew. [2] He agreed to succeed Charles Carson on New Year's Eve, 1925, but resigns from his position in 1928 in order to move to California with film star Guy Dexter. She then begins acting as if their feud is now in the past. Thomas Barrow is perhaps the one character in the series who undergoes the greatest personality change. By rejecting non-essential cookies, Reddit may still use certain cookies to ensure the proper functionality of our platform. In the beginning he is often callous and rude, acting as a bully and manipulative. He tells Anna that he can't let a man have his life taken away. He arrived at Downton in 1910, indicating in 1920 he had worked there for ten years. Sarah O'Brien is fond of her nephew, and wants to see him succeed. He currently lives at Downton Abbey with his maternal grandparents, his mother, stepfather, half-sister, uncle, and eldest cousin. Manage all your favorite fandoms in one place! as Thomas Barrow apparently . Lack of a reference would make it almost impossible for him to find another job. Thomas then sabotages Alfred's efforts to clean a spot off of Matthew's tailcoat, resulting in a hole being burned through it. Lord Grantham, however, is so impressed by Thomas's effort to find his dog that he ends up giving Thomas a trial as his valet. Carson allows Thomas to stay a few days so he can work out his situation and later that evening is found outside by Mrs. Hughes, crying. Jimmy says that he can never give Thomas what he wants, and Thomas says that he understands that, but would like them to be friends. Downton Abbey closed its doors to fans on Christmas 2015, after six seasons unfurling the story of the Crawley family. So, by the time we finally got to see Thomas carve out a smidge of romantic happiness for himself in theDownton Abbeymovie, it was a welcome momentbut it was one that almost didn't happen. He is not so fond of the family as they appear to be fairly boring, and is lonely with such a small number of staff who he doesn't know, and he hates it. In 1925, the Dowager Countess gave Lord Grantham a new dog named Teo [2] [3] [4] Contents After the war, Thomas tries to make it as a black market businessman, but he foolishly spends all of the money he had saved buying from a man he had only briefly met in a bar. But with the help of loving wife Mrs. Hughes, he faced his fears head on, securing a spot in the Downton household for as long as hed like. From 1927 until 1946, he was director of the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) founded in 1859 by Louis Agassiz at Harvard University in Cambridge , Massachusetts . In Downton Abbey 2019, Barrow, who suffered as a closeted gay man all of his life, which fueled his nastiness throughout the Downton Abbey TV series, met the King's Valet, Richard Ellis (Max Brown), who is also gay. He realises that he will be forced to return to Downton Abbey as a footman. In Series 3, Thomas still feels animosity toward Bates. He appears to be a very bitter man, having constitutional objection to anyone being happy, according to Molesley. When she asks Thomas what is the matter, he refuses to tell her on the basis that she will be "shocked and disgusted", but after hearing this she insists that she will "have to hear" what is upsetting Thomas and he reveals to her what has transpired. Thomas just takes it and doesn't flinch, another sign that he may be used to physical abuse. Thomas convinces Lord Grantham that this is proof of Alfred being not ready for the job and results in Alfred being demoted. While in York, Thomas and Richard prank call Mr. Wilson, persuading him to send all of the footmen back to London. Thomas defends Jimmy, saying none of this was his fault and that he was an innocent victim. He also appears to be quite talented at cricket, Lord Grantham stating as much, noting he got most of the house team's runs in the 1919 match. And shes wearing Greens trademark bowler hat. "Remember this is not just the end of a long war, but it is the dawn of a new age. He arrived at Downton Abbey, a castle . Alfred confirms that Thomas won't allow a word to be said against Jimmy. She tells James that unless he insists, that someone like Thomas cannot be allowed to go to another respectable position, people will think that he is a homosexual too, and that they might suspect him of encouraging Thomas's advances. Alfred is a barely experienced footman, and Thomas sees it as an insult that he could just fall into the job in a matter of weeks. The last image before fade out? Upon returning from London, he continues to show an unhealthy interest in what's going on with Mr. Bates and Anna regarding the murder of Mr. Green. Thomas Barrow is a servant at Downton Abbey. He fetches Dr. Richard Clarkson and some of the other staff to help Thomas and stays silent whilst Thomas fails to say what really happened, and so avoids telling everyone that Jimmy left him alone to face the two men and gets beaten. He does later tell Baxter's secret to Molesley, who refuses to believe she could be a thief. When he confronts her about it, she tells him to keep his histrionics to himself, and later when the shirts mysteriously are returned, she just tells him to go and get his lordship into his pajamas and dismisses Thomas's threats about if anything like this happens again (Thomas after this hides a couple so as not to be caught out again). Lord Grantham's lawyer and close confidante continues to aid the family. He was played by UK actor, Robert James-Collier. Later on, Baxter hears a grunt coming from the bathroom. He reveals that he had been following Jimmy that day as he had seen that Jimmy had had too much to drink. Thomas, in a rare display of friendship and loyalty, helps Andy avoid Denker's schemes and get the money back that Andy lost. He manipulates her and uses her against Bates, getting her to lie to Carson several times. Lord Grantham is kind, decent, open-minded in his own cloistered way, and a gentleman through and through. Later Mrs. Hughes sticks up for Thomas to Carson telling him that James unintentionally flirted with Thomas to help himself get in good terms with the staff and that she did not find it right that Thomas should be ruined by this as he served and was wounded for the King and their country.