The death of an era. (PBS)

‘Downton Abbey’ Series 5 Preview: Full Steam Ahead!

There’s a very quick scene in the opening credits of Downton Abbey that viewers most likely just quickly pass over (and, no, it’s not the shot of Grantham canine Isis’ back end!) Amid, the scenes of the morning ritual ringing bells and breakfast service, there’s a quick glance as a single petal escapes from a flowering plant and lands defiantly on a dressing table. This small sliver of disorder seems like utter chaos in such a buttoned up world.

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