Cast photo from ITV.com
I am SO looking forward to the costumes of this season. I mean, look at Mary's dress in the photo above....swoon!! The chiffon, the lace, the shoes, the beading!!!
So apparently this season is going to see a birth (Sybil's baby?), a marriage (Matthew and Mary--looking forward to the gown!) a death (eep, wonder who?), and a mother-in-law (Shirley MacLaine as Cora's mother). I'm really looking forward to the scenes between Shirley MacLaine and Dame Maggie Smith.
Some more gossip from the Downton Abbey Wiki include O'Brien and Thomas having a falling out, Branson having a hard time with his in-laws (though we could definitely see that one coming...), a subplot around Catholicism (perhaps involving Branson), and Lady Mary learning to drive...
Who are you most excited to see again? What storyline do you want to see develop??