"There’s no point in getting in a state about being old" - Penelope Wilton
Some days were not made to wake up.
“I think people love these characters and people love Mary. I mean people like strength, they like complexity. She’s not a character you see a great deal, I don’t think, in film or television. She’s quite complex, she’s not easy to get to know. We’ve sort of warmed with her, haven’t we, as we’ve watched her these three years?” — Gareth Neame
It’s not your tooth that’s rotten.
Nothing gets past Isobel
I love this scene, but it always cracks me up. All the staring. Hysterical.
I called the scene when Mary realize she wanted Matthew.
It also - immediately following - when Mary asks about William’s mother - gives Isobel a window into Mary that few see. It’s then echoed in S2 when she sees Mary at Matthew’s bedside.
It’s all why it’s “a different conversation” when Matthew points out “I thought you didn’t like her for throwing me over.” Isobel’s feelings are irrelevant. It’s their feelings that matter. And she’s the one who sees them…
The next time I have a bad day at work Don Draper is more than welcome to show up, give me his jacket and take me out for a test drive in a Jaguar with drinks afterward.