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New Downton Abbey Season 6 Trailer Features More Intrigue, Dowager Countess’s Pursed Lips

As Downton Abbey moves into its sixth and final season, resuming in 1925, six months after the finale of Season 5, Edith’s gone to London alone, Carson remains obsessed with propriety, and the Dowager Countess is slinging one-liners as coolly as ever. We left off with Anna being happily freed from jail, and Bates, who had falsely confessed to killing Mr. Green and gone into hiding to get her out, getting cleared and returned home. Mary was also deep in flirtation with new love interest Henry Talbot; Carson and Mrs. Hughes got engaged.

That leaves several loose ends to tie up before the show comes to a close, but hopefully Anna and Bates will catch a break for once. And poor Edith, so worn down at this point, only wants “a life.” The season makes its stateside premiere on Jan. 3.