But there’s worries for the Crawleys too, as Matthew investigates Lord Grantham’s management of the estate and Edith’s burgeoning career away from the family causes a stir.
Meanwhile, new arrivals Jimmy and Ivy add a touch of romance below stairs.
In other Downton news, Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary) has signed up to star alongside Liam Neeson in a blockbuster Hollywood movie set on an airplane attacked by terrorists.
And Joanne Froggatt (Anna Bates) got married in real life last weekend to partner James Cannon. Congratulations to the happy couple!
Downton Abbey is on ITV1 tonight at 9pm.