Anna showed much courage first when she went to the jail to visit John, then after the trial. As the episode came to a close we found out that his sentence had been reduced from death by hanging to life in prison.
Then there's Tom Barrow. What a creep. First he steals Lord Grantham's dog and then he worms his way into John Bates' job.
At the end of the episode it finally happened, Matthew proposed to Lady Mary. It was a great scene. They were standing outside the Abbey, in the snow, and Mary told him he had to get down on one knee if he wanted to propose. He did. I thought it was great that Lady Mary retained her dignity after all she's been through.
What did you think of the episode? Any guesses a to what will happen with John Bates?