Downton Abbey’s third season might not be over yet, but it has certainly been a roller coaster ride so far. From the highs (Matthew and Mary get married!) to the lows (Sybil, no!) this season of the the upstairs-downstairs British import has been a bumpy ride.
To get us through the rest of the season, we might need a little help from our old friend alcohol. (Or whatever your drink of choice is. Maybe tea!) Until the final credits roll on the third season of Downton, here’s a way to deal with the nail-biting tension, Bates’ time in jail, and all the changes the 1920s are bringing to our friends at Downton. Please drink your beverage of choice responsibility.
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#14 Drink every time a storyline is repurposed from a former season like we wouldn’t notice.
Hello again Ethel!
#13 Drink every time someone mentions Alfred’s height.
He’s the tallest person anyone on Downton has ever seen.
#12 Drink when Mary says something mean.
Take a second drink if it’s about or to Edith.
#11 Drink when something falls out of the sky to solve a storyline.
Oh hey, we just got some money right when we needed it! What are the odds?
#10 Drink every time Bates shows up in jail and you lose interest in the episode.
Take a second drink if you think someone is about to get shanked and then they don’t.
#9 Drink every time Carson and Mrs. Hughes are obviously meant-to-be.
This could just be me.
#8 Drink every time there is a very vague sex pun.
Take a second drink if Matthew is the one saying it.
#7 Drink every time Robert thinks he’s smart and later turns out to be obviously dumb and wrong.
#6 Drink every time something soul-crushingly depressing happens.
I’m not crying, it’s just raining on my face.
#5 Drink every time the Dowager Countess says Branson instead of Tom.
#4 Drink every time something terrible happens to Edith.
Can Edith ever catch a break?
#3 Drink every time Thomas uncomfortably hits on Jimmy.
Who knew fixing clocks could be filled with so much bad touching?
#2 Drink every time O’Brien does something evil.
Extra sip if it’s to former scheming pal Thomas.
#1 Drink every time someone mentions the changing times.
Please stop before you die of alcohol poisoning.