It’s the Christmas gift that Downton Abbey fans in the U.S. have waited more than two months to open. The series finale aired in the U.K. as a Christmas special in December, and fans stateside have had to avoid the temptation of peeking at news and reviews from across the pond. The Downton Abbey series finale airs on PBS Sunday, March 6, at 9pm ET (check local listings). While we’re not exactly in the Christmas spirit this month, fans should still expect to experience all of the feels for which the show has become famous. Previews for the finale have Mary (Michelle Dockery) reaching out to reconcile with her sister Edith (Laura Carmichael), Henry (Matthew Goode) finding renewed purpose as a husband and stepfather, and Carson (Jim Carter) facing a challenge that has him confronting the inevitability of change. And as the family and servants prepare to usher in 1926, a long-awaited day arrives for Anna (Joanne Froggatt) and Bates (Brendan Coyle).
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