Downton Abbey

TV Show • 2010 • Drama  Report
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moonpie91
Animal death: in series 3, several of the main characters are shown hunting elk in the Scottish Highlands. One of their kills is clearly shown as they take the hunt back to the estate where they're staying. Animal near-death: in series 4, we are shown pigs under the care of the Downton estate. They are severely dehydrated and the camera lingers clearly on one piglet lying very still on its side. They are immediately attended to and all live, but the imagery can be very upsetting.
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squints
Isis shows signs of illness in S5:E5 and passes from cancer at the end of S5:E6. She is shown multiple times throughout the episodes lying on the ground not feeling well/in pain.
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Does an animal die?
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There is hunting and the family dog dies of old age
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FielranGaming
S2E9/CS - A dog is locked in a shed. It appears at first she is left there overnight; however, the dog has actually been taken to the village.
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Are there bugs?
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FielranGaming
S2E1 - A dead horse is shown in the opening scene. S2E5 - Blink and you'll miss it shot of a dead horse during the battle (2:37, shown <2 seconds)
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Does a cat die?
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A character who is gay uses medication as a form of conversion therapy.
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theficus
A character has an opioid addiction
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catharinamg
The characters do drink frequently, but not usually to the point where they’re drunk, though it does happen on occasion. One main character mentions that he abused alcohol in the past, but is now sober.
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Someone willingly gets shot in the hand to get off the battlefield.
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There is a scene where the manor catches fire and one major character almost dies. However, they all make it out alive
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FielranGaming
S1E7 - A character goes to a hospital in London for eye surgery. Nothing is shown on-screen. S2E2 - A character in the hospital suffers from gas blindness. His eyes are shown first bandaged, then with scarring.
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S2e2, the blind man at the hospital sl*ts his wrists between 35/39 min mark.. you see a pool of blood and his wrist briefly, then his face and he is clearly dead. After that scene, someone mentions that he snuck a r*zor in
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LinneaPreston
A character had lethal seizures due to childbirth complications
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ErikGroen
There are numerous soldiers of WW1 who are shown having arms or legs amputated, but the act of amputation is never shown.
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dorian1234
Not squashed, but a soldier is shot in the head.
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SPOILER A major character cheats on his wife with a servant, but eventually realizes it is wrong and stops
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A major character dies during childbirth
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DirkHelmrich
A mature child of two main characters dies which I would argue counts in terms of emotional commitment but not in terms of general triggers concerning death of children.
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FielranGaming
S2E7 - A character tries to pay a servant to report on his fiancee's movements and activities. The servant refuses.
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zaidelles
None shown; a few characters are shown playing with a ouija board in the Season 2 Christmas special, but it's largely used for comedic purposes and explicitly has various characters controlling the board themselves to tease the others or get their own points across. However, at the very end of the special, there is one instance of what is heavily implied to be (and confirmed by Julian Fellowes) the ghost of Lavinia genuinely communicating through the board.
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dorian1234
Not really a jumpscare, but a character is shot in the head in the middle of speaking during a scene in the trenches of WWI.
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MorganMarshall
a character spits into his own hand for assistance in a tug of war
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FielranGaming
S2E2 - There is the sound and image of dripping blood after a patient in the hospital commits suicide by slitting his wrists.
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averyanderson2018
1x02 - About 11 minutes in, Mrs. Crawley visits the hospital. They mention the word dropsy. Mute/look away for a minute. A man coughs up some blood. The noise is horrible. It’s over quite quickly- by 12:55 they’re outside the hospital. 2x05 - has Matthew v* into a bowl- you don’t see it but you can hear it a bit. He talks about being sterile and then says he’s going to be s* and then leans over a bowl that Mary holds for him. 2x08 - there are a few people in the house with Spanish flu; the scene has Lady Grantham writhing in her bed and then she leans over the bed and v* into a bowl. You don’t see it at all, but the scene is distressing to begin with and you can hear it. 6x05 - very very very distressing. The family and Neville Chamberlain are at the dinner table and Robert has been experiencing pain throughout the season, but after a few minutes he stands up, asked to be excused but then suddenly (and very graphically) v* blood across the table about three times. The rest of the scene he continues to s*u* blood. After the scene is over, you can still see blood on people's clothes, so to be completely safe, skip about 5-6 mins after you see them seated at the table.
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zaidelles
Thomas, who is gay, seeks conversion treatment in Season 5, which includes electro-therapy. This is never shown on-screen, but it is discussed several times, and the physical effects are clear, as is his mental deterioration.
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At one point of the series, the manor functions as a hospital. The hospital is important to the family and they support it. The main doctor is a frequent character and his office is shown multiple times.
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zaidelles
In S5, Thomas uses needles/syringes as part of his after-treatment from his conversion therapy. This is discussed, but never explicitly shown, though we do see an abscess he developed as a result of the injections.
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zaidelles
No character has cancer in the show, but there is a storyline where Mrs. Hughes believes she may have cancer, and her (and others') worry and distress over this is palpable until she gets the all-clear.
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zaidelles
A minor character, Edward, commits suicide in 2x02. A major character, Thomas, attempts suicide in the Season 6 finale, but is found and saved just in time. However, there is a potentially upsetting shot of him lying unconscious in the bath, which is filled with blood.
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SPOILER Thomas attempts suicide, and mentions of him “cutting his wrists” is mentioned later
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essencenchanted
Season 4, Episode 3 Mrs. Patmore suffers a brief panic attack in the middle of the episode.
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Burgerkingcomputers
Yes, season 4 e4 15m 40s, the scene with Mrs. Hughes and someone else talking in her room. It’s said explicitly in response to a question.
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Does a baby cry?
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forgetmenot
In season 1 episode 7 a main character is pregnant but miscarries because she slips and falls.
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zaidelles
Edith considers getting an abortion and visits a clinic, but after seeing a crying woman post-surgery, she doesn't go through with it.
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LinneaPreston
Multiple times, one of which is traumatic circumstances and ends badly for mother
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essencenchanted
A main character dies due to complications after birthing her child.
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Not explicit.
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Lazer
A main character from the downstairs staff is raped by someone visiting the house. The perpetrator remains in the house increasing the trauma and it becomes a major plot devise in a multi-episode arc.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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averyanderson2018
See the hate speech trigger warnings below
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dorian1234
No slurs are used, but there are multiple instances where Thomas has his sexuality belittled, especially by Carson -- Carson calls Thomas foul and revolting, and says he should be horsewhipped for his sexuality.
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ErikGroen
A major plot point for the early episodes is Mr. Bates' disability. During one scene, a character kicks Mr. Bates' cane out from under him and he falls face down on the ground.
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catharinamg
Once or twice throughout the show, fat jokes were directed at the cook. She also jokes about her own weight. It’s not a major plot point, but it is mentioned very occasionally.
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dorian1234
A Jewish character is told his family isn't really Russian because they're Jewish. Several other characters make antisemitic remarks about the marriage between a Jewish character and a non-Jewish character. There is also a reference to the pogroms in Russia.
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beaniesays
There is a scene where an LGBT chracter attempts suicide but is found and saved.
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catharinamg
In one Christmas episode, parents are shown hanging stockings on their children’s bedposts once they are asleep, but Santa is not explicitly mentioned.
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zaidelles
A major character is suddenly killed in a car crash in the Season 3 finale.
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zaidelles
Mr. Bates, in a verbal altercation with his wife, Vera, raises his hand to strike her and calls her a b***h. It's also implied (and confirmed by Julian Fellowes in the script books) that he mistreated her badly in the past, though we're told he was never physically abusive.
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zaidelles
Sybbie Branson is verbally abused by the family's Nanny on account of her father being a working-class chauffeur. The Nanny is reported on, overheard, and immediately fired, and this does not continue past the first scene we hear it.
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forgetmenot
In 6x05 between around 39:40 and 40:20 someone spews up alot of blood due to an ulcer bursting. It's (relatively to the series) very shocking. After the spewing of blood the character lies on the ground with alot of blood around/ on him. After 40:20 there is still some blood seen on the other characters it landed on, but its not very graphic or anything.
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dorian1234
There are multiple scenes set in the trenches of WWI, which include both gunshot sounds and on-screen gun violence. Two characters are shot -- one nameless character is shot in the head, and Thomas is shot in the hand. There are also several hunts, but the gun use in these scenes is mostly just implied.
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There is discussion of a relative drowning as the result of the titanic.
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YouAreAlmostOutOfMilk
No hangings take place, but it is presented as a possibility in response to Crimes
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Plumgirl
When a character is having a seizure they can't breathe and you can see their throat muscles contract
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forgetmenot
In season 3 episode 9/special a main character is killed in a car accident at the end of the episode. There are multiple shots of him lying dead on the side of the road, with blood shown.
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