Every time they look at each other:
Every time they look at each other:
SOMEONE PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE GERMAN DUB OF 3x01 OFF OF ITUNES SO WE CAN GET REALLY HI RES STILLS OF ALL THE S/T SCENES.
BECAUSE OF REASONS.
For Christine (aka Pointless Things), because in her fanfic, Tom does have a younger brother named Niall…and here he is, trying to break his brother’s concentration as he practices his batting for Robert’s oh-so-important cricket match…of course he’s been roped into playing too. Sybil finds the whole thing hysterical
I love this!!! Thank you Sharon!!!!
Wow, I don’t know how I missed these. The top one I’ve seen a version of, but I’ve never seen it at such an angle that shows her quite so pregnant. And that bottom one?! Perfect for the November Rock the AU theme.
I LOVE these!
These pictures are so perfect!
Not going to type this whole thing, just the added lines (don’t pretend you don’t know it by heart anyway.
From the very start, as they’re getting out of the car (side note: looks like the whole thing might have originally been beside the car, glad they changed that):
Sybil waits for Branson to unload her two cases.
BRANSON: Now, where should we go?
SYBIL: No. I’ll take them. I’m a working nurse now. It’ll be tough enough to be taken seriously without a chauffeur carrying my luggage.
There’s a strange moment, as they just stand there.
SYBIL: (CONT’D): … Be hard to let you go. My last link with home.
Then this a few lines later:
BRANSON: I’ve told myself and told myself you’re too far above me, but things are changing. When the war is over, the world won’t be the same place as it was when it started.
SYBIL: I agree, but -
BRANSON: I watched you in that kitchen. You’re not like the others. You were working with those girls. There was no gulf between you.
SYBIL That’s true -
BRANSON: All right, I’m a driver now, but I won’t always be. I’m clever in my way, and a hard worker. And I’ll make something of myself, I promise.
SYBIL: I know you will.
And this little bit (which I actually agree with cutting):
SYBIL: That sounds more like you.
BRANSON: What do you mean?
SYBIL: Well you’re hardly an admirer of the British aristocracy.
She is trying to lighten matter, but she has misjudged him.
BRANSON: Please don’t make fun of me.
BRANSON: It’s cost me all I’ve got to say these things.
Speaking of the apology scene. Branson’s full line was:
BRANSON: What work? Bringing hot drinks to a lot of randy officers. This isn’t a hospital, it’s a holiday home.
I actually think this changes the scene for me. He’s not just insulting her work point blank, he’s saying she was doing more at the hospital, almost that she’s wasted here.
So there was more before Tom even got the to the drawing room that night and it makes Sybil’s odd ‘Granny’s here’ reluctance clearer.
There was a scene of the dinner that night that was completely cut and in it is this line:
During [a conversation], Sybil has signed to Anna, and when the latter bends down to hold the pudding plate Sybil whispers:
SYBIL: Find him and tell him not to come in. Tell him Granny’s here.
There are scenes of Anna looking for, and not finding Tom then there’s this:
EXT. DOWNTON. EVE.
Branson is turning into the kitchen courtyard, but he stops.
BRANSON: No, dammit. This time, you’re going through the front door.
Which annoys me that it was cut because how wonderfully would Allen have played that?
There’s nothing more during the actual drawing room scene but there is a note on how brilliantly Allen played it and I don’t usually agree with Fellowes but I have to here.
Allen Leech’s performance is wonderfully judged, too - slightly awkward, slightly defensive, and then, with Sybil’s support, comes to a gradual relaxation.
So the season two script books just got released and this was the first thing I looked for. Here you go, it happens during the concert, just before Mary and Edith sing.
Branson edges over from the servants to the nurses.
BRANSON: I was harsh with you the other night. To speak slightly of your work. I’d no right to do that.
SYBIL: No, you didn’t.
BRANSON: It’s just that when I look at you, not being sure if you’re mine, I feel I may explode.
He is whispering under the applause, but her expression catches Mary’s attention. Edith signals to Mary it’s time.
Sybil smiled with her husband as their daughter pointed curiously to the pile of bags waiting in the entrance hall.
“I think someone’s excited,” Tom told her as she came to stand beside them.
“I’m not sure anyone’s more excited to be leaving than you,” Sybil said with a teasing smile.
Tom had been almost giddy since the news they were moving to London. At first they had feared Sybil would be going alone but fate seemed to have finally decided to smile on them for once and not a week later Tom had received a job offer at a paper not far from the school Sybil would attend.
She didn’t think he’d stopped smiling since.
They had enjoyed the safety of Downton and Tom had even started to enjoy the company of some of her family but neither of them belonged here. There would be visits of course, they were still family (if at times, reluctantly). But it would never be home.
“It’ll be nice not to constantly be thought of as the former chauffeur,” Tom commented, seemingly out of nowhere, until Sybil caught sight of her father walking past outside.
She didn’t insult him by denying that. Her sisters and brother-in-law were almost his friends now, but to her father he would never be able to move past where he’d come from.
“I’ve missed just being Mr. and Mrs. Branson,” Sybil said, reminding him they were about to get away from all that.
Tom shifted the small child on his hip and smiled at her. She waited but unusually, he didn’t speak.
The smile widened.
“Don’t you mean the Dr. and Mr. Branson?”
This. Is. Stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have spent the last 5 mins watching this with my head tilted to the left… just trying to have that one last glimpse before the door gets in the way… LOL!
Amen girl, I do the same every time. I mean…uuuughhhh, the way he just…I mean look at his mouth! Just…DEVOURING her, he can’t get enough! And her arms move higher to hold fast to him because she wants more too, and she’s already on her toes, and he’s holding her steady…
Wow…that is a kiss!
Amen to that.
Let’s give them the lovestory they deserved (x)
I know some people search the world
To find something like what we have
I know people will try, try to divide something so real
So till the end of time, I’m telling you that in the world
No one, no one can get in the way of what I feel for you