06 March 2016

Downton Abbey, The Final Season Fan Event, Farewell to a Wonderful Show!

Tonight, the final episode of Downton Abbey airs in the United States. I'll admit, I've seen it already. It was bittersweet and it still hasn't hit me that it is truly over.

Before the new year, PBS put on wonderful Downton events for fans in New York City. I was lucky enough to attend, not just once but both nights. The first night I was able to attend the screening and Q&A, the following evening, I attended the post show reception. I have to hand it to WNYC and PBS, they sure know how to put on a lovely event! I will miss these evenings and hope they will continue to have fan events for their numerous other awesome programs!

It was great to see the first episode of series six on a big screen! I did so love this seasons romances and drama. The Q&A was truly delightful. It was great to see the cast back together as they had wrapped months earlier and this was presumably one of the final times they would be together.

They brought so many for this final event; Julian Fellowes (creator), Exec. Producer Gareth Neame, Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham), Elizabeth McGovern (Lady Grantham), Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary), Allen Leech (Tom Branson), Phyllis Logan (Mrs. Hughes), Jim Carter (Carson), and Kevin Doyle (Mr. Molesley)!

The evening ended with photo opps with cast! They were all so sweet and I was glad to be able to tell them how much I enjoyed the show over the last six seasons. The first two photos were from a couple of nights before when the cast attended the opening of School of Rock, written by Downton creator, Julian Fellowes.

I hope you all enjoy the finale!

Kevin McNally & Phyllis Logan at the School of Rock Opening