1,330, This story has been shared 1,170 times. Manage all your favorite fandoms in one place! This storyline was based on a true story that Julian Fellowes heard from a friend although the identity of the diplomat and grand country house where his death occurred still remains a secret. Mr. Pamuk had earlier rebuffed Thomas advances but blackmailed Thomas that he would not say anything (which would result in Thomas getting sacked) if he would do something for him (Mr. Pamuk). Then I was super confused by her reference feeling like Tess of the dUrbervilles in Season 2 as Tess was raped and eventually kills her attacker. What We Know, Chris Rock Jokes About Watching Emancipation to See Will Smith Getting Whipped In Advance of Netflix Special: Report. This was back in the 1920's, the operation seemed small enough that anesthesia was not needed, and it required a period of abstinence. Dont Forget The B-Plot: Meanwhile, its revealed that Gwen (Game of Thrones Rose Leslie) wants to leave service and become a secretary, Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael) embarrasses herself by trying to flirt with the uninterested Cousin Matthew and theres more debate over whether or not if they should smash Downtons entail so that Lady Mary can at least inherit Coras (Elizabeth McGovern) money. He has starred in the horror films Underworld: Awakening (2012) and Underworld: Blood Wars (2016), the action film How It Ends (2018), and the science fiction . There are lines in the script - Pamuk suggested for her bring a phial of blood and hide it under her pillow on her future wedding night. Sign up for exclusive newsletters, comment on stories, enter competitions and attend events. Others have addressed why she hasnt defended herself, so I will just add that perhaps she was actually more focused on having lost Pamuk than on her reputation. Where might Fellowes have dreamed up such a dramatic moment of such gargantuan proportions? Reader #2 Q1. [6][7], James was raised in Askett. As fans of the show will know, the same cannot be said of Lady Mary, whose story did not entirely go untold. It never got out," he concluded. Lady Mary was perhaps hesitant to accept Matthew even prior to the news of her Mothers pregnancy because she was still trying to process and understand all of her young feelings. 1) Well, Mary was obviously attracted to the man, and he was attracted to her, and there was quite a lot of flirting. (Yes, we are fallible. He was the son of Mr Mason and the husband of Daisy Mason. Pamuk," the dashing Turkish diplomat who makes a fateful visit to the Abbey. The online feature ends on March 6th. The gorgeous and charming Lady Sybil rocked the family to its core when she shunned all of her suitors and pursued a secret romance with Tom the chauffeur instead, eventually eloping with him. We tried the potato ice cream from Van Leeuwen. Downton Abbey Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. Well, at least it all worked out for Mrs. Hughes-Carson! The local Downton doctor, Dr. Richard Clarkson, believes that Kemal had a heart attack in his own bed. Where the script does not make plain to us we are left with only our imagination. 2) It was clearly shown that Mr. Pamuk was led to Lady Marys chamber by Thomas the footman late at night. Isis wasn't the first of Lord Grantham's prized golden retrievers to pass away during the run of the show, but she was the most high-profile. Seduction: Lady Mary and her Turkish visitor Kemal Pamuk, You must be at least 18 years old to create an account, Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number, I would like to be emailed about offers, events and updates from Evening Standard. Score all-time low prices on the M2 Mac mini, Amazon Halo Rise, and LG CordZero A9 Kompressor stick vacuum plus more of today's best deals. By sharing her success story around the dinner table, she can't help but elegantly shame Mary, yet again, for her small-minded snobbery. The Mr Pamuk Scandal in 5 Minutes (Theo James) | Recap | Downton Abbey Downton Abbey 179K subscribers Subscribe 17K views 1 month ago #DowntonAbbey A Recap of the scandal to end all. 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In one of a shocking, almost unwatchable episode, Lord Gillingham's sociopathic valet corners Anna during a holiday party and attacks her viciously. Series creator Julian Fellowes insisted the dog's death had nothing to do with the unfortunate modern connotations of her name. [9][10], In 2010, James made his television debut in two episodes of A Passionate Woman. She nodded yes and then grabbed Pamuk and kissed him. Only two days remain to watch Downton Abbey Season 2 on PBSs website. For 4 I think it has something to do with marys pride as well. It did seem like rape to me at first, but upon rewatching the episode, it becomes clear that Mary is attracted to Pamuk, bored and longing for some excitement. I look forward to seeing Dalton Abby asap. That mystery dogs the Downton heroine through at least three seasons, threatening her all-important chances at love, overcoming trauma, or ever wanting to have sex again. "The older woman realised that if the story got out, the house would be tainted by scandal. Who inherits Downton Abbey? So, she invites the boring, but likable, Evelyn Napier (Brendan Patricks) to stay at Downton Abbey and join in on a hunt. She has been a sex and dating writer for a decade and she is the author of Rough(Opens in a new tab) (Penguin Random House, 2021). Click on image. WHY does she not defend herself? and yes, I think that Mr. Pamuks death had a profound impact on her if her first sexual experience was a rape and a death, it seems understandable if she then had to deal with a period of frigidity and avoidance of sex. So we might say we would fight our attacker off, but until we are in such a situation, we really do not know how we would respond. Tell me you will come to me when you finally come home. A timeline of events in Downton Abbey from the 1530s to 1928. The catch? William Mason (d. 26 July, 1918) was the second footman at Downton Abbey until his conscription into the British army in World War I. Anyone with any common sense would have surmised that Thomas betrayed Lady Mary. :) Then Pamuks intentions would be revealed and Thomas would be more the hero. James was cast in Stranger while still in his final year at drama school. Evelyn Napier is bringing an unexpected guest: a Turkish diplomat named Kemal Pamuk (Divergents Theo James). Once again we have to wait 10 anxious months before seeing the results. I agree but I dont think that it would make any difference! Evelyn initially took Kemal as a duty, but liked Kemal more and more the longer he knew the gentleman. Evelyn Napier is bringing an unexpected guest: a Turkish diplomat named Kemal Pamuk ( Divergent 's Theo James ). Then, Kemal Pamuk died in Lady Marys bed. Kemal is very attracted to Lady Mary Crawley, who returns his flirting while riding horseback and again at dinner. Dowager Countess may be a pillar of British society, but it turns out that she almost left her husband and kids for the wild-eyed, mysterious Russian Prince Kuragin. 'Wheel of Fortune' Gets Awkward as Pat Sajak Snaps at Contestant for Grabbing Wheel: "Don't Touch That", Is 'Yellowstone' On Tonight? She had enjoyed flirtations but Matthew really was her first true love. ? 575, This story has been shared 568 times. 2)She did not greet him joyously; she told him to go and threatened to scream, and did not when she was convinced that bringing attention to this would ruin her future. THE author of a hit TV costume drama says a shocking sex scandal that featured prominently in the first series was based on a real 19th-century incident. [31] In 2015, he became the brand ambassador for Hugo Boss fragrances for men, appearing in print ads and commercials. . Noboday asks her what happened in the bedI guess they just assume there was intercourseis that what we are to assume? What Its About: After being thwarted by The Duke of Crowborough (Charlie Cox), and flung atmiddle-classCousin Matthew (Dan Stevens), Lady Mary Crawley (Michelle Dockery) is determined to find a proper aristocratic husband. Matthew will someday inherit both the earl's title and his real estate, thanks to the entail. The cause, it is later revealed, was a heart attack, but many viewers suspected something more sinister. James played James, an obnoxious night club rep, in the British comedy The Inbetweeners Movie (2011). "About 15 years ago he was looking through a diary of a great aunt, and in it was this account of a diplomat. However, the Republic of Turkey was not established until 1923, and Istanbul was not officially renamed until after the start of WWI. Based in the UK, Rachel writes about sex, relationships, and online culture. The fact that there was uncertainty in Matthews position also heightened it. What did Mustafa Kemal do for Turkey? Gwen's ambitions to leave service to become a secretary is discouraged, Bates takes painful steps to overcome his limp, and a dashing Turkish diplomat visiting Downton seems to work his charms on everyone - especially Mary. "It said, 'We had a great tragedy this weekend. I think that he meant that he wouldnt tell anyone so she would still be a virgin to society and to her future husband. William Mason PBS Sweet-natured footman William went off to war, where. the PBS version was cut, unfortunately, in many small but critical places. We can cook as 100 years ago? as well. 1903. He is best known for portraying Tobias "Four" Eaton in The Divergent Series film trilogy. Each email has a link to unsubscribe. The woman was at "her wits' end" and woke up the matron, an older woman who realised that if the story got out, everyone in the house would be tainted by scandal. From season 1 episode 3: Cora's attempts at. Sir Richard Carlisle (b. before 1891) is the son of the late Mr and Mrs Mark Carlisle of Morningside, Edinburgh, and he was the fianc of Lady Mary Crawley. (Sexual coercion is a form of rape.) I would love to see what would have happened had Thomas had a sense of humor and led Pamuk to, oh say Coras room? Splurge on 'Sons of the Forest' to fill your spring with splendid survivalism. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jane Austen's World with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. Cora never suspects O'Brien's treachery, and somehow the lady's maid lasts a few more seasons. It's probably one of the best and or memorable episodes of the series. But we love the warm and fuzzy closure his replacement brings. "In an English country house, there had been a house party. In 2012, James appeared in the miniseries Room at the Top as Jack Wales and ITV's Case Sensitive as Aiden Harper. Kicking the series off in high-drama style, weekend guest Kemal Pamuk died of a heart attack while in bed with Lady Mary. You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Rachel Thompson is the Features Editor at Mashable. Watch what happened next. [34][35][36], Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Action, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star, Young Hollywood Award for Fan Favourite Actor - Male, Young Hollywood Award for Best On-Screen Couple, People's Choice Awards for Favorite Movie Duo, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Liplock, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Chemistry, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, "The Interview: Theo James talks Sanditon, objectification and being a heart-throb", "Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 12-18", "James' 'Stranger' Role Leads to 'Bedlam' TV's Top 10: New Faces for Fall Theo James", "Who is Divergent Actor Theo James' girlfriend? Welcome March with discounts on gadgets for your home. A cemetery posted a personal ad for a goose whose mate died. The Dowager Countess receives a letter informing her of Lady Mary's involvement in Mr. Pamuk's death. Cora ends up miscarrying the only male heir to the Crawley/Grantham fortune. The death of Turkish diplomat Kemal Pamuk in Lady Mary's bed - and the way the scandal was suppressed by the Abbey womenfolk - was based on a friend's family history, he said. Perhaps readers can help answer these particulars. All he did was convince her not to directly say no and raise the alarm. Blindsided: Stars affair rocks hit show, Reality star sent to jail over secret sex tape. 2) How did Pamuk learn where Lady Marys room was? They had a passage that was only for single women. Get involved in exciting, inspiring conversations. Share on Facebook (opens in a new window), Share on Flipboard (opens in a new window). Kemal however offers Thomas a deal. Although she tells him to leave, he doesn't. 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He instead kisses her passionately, but Mary is shocked by his kiss. Thanks for signing up. I wish Fellowes would provide an explanation in the next season. Sweet-natured footman William went off to war, where he valiantly took a bullet for Cousin Matthew, leading to his demise. "About 15 years ago, he was looking through a diary of a great aunt, and in it was this account of a diplomat.". "When Mary pulls her mother in and says Mr Pamuk is dead, that was a real story.". Q2. From Season 1, Episode 6. She could present herself as a virtuous girl and with her looks, personality and money, any man would desire her. Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary in 'Downton Abbey'. @Andie Paysinger really? In some instances, links will be removed from comments as well. I think he said You can still be a virgin for your husband and meant with a little imagination. Somehow, Lady Edith managed to hide an affair with a married man, a full pregnancy, and the first few years of her daughter Marigold's life from her eagle-eyed sister Mary. People were bored. In the first series Lady Mary, played by Michelle Dockery, is seduced by visitor Kemal Pamuk, played by Theo James, but he dies suddenly, forcing her to smuggle his body out of her bedroom with the help of her mother and housemaid Anna. Was Pamuk really poisoned? So, she couldnt even scream him off. It is illogical that not even Lady Mary questions how Pamuk found her. Meet Cleo Anthony, Netflix's 'Money Shot' Documentary Trailer Shines A Harsh Light On Pornhub, The "Most Trafficked Website In The World", 'The Skinny Shot' on Hulu Is An Ozempic "Documentary" That Plays More Like A Commercial, Where Is Estonia Located? We laugh, but young girls have these fears. Kindly Mr. Gregson went to Germany to establish citizenship so that he could get a divorce and then marry Lady Edith, but before he could do that he was killed by a gang of Nazi thugs in Munich. 1,932, This story has been shared 1,488 times. 1) She did not invite him. [19] James reprised the character in the sequel, The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015). I talked it out with my husband for quite a while after the scene, after we watched it together and he commented, Um, wasnt that a bit rapey? I have never understood why that was not further discussed in the series. And yes; if she had told him then Matthew would probably have acted very differently and it would not have had a good outcome, because Matthew was a bit of a prick, yes. RELATED: Downton Abbey: Why the Show Killed Dan Stevens' Matthew Crawley We all cheered when Mary sent her loyal maid out for birth control so she could give the cute-but-boring Lord Gillingham a whirl before she commits for life. Was Mary set up? 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With a fresh corpse lying in her bed, and the prospect of her reputation being shattered by the scandal looming, Lady Mary wakes Anna Smith, her lady's maid (Joanne Froggatt), and her mother, the Countess of Grantham, Cora Crawley (Elizabeth McGovern). Don't have an account? For a quick refresh, in Season 1, episode 3, Kemal Pamuk (Theo James) and Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) enjoyed a fleeting steamy romance, which ended when the pair got into bed together and Pamuk died in flagrante delicto. (Cue labrador puppies running on a green lawn, soaring music.) In addition, we thank the many experts and authors who frequently contribute their posts and opinions, and who continue to do so freely or at our request. I have already marked the recipes I intend to try. Kemal coerces Mary into having sexual intercourse with him, saying that if she screams or rings for someone she will be scandalized. Fans Fuming Over Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings' Hosting Schedules: "I Want Ken Full-Time". Yes, Thomas led Pamuk to Marys room. She'd had a flirtation with a man at the house party and he was in her bed and he died he had a heart attack," he continued. He was named a "Star of Tomorrow" in 2009 by Screen International.[13]. Out of respect to their friend, Mr Fellowes and his wife vowed to never reveal the house or the diplomat and women involved. He asks her if he can come to her room that night, but she declines. Mary jilts her fianc, Sir Richard Carlisle, despite his threat to publish . Of course, the lady whose paramour had suddenly passed away didn't know what to do. A reality TV star has allegedly been caught having a full-on affair with a co-star, leaving his longtime girlfriend and fellow castmate heartbroken. He trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Kemal Pamuk was the son of one of the Turkish Sultan's ministers. While he is in bed with Mary, Kemal dies of a heart attack. This also helps to explain how Thomas learns survival in his world it is all about blackmail and taking advantage of situations. [16][17] James starred as Detective Walter William Clark Jr. in the American crime-drama series Golden Boy (2013), which aired for one season.[18]. We are living in vastly more sophisticated time now and it is possible that Lady Mary had only rudimentary understanding of sex together with a well trained women are subservient to men indoctrination for that era. Just thought you would like to know that I received today The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook from Lady Marys Crabe Canaps to Mrs. Patmores Christmas Pudding More Than 150 Recipes from Upstairs and Downstairs by Emily Ansara Baines. But we kept coming back, year after year, for the sudsy drama. Thomas makes a pass at Kemal after he asks Thomas to assist him with his tie in his bedroom. That is, until we learn that Thomas also tried to blackmail the Duke by threatening to release their intimate letters. In fact, the true story was told to him by a friend who owns a big country house in England, who discovered diaries from the 1890s detailing the impropriety and subsequent chaos. No one asks her and that's strange. Pre-Downton, this icon of English reserve and staunch defender of propriety sang and danced on stage as part of a traveling theater group called the "Cheerful Charlies." She asked Will it hurt? Im fairly certain Julian Fellowes was NOT insinuating anal sex with the virginity bit here. and again, what really matters is, she said NO, and as I hope everyone is aware, there can be no gray area here, anytime someone who has said no is pressured to have sex that is rape. Before the men arrive at Downton, Mary does not want to join the hunt, but Cora insists she does, hoping a romance between Mary and Evelyn will blossom. Not one character who knew of the incident ever suspected or questioned Thomas. Vic Sanborn, founder of this blog, is supported by a team of talented and knowledgeable writers about Jane Austen and the Regency era. "About 15 years ago he was looking through a diary of a great aunt, and in it was this account of a diplomat. I was surprised by her response as the events leading up to it would suggest otherwise. You make very good points and I had considered them, but considering the positions they were in when Mr. Pamuk died, I did not think he died following Lady Marys having performed fellatio on him. We all felt for Tom after Sybil's shocking death, but it was kind of uncomfortable to see him fall into the hands of this master manipulator, even for a minute. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. I have an extensive collection of cookbooks, including many that were published 100+ years ago as well as many facsimile copies of even older ones. Here are some tips and tricks to help you find the answer to 'Wordle' #622. He seduces Lady Mary, she goes to bed with him and then he dies in bed with her. Early in the series, Mr. Kemal Pamuk, an attach from the embassy of the Ottoman Empire comes to Downton, and after a day hunting and experiencing all things British, visits Lady Mary Crawley, eldest daughter of the family, at night. The kissing starts out rather one-sided, but soon she starts kissing him back. log in. But if we need to go into interpretations, here is what stands out the most strongly to me: she had amazing social pressures on her that would have made actually screaming aloud (as he pointed out) terrible for her future (as is made clear the rest of movie, with the amazing amount that is done to avoid the scandal being known). Original Air Date: October 10, 2010 Then she passed. Remember, if it was torn she could always tell her future husband it was due to horse back riding, maybe thats why in those days women rode side saddle??? The neglected tombstone found in an overgrown burial ground. ", "Divergent star Theo James on his career ascension", "Theo James leapt at chance to play tough New York cop in Golden Boy", "New Theatre graduates star in blockbuster TV roles", "A Passionate Woman: Theo James Plays Craze", "Round-up: 'Divergent's' Theo James Recalls His Quickie 'Downton' Stint and other 'Downton Abbey' News", "THEO JAMES, THE STAR OF DIVERGENT SERIES", "Dakota Fanning, Theo James Board Richard Gere's 'Franny', "Theo James & Andrew D. Corkin Launching Film & TV Label Untapped", "Independent Sells Out On Theo James & Stacy Martin Sci-Fi 'Archive', "Theo James interview: 'I'm just not interested in big movies', "Sanditon star Theo James shares first-ever photo of daughter for important cause", "Who Is Theo James' Wife? Julian Fellowes, the man behind the Emmy Award-winning Downton Abbey, told TheTimes Cheltenham Literature Festival in the UK: "I did enjoy the death of Mr Pamuk, because it was true.". It makes for good television. [8] He attended Aylesbury Grammar School and went on to earn his undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University of Nottingham. Move over, "Armageddon." Kemal dies in Lady Mary's bed. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. James' breakthrough role was his portrayal of Tobias "Four" Eaton in Divergent (2014), the film adaptation based on the New York Times bestselling novels by Veronica Roth. During the podcast episode, Fellowes tells host Jacqueline Coley, "When Mary pulls her mother in and says Mr Pamuk is dead, that was a real story.". Copyright Statement: Jane Austen's World blog, 2009-2022. Thankfully, Lady Mary took up with a newspaper magnate called Sir Richard Carlisle (Iain Glen) who suppressed the story from being picked up by the newspapers, so Mary's reputation wouldn't be left in tatters. Marys journey was and is the best part of Downton for me, and the Pamuk episode was a key part of that story. Topics include Regency fashion, historic foods, Jane Austen societies, British sites, related topics. Because women were inferior to men. He was their only surviving child. In the storyline, Kemal Pamuk is a Turkish diplomat who visits Downton Abbey and dies of a heart attack while having sex with the earl's eldest daughter, Lady Mary. Put a drug in his drink or something. Downton Abbeyimmediately shifted from being a slow-moving, yet perfectly delightful, period drama into a soap opera worth obsessing over. 782, This story has been shared 669 times. Ned Ehrbar is an entertainment producer for CBS News. James will not reprise his role for the series' second and third seasons. THE author of a TV hit Downton Abbey says a shocking sex scandal that featuredin the first series was based onreal life. Thomas gets away with this and if discovered would have been fired. He knows Lavinia as . After a hot post-dinner make-out with Lady Mary, the dangerously handsome Turkish diplomat sneaks his way into her bedroom and forces himself on her, only to collapse in an. February 26, 2013. Do you think Matthew is a virgin? Pamuk said he would expose her if she didn't let him have his way with her, and she never tells anyone that. 'Yellowstone' Return Date Info, Savannah Guthrie Rushed Out Of 'Today' After Testing Positive For COVID-19 During Live Broadcast, Where Is Hoda Kotb? done. [28] They divide their time between Venice Beach, California and North London. In 2019, James executive produced and played Sidney Parker in the British series Sanditon as a male lead. It was a little earlier [than Downton is set], it was in 1890, and this house was unusual in that it had one gallery of bedrooms only for single women," Fellowes explained. "This group of women led by a debutante holding a candle smuggled this guy back to his bed. 1. 2,738, This story has been shared 2,225 times. Gentle readers: Please feel free to post your comments and continue the conversation! Our pal looked in his great-grandfather's diary and it said, 'We had a great tragedy this weekend. I have always thought Thomas put a drug in a drink or something its just too odd for someone of Pamuks young age to have died from a heart problem (not impossible obviously, just rare hes obviously had other experience with getting his heart racing and done fine). Mary, in a state of shock and panic, goes to wake Anna, one of the maids, and pleads for her help. (some are on my blog). I dont think it was a rape. A shining light for disability rights and body positive activists. 1,170, This story has been shared 869 times. Amazon also offers this book on Kindle. I am glad to see this discussion. Mary was hesitant to accept Matthew because she didnt know her own mind. I agree with Ruth. He added that lots of houses had "bachelor corridors" for single men, but it wasn't the case for single women. 568, This story has been shared 507 times.