A friend shared an email she received from the Reagan Library announcing that Nancy Reagan will “lay in repose” Wednesday and Thursday. As the kids would say, while briefly raising their untutored heads from their smart phones, “Whatever.”
A good time was had by all at the Sunday night Downton party and girls-night-out my wife attended (the second time this season I’ve been a Downton widower). Some cookies and strawberries made it home for me, but none of the shrimp or bubbly survived. As most of you have seen the final episode now, I feel comfortable saying that it was entertaining, but all the moving from character to character and the remorseless tying up of loose ends made it dramatically less satisfying than previous episodes. It had to be this way, as I’m sure many of Fellowes’ devoted fans would have had him strung up if he had left anything to speculation.