Ah, the church bazaar: The perfect place to bring together Downton’s upstairs and downstairs in pretty pastels.
Alfred proposes to Ivy via letter and when he returns to the area for his father’s funeral, accepts Ivy’s kind refusal. Daisy, of course, finds herself just as devastated by Alfred’s proposal as Ivy’s refusal, but a long picnic with her father-in-law puts her in a better mood. She returns to Downton to give Alfred a goodie-basket and to part as “friends forever.”
But Daisy and Alfred aren't the only divided lovers. Rose, partially out of passion, but mostly out of hatred for her mother, declares that she plans to marry Jack Ross. When Mary hears of the plan, she takes a trip to London to talk Ross out of it—not because she doesn’t wish they lived in a different world, but because they don’t (that and she questions Rose’s motives and sincerity). Ross declares that because he loves Rose, he already decided to end the engagement and seems strangely okay with accepting defeat.