"Of course I'll marry you, you old booby."
Have more poetic words ever been spoken in the English language? I think not.
In Sunday's season finale of "Downton Abbey," Carson fulfills the dreams of millions of viewers and more than a few fan-fiction writers by proposing marriage to Mrs. Hughes. It's a moment many of us have been waiting for since these two waded hand in hand into the ocean at the close of last season (if not before) but few of us actually believed would happen. And yet here it is, as lovely and as satisfying as can be.
Let's savor the details, shall we? There are hints throughout the episode that a full-fledged romance may...