Nooooo!!! Say it isn’t so!!! Dan Stevens (aka Cousin Matthew) is being reported to be planning a departure from Downton Abbey before season 4.
I got addicted to Downton over the summer and watched every episode available here in the U.S. This news makes me extremely sad. Now that Mary and Matthew have finally managed to get together (with a wedding in the works), what will this mean for one of the show’s main storylines? Will Matthew get killed off? Will he and Mary both leave together? Will he just go away on some long trip never to return?
Stevens has already filmed his final episode (which I’m assuming was the Christmas one that just aired in the UK). We still have season 3 to view here in the U.S., but now, I’m really not looking forward to it.
But I suppose it wouldn’t be Downton Abbey if it didn’t continuously break my heart…
Source: TV Line