When Matthew Crawley's Dick Broke

The only thing worse than not being able to hold the man you love in your arms is not being able to hold his boner in your vagina. And so is the case with Lady Mary and Matthew, after he suffered a spinal injury in the war.


"You mean there can be no children?" Lord Grantham asked the doctor.
"No anything I'm afraid," he replied.

This complicates matters in many ways. Who will be the next heir if Matthew can't have children? Forget being able to marry Matthew, with his condition Mary can't even be a sideline ho. Still, she and Lavinia both pine for him, despite his paralysis. What is it about him, exactly, (other than the inheritance) that have these girls all in a tizzy. If you ask me, he has a weak chin.


Oh, and who else is sick of Daisy being all uptight about lying to William about her feelings for him? He died anyway, so BFD. She must be the type who believes in ghosts or something and is afraid he'll haunt her. That's the only reason why she would be so irrationally against making a dying a man happy.

In other Downton news, Shirley MacLaine will be joining the cast for the show's third season as Martha Levinson, Lady Grantham's American mother!

'Downton Abbey' Adds Shirley MacLaine for Season 3 [THR]

Share This Story

Get our newsletter



I had such mixed feelings about the Daisy situation. I've always liked her incompetent little self, but she has been irritating me about William. Especially when she was refusing to even go see him (though she gave in, not that she was very gracious about it when she was actually in the room).

BUT, while on a practical level I think letting him die happy was the right, moral thing to do, I feel like it's a bit dismissive of Daisy's feelings to say that she should have to MARRY someone when she doesn't want to, when she actually has a MORAL problem with doing so, just to make him happy. It's kind of strange to me that on a feminist site we're all putting William's feelings so far ahead of Daisy's.

No stranger than me feeling like they are real people, I guess, though.