Don't read this if you haven't watched the last episode already! I should say Spoiler Alert but I read in the newspaper that Spoiler Alert made the list of overused phrases of 2012 so I'm just writing out the warning the long way.
First, the most annoying thing about the last episode is that I was interrupted 2,047 times while watching it. I need to watch it again tomorrow when all the kids are in school and Janey and I are just hanging out. "Mom, what time do I have to be home?" "Mom, I can't fall asleep." "Can you guys please be quieter in there?" "Why are you still up, I told you to go to bed an hour ago!" "Who is throwing that basketball against the wall? STOP!" Usually Janey and I can hole up in the den with the door closed for an hour-but two hours was pushing it with her also.
Second, it's just too much death! Poor Matthew. Why? I rolled my eyes a little, as I was dabbing them with a tissue.
I had a friend text me, "Do you think he is dead for sure? I am devastated! (so dramatic on my part) seriously why did they do that? It is so soap operaish. Maybe Cybill will come back as an evil look alike and she and Branson will reunite only to discover she is really just an imposter.
And a reader sent me an email that said, "That was the worse ending ever! You're the only person (on blogs or real life) that I know watches this. I was so mad when they killed Cybil off and now if they do this to Matthew. If I didn't love this show so much I'd hate it!
I woke up this morning and immediately checked Rachel's take on it. She write the BEST Downton reviews ever, and I'm waiting patiently for her to process her thoughts on the show, which are always spot on, with a most hilarious twist that only she can add.
Of course I do feel very sorry for Matthew, but I also feel very sorry for me, because I just lost the one thing I really really look forward to all weekend. This was the fastest season ever and I'm not ready to say goodbye till next year.