Downton Abbey Stars Reflect on Saying Goodbye and Getting Very Drunk

Downton Abbey Stars Reflect on Saying Goodbye and Getting Very Drunk

Michelle Dockery and Allen Leech look back on the iconic series.

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It was the end of an era: after six seasons Downwton Abbey officially said goodbye on Sunday with the series finale of the beloved Masterpiece drama. After several scandals, a handful of unforgettable deaths, and enough Lady Mary vs. Lady Edith sibling rivalry to last us a lifetime, the series marked its very happy end with a baby, a pregnancy, and a wedding or two. And, lucky for her, one of those weddings belonged to Edith, who finally tied the knot after six seasons of some major bad luck in the romance department.

When stars Michelle Dockery and Allen Leech stopped by Watch What Happens Live late last year, they reflected on the momentous occasion — and it was then that Michelle revealed the least Mary way she celebrated the show's end: by getting super drunk. "It's true. I fell over and my feet have only just recovered from all the dancing," she said, proving that she's nothing like her stiff-upper-lip persona IRL.

Of course she had plenty of reason to celebrate. By the time the show wrapped, her mean-girl alter-ego had become the agent for her family home (helping to run the estate and its land) and, following the death of her first husband several years prior, married easy-on-the-eyes race car driver-turned-car dealer, Henry Talbot (Matthew Goode). Oh, yeah, she also revealed she was going to have his baby. However, things didn't turn out quite as interesting for Allen Leech's character, Tom Branson. 

After moving back to Downton following a brief hiatus in Boston earlier in the season, Tom's Season 6 storyline was far from juicy. He served more as Mary's voice of reason/matchmaker than anything else, ending the show on kind of a flat note. And other than his bromance with his new business partner Henry, he wasn't left with any real concrete love interest to speak of. And, Allen isn't shy to admit he wasn't pleased with the way his storyline wrapped up."I would have liked to have seen a slightly different end," he said. "And I think a lot of fans would agree." (We do, BTW.)

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