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'Downton Abbey': The delights of Liverpool
'Downton Abbey': The delights of Liverpool

If nothing else, this season of "Downton Abbey" has brought fans a wealth of new euphemisms for sex. "Oh boy, that Brad Pitt. I'd love to go on a sketching trip with him."  As for actual sex, alas, that all happens offscreen. This week's episode begins just as Mary and Gillingham are winding down from seven days spent sampling the "delights of Liverpool." Judging from Mary's artfully tousled hair, it's all gone quite well, but we'll never actually know. In a maddeningly inexplicable creative decision, Julian Fellowes has fast-forwarded through nearly all of Mary and Gilingham's visit to an "informal conference of...

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