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'Downton Abbey' recap: All dogs go to heaven
'Downton Abbey' recap: All dogs go to heaven

From the moment Lord Grantham mentioned how tired Isis looked, we all knew this day was coming. But that doesn't make it any easier. Rest in peace, you kindly Labrador. It seems every season of "Downton Abbey" brings at least one high-profile death, and on the spectrum of tragedy, Isis' journey into the sweet hereafter lands somewhere in the middle, nowhere near as traumatizing as Matthew's farewell but a great deal sadder than, say, Lavinia's. (Let's be honest: None of us were too upset about that.) The question now is what purpose Isis' death will serve in the narrative. Maybe it's to heal the rift between Lord and Lady Grantham, which it...

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