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'Downton Abbey's' Julian Fellowes balanced resolution and change in final season

'Downton Abbey's' Julian Fellowes balanced resolution and change in final season

"Downton Abbey" bid farewell on Sunday night in a bittersweet (but mostly sweet) finale that ticked off all the boxes with a long-awaited wedding, a birth, a pregnancy and the promise of future romance all around. There was just a tinge of sadness as well, as one beloved character grappled with debilitating illness. Here, creator and writer Julian Fellowes reflects on the end of "Downton Abbey" and explains why he too thought Edith should finally get a break. Obviously, spoilers abound.

What were your storytelling priorities going into the final season?

There was this constant theme — one way resolution and in another way change....

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