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Let’s all breathe a sigh of relief, shall we? We made it to the end of season 4 of Downton Abbey without the violent death of any major character (although I was prepared for a shark to take someone off the beach in the last second of the last scene). Of course, this likely means whole scale slaughter when DA returns in January 2015 – but for now, we leave Crawley and Co. all quietly comfortable and on an even keel (much like the entire season itself, really). Some of my favourite moments of the season finale (sob):