'Downton Abbey' preview: The Crawley sisters' double act

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"Downton Abbey" returns Sunday, Jan. 22 with the fourth episode of its second season. The Abbey is in full swing as a convalescent home and with it have come a plethora of challenges. At the forefront are Cousin Isobel and Lady Cora - "too many cooks" and so forth.

Meanwhile, there are strange things afoot at the Crawley house in the village, which naturally O'Brien must stick her nose into. But we aren't telling what (and please, no spoilers in the comments if you know).

Mr. Bates and Lord Grantham are able to patch things up, though things are hardly going to be smooth sailing for Mr. Bates just yet. And finally, some men at the front have gone missing.

In the preview clip above, the family puts on a variety show of sorts for the men staying at the convalescent home. We didn't know Michelle Dockery had such a lovely voice. But now we find out she's releasing an album later this year with Elizabeth McGovern, who plays her mother on the show, according to The Telegraph.

"Downton Abbey" airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on PBS. Please, if you've seen the episodes already, don't reveal any spoilers in the comments. And congratulations to "Downton Abbey" for just winning Best TV Movie or Miniseries at the Golden Globes!

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