We already know that the "Downton" creators are casting a new love interest
for Lady Mary. And while we will miss Matthew dearly, there's nothing to be done about it, so we're intrigued about what type of man will catch Mary's eye (and what type of man can take on such a strong woman).
We do hope, however, that the show does not (to quote Lady Violet) go the route of a Greek drama and have all the dramatic grieving happen off-screen. We would like to see Mary's mourning and healing.
Reportedly, actor Tom Ellis is shortlisted
as Mary's new beau.
Creator Julian Fellowes also teases that viewers
"will see Mary adjusting to her life and attempting to move on without the man she loved."