Many of us assumed going into Season 4 that a lot of romance would be on the horizon. Between Edith, Rose, Mary, Tom Branson and the downstairs staff, there are a lot of young people on Downton Abbey who are desperately in need of a partner. While Edith has shown plenty of love and affection for Mr. Gregson, this past episode gave us the opportunity to see plenty of rebuffed advances and foiled romantic plans. Without further ado, here are the biggest romantic upsets from episode 3.

If you haven't caught the most recent episode of Downton Abbey yet, there are plenty of spoilers in the coming paragraphs! Watch the episode, first. It's a good one!

Tom Branson And Edna
At the end of last week’s episode, a drunken Tom Branson had a tryst with ladies maid Edna, who had been hoping to get her claws into him for some time. During this week's episode, Tom apologized aggressively and Edna pulled out none other than the pregnancy card. This was a doomed relationship from the start, but it was interesting to see how Edna’s eventual downfall was played out. Tom got a good talking to from Mrs. Hughes, who later uncovered the fact that Edna was using contraceptives, proving that she was only looking to move up in the world, marry Tom and conveniently get pregnant by another gentleman. It was probably the only foiled romance this week that made us feel truly gleeful.

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