Downton Abbey launched its Final season January 3, 2016, 7.6 Million people were watching. If you were one of them (as I was) you saw a superb example of the miracle of mediation. As Season Five ended, Mr. Carson, the butler, had finally proposed to head housekeeper Mrs. Hughes, and she’d said yes. But Season Six finds her having second thoughts. She’s not ready to set the date, and can’t bring herself to tell him why. In a hilarious dance around the word “sex,” she confides to the cook, Mrs. Patmore. She loves Mr. Carson and wants to marry him, but she needs to know what he expects in the way of wifely duties.