When Downtown Abbey started season five, we wondered how long it will be before Julian Fellowes and script writers realise that Isis is actually getting on quite a bit in years – way past the upper end of a Labrador life expectancy. She started as an adult in Season Two, set in 1916-1918 and Season Five is set in 1924. She should be at least 10 years old by now.
So on this weeks’ episode (sorry non-UK viewers for this spoiler alert!) Isis, the dog becomes a subject of concern. Mummy, George and I couldn’t believe that she should have any mention – as this does not bode well. As we have learnt – any small mention on Downton Abbey becomes something of significance – so we’re concerned what will happen to her.
We hope she’s pregnant and have puppies. Otherwise, may she have a merciful end – and not a repeat of the demise of Sybil – death at childbirth? Or some version of doggy Spanish Flu – as she seems listless. I don’t think she will be in a car crash that killed off Matthew Crawley.
Our suspicion is it has something to do with her name – a bad coincidence with all that’s going on in the world. 🙁
May’s comment: It seems Julian Fellowes and his script-writers have not actually caught on to the chronological age of Isis but rather the negative commentaries of the unfortunate name could be the cause of her demise – in the case of current events.