rambling thoughts about Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes

I’ve seen the episode twice now and I am having a lot of thoughts about my OTP and what is happening to them.

It is very difficult to put all into words, especially because others already have - and better - but I am going to try anyway, starting with Elsie Hughes.

And then Mr Carson offers Mr Willis a cup of tea, but sits down and Mrs Hughes does this eyebrows-raising-double take - saying without words ‘oh and I am the one to pour it then?’

AND IT IS ALL JUST SO GLORIOUS AND I CAN’T AND I AM CRYING OVER THIS AGAIN, I JUST CAN’T SOMEBODY HOLD ME

“I’d rather be convinced than to be defeated”
— Charles Carson - Downton Abbey

I’m swooning

All that delightful awkwardness of people who are first stepping into flirtatious territory…

Jim Carter and Phyllis Logan - you make Charles and Elsie perfect.