Upstairs, Sir Anthony tells Edith that she's given him back his life, so hopefully there will be no more self-doubting dithering on his part. She gives him a kiss on the cheek and he asks if she's sure she won't wait. So I guess when we joined the scene, he had already proposed, and she tells him she can get everything organized in a month. I assume she must know about the financial problems by now, no? It'd be a characteristic oversight/kick in the teeth if she didn't, but it's hard to imagine she could have missed it after all this time. Edith wonders if they should tell everyone that night, but Sir Anthony thinks it will be better if he returns in the morning. It's true -- if you try to do it tonight, someone might slip on a banana peel at just the wrong moment.
Downstairs, Daisy runs into Alfred and asks him why he likes Reed, given that she's "fast" and that he won't see her again after she heads back to the States. Alfred counters that he was miserable until she showed an interest, so why overanalyze? Carson then recruits Alfred to bring wine round to the guests, and when Alfred wonders about the potential spillage, Carson inimitably enunciates, "If you ask me, we are staring into the chaos of Gomorrah." He's even more of a drama queen than Matthew, but he's got a much better voice with which to pull it off. Carson then notices the stack of shirts in Alfred's hand, and when Alfred explains he has to take it up to Lord Grantham, Carson tells him to get on with it. I wonder if that's going to come back to bite him, as Thomas is sure to make inquiries about the shirts, but with Reed and O'Brien on his side, I find it difficult to believe he'll be in trouble for long.
Upstairs, Martha tells the Dowager Countess and Mary that she'll help in any way she can, but their celebration is premature -- it's not in Martha's power to rescue Downton, as "your Grumpo" tied her money down. Mary disconsolately points out that Martha said she'd help, but all Martha means is that she'd entertain them in New York and in Newport and maybe add to her daughter's dress allowance, but that's it. "My income might be generous, but I cannot touch the capital." Martha then gets thematic again as she goes on that the world has changed and houses like Downton were meant for another age. "Are you quite sure you want to continue with the bother of it all?" Mary is, thank you very much, so Martha looks at the Dowager Countess and offers that both their husbands tied the money up tight before they were taken. The Dowager Countess, not without emotion: "Lord Grantham wasn't taken. He died." I'll just let that one sit without comment. It seems like the tasteful thing to do.