Posted: 3:00 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 2014
By Elisabeth Kramer
In the wake of the February 16 episode and the surprising (though not unwanted) demise of Mr. Green (Nigel Harman) speculation ran wild as to which Downton Abbey character might be behind Green’s sudden death. Details surrounding his “accidental” fall in front of a passing vehicle were vague at best, and after Green’s horrendous attack on Anna Bates (Joanne Froggatt) plenty of people had a motive for offing Lord Gillingham’s (Tom Cullen) twisted valet.
We sorted through the options and came up with five likely suspects. There were a few less obvious choices, including Anna’s employer and friend, posh Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery), and Anna’s co-worker and confident, the tremendous Mrs. Hughes (Phyllis Logan). Anna herself also made the list for obvious reasons as did her husband, Mr. John Bates (Brendan Coyle).
Indeed, John seemed the most likely suspect due to his unexplained absence from the Abbey the day of Green’s incident and a less than squeaky clean past (he did spend a good deal of time rubbing elbows with criminals in Season 2). But, it seems, there was doubt as to how guilty Bates might be. A surprisingly close contender in our “Who Killed Mr. Green” poll? Just a little cosmic force known as karma.
So who did you all think was to blame for Mr. Green’s fatal misstep? Click through for the answer.