Last night WHYY said goodbye to its beloved period drama Downton Abbey. Going out in style, “lords and ladies” flocked to the station decked out in their finest early 20th-century attire.
Sisters Peg Brennan and Janet Columbo chose Victorian outfits for the evening’s costume contest.
“It’s kind of a fantasy. Like everybody would love to have lived in Downton Abbey times, I think,” said Columbo.
“But we would never even consider being maids,” interjected Brennan.
After a high tea, patrons learned more about history of British society.
But it was clear that the audience was there to see how the series ends, among fellow fans.
“I actually started late so I binge-watched three seasons” admitted Columbo.
“Then, Sunday nights [we’ll] text back and forth like ‘oh my God this happened! Can you believe this happened?'” said Brennan.
So what will replace their Sunday night viewing habit?
“There better be something right on its heels or I’m going to be really upset,” said Columbo.
What does Masterpiece have in mind? The second season of “Grantchester” begins at the end of the month.