The Lady and the Chauffeur meme*
1 Kiss (1/1)
2 Touches (1/2, 2/2)
3 Quotes (1/3, 2/3, 3/3)
4 Outfits (1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4)
5 Relationships (1/5, 2/5, 3/5, 4/5, 5/5)
Season 2, episode 7 - Sybil goes to see Tom in the garage
"Not quite. But almost."
It’s 1919 - as they watch the last truck of equipment pull away, restoring Downton Abbey to its pre-war state, the residents seem to want to return to their life before the war. All except one. Sybil has had the most challenging and satisfying time of her life these last few years, and the last thing she wants, as she tells Edith, is to go back to standing behind the guns.
That evening, Sybil sits in the drawing room, bored out of her mind by the chit chat that refuses to acknowledge the great catastrophe they have all just lived through and the changes it has left in its wake. It makes her want to escape, and there’s only one place she can go to do that now - to the garage, to be with the man she loves and whom she knows loves her, and appreciates her, for who she really is.
Her surprise visit makes him hope she is finally ready to say yes to him and, seeing his disappointment at her answer, she can’t resist reaching out to touch his cheek. Their eyes meet, and neither one looks away. I always imagine he can feel her skin touching his, even through her glove. So many shipper feels in this moment! *sigh*.
*all images not mine - thank you to those who created them.