This means war: It’s 1916 and World War I has exploded. All of England is caught up in the chaos; even the Crawleys and Granthams, wealthy and influential as they are, are not spared. The much-awaited second season of this acclaimed period drama starts in the trenches, but we know the real battlefield is Downton itself… where the most damaging weapons are secrets, lies and schemes. When the war takes over Downton’s halls, nobility and servants are forced together in unlikely ways. Can Lady Sybil put aside her aristocratic airs to join the war effort as a nurse? Matthew breaks a heart with a decisive but ultimately doomed action, while Violet and Rosamund plot, with the best of intentions, to break another. And is Lavinia’s relationship with Sir Richard more than meets the eye? Don’t miss a minute of this new, intrigue-filled season—you may not recognize Downton Abbey or its residents by the time it’s over.