Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Surprises in Downton Abbey on the way to Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific


So there I was last week, on a Cathay Pacific flight to Hong Kong, to catch the Dragonair flight that flies thrice a week from Hong Kong to Danang, for a holiday.

It had been a really busy time at work, so those 90 minutes on that CX flight to Hong Kong were the equivalent of a mini-break.

CATHAY PACIFIC'S GREAT NEW BUSINESS CLASS



Fortunately, I got the new plane on this flight, which has really spacious business class seats and just an overall more relaxed feeling.

I really like this new design.


As soon as I'd settled, I looked through the entertainment listings.

I never have time for TV or movies except on planes, you see, so I take advantage of the entertainment when I can -- unless it's an overnight flight, when I skip the meals and the movies to just go to sleep.

DOWNTOWN ABBEY'S SHOWING



I saw my favorite Downtown Abbey in the entertainment guide, and they had three episodes from Season 3.

I've seen the entire Seasons 1 and 2.

Then my Travelife got really busy and I completely forgot about Downton Abbey. Or anything in the entertainment world, for that matter.

LUNCH AND A MOVIE ONBOARD

So, of course, while having my lunch on board Cathay Pacific last week, this is what I decided to watch.


Lunch on board 
Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong




Fresh seasonal fruit

Pan-fried chicken with ginger and spring onions
with jasmine rice and choy sum

Cherry cheese cake with mixed berry compote



SURPRISE, SURPRISE

The three episodes were from the middle of Season 3, so of course I didn't know anything about them as the last episode I'd seen was the closing of Season 2.

And it's not like I talk about Downton Abbey with other people -- so I am definitely not up to date on what's been happening.

I just like watching period films and shows, in general, so this is right down my scope of interests.



Well, the episode that came on actually had the two protagonists, Matthew and Mary, already married and living together in Downton Abbey.

My jaw literally dropped.

Was I the only person following this series who still didn't know at that point that Matthew and Mary had gotten married?

Oh my goodness.

WISHING FOR A HAPPY ENDING



But what a nice surprise that was.

I always thought they were perfectly suited for each other and it was such a tragedy that they didn't end up together -- even if it is only a television series.

This sort of thing hardly ever happens in real life, as well, so it's nice to see it on TV at least.


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SIMPLE JOYS OF LIFE

Talk about a small joy here.

But this fact actually made me really happy on that day, flying to Hong Kong and onwards to Danang, on another never-endingly eventful Travelife.

Until, just entirely be coincidence, I read online the next day that Matthew actually dies in a car accident on Christmas Day somewhere down the road....



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