Grab Your Tissues and Watch the Teaser for 'Downton Abbey' 's Final Episode Ever

We dare you: Try not to cry


Oh, Downton Abbey, is really time to say goodbye?

After six seasons, 52 episodes and plenty of heartbreak, we’re gearing up to bid our final adieu to everyone’s favorite aristocrats – and their servants – in an episode that Downton star Michelle Dockery told The Telegraph she “felt sick” shooting.

Luckily for those across the pond, Americans still have a whole season of 1920s-set intrigue to experience.

That being said, proceed through the rest of this article with caution – spoilers ahead!

The final season has already aired over in the United Kingdom, and British viewers will watch the final episode on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. And by the looks of it, they’re in for one of the most emotional episodes ever.

There’s Carson (Jim Carter) and Mrs. Hughes (Phyllis Logan) – who when we last saw them, were getting engaged! – leading the servants hall in a tearjerking rendition of “Auld Lang Syne.” There’s a sentimental Violet (Dame Maggie Smith) chatting with Mrs. Crawley (Penelope Wilton) talking about the future. Daisy (Sophie McShera) is in serious need of a hairbrush. And we can’t help but feel a touch of affection even for scheming Thomas (Rob James-Collier) as it appears he’s leaving Downton! And don’t get us started on the sweet plea from young George (played by twins Oliver and Zac Barker) that he stay – it’s enough to melt any heart.

Of course, there’s some happy moments too. Lady Mary (Dockery) smooching a new(-ish) man, Henry Talbot (Matthew Goode), whom we met in the season 5 Christmas special, for one. Anna (Joanne Froggatt) and Bates (Brendan Coyle) seem full of joy, too – for once! And Tom Branson (Allen Leech), who is apparently back from America, is smiling too!

But the line that gets our tear ducts going the most?

“The world is a different place, my lord,” Carson says to Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville). “And Downton Abbey must change with it.”

We’re not crying. You’re crying.

Yeah, okay, we’re crying.

Downton Abbey returns for its sixth and (sob!) final season Jan. 3 on PBS Masterpiece.

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