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Downton Abbey Fans Are Shocked: What Happened to Anna Bates?

The fans of the British series "Downton Abbey" are upset. The fourth season develops into a dark story. After numerous popular characters have already lost their lives in the past, there is now a new victim who has to endure cruel things. For the first time, the show warned of the violent scenes in advance. The reactions of the fans: Shocked and angry. Because it hit Anna Bates of all people.

Sometimes the British series "Downton Abbey" conveys an ideal world. With beautiful clothes, upscale conversations and dignified festivities. But behind the facade of the Crawley family, misfortune, tragedy and death lurk. The fans have realized this several times in the past few seasons, when popular and kind-hearted characters were torn from TV life. The viewers of the series have long been armed for the atrocities of the scriptwriters - at least they think so. Because then unexpected strokes of fate come again, like recently in season 4, episode 3. The traumatized and angry fans gather on social networks. But what was it that upset her?

Mr. Green has his eye on Anna

It wasn't the luxurious feast at Downton Abbey where the Earl of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville) even welcomed the celebrated singer Dame Nellie Melba (Kiri Te Kanawa). Also, no new love for Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) led to the increased consumption of handkerchiefs among the fans. In fact, she was upset by an unexpected storyline that concerned servant Anna Bates (Joanne Froggatt). Because among the guests was also the arrogant Mr. Green (Nigel Harman), who had an eye on Mrs. Bates - feelings that she did not reciprocate because she is happily married to John Bates (Brendan Coyle). Anyone who has seen the previous seasons knows that the popular couple in the series has suffered numerous strokes of fate. But that did not spare Anna from the atrocities of the screenwriters.

Fans are traumatized

When Anna did not return the affection of Mr. Green, he reacted with brute force, beat and raped her. The first time you saw the blonde servant not in her controlled role, but torn apart by fear and anger. She kept the incident from her husband when he spoke to her about her head injury. She hid the truth behind the lie that she hit her head in the kitchen. After another very popular character fell victim to the drama, fans were shocked and angry. "I haven't even started to recover from last night's episode," wrote a Downton Abbey follower on Tumblr. Another fan writes: "I saw the last episode of 'Downton Abbey' and ... WHY. HAD TO. THE. HAPPEN. I haven't cried like this for a long, long time. Poor Anna. WHY."

In the meantime, Joanne Froggatt (Anna Bates) has also commented on the controversial episode.