i thought that all along Thomas Barrow was the trouble-maker and James Kent was the one to be messed with. Thomas was more of the provocateur and James was more of the flirty one, shamelessly and irresponsibly. Thomas knew how to set a trap and James knew how to get out of it. Thomas and James knew how to push each other's buttons. Until later, it was Jimmy who helped Thomas show he has a heart.
it was easy to blame Thomas with his bad boy attitude but are we forgetting the society of that time itself? Is it not the environment that we are surrounded with that make us the way we are?
"so you have society condemning anything to do with homosexuality, describing it as foul and twisted — and if society's being negative and aggressive toward you, I think it's only human nature to maybe react to that, as a defense mechanism, and be aggressive back toward society."
- Rob James-Collier on his character as Thomas Barrow.
i cannot wait until the next season of Downton Abbey's turn of the century bespoke fashion, the sumptuous decor, the Maggie Smith high society snobbery and most of all Thomas' and James' are they or aren't they?
and maybe as i watch the next season's episodes, i'll have some Bartles and James wine cooler handy next to me.