The Dowager tried yet another scheme to get her family to side with her over the hospital and as a result Henry Talbot and Lady Mary were reunited. Gwen returned to Downton Abbey but this time she dined upstairs.
And that's not even half the drama that filled Sunday's show. See how much you remember by taking our quiz.
Carson's proposal to Mrs Hughes during the Christmas special had us all rejoicing but there's one big question that needs answering. what to get the pair as a wedding present.
We asked the cast for their suggestions - you might be very surprised by some of their gift ideas.
Feeling inspired? Tell us below what you'd pick out for the pair.
With so many legends from the big and small screen having walked the halls of Downton Abbey already, who would the cast still like to turn up at the door?
We know Patricia Hodge will be making an appearance at Christmas but prepare yourselves for some slightly less conventional suggestions - in particular yet another prospective suitor for Lady Mary...
Will there be battle between Violet and Isobel over the future of the hospital?
Take a sneak peek at what's to come in the week's ahead.
Mrs Hughes said she doesn't "want to be a servant" on her wedding day but should she take Lord Grantham up on his offer to host the event in the Great Hall?
We all know what Carson wants to do. Let us know what you think in the poll below.
Good news for Anna, drama for Edith and tension between Carson and Mrs Hughes! What a lot to take in and it's only the second show of the series. Were you watching closely this week?
Test you knowledge with our episode 2 quiz.
The worlds of above and below stairs couldn't be further apart but who has the better life? We asked cast and crew where they would like to be given the choice - and not everyone wants to be upstairs.