Life has been a struggle for former valet Molesley. Having lost his job after Matthew’s death he struggled to find any worthwhile employment, let alone regain his stature as a valet in a great house. Employed as footman he is constantly reminded of his previous higher status. He has found a real friend in Baxter and helped her through her troubles with Thomas. He is also supportive of Daisy’s education which leads him to think of how different his life could be.