“Downton Abbey” is officially over. The PBS period drama closed its doors after six seasons Sunday night, and the finale revealed happy endings for many characters. But viewers still have some unanswered questions. This is what we’re still dying to know after watching the series finale:
1. Will Tom (Allen Leech) fall in love again? He spent so much time helping Mary (Michelle Dockery) get her love life together this season that he didn’t have much time for himself. The final episode showed him spending time with Laura Edmunds (Antonia Bernath), the editor at Edith’s (Laura Carmichael) magazine, and it hinted that Tom just might find happiness.
2. Does Mary have a boy or a girl? And will her kids have a better relationship than she has with her sister?
3. How long will the peace between Mary and Edith last? Let’s be real, they can’t be nice to each other forever.
4. Will Daisy (Sophie McShera) change her career? She went through so much effort to get an education and pass her exams, but she is still Mrs. Patmore's (Lesley Nicol) assistant cook by the end of the series.
5. Is Mr. Carson (Jim Carter) okay? Though almost everyone got a sort of happy ending, Carson was pretty somber as he had to give up many of his butler duties. Having Barrow (Rob James-Collier) as the butler definitely won’t be an easy adjustment for him.
6. Does Barrow ever find someone? At least the finale hinted at someone for Tom. The only happy ending Barrow got was in the form of job security.
7. Will Violet (Maggie Smith) live forever? The Dowager Countess might outlive the entire Crawley family at this rate.
8. How does the Great Depression affect the family? The PBS drama ended in 1925, just a few years before the stock crash of 1929 that set off the Depression.
While it’s upsetting that the “Downton Abbey” series finale didn’t answer everything, it does leave room for a movie. Creator Julian Fellowes has previously confirmed that he’d like to make a film, and he recently revealed that he didn’t want to answer every question about the rest of his characters’ lives.
“I like the idea of seeing it as something that is continuing, as opposed to finishing with Manderley burning down and that story’s over,” Fellowes told the New York Times. “I want to feel that in some part of the atmosphere, Mrs. Patmore is taking in her paying guests and Mary is wrestling with farming methods. I like that idea.” Fans will have to hope the “Downton Abbey” movie eventually gets the green light so they can see those ideas on screen.