唐顿, 约克郡, 英格兰(曾经)|
他们再一次见面是在路上，萨拉的车胎漏气了。她的一位朋友已经去求助，但汤姆仍然决定自己帮她。She is impressed that he is actually out on business, under the impression that when an estate's agent is a relation he gets free shooting while others do the work.
萨拉得知了汤姆的妻子的去世后，表达了她对西比尔逝去的哀悼。She notes that Sybil must have been a very unusual and independent person, to which Tom says, "You can say that again." Sarah thinks it was nice that the family let him stay at Downton and make a life there (which Tom thought was right at the time considering his daughter). She remarks that it gives her a kinder view toward the Crawley family, because as a "rule" of hers, she does not warm up to their type. Tom tells her before she finally leaves he believes in people, not types.
Later she attends a bazaar at Downton, meeting Tom again and his daughter. Beforehand she was there helping set up, remarking to Tom how he was being used as a beast of burden by the family. Then he introduces her to his mother-in-law, who is also busy helping out. Cora is kind to her, and after walking away, Sarah remarks "So that's the great Countess of Grantham." Tom tells her yes, and that Lady Grantham is another beast of burden, countering Sarah's earlier remark.
In 1923, Tom is showing Sarah the upper floors of Downton when they run into Thomas Barrow. Barrow informs Lord Grantham of what he saw, and Lord Grantham asks Tom about her during a poker game.
She meets Violet for the first time, who looks upon her disapprovingly.
Sarah and Tom meet again at an awards ceremony at the Downton school, attended also by Edith Crawley and Rose MacClare. Seeing that Tom appears to be interested in Miss Bunting, Rose plans to invite her to Robert and Cora's wedding anniversary dinner as a surprise for Tom. Sarah is apprehensive about coming, as she is not an aristocrat herself, but Rose manages to get her to come.
Unfortunately, Sarah speaks rudely to Kitty Colthurst and also to Robert. She disapproves of the war memorial because the war accomplished little. Isobel and Tom come to her defense when Robert becomes really upset with Sarah. She then insists on going downstairs to meet the servants. Tom escorts her, but later after Isobel gives Sarah a lift home Tom apologizes for arguing with Robert.
Robert tells Tom he is worried Sarah will take him backwards into the "role of rebel and hater" after Tom expresses how Sarah's views make him think of how he used to feel. Tom assures her he does not hate anyone in the family, including him, and that he and Sarah were never lovers (referring to when Barrow saw them during the London season).
Sarah begins to assist Daisy with her mathematical studies at Mrs Patmore's suggestion. She also tells Tom that he has a future but not with "these people." She even hints at a bit of admiration for Tom's wife, saying that from what he's told her of Sybil she was, in Sarah's words, unique in the family, "free from prejudice and narrow thinking." Sarah asks Tom to remember that he was the one who encouraged her to run for freedom.
Unfortunately Robert grows ever more displeased with Tom's relationship with Miss Bunting, even going so far as to call her a "harpy." Her constant bickering and inflammatory comments cause Robert to grow extremely tired and angry, to the point where he loses his temper during dinner and tells her to leave and to never come back. Tom later confronts her and tells her sadly that she has made it a case where he has to choose between her and his in-laws.
Sarah accepts a teaching position at a school in Lancashire and soon leaves, but not before bidding Tom a farewell saying that she loved him and could have loved him more if he had let her. </tabber>
- "你不必总是入乡随俗" - 对汤姆·布兰森说
- "I know she died, I'm so sorry, she must have been a very unusual and independent person." - to Tom about the late Lady Sybil.
- "你的确有一个美好的未来，但不是在这儿，不是和这些人。" - 对汤姆·布兰森说
Behind the scenes
- According to actress Daisy Lewis, Sarah's first love in life is her work, which will complicate a possible romance with Tom Branson.
- By virtue of her existence, she must have a mother and father, even if, currently, their status is unknown.