Dowager Countess: I confess, I do not know if I would have had the strength, mentally or physically, to carry a corpse the length of this house. But I hope I would have done. You’re quite right. When something bad happens there’s no point in wishing it had not happened. The only option is to minimize the damage.
Lady Grantham: Or try to. But if the Flinches have got ahold -
Dowager Countess: I’ve written to Susan. I said it was a story made up by Mr. Pamuk’s enemies, to discredit him. Even if she doesn’t believe me, she won’t tell in case it reflects badly on her. The ambassador is dangerous. But then, who many people really go to the Turkish embassy?
Lady Grantham: It only takes one.
Dowager Countess: Well, it just can’t be helped. We can’t have him assassinated. I suppose.
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