For those of you that have been watching Downton Abbey, we saw a hint of Thomas' (played by Rob James-Collier), the footman, sexuality in the first season. Then, the series concentrated heavily on World War I for the second season. It left all of us wondering: is he or isn't he (gay)? His sexuality was totally ignored.
Well, this third season promises to make up for it. Thomas will receive a generous story line that explores his sexuality.
Pink News reports:
“The gay thing comes back [this season] – he stopped being gay in [Season] Two. I had to ring upstairs and ask Julian [Fellowes, creator], ‘Am I still gay?’
“Seriously, in [Season] Two the drama focused on the First World War and the huge impact it had on people back home in Britain, in dealing with the dead and wounded. The gay thing was largely ignored.
“But Thomas has a beautiful storyline which evolves right through the new [season] and there has a massive pay-off.”