New 'Downton Abbey' Season 4 Photos Released: What's Ahead For Our Favorite Characters?

We'll have to wait until Jan. 5 to visit Downton Abbey in the states, but a steady stream of spoilers have come out of the beloved PBS drama, which is set to premiere this fall overseas. And a steady stream of photos — Tuesday brought a new crop of images from Downton's fourth season, which will deal with the aftermath of Matthew's shocking Season 3 death. So what do our favorite Downton residents look after mourning, and what will they cope with during the new season? Click through to see the new pictures, and find out what to expect this January. Warning: spoilers ahead!

Spoiler Alert!

We'll have to wait until Jan. 5 to visit Downton Abbey in the states, but a steady stream of spoilers have come out of the beloved PBS drama, which is set to premiere this fall overseas. And a steady stream of photos — Tuesday brought a new crop of images from Downton's fourth season, which will deal with the aftermath of Matthew's shocking Season 3 death. So what do our favorite Downton residents look after mourning, and what will they cope with during the new season? Click through to see the new pictures, and find out what to expect this January. Warning: spoilers ahead!

Hail Mary

Edith might still be the single lady (who will continue her controversial affair with her newspaper editor, Mr. Gregson), but, sorry — all we care about is who Lady Mary will spar with next following Matthew's death. Unfortunately, she likely won't date any of these men, but she will have "more than one love interest," according to Michelle Dockery. But one of them won't be Tom Branson, despite your fan fiction.    

Every Rose Has Its Thorn

Downton's answer to Lindsay Lohan will continue her hard-partying ways... and, this time around, will ask Anna to join in the fun. Here's guessing after a night out, this Rose doesn't come out smelling so sweet. 

Thomas Comes Clean

You better believe Downton's under-butler will continue to serve up drama this season. And, based on early footage from the PBS drama, it seems Thomas might reveal the biggest secret to roam downstairs: The fact that O'Brien caused Cora's Season 1 miscarriage. Talk about a soap opera. 

No Lovin' For Carson

Sorry Mrs. Hughes and Carson 'shippers: A romance is not in the future for the tight-knit co-workers. Said Phyllis Logan, the actress who plays Mrs. Hughes, about her character's relationship with Carson, "We still have occasional spats here and there. We still have a lot of respect for one another. We occasionally get to drink a glass of sherry together…not as often as I would like."

You Will Still Hate Daisy

Even though the character is all grown up, according to the actress who plays her, Sophie McShera: "She’s had such a journey and even during her terrible teens, you know that bratty teenage stage which she’s still in a bit." And, yes, she's still jealous of Ivy. How daft, Daisy.