‘Downton Abbey’ Season 4 Trailer: Lady Mary Must Choose ‘Death or Life’

Michelle Dockery’s character is tasked with moving on after Dan Stevens’ departure from the hit British series

Last Updated: July 10, 2014 @ 8:26 PM

In a new teaser for Season 4 of “Downton Abbey,” Lady Mary Crawley’s grandmother gives her two options: Choose death or life.

“You have a straight-forward choice before you,” Violet Crawley (Maggie Smith) tells her grieving granddaughter in the wake of her husband’s death. “You must choose either death or life.”

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The popular British series created by Julian Fellowes is already airing in the U.K., but will return to American screens Jan. 5 on PBS.