Matthew Goode is one of my favorite male actors and to see him relegated to the unimportant role of one of Lady Mary's many suitors is not a prospect I relish. Downton will be in it's last season when it returns, leaving Matthew not much of a run. I am not particularly enamored by Mary in the series. She is rather cold and haughty....not my favorite in the show, at all. I suppose, however, that a bit of Matthew Goode is better than none at all. He is a joy to behold!