What we do know is that this fall's sixth and final season of "Downton Abbey" will feature one wedding and one funeral, at least. There could be more. That's reported in the Daily Mail.
Of course, we bet on Lady Mary as the bride. But, it could be that jinxed Lady Edith finally gets to walk down the aisle. Her karma might have changed. Even her rigid father Robert has accepted her, illegitimate baby and all. A long shot could be that Granny takes the leap and marries her former Russian lover. We know she has a wild side.
As for the funeral, my hunch is that it could be patriarch Robert. He has been experiencing heart problems. Even Cora has rallied around him in his illness. His death would save him for the possibility of knowing that he had blown everything, including the financial security of the family. Despite his arrogance, we feel sorry as we observe his losing control over his carefully put-together universe.