Branson: "They turned everyone out of the castle - Lord and Lady John Gahool, their sons and all the servants. And then they set fire to it."
Lady Edith: "Oh, what a tragedy."
The Dowager Countess: "Well, rather yes and no. That house was hideous. But, of course, that is no excuse."
Lord Grantham (with exasperation): "No, it is not."
Branson answers further questioning about his wife Lady Sybil's whereabouts and the reason behind his involvement in the attack.
Branson: "Those places are different for me. I don't look at them and see charm and gracious living. I see something horrible."
The Dowager Countess: "Well, with Gahool Castle, I rather agree."
Lord Grantham (with further exasperation): "Ma-ma, you are not helping."