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Lynda Steinway, Marilyn Ingham, Lyle Lovett, Suzanne Webb, Boone Bullington at Manor of Speaking Downton Abbey taping
Downton Abbey superfan Lyle Lovett, center, poses with other fans of the series at a taping of Manor of Speaking. From left, Lynda Steinway, Marilyn Ingham, Lovett, Suzanne Webb, Boone Bullington. Photo Courtesy of Houston Public Media
Sagirah Norris won first place for her Downton Abbey costume at sneak preview
Sagirah Norris won first place for her Downton Abbey costume at a screening of the season 6 premiere at the Bayou Bend Spiegeltent. Photo by Francisco Montes
Fans at Downton Abbey Manor of Speaking sneak preview
A large crowd filled the Spiegeltent at Bayou Bend to catch the first episode of Downton Abbey's final season. Photo by Francisco Montes
Mister Rodgers from Manor of Speaking,͟ with Kim and Taylor Newhouse at Downton Abbey sneak peek
Mr. Rodgers, the popular butler on Manor of Speaking, poses with fans Kim and Taylor Newhouse. Photo by Francisco Montes
Christine and Kaitlyn Cargol, first place costume contest winners at the noon screening of the Downton Abbey season 6 premiere in The Woodlands
Christine and Kaitlyn Cargol took first place honors at a screening of the season 6 premiere of Downton Abbey at The Woodlands. Photo by Francisco Montes
D͞ownton Abbey Manor of Speaking͟ Ernie Manouse and St.John Flynn pose with costume contestants at the Downton Abbey season 6 premiere in The Woodlands.
Manor of Speaking host Ernie Manouse, left, and panelist St.John Flynn, right, post with Downtown Abbey fans Haley Dickey, Stephanie Dickey and Rebekah Dickey. Photo by Francisco Montes
Cristina Wohadlo and Georgianna Siwek at Downton Abbey Manor of Speaking sneak preview
Christina Wohaldo and Georgianna Siwek. Photo by Francisco Montes
Hannah and Eileen Dyer at Downton Abbey Manor of Speaking sneak preview
Hannah and Eileen Dyer.  Photo by Francisco Montes
Downton Abbey Manor of Speaking fans at sneak preview
Manor of Speaking fans pose for a photo. Photo by Francisco Montes