Violet: Unfortunately, now...
Cora: Now a complete unknown man has the right to pocket my money along with the rest ofthe swag!
Violet: The problem is——saving your dowry would break up the estate.
It would be the ruin of everything Robert's given his life to.
Cora: And he knows this?
Violet: Well, if he doesn't, he will.
Cora: Then there's no answer.
Violet: Yes, there is, and it's a simple one. The entail must be smashed in its entirety andMary, recognised as heiress of all.
Cora: There's nothing we can do about the title.
Violet: No, she can't have the title. But she can have your money and the estate.
Violet: I didn't run Downton for 30 years to see it go, lock, stock and barrel to a stranger fromGod knows where.
Cora: Are we to be friends, then?
Violet: We are allies, my dear. which can be a good deal more effective.