Watching this episode brought to surface a great many things I already feel perplexed over, beginning with voices heard and silenced. I cannot help but think that Cora Crawley's life is now going to be a living nightmare, albeit tempered by the silence women endured during that time and in that social ambiance. How can a mother stay silent and not force her own mother's intuition to act on her daughter's behalf, regardless of what her husband might have said? Even in relative silence there is power in a woman's voice, particularly in service of those she has given birth to. Why didn't she put her foot down and force what she felt to be the guide in deciding against no C-Section? I will never understand silence, especially when lives are in the balance.