We love Anna. And we fear for her future. That's why so many of us are obsessed with the nosing-around of Sergeant Willis at Downton Abbey. He, of course, is trying to connect the dots on who killed Green. If it's Mr. Bates, our fave character Anna is due for some heavy-duty heartache.
In The New York Times recap of the January 25th episode, Louis Bayard makes a provocative observation about Willis. This seemingly bumbling detective could be doing a "Columbo." That is, he could be acting dumb and dense. That's a tactic to disarm those he needs information from. Eventually, they will blurt out what he needs. Here is Bayard's commentary.