September 15, 2015 3:07 PM EDT

Saying goodbye to Downton Abbey won’t be easy for fans (and it didn’t seem easy for the cast, either). But the period drama is preparing to enter into its sixth and final season, and PBS has released a new trailer with a sneak peek into what our characters will be up to when the series returns.

The upcoming season picks up six months after season 5’s finale, and in 1925, Lady Edith is trying to start a new life in London (“The fact is, I’d like a life”), but her sister Lady Mary doesn’t expect much to come from that. And while Thomas is looking for a friend, Mrs. Hughes just wants her fiancé, Carson, to call her “Elsie” (baby steps). As for the Dowager Countess? Well, she’s still delivering the sassiest comebacks.

Downton Abbey returns Jan. 3 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS.

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