Hi, friends! It’s Emily (aka Wahlee from the comments) filling in for Melissa while she jets off to climes unknown! Has it been the longest two days EVER for anyone else? The lack of Lydia and Domino videos has made Tuesday and Wednesday absolutely crawl. Ugh. Anyway, While we’re waiting for the video to go up (please oh please let us have some discussion of Lizzie’s love life pleaseohpleaseohplease), let’s review what has happened off of YouTube since Monday.
Aaaaand, that’s all. Seriously. Worst. Tuesday and Wednesday. EVER.
So what can we expect from today’s video? Well, at this point in the book, Lizzy (yes, her name is spelled with a Y in the book, so I will, now and forever, refer to Book!Elizabeth as Lizzy and LBD!Elizabeth as Lizzie) has long figured out that she loves Darcy:
She was humbled, she was grieved; she repented, though she hardly knew of what. She became jealous of his esteem, when she could no longer hope to be benefited by it. She wanted to hear of him, when there seemed the least chance of gaining intelligence. She was convinced that she could have been happy with him, when it was no longer likely they should meet.
[. . .]
She began now to comprehend that he was exactly the man who, in disposition and talents, would most suit her. His understanding and temper, though unlike her own, would have answered all her wishes. It was an union that must have been to the advantage of both; by her ease and liveliness, his mind might have been softened, his manners improved; and from his judgment, information, and knowledge of the world, she must have received benefit of greater importance.
But no such happy marriage could now teach the admiring multitude what connubial felicity really was. (Pride and Prejudice, Volume III, Chapter 8)
Poor Lizzy. I will be very surprised if we don’t get at least some hint of Lizzie’s feelings in today’s video. She may be more reticent than above– after all, in the book, Lizzy didn’t even tell Jane about her change of sentiment until after she and Darcy were already engaged, and here Lizzie has the added problem of Darcy probably (and Gigi definitely) watching her videos. But we desperately need at least some of her inner thoughts.
I’m also hoping to get a little more from Jane about her feelings toward Bing, having caught up with the videos.
Okay, video. You can post now. Really. Any time. It’s here!
Watching now. . .be right back. . .
(The below are updated live as I watch)
OH MY HECK IT’S BING!!! He watched the videos! PLEASE EXPLAIN YOURSELF, BING, I WANT TO BELIEVE IN YOU!!
He doesn’t know what Jane’s “indiscretion” was. That means that he listened to Caroline and Darcy (mostly Caroline, I’m guessing), but didn’t actually see what happened, right?
“I don’t know what happened that night, because I haven’t asked her.” Awww, that’s so sweet– he’s acknowledging that he might not know the truth, because he doesn’t have her side of the story.
Oh, wow. Jane won’t see him. WOW. That’s New Jane, all right.
Aww, she relented! The look on Lizzie’s face!
AAAAAAAGH! We didn’t get to see what they said!!
YAY!! Jane will tell us!!
They can’t go back to where they were. . . so they’re going to try a fresh start as friends. Anyone want to lay bets on how long THAT will last?!?!?
“Not until after I kick it first.”
HE MADE HER SNICKERDOODLES. THAT IS THE CUTEST THING EVER!!!!
Okay, on second viewing:
I love that Lizzie addressed our concerns that Bing’s, apparently, the worst medical student EVER.
First off, I wonder if this is just because of Bing’s watching the videos, or if he’s here at Darcy’s instigation as well (or if he watched the videos on Darcy’s recommendation. Hmm. Good thought there– what if Darcy told him which ones to watch? He’d point Bing to all the ones that related to him and Jane, surely)? In the book, Bingley and Darcy both arrive at Netherfield, but Darcy doesn’t apologize for his past interference until after Bingley and Jane have met several times. So how much of this is Darcy’s trying to “make amends,” hmm?
They’re messing with continuity a bit here, too. Like I said above, Darcy comes with Bingley, and they don’t arrive until AFTER Lizzy learns who it was that arranged Lydia’s marriage. So meeting Darcy was doubly awkward for her– she knows she loves him, and she knows that her family are indebted to him for the restoration of Lydia. I’m guessing that, despite Bing showing up, we won’t see Darcy again until after that revelation has occurred, to preserve that awkwardness (and increase her love ). They have to misunderstand each other at least once more before they get together, right?
I’m really curious, now, as to whether Caroline has been keeping up with the videos. She’s been incredibly (almost unbelievably) silent, if she has, and I’m inclined to believe she hasn’t been. We’re not done with her part of the story yet, though. That I’m sure of.
I also want to know just what Jane and Bing said during their “nice chat.” Surely if Bing had explained what Jane’s so-called “indiscretion” was, that Jane would have told us. So obviously that explanation is yet to come.
Tomorrow is Monday, right? RIGHT?!?