Thank god it’s Friday – and not only because here on whYAnot that means it’s time for another watch and review for The Lizzie Bennet Diaries!
I have to admit that I am starting to want to slow down and hoard the rest of the episodes because we’re over half way though! And – much like Georgina Kincaid from Richelle Mead’s Succubus series – there’s something sp special about reading (and in this case watching) something for the first time. It’s true you can always go back and re-read/re-watch but the first time is just so special.
This week I’m recapping episodes 61-70.
NOTE: The links below in the episode titles will take you to the video for the episode on the Lizzie Bennet Diaries website so you can watch and join the fun.
After the fallout from the last video – and telling Darcy to watch the videos! – Lizzie gets a surprise visitor (Episode 61: Yeah I Know). And it seems that Mr. Darcy is come with both and apology for making her stay at Collins & Collins awkward and a mysterious letter. Charlotte is not surprised about Darcy’s proposal and Lizzie is left speechless…
In Letter Analysis, “Her name is Lizzie Bennet and she’s holding out on us!” It seems that despite everything Lizzie has said she does have some limits when it comes to divulging personal information. And the contents of the handwritten and wax sealed expression from Darcy is one of them. To quote Lydia – OMG! WTF! Whatevs… ZOLO!
After months of silence, a rather pushy Caroline is back in the picture (Unexpected Returns). Fishing – without much subtlety- for information regarding the Letter, Caroline dodges questions about her disappearance.
But Lizzie and Charlotte won’t take Caroline’s vagueness quietly! In Episode 64: C vs C, Lizzie finds out just why Caroline wanted to help with the videos.
It’s almost Thanksgiving (Turkey Days) and after publicly addressing both Darcy and Bing in her video, Lizzie is ready to go home. Who knew that a life with Mrs Bennet would be calmer than the past few months at Collins & Collins?
But things at the office are crazy and it seems that Charlotte is the only one who can set things right (Giving Thanks). But Lizzie isn’t about to go home without her best friend! Dire situations call for desperate measures… and it seems the fair Miss Bennet isn’t above some blackmail!
In Episode 67: Back Home Again, Lizzie is reunited with Lydia and Jane! And zomg… have you heard? the G-dubs (George Wickham) is apparently back in town…
Using tactics that only a best friend would know how to apply – Charlotte gets Lizzie to tell us a story (Leftovers). A story of what a certain letter may have said… but to make things fair she goes back to the story she and George told about a boy named Da’vid and his friend Batman… Lizzie actually admits that she’s a little glad for having read Darcy’s letter.
“My name is Lydia Bennet and this is Episode 69…”. Despite all the drama, Lizzie manages to find time to work on her thesis.. and (un)luckily for her, Lydia steps in to do this monumental video! Roleplaying (cause it’s fun!) with Lydia as Lizzie and Jane playing Lydia and a surprisingly serious talk about Summer Friends, show just why Jane and Lydia are great additions to the LBD.
It seems that LA has brought out a New Jane. One that’s confident and loving the life she’s living. And one who isn’t afraid to ask the tough questions. But also one who is worried about Lizzie and wonders why Lizzie is staying at the Bennet house when there’s so much more to life out there…
So that is this week’s run down of episodes 61-70! I have to admit I’ve been a bit slack and haven’t been watching the Lydia Bennet videos… but hearing that Lizzie hasn’t kept up with them either made me feel a little better. And – despite finding Lydia a little high maintenance – I loved her appearances in the last few episodes I watched this week.
What did everyone else thinks of these episodes? Any surprises? Got a new favourite character? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think 🙂
And for anyone looking for links to the Lydia episodes – here are the ones that go with these ten Lizzie episodes (and an extra Q&A featuring Ricky Collins!):
- Lydia Bennet: Episode 15 – Sister, Sister
- Lydia Bennet: QA1
- Lydia Bennet: Episode 16 – The D Word
- Episode QA7: Lizzie and Ricky
- Lydia Bennet: Episode 17 – There’s Something About Mary
- Lydia Bennet: Episode 18 – Friction
- Lydia Bennet: Episode 19 – Friends
- Lydia Bennet: QA2
- Lydia Bennet: Totes Thanksgiving