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This was actually my least favorite episode so far. It was the only time the acting seemed awkward or forced. Plus there was almost no story line progression.
Right, well I want to talk about episode 68 which was posted about an hour ago. Since most of what I want to say involves comparing it to the book, I'll put it in a spoiler tag. So if you don't mind being spoiled or if you have read the book, please read and reply. :-)
About todays episode (Episode 73)
I think that the relationship between Lizzie and Lydia has always been very strained - as it is in the book. While Lizzie has always loved Lydia, they are very different people and don't I think always understand each other very well.
Personally, I'm all behind Lizzie on trying to get Lydia to mature a little (even though it obviously wont work) - particularly considering what we know is going to happen soon. Lizzie obviosly has Lydia's (and her family's) best interersts at heart so I completely agree with her motives (even if her method was not very tactful at all). But at the same time - I totally get Lydia's point of view! This is completely different to book where it is obvious who's in the right and who's in the wrong. From where Lydia's standing - it looks as though Lizzie is taking the side of Darcy - a person Lydia thinks Lizzie hates (and also the person who has caused so much misery for Jane) over her own sister.
I'm very glad they did this episode as it shows Lizzie gradual shift to understand Darcy's point of view. But obviously that makes it very sad for Lydia and all her fans. I think it shows how much more complicated this story is in the modern world - and it shows the difficulty the writers are going to have in bringing down a Lydia that is so much more deep and likeable than the one in the book.
Sorry for making that so long! Made me think a lot of things!
'To love another person is to see the face of God' - Les Miserablés
'There's some good in this world... and it's worth fighting for' - The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers.
'This is why I love books... they jump into the abyss to be with you.' - John Green