The end. It’s over now. And the thought I had as I was watching the last video was “My babies are all grown up now,” despite the fact that I am younger than all of the characters (only a week in Lydia’s case). They have all grown up over the past year. Lizzie, Jane, Lydia, Charlotte, Mary, Darcy, Bing, even Caroline. They have all grown and matured and learned more about themselves than they ever suspected that they would or could learn. I feel so proud of them, of how far they have come in a year.
And I know that it’s a fictional story, but it’s a story that matters, a story that stays, which is why we are still finding ways to tell and retell it two hundred years after it was first told. So I want to say a thank you to Jane Austen. Thank you for writing such a fantastic book, for creating a plot and characters with such staying power. Thank you to the writers, and producers, and directors, and transmedia people, and everyone involved behind the camera in the journey to turn Pride and Prejudice into the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. And thank you to the actors, who all brought such a depth and level of emotion to these characters I fell in love with, who truly brought them to life. Thank you for the past year. I don’t regret the time or emotion I’ve invested in this series, and I hope that you all continue to make beautiful things with your lives.
Goodbye, Lizzie Bennet Diaries.