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P&P: Behind the Scenes – Darcy Believes a Quiet Elizabeth Doesn’t Care — 20 Comments

  1. Oh the poor man! To misunderstand Lizzy yet again. He should have held out for one more visit. This time a walk in the afternoon with just himself, Bingley, Jane, and Lizzy.

    Well, we know he will be pleasantly surprised by his Aunt Catherine’s announcement about Lizzy!

    • Well, he does say that Aunt Catherine gave him reason to hope, so I figured he was pretty dejected after this visit. Thanks, Patty!

  2. Poor Darcy. Misunderstandings again between them. Too bad Elizabeth is so confused herself, because she surely gave the wrong impression.

    • She is pretty confused by his behaviour, but they were both so misunderstanding one another. I could just imagine his frustration at trying to have a word with her and not being afforded the opportunity! Thanks, Carol!

  3. Ah poor Mr. Darcy he just cannot read Elizabeth at all! I suppose we have a lot to thank Lady Catherine for!!!! Lovely start to my morning Leslie. Many thanks

    • It’s always nice to have something to read over coffee or tea, isn’t it? I’m glad I gave your morning a boost. Thanks, Michelle!

  4. Poor, poor Darcy. He doesn’t understand her. Lady Catherine will surely help. What a silly man. Thanks for a great read this morning. A beautiful missing scene getting us into Darcy’s head.

    • He did understand her at Pemberley, but she’s so reserved now, and he doesn’t know what to make of it. With just him and Georgiana, he probably hasn’t considered that she needs to play things close to the hip. Thanks, Deborah!

  5. If there is one thing at which both figures in this story excel at, it is in misreading each other! Don’t you just want to shake them? Or screech at them, as per Mrs. Bennet, “Go for a walk, talk it out”. Both will have to give lessons in what was meant by every look and word as they seem to have NO CLUE.

    Thanks for this read with my breakfast. Always interesting to get inside Darcy’s brain. And those photos remind me so much of the 1995 movie scene as she looks up at him from her position next to Georgiana and he gives back that enigmatic smile to her! I love the look on his face and then as he remembers her look while leaning against the mantel.

    • I found it hard to find photos that I wanted, so I looked for the one of her by the piano since he remembers it a bit in the scene. (Could he have mistaken her look…). I thought a lot was conveyed in that look. In the movie, you can almost see him perk up a bit. Thanks, Sheila!

  6. Oooh so frustrating. Obviously there wouldn’t be much of the story if they actually spoke to each other about their feelings but……. I never thought I would say this but thank goodness for Lady Catherine! However I do love this scene revealing his deep feelings. Thanks Leslie

    • LOL! I know what you mean! We tend to villainize Lady Catherine so much that it is odd to think we have something to be grateful to her for. Thanks, Glynis!

  7. Wonderful vignette!! Poor Darcy–the King of Angst! 😉

    I wouldn’t blame him for misreading Elizabeth; I think that almost anyone would think the same if s/he had visited and had been so rebuffed. Just wait until they take a walk, Darcy…. 😉

    Loved this, Leslie–thank you!!! Perfect way to start my day!

    Warmly,
    Susanne 🙂

  8. So many misunderstandings along the way for Darcy and Elizabeth. but isn’t that they way with us in everyday life. However, if this didn’t happen, we wouldn’t get to learn about ourselves as Darcy and Elizabeth wouldn’t have either. So therefore it is a life lesson we all learn. Gives the author something to think about and then write about. We all do appreciate the writings and learnings of our beloved couple.

  9. Poor man. He doesn’t realise that he’s reverted to his pre-Pemberley behaviour and by doing so, he’s confused Elizabeth into thinking he wants nothing more to do with her because of the Lydia and Wickham “incident”.

    Thank goodness we’ve got Lady C.’s interference to look forward to: “Lady Catherine has been of infinite use, which ought to make her happy, for she loves to be of use.”

    • In some ways he is back to pre-Hunsford behaviour, but just because he’s frustrated at the situation and how quiet she is. I just love how everyone is thankful for Lady C. Not a sentiment we see much! Thanks, Anji!

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