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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries: Pemberly Digital #5 "If Else": AKA: Gigi Does Exactly What She Has Promised Not To Do

 The Lydia/Wickham sextape scandal continues, yesterday we get to see the Darcy side, via another "Domino Demo" hosted by Gigi. Ok, first off the whole pretense that these videos are about the wonderful product that is Domino is wearing pretty thin.

In today's installment, Gigi doesn't even bother pretending that she is trying to show off the nifty technology any more, she just starts right out like this is her own little Vlog. Explaining that not much has progressed in the way of discovering where George has holed himself up. She tells us she has made several attempts to reach him via text and gotten no response. So, Gigi does what any gal would do, despite having promised Fitz, and I'm sure her brother as well, she wouldn't, she goes ahead and calls George.

Of course he doesn't pick up. Was anyone else sort of disappointed it was an automated recording? I, for one, totally expected him to have some sort of douchey "I'm probably off at the gym or swimming and missed your call" type of greeting, but alas it is just an automated voice instructing you to leave a message. So after a brief hesitation, she leaves a message practically begging him to call her back. Are you ready for the kinda crazy part? He does.

I'm not really sure what it was that Gigi thought talking to George would accomplish. She didn't seem to have much of a game plan, just a lot of "Take the site down" and "Tell me where you are", neither got any progress. George returning the call was a calculated move of course. After all Gigi, was by her own admission, in love with him once. Of all the people "involved" in this mess it stands to reason that given their history, she would be the easiest to sway to see his "side of the story". Wickham is a master manipulate of women after all. He even calls Gigi by the pet name, "Peach", which was apparently the same per name he had for Lizzie, apparently, though charming, creativity is not one of Mr. Wickham's strong suits.

George maintains his innocence, claiming the tape was stolen, and he is "laying low" until this all blows over, as he is just as embarrassed as Lydia that it has been sold for distribution.

If that was the case, and I highly doubt that it was, but go with me for a moment, and the tape had been stolen, why then has he cut off all communication with out darling Lydia? We know she was desperately trying to get a hold of him, tweeting at him to pick up his phone. Yet he remained silent, despite the fact that she was begging him for an explanation.

" its okay if something happened, if it wasnt your fault. just please please talk to me. i'm here. just tell me it wasnt you."

So if the tape was stolen, even if he did not discover that the tape was stolen till after the website went up, why not just tell Lydia that? Why would he then unfollow her on twitter instead. Simple, he's lying.

And was I the only one who spent his entire video convo with Gigi trying to find some sort of clue as to where he was hiding out? Not that there was much to gather from it, aside from the fact that wherever he is is dim, with shitty reception. I mean I'm pretty sure Darcy called in from an underground parking lot and got better reception than George did. Am I over analyzing? Maybe, but this is the first time we've seen any sort of static/interference on Domino, despite seeing several vid calls between Gigi and Fitz and Gigi and Darcy. There has to be a reason for that.

Sidebar, why didn't Domino, which we are told auto edits out the "boring" parts based on inflection and facial expressions, leave in the part where Gigi disappears from screen? Wouldn't it have autocut that part out? Sorry, getting over analytical again.

Back to the subject at hand, after her less than victorious vid chat with Wickham, Gigi gets a call from her big brother. Her immediate reaction is to apologize and ask if he as mad at her. Which leads me to question just how much time elapsed between the Wickham call and the Darcy call, since Darcy knew it happened.

It's a testament to how much Darcy loves his sister, that instead of being mad and/or annoyed with her for meddling in something which is essentially none of her business, though I suppose technically it's none of his business either, but that is besides the point, he is truly concerned about her. He calls just to make sure she is ok. He knows how hard it is for her to speak to George, and how she irrationally blames herself for all this happening. This is in no way Gigi's fault, and yet seeing all the pain that George is causing is reopening old wounds. She feels for the Bennet sisters, knowing first hand how easy it is to fall for George's charm.

But it is not all doom and gloom, Darcy has also called Gigi with good news! While talking to Gigi, George idiotically downloaded Domino and accepted the terms of service in order to enter video chat mode. Which means Pemberly Digital now has account info on our dear Mr. Wickham. Jackpot. While Darcy wouldn't come out and say that he was gonna use Domino to track George, it's a pretty safe assumption we are one step closer to him being found.

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