Pride and Prejudice

Season 1 Episode 5

Part 5

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Sep 29, 1995 on BBC
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Still in Derbyshire, Elizabeth meets Darcy's younger sister, Georgiana, and dines at Pemberley. Then news comes that Lydia has eloped with Wickham, and the Bennets fear she is lost. Darcy decides to help Lydia—but without telling the Bennet family or Elizabeth.

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  • Upon hearing the terrible news about Lydia and Wickham, Lizzie must return home immediately to her distraught family.

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    After her initial awkwardness at Pemberley, Lizzie enjoyed meeting Georgiana Darcy and gaining a much more favourable impression of her host but the news about Lydia and Wickham drives all thought of anything else from her mind as she hurries home to find her mother prostrate with grief and her father without any clue as to where his youngest daughter may be. The only hope the family have is that Lydia and Wickham will now be married and they can put a respectable face on the whole appalling affair. When Darcy finds out what has happened, he makes it his business to help the silly Lydia and, by extension, the entire Bennet family, but does so without telling the Bennet's of his involvement. It soon becomes clear that Lydia and Wickham have not legally become man and wife and so, Darcy sets about making things right for everyone.



    Once again,a superb episode and an excellent performance by Colin Firth who has made the character of Mr. Darcy truly his own through his fantastic portrayal.moreless
Emilia Fox

Emilia Fox

Georgiana Darcy

Guest Star

Lynn Farleigh

Lynn Farleigh

Mrs Phillips

Guest Star

Natasha Isaacs

Natasha Isaacs

Alice Gardiner

Guest Star

Joanna David

Joanna David

Mrs. Gardiner

Recurring Role

Kate O'Malley

Kate O'Malley

Sarah, the maid

Recurring Role

Lucy Robinson

Lucy Robinson

Mrs. Louisa Hurst

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    • Miss Bingley: (about Elizabeth) I even believe you thought her rather pretty at one time.
      Mr. Darcy: Yes, I did. That was only when I first knew her. For it has been many months now since I have considered her one of the handsomest women of my acquaintance.

    • Jane Bennet: Lizzie, you never sought his love, nor welcomed it when he offered it. If he has withdrawn his high opinion of you now, why should you care?
      Elizabeth Bennet: I don't know, can't explain it. I know I shall probably never see him again, I cannot bear to think that he is alive in the world and thinking ill of me.

    • Elizabeth Bennet: I understand that you are fond of music, and play very well.
      Georgiana Darcy: Oh no, not play very well. I mean, but I am very fond of music. I should dearly love to hear you play and sing. My brother has told me he has rarely heard anything that gave him more pleasure.
      Elizabeth Bennet: You shall, but I warn you, your brother has grossly exaggerated my talents. No doubt for some mischievous reason of his own.
      Georgiana Darcy: Oh no, that could not be so. My brother never exaggerates. He always tells the absolute truth.

    • Mary Bennet: I think it very kind of him to come and condole with us.
      Kitty Bennet: Is he gone?
      Elizabeth Bennet: Yes.
      Kitty Bennet: Good.
      Elizabeth Bennet: And forever, with any luck.

    • Mr. Collins: ...proceeding from a cause which no time can remove. The death of your sister would have been a blessing in comparison... For who, as Lady Catherine herself condescendingly says, will connect themselves with such a family? (Collins begins to take a seat until Elizabeth's voice stops him.)
      Elizabeth Bennet: Who indeed, sir? Now, perhaps, in view of that consideration, you may feel that it would be unwise for you to stay any longer now.
      Mr. Collins: Well... well, perhaps you are right. Yes, perhaps you are right, cousin Elizabeth.
      Elizabeth Bennet: I always feel that a clergyman cannot be too careful. Especially one so fortunate as to enjoy the condescension and the patronage of Lady Catherine de Bourgh.
      Mr. Collins: Your thoughtfulness does you credit, cousin Elizabeth. (he backs slowly towards the door) I am very, very sorry for you all.

    • Mary Bennet: It has often been said that a friend in need is a friend indeed.

    • Mary Bennet: But we must stem the tide of malice, and pour into each other's wounded bosoms the balm of sisterly consolation.
      Jane Bennet: Mary, pass the potatoes to your Aunt Gardiner.
      Mary Bennet: I beg your pardon.
      Kitty Bennet: Oh, never mind. I will.
      Mrs. Gardiner: Thank you, Kitty.
      Kitty Bennet: And that's the first kind word I've had from anyone since Lydia went away. It is most unfair, for it is not as if I have done anything naughty, and I don't see that Lydia has done anything so very dreadful, either.
      Jane Bennet: Kitty, please.
      Mary Bennet: Unhappy as the event must be for Lydia, we must draw from it this useful lesson-that loss of virtue in a female is irretrievable.
      Mrs. Gardiner: My dear Mary, this is hardly helpful.
      Mary Bennet: For a woman's reputation is no less brittle than it is beautiful, and therefore we cannot be too guarded in our behavior towards the undeserving of the other sex.
      Elizabeth Bennet: Yes, thank you Mary.

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